US Congress Senator John Cornyn [R]

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USSR212IntroCondemns the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Offers condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and to the staff and congregation of Mother Emanuel.
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2015-06-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4582-4583; text as passed Senate: CR S4607)
USSB1324IntroAffordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015
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2015-06-23
Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held.
USSB1652IntroThis bill directs the President to designate an existing federal officer as the Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator who shall coordinate efforts to secure the release of U.S. persons held hostage outside the United States by hostile groups or st...
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2015-06-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB697IntroFrank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
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2015-06-18
By Senator Inhofe from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 114-67. Minority views filed.
USSB1614IntroCourt-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act Amends title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services and Elder Justice) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to the ...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR201Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates June 19, 2015, as Juneteenth Independence Day. Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and supports t...
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2015-06-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4168; text as passed Senate: CR S4140)
USSB1553IntroPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
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2015-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1140IntroFederal Water Quality Protection Act
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2015-06-10
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1178IntroDefending Rivers from Overreaching Policies Act of 2015
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2015-06-10
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB1428IntroExcess Uranium Transparency and Accountability Act
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2015-06-09
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB1534IntroTreto Garza South Texas Veterans Inpatient Care Act of 2015
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2015-06-09
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1531IntroPatient Freedom Act of 2015 This bill provides states with three options regarding title I (provisions on health insurance reform, exchanges, and subsidies) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): (1) continue implementing PPACA, (...
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2015-06-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1525IntroThe Department of Health and Human Services may not take any action to finalize, implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the proposed rule entitled "Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs" o...
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2015-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1502IntroAuthorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor to James Megellas for acts of valor on January 28, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
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2015-06-04
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB1137IntroProtecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 or the PATENT Act Requires the Supreme Court to eliminate from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure the model patent infringement complaint form. Directs parties alleging infringement to in...
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2015-06-04
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB638IntroCommonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2015
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2015-06-03
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSB640IntroORDEAL Act of 2015
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2015-06-03
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSR191Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the untimely death of Joseph Robinette Biden, III.
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2015-06-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3728-3729; text as passed Senate: CR S3683)
USSB751IntroClean Air, Strong Economies Act or the Case Act This bill prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from lowering its national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone until at least 85% of counties that are in nonattainment areas (c...
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2015-06-03
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSB178Pass(Although this measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate, the text was changed by H. Con. Res. 47 which made enrollment corrections, and the summary has been modified as necessary.) Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 ...
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2015-05-29
Became Public Law No: 114-22.
USSB612Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates the federal building and U.S. courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
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2015-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee
USSB1397IntroITIN Reform Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to authorize the Department of the Treasury to issue an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) to an individual only if such individual: (1) submits an application for an ITIN in per...
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2015-05-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1404IntroState Transportation Flexibility Act Allows a state to elect not to participate in the federal-aid highway program, including any federal highway program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users...
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2015-05-20
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1276IntroOffshore Energy and Jobs Act of 2015
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2015-05-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB665Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish a...
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2015-05-19
Became Public Law No: 114-12.
USSB1385IntroFirearm Act of 2015
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2015-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB125EngrossBulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend through FY2020 the authorization of appropriations for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Prog...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB1353IntroEnsuring Access to Justice for Claims Against the United States Act Amends the federal judicial code with respect to the jurisdiction of federal courts over civil actions pending in, or on appeal from, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (USCFC) when th...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1300IntroAdoptive Family Relief Act This bill amends the the Immigration and Nationality Act to declare that, if an immigrant visa was issued on or after March 27, 2013, for a child who has been lawfully adopted, or who is coming to the United States to be a...
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2015-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1265IntroLong Range Bomber Sustainment Act of 2015 This bill prohibits a B-1, B-2, or B-52 bomber aircraft from being retired during a fiscal year unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that: the retirement of the aircraft will not detrimentally affect ...
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2015-05-11
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB1238IntroAnnual Report on United States Contributions to the United Nations Act Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report annually to Congress regarding all assessed and voluntary U.S. contributions to the United Nations (U....
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2015-05-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB293IntroA bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.
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2015-05-06
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSB292Intro21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, to make publicly available on the Internet the best scienti...
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2015-05-06
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSB736IntroState, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, to provide to affected states all data that is...
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2015-05-06
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSR171Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Congratulates the students, families, teachers, administrators, and staff of public charter schools across the United States for making ongoing...
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2015-05-06
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2697; text as passed Senate: CR S2692-2693)
USSJR8Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Disapproves and nullifies the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board and published December 15, 2014, relating to representation ...
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2015-05-05
Motion to table the veto message to accompany S. J. Res. 8 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 3. Record Vote Number: 172. (consideration: CR S2644)
USSR158Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes the historic struggle of the people of Mexico for independence and freedom, which Cinco de Mayo commemorates. Encourages the people...
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2015-04-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2589; text as passed Senate: CR S2579)
USSB993Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Stree...
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2015-04-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 62.
USSB1153IntroRed River Private Property Protection Act Declares that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Department of the Interior disclaims any right, title, and interest to certain lands along a stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma (the ...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1119IntroNational Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2015
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2015-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1016IntroPreserving Freedom and Choice in Health Care Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the requirements for individuals to maintain minimum essential coverage and for large emp...
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2015-04-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1004IntroVeterans Day Moment of Silence Act Directs the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day, beginning at 3:11 p.m. Atlantic standard time, in honor of the serv...
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2015-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB949IntroSmall Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow businesses with average annual gross receipts of not more than $50,000 that prevail in an administrative or court proceeding involving the determinati...
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2015-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB615IntroIran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to direct the President, within five days after reaching an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear program, to transmit to Congress: the text of...
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2015-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 54.
USSB933IntroWorkforce Democracy and Fairness Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to require that no investigative hearing take place until at least 14 days after the filing of an election petition reg...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR113IntroExpresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) the United States Postal Service should issue a postage stamp honoring the holiday of Diwali, and (2) the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be i...
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2015-03-25
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB860IntroDeath Tax Repeal Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and (2) make permanent the maximum 35% gift tax rate and the lifetime gift tax exemption. Provides for an inflation adjust...
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2015-03-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB301Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 350,000 $1 si...
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2015-03-25
Held at the desk.
USSB841IntroPrioritizing Veterans Access to Mental Health Care Act of 2015 This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to make a veteran seeking mental health care in a non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) entity eligible for ...
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2015-03-23
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB828IntroFracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act This bill gives states the sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding hydraulic fracturing on or under any land within their boundaries. H...
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2015-03-19
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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