US Congress Senator John Cornyn [R]

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USSB2577EngrossJustice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require a defendant, as a mandatory condition of supervised release, to pay court-ordered restitution. It amends the Justice for All Act of 2004, the Victims of...
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2016-12-02
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB2234EngrossOffice of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to the members...
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2016-11-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB461EngrossCross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016 Authorizes the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to enter into agreements with certain persons for the CBP to provide customs, agricultural processing, border security, or inspection-r...
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2016-11-30
Held at the desk.
USSR626IntroA resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
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2016-11-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2974EngrossA bill to ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes. This bill amends the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 to eliminate the provision that specifies that Department of Health and Human...
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2016-11-29
Held at the desk.
USSB2873EngrossECHO Act Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, to study technology-enabled collaborative learning and c...
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2016-11-29
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3474IntroAmerican Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2016
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2016-11-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3464IntroOvertime Reform and Review Act
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2016-11-15
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 661.
USSCR55EngrossA concurrent resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 opening of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the 2016 opening of the new Texas A&M Veterinary & Biomedical Education complex in College Stati...
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2016-11-14
Held at the desk.
USSB1004PassVeterans Day Moment of Silence Act (Sec. 2) 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...
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2016-10-07
Became Public Law No: 114-240.
USSB2763IntroHolocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (Sec. 5) This bill allows civil claims or causes of action for the recovery of artwork or certain other property lost between January 1, 1933, and December 31, 1945, because of Nazi persecution to be co...
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2016-09-29
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 654.
USSB2040PassJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity (i.e., a foreign state's immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts). Specifically, it authorizes feder...
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2016-09-28
Became Public Law No: 114-222.
USSB3428IntroProtection of Military Airfields from Wind Turbine Encroachment Act
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2016-09-28
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3407IntroMISSION ZERO Act Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to Achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths Act
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2016-09-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR574IntroA resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos and Latinas to the United States. Recognizes the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month...
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2016-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6089; text as passed Senate: CR S6082-6083)
USSB3369IntroEmpowering Law Enforcement to Keep America Safe Act of 2016 This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the categories of subscriber transactional records that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may request from wire or electronic com...
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2016-09-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3270IntroElder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
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2016-09-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 635.
USSB3359IntroA bill to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize grants for heroin and methamphetamine task forces.
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2016-09-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR565IntroA resolution designating the week beginning September 12, 2016, as "National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week". Recognizes the achievements and goals of Hispanic-serving educational institutions across the United States.
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2016-09-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5868; text as passed Senate: CR S5850)
USSB3155IntroForeign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal judicial code with respect to denial of a foreign state's sovereign immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. or state courts in commercial activit...
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2016-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 632.
USSR556IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 12 through September 16, 2016, as "National Family Service Learning Week". Supports the designation of September 12-16, 2016, as National Family Service Week to raise awaren...
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2016-09-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR558IntroA resolution honoring the memory and legacy of the 12 Louisiana citizens and 1 Texas citizen who lost their lives due to the tragic flooding in the State of Louisiana in August 2016. Honors the 12 Louisiana citizens and 1 Texas citizen who lost their...
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2016-09-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (considered: CR S5678; text as passed Senate: CR S5674)
USSB3314IntroSmithsonian American Latino Museum Act This bill establishes a museum to be known as the Smithsonian American Latino Museum in the Smithsonian Institution. The Arts and Industries Building of the Smithsonian Institution, which is located on the Natio...
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2016-09-13
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB3304IntroNo Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop: a quality assurance document for carrying out the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), including at backup call centers; and a pla...
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2016-09-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3295IntroNational Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016 This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to work with a consortium, including the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, to support efforts to address cybersecu...
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2016-09-07
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3285IntroNo Ransom Payments Act of 2016
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2016-09-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR539IntroA resolution condemning the horrific acts of violence and hatred in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by the tragedy. Condemns the attack on police officers that occurred in Dallas, Texas, on Ju...
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2016-07-27
Star Print ordered on the resolution.
USSB2854EngrossEmmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill permanently reauthorizes the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 (Emmett Till Act) and expands the responsibilities of the Department of Justice (...
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2016-07-27
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB2840PassPOLICE Act of 2016 Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Service...
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2016-07-22
Became Public Law No: 114-199. (TXT | PDF)
USSB524PassCo-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016 Good Samaritan Assessment Act of 2016 Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act of 2...
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2016-07-22
Became Public Law No: 114-198. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3211IntroCancer Care Payment Reform Act of 2016
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2016-07-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3224IntroDangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2016 This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to add certain synthetic opioids, hallucinogens, and cannabinoids to schedule I. (A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that: ha...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3272IntroA bill to provide that members of the Armed Forces performing services in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Cod...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3277IntroRemedies for Refusal of Repatriation Act This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish procedures for determining whether a foreign government systematically and unreasonably refuses or delays the repatriation of its natio...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3184IntroBack the Blue Act of 2016
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2016-07-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSCR47IntroA concurrent resolution expressing support for fostering closer economic and commercial ties between the United States and the United Kingdom following the decision of the people of the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union. Calls upon t...
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2016-07-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3138IntroNo Ex-Im Financing for Iran Act This bill amends the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 to prohibit the Export-Import Bank from guaranteeing, insuring, extending credit, or participating in the extension of credit in connection with the export of U.S. go...
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2016-07-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR523IntroA resolution relating to the death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, powerful advocate for peace and human rights, and award-winning author. Extends condolences to the family of Elie Wiesel, an award-winning author who helped the world understand t...
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2016-07-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4922-4923; text as passed Senate: CR S4919)
USSB3135IntroTaking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies Act of 2016 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should have any security clearance she holds revoked and should be denied access to classified ...
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2016-07-06
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3130IntroIndependence at Home Act of 2016 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish a permanent Independence at Home Medical Practice Program, under which a primary care practice shall be accountable for: (1) providing co...
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2016-07-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB337PassFOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to: require federal agencies to make their disclosable records and documents available for public inspection in an electronic format; require agencies to mak...
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2016-06-30
Became Public Law No: 114-185. (TXT | PDF)
USSR518IntroA resolution designating July 23, 2016, as "National Day of the American Cowboy". Designates July 23, 2016, as National Day of the American Cowboy.
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2016-06-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4730-4731; text as passed Senate: CR S4730-4731)
USSR508IntroA resolution expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel. Reaffir...
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2016-06-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2882IntroOzone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
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2016-06-22
Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held.
USSB2348EngrossRapid DNA Act of 2016 This bill amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue standards and procedures for using Rapid DNA instruments to analyze DNA samples of criminal offenders. Rapid DNA i...
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2016-06-21
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB2686IntroProtecting Local Business Opportunity Act This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to allow two or more employers to be considered joint employers for purposes of the Act only if each shares and exercises control over essential terms and con...
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2016-06-16
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR500IntroA resolution designating June 19, 2016, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States. Designates June 19, 2016, as Juneteenth Independence Day. Recognizes the ...
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2016-06-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4323; text as passed Senate: CR S4305-4306)
USSR496IntroA resolution condemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for their families and friends and all those affected, and applauding the de...
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2016-06-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4263; text as passed Senate: CR S4304)
USSB3057IntroPreventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from requiring a tax-exempt organization to include in annual returns the name, address, or other identifying info...
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2016-06-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR493IntroA resolution relative to the death of George V. Voinovich, former United States Senator for the State of Ohio. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of George Voinovich, former member of...
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2016-06-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3846-3849; text as passed Senate: CR S3863)
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