US Congress Senator John Cornyn [R]

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USSR364IntroA resolution relative to the death of Marlow Cook, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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2016-02-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB357IntroFurthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015 or FACT Act Amends federal bankruptcy law concerning a trust formed under a reorganization plan following the discharge in bankruptcy of a debtor corporation in order to assume the debtor's liability...
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2016-02-03
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB2040IntroJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
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2016-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 362.
USSB2485IntroA bill to provide for the immediate reinstatement of sanctions against Iran if Iran attempts to acquire nuclear weapons technology from North Korea.
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2016-02-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR358IntroA resolution designating February 1 through 5, 2016, as "National School Counseling Week".
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2016-02-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR356IntroA resolution recognizing January 2016 as National Mentoring Month.
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2016-02-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR351IntroA resolution designating the week of January 24 through January 30, 2016, as "National School Choice Week".
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2016-01-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S400; text as passed Senate: CR S348)
USSJR22Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the ...
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2016-01-21
Veto message indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S147)
USSB2143IntroA bill to provide for the authority for the successors and assigns of the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company to maintain and operate a toll bridge across the Rio Grande near Rio Grande City, Texas, and for other purposes.
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2016-01-20
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSCR27IntroA concurrent resolution affirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and is protected for all Americans by the text of the Constitution, and recognizing the 230th anniversary of the en...
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2016-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2447IntroVietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act The President shall: (1) impose financial and immigration/entry sanctions on listed nationals of Vietnam who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, rega...
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2016-01-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB238EngrossEric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to issue oleoresin capsicum spray to: (1) any Bureau officer or employee employed in a prison that is not a m...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB993EngrossComprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to an eligible entity for sequential intercept mapping a...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB2232IntroFederal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 This bill directs the Government Accountability Office to: (1) commence and complete an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and of the Federal Reserve Banks within 12 months of enac...
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2016-01-12
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S63)
USSJR24Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 23, 2015, that requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions fro...
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2016-01-11
Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
USSR343Intro(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 death of Dale Bumpers, former member of the U.S...
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2016-01-11
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S33; text as passed Senate: CR S33)
USSJR23Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 23, 2015, that establishes new source performance standards under the...
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2016-01-11
Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
USSB571EngrossPilot's Bill of Rights 2 This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue or revise medical certification regulations to ensure that an individual may operate as a pilot of a covered aircraft without regard to any medical certifi...
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2015-12-18
By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 114-198. Additional views filed.
USSB2415IntroEB-5 Integrity Act of 2015
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2015-12-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1169IntroJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2015 Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to: authorize appropriations for such Act for FY2016-FY2020; include as one of the purposes of such Act th...
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2015-12-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 325.
USSB1004Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act (Sec. 2) Directs the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the people...
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2015-12-03
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee
USSB2344IntroLiberty Through Strength Act II This bill requires the National Security Agency (NSA) to have access to business records, telephone call records, and other tangible things collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) prior...
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2015-12-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2317IntroMinority-Serving Institution Fairness Act
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2015-11-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSCR25IntroExpresses the sense of Congress that: the President should submit to the Senate for advice and consent the climate change agreement proposed for adoption at the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Co...
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2015-11-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2170IntroVeterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 or VETS Act of 2015 Allows a health care professional who is authorized to provide health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs and who is licensed, registered, or certified in a stat...
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2015-11-18
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2296IntroWorkforce Health Improvement Program Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the tax exclusion of the value of on-premises employer-provided athletic facilities. The bill provides for an exclusion from the gross income of an ...
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2015-11-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USSJR25IntroNullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 26, 2015, that revises the primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards for ozone.
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2015-11-17
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB32EngrossTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having re...
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2015-11-17
Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held.
USSB2295IntroLiberty Through Strength Act This bill amends the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 to postpone amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) that: (1) require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use specific selection terms when ap...
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2015-11-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR313Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Condemns the brutal attacks on the people of Paris that resulted in the death of at least 129 people, including one U.S. citizen, through shoot...
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2015-11-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7970; text as passed Senate: CR S7970)
USSR302IntroCondemns Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis. Welcomes Israel's commitment to maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount. Urges the international community to join in condemning these Palestinian terror attacks. Declares that there is ...
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2015-11-10
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7956)
USSB2268IntroDust Off Crews of the Vietnam War Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the presentation of a single gold medal in h...
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2015-11-10
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR309Intro(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 death of the Honorable Fred Thompson, former me...
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2015-11-06
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB150IntroBiennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require biennial (currently, annual) budget resolutions, biennial appropriations Acts, and biennial government strategic and performance plans. States that bud...
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2015-11-04
Committee on the Budget. Hearings held.
USSB2234IntroOffice of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act 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 of the ...
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2015-11-04
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2228IntroA bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit review of certain Medicare payment determinations for disproportionate share hospitals, and for other purposes.
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2015-11-03
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1140IntroFederal Water Quality Protection Act This bill requires the Department of the Army and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in the interest of protecting traditional navigable waters from water pollution, to adhere to certain principles and tak...
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2015-11-03
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7697)
USSB1082IntroDepartment of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct. A determination that the performance or misconduc...
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2015-11-03
By Senator Isakson from Committee on Veterans' Affairs filed written report. Report No. 114-163. Minority views filed.
USSB2225IntroSave Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2015 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to declare that, effective as if enacted on January 1, 2015, a returning H-2B visa alien (temporary nonagricultural worker) who has already been c...
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2015-10-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1324IntroAffordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015 This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet certain conditions prior to issuing, implementing, or enforcing a rule under the Clean Air Act that: (1) establishes a performance st...
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2015-10-29
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 283.
USSB2221IntroEnsuring Access to Affordable and Quality Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 with respect to the exemption from minimum wage and maximum hour requirements of domestic service...
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2015-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR300Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates November 7, 2015, as National Bison Day.
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2015-10-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7598-7599, text as passed Senate: CR S7597)
USSB2123IntroSentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 This bill permits a court to reduce the mandatory minimum prison term imposed on certain non-violent defendants convicted of a high-level first-time or low-level repeat drug offense (including unlawful im...
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2015-10-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 279.
USSR287Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Offers condolences to the families and friends of individuals who were murdered by an armed gunman on the Umpqua Community College campus in Ro...
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2015-10-22
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2146IntroStop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act This bill prohibits a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, the Community Oriented Policing Services Program, and the Community Development Bl...
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2015-10-20
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 45. Record Vote Number: 280. (consideration: CR S7323; text: CR S7323)
USSB1300Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) Adoptive Family Relief Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to declare that if an immigra...
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2015-10-16
Became Public Law No: 114-70.
USSB1826EngrossDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the Lieutenant Colonel James "Maggie" Megellas Post Office.
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2015-10-09
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USSB1864IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Border Security Metrics Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop and annually implement specified metrics to measure the effectiveness of: (1) security between ports o...
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2015-10-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 255.
USSB2144IntroNorth Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2015 Directs the President to investigate information of sanctionable activities involving North Korea and to designate and apply sanctions with respect to any person that knowingly: imported, ex...
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2015-10-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2117IntroThis bill prohibits states, political subdivisions, and any other taxing authority from: (1) assessing natural gas pipeline property at a value that has a higher ratio to its true market value than the ratio used to assess other commercial and indust...
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2015-10-01
To Senate Finance Committee
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