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USSB178EngrossJustice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 TITLE I--JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING (Sec. 101) This section amends the federal criminal code to impose an additional penalty until the end of FY2019 of $5,000 on any non-indigent person or entit...
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2015-04-23
Held at the desk.
USSB993IntroA bill to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
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2015-04-21
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB1016IntroA bill to preserve freedom and choice in health care.
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2015-04-20
USSB949IntroSmall Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2015
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2015-04-15
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
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.
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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2015-03-31
Vetoed by President. (text of veto message: CR 4/13/2015 S2094, S2107)
USSB125IntroBulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 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 Program; ...
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2015-03-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 32.
USSB665IntroRafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015
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2015-03-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 33.
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
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
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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
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
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
USSB801IntroRepresentation Fairness Restoration Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act to revise requirements for determination by the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) of an appropriate bargaining unit before an election of collective bargaining repres...
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2015-03-19
USSB783IntroSunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2015 Authorizes the presiding judge of a U.S. appellate court or U.S. district court to permit the photographing, electronic recording, broadcasting, or televising to the public of court proceedings over which that ju...
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2015-03-18
USSB779IntroFair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 Requires each federal agency with extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to develop a federal research public access policy that is consistent with, and that advances, the purp...
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2015-03-18
USSB774IntroFinancial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act Amends the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to require a federal financial institutions regulatory agency to make a final examination report to a financial inst...
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2015-03-18
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) until at least 85% of counties that are in nonattainment areas (counties th...
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2015-03-17
USSB745IntroNational Debt and Taxation Transparency Act of 2015
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2015-03-16
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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2015-03-12
USSB686IntroA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a limitation on certain aliens from claiming the earned income tax credit.
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2015-03-10
USSB1Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on January 29, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act (Sec. 2) Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, ...
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2015-03-04
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB638IntroCommonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2015
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2015-03-03
USSB640IntroORDEAL Act of 2015
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2015-03-03
USSB639IntroAgency PAYGO for Greenhouse Gases Act This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include an offset in any proposed rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions and imposes increased costs on other agencies. The offset must be from f...
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2015-03-03
USSB166IntroStop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to give preferential consideration in awarding Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) grant...
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2015-03-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 25.
USSB612IntroDesignates the federal building and U.S. courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse."
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2015-02-27
USSB527Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to arrange for the pres...
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2015-02-27
Held at the desk.
USSR76IntroWelcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his visit to the United States, which provides a timely opportunity to reinforce the U.S.-Israel relationship. Awaits Prime Minister Netanyahu's address before a joint meeting of Congress...
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2015-02-26
S.AMDT.263 Amendment SA 263 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USSB582IntroNo Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015
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2015-02-26
USSB373IntroVessel Incidental Discharge Act
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2015-02-26
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB559IntroSupporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act Repeals certain Department of Education (ED) regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): ...
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2015-02-25
USSB337Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) FOIA Improvement Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to: require federal age...
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2015-02-23
By Senator Grassley from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 114-4. Additional views filed.
USSB165IntroDetaining Terrorists to Protect America Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Revises and extends until two years after enactment of this Act prohibitions on the use of funds available to any U.S. agency (currently, funds available to the Department of Defense [DOD])...
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2015-02-23
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 20.
USSB295EngrossAmy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Amends the federal criminal code to expand the definition of "full amount of the victim's losses" for purposes of provisions governing mandatory restitutio...
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2015-02-12
USSB507IntroRewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act or the RAISE Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act to declare that neither its prohibition against interference by an employer with employees' right to bargain collectively, nor ...
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2015-02-12
USSR80Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes the cultural and historical significance of the Lunar New Year. Expresses, in observance of the Lunar New Year, deepest respect for ...
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2015-02-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1011; text as passed Senate CR S1009)
USSR82Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses appreciation to Kathie Alvarez Tritak and commends her for her lengthy, faithful, and outstanding service to the Senate.
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2015-02-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1011; text as passed Senate: CR S1009)
USSB498IntroConstitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is not prohibited from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm under federal law, who is entitled and not prohibited...
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2015-02-12
USSB458IntroEmergency Port of Entry Personnel and Infrastructure Funding Act of 2015
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2015-02-11
USSB452IntroDefense of Ukraine Act of 2015 This bill authorizes the President to provide lethal weapons to the government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine. The President is directed to submit to Con...
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2015-02-11
USSB461IntroCross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2015 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-...
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2015-02-11
USSB467IntroCorrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System Act of 2015 or the CORRECTIONS Act Directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to: (1) conduct a review of recidivism reduction programming and produc...
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2015-02-11
USSB391IntroNational Right-to-Work Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement that is a union security agreement, to require employees to...
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2015-02-05
USSB394IntroDepreciation Fairness Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the 15-year recovery period for qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, and qualified retail improvement property for pur...
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2015-02-05
USSB409IntroMilitary Sex Offender Reporting Act of 2015
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2015-02-05
USSB356IntroElectronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 Amends the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 to prohibit a provider of remote computing service or electronic communication service to the public from knowingly divulging to a ...
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2015-02-04
USSB362IntroGovernment Employee Accountability Act Sets forth guidelines for placing career employees of the Senior Executive Service (SES) on investigative leave. Defines "investigative leave" as a temporary absence without duty for disciplinary reasons, for no...
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2015-02-04
USSJR6IntroConstitutional Amendment This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each cham...
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2015-02-04
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