US Congress Senator John Cornyn [R]

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USSB2854EngrossEmmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 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 (DOJ) and ...
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2016-07-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB524EnrollCo-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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2016-07-14
Presented to President.
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.
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2016-07-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5193-5194; text as passed Senate: CR S5173)
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.
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2016-07-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3211IntroCancer Care Payment Reform Act of 2016
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2016-07-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3277IntroA bill to provide penalties for countries that systematically and unreasonably refuse or delay repatriation of certain nationals and for other purposes.
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3270IntroA bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.
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2016-07-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3224IntroA bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to add certain synthetic substances to schedule I, and for other purposes.
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2016-07-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2840EnrollPOLICE 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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2016-07-14
Presented to President.
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
USSB461IntroCross-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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2016-07-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 559.
USSB3155IntroForeign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act
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2016-07-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR523IntroA resolution relating to the death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, powerful advocate for peace and human rights, and award-winning author.
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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)
USSB3138IntroNo Ex-Im Financing for Iran Act
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2016-07-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3130IntroIndependence at Home Act of 2016
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2016-07-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3135IntroTaking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies Act of 2016
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2016-07-06
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs 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.
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)
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.
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.
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2016-06-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2577EngrossJustice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016
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2016-06-21
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB2348EngrossRapid DNA Act of 2016
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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.
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)
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)
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)
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
USSB3052IntroVeterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2016
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2016-06-13
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3050IntroStop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016
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2016-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2763IntroHolocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 This bill allows civil claims or causes of action to recover artwork or other cultural property unlawfully lost because of persecution during the Nazi era, or for damages for the taking or detaining of ...
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2016-06-07
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution. Hearings held with the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts.
USSJR34IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to defining and delimiting the exemptions for executive, administrative, professional...
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2016-06-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3007IntroOpen Skies Treaty Compliance Assurance Act
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2016-05-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2993IntroFUELS Act Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act
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2016-05-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2984IntroNo Impunity for Iranian Aggression at Sea Act of 2016
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2016-05-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1378IntroBonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015 Expands the awards program for disclosures by federal employees of fraud, waste, or mismanagement that result in cost savings to the employee's agency to include identification of surplus funds or unnecessary budg...
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2016-05-25
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR472IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States. Expresses the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to U.S. families and businesses and is not in the bes...
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2016-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2896IntroCare Veterans Deserve Act of 2016 This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to make the Veterans Choice Program permanent. Program eligibility is expanded to include all veterans who are enrolled in the annual patie...
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2016-05-24
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2919IntroState Outreach for Local Veterans Employment Act of 2016 This bill prohibits the Department of Labor from rejecting a disabled veterans training and employment outreach plan submitted by a state based solely on which agency the state selected to carr...
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2016-05-24
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2974IntroA 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 which specifies that Department of Health and Huma...
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2016-05-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2143PassA 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. (Sec. 1) This bill modifies the ex...
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2016-05-20
Became Public Law No: 114-163.
USSB2040EngrossJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages t...
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2016-05-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR468IntroA resolution designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2016, as "National Police Week". Designates the week of May 15-May 21, 2016, as National Police Week. Expresses support for law enforcement officers across the United States for their effort...
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2016-05-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2910-2911; text as passed Senate: CR S2880-2881)
USSB125PassBulletproof 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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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-155.
USSB2755PassFallen Heroes Flag Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill allows the Representative or Senator of an immediate family member of a deceased firefighter, law enforcement officer, member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew, or public safety officer who died in ...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-156.
USSB32PassTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to broaden the scope of persons subject to criminal prosecution for manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance in schedule ...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-154.
USSB2707IntroProtecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act This bill declares that the proposed or the final rule of the Department of Labor entitled "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Com...
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2016-05-11
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR457IntroA resolution relative to the death of Conrad Ray Burns, former United States Senator for the State of Montana. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Conrad Ray Burns, former member of...
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2016-05-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2645)
USSR458IntroA resolution relative to the death of Robert F. Bennett, former Senator of the State of Utah. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Robert F. Bennett, former member of the U.S. Senate...
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2016-05-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2645; text of measure as introduced: CR S2630)
USSB2901IntroAdvancing U.S.-India Defense Cooperation Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: the U.S.-India defense partnership is vital to regional and international stability and security, and the President's commitment to enhancing defense and sec...
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2016-05-09
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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