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USSB373IntroVessel Incidental Discharge Act
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2015-07-29
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 171.
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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2015-07-29
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1826IntroDesignates 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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2015-07-29
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173.
USSB1840IntroTaxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act
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2015-07-29
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection. Hearings held.
USSB1864IntroA bill to improve national security by developing metrics to measure the effectiveness of security between ports of entry, at points of entry, and along the maritime border.
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2015-07-29
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1881IntroA bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
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2015-07-29
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 169.
USSB1874IntroA bill to provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization.
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2015-07-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR231IntroA resolution honoring the memory and legacy of the two Louisiana citizens who lost their lives, recognizing the heroism of first responders and those on the scene, and condemning the attack of July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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2015-07-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB1848IntroA bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
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2015-07-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB1851IntroA bill to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to require States to eliminate the use of restraints on pregnant juveniles in State correction facilities, and for other purposes.
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2015-07-23
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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2015-07-23
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1841IntroTaxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act
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2015-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1082IntroDepartment of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct. The VA may also remove such individual from the civil servi...
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2015-07-22
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
USSR227IntroA resolution condemning the attacks of July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, honoring the members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives, and expressing support and prayers for all those affected.
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2015-07-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5429; text as passed Senate: CR S5214)
USSB1812IntroImproving Cooperation with States and Local Governments and Preventing the Catch and Release of Criminal Aliens Act of 2015
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2015-07-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1785IntroDavis-Bacon Repeal Act
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2015-07-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1786IntroCentennial Monetary Commission Act of 2015
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2015-07-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs 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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2015-07-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 153.
USSB1300Engross(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 immigr...
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2015-07-15
Held at the desk.
USSR212Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Condemns the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Offers condolences to the families and loved o...
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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
USSB1598IntroFirst Amendment Defense Act Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should b...
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2015-06-17
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
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
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 Prohibits the federal government from requiring disclosure of the race or ethnicity of a person to whom a firearm is transferred.
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2015-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1276IntroOffshore Energy and Jobs Act of 2015 This bill amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Department of the Interior to make available for leasing, and conduct lease sales including, at least 50% of the available unleased acreage with...
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2015-05-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
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
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.
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