US Congress Senator Chuck Grassley [R]

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USSR476IntroA resolution designating the month of May 2016 as "Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month".
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2016-05-25
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2981IntroA bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to add standards for drug compendia for physician use for purposes of Medicaid payment for certain drugs, and for other purposes.
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2016-05-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2613EngrossAdam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill amends the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act to reauthorize through FY2018 the Sex Offender Management Assistance program and the Jessica Lunsford Address Verification Grant program. Addi...
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2016-05-24
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB2840EngrossProtecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act of 2016 or the POLICE Act of 2016 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 Services ...
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2016-05-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB2968IntroA bill to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes.
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2016-05-23
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB1697IntroSmall Business Healthcare Relief Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to allow an employer with fewer than 50 employees that does not offer group health insurance coverage to e...
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2016-05-18
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB1099IntroProtecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act or the PACE Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Public Health Service Act to include employers with 51 to 100 employees as large employers for purposes of he...
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2016-05-18
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB2944IntroPublic Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act of 2016
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2016-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR468IntroA resolution designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2016, as "National Police Week".
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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)
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
USSB2941IntroWomen and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2016
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2016-05-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB524EngrossComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to develop: (1) best practices for pain management and prescribing pain me...
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2016-05-17
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill and House requests a conference.
USSB32PassTransnational 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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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-154.
USSR466IntroA resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster-care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster-care syst...
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2016-05-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR463Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Honors the memory and service of Officer Kerrie Orozco, of the Omaha Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty on May 20, 2015.
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2016-05-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2794-2795; text of measure as introduced: CR S2752)
USSB1890PassDefend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Specifically, the bill authorizes a trade secret owner to file a civil action in a U.S. district ...
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2016-05-11
Became Public Law No: 114-153.
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.
USSB2911IntroA bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter.
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2016-05-10
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB2914IntroKingpin Designation Improvement Act of 2016 This bill amends the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act to allow classified information to be submitted to a reviewing court ex parte or in camera in a judicial review of a determination by the Presi...
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2016-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2912IntroA bill to authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes.
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2016-05-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR457Intro(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 Conrad Ray Burns, former member of the...
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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)
USSR458Intro(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 Robert F. Bennett, former member of th...
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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)
USSR459IntroDesignates May 2016 as National Cancer Research Month.
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2016-05-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR452IntroExpresses support for the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Recognizes that National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month provides an opportunity for sexual violence education and sexual assault prev...
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2016-04-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2576-2577; text as passed Senate: CR S2565)
USSB2893IntroLibrary of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill amends the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 to reauthorize through FY2026 the national sound recording preservation program of the Lib...
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2016-04-28
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR440Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses the sense of the Senate that: civic and government education is essential to the well-being of the constitutional government of the ...
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2016-04-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2463; text as passed Senate: CR S2462)
USSB192PassOlder Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), with respect to the Administration on Aging, to require the Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs to collect and analyze best pract...
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2016-04-19
Became Public Law No: 114-144.
USSB2390IntroFederal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016
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2016-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 421.
USSB2614IntroKevin and Avonte's Law of 2016
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2016-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 423.
USSR422Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses support for the mission and goals of 2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which include promoting awareness of: (1) the impact o...
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2016-04-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2064; text: CR S2028)
USSB2766IntroTax Return Identity Theft Protection Act of 2016
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2016-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2752IntroPreventing Iran's Access to United States Dollars Act of 2016 This bill prohibits the President from issuing a license that permits a person to: conduct an offshore U.S. dollar clearing system for transactions involving the government of Iran or an...
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2016-04-06
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2743IntroFarm Payment Loophole Elimination Act of 2016 This bill amends the Agricultural Act of 2014 to apply to family farms the requirement that recipients of farm subsidies be actively engaged in farming. The bill eliminates the existing exemption for fam...
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2016-04-05
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB2426Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of State to: (1) develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in t...
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2016-03-18
Became Public Law No: 114-139.
USSB2724IntroSeparation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 This bill modifies the scope of judicial review of agency actions to authorize courts reviewing agency actions to decide de novo all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of constitutiona...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2723IntroCongressional Whistleblower Protection Act of 2016 This bill amends the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to extend specified whistle-blower protections to employees of congressional offices and committees, the Office of Congressional Accessib...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2736IntroPatient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016
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2016-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2738IntroPolitical Intelligence Transparency Act of 2016 This bill amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA) to require the disclosure of political intelligence activities, particularly relating to information useful for analyzing securities or commodi...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSJR2IntroConstitutional Amendment This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year or 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product unless Congress authorizes th...
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2016-03-16
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB337EngrossFOIA 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 ...
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2016-03-16
Held at the desk.
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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2016-03-16
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB2688IntroDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as the "Sergeant First Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building."
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2016-03-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs 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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2016-03-16
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 394.
USSB1553IntroPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the p...
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2016-03-15
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB2473IntroExpress Appeals Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) carry out a five-year pilot program to provide the option of an alternative appeals process to determine appeals of claims for disability compensation more ...
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2016-03-15
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSR398Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates March 15, 2016, as National Speech and Debate Education Day.
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2016-03-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1469; text as passed Senate: CR S1466)
USSB2102IntroStandard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2015 This bill amends the Clayton Act with respect to actions brought by the Attorney General for violations of antitrust laws. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is required, but onl...
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2016-03-09
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
USSR389Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Urges that advocates and health care providers that battle lymphedema be recognized. (Lymphedema is a painful and destructive swelling caused ...
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2016-03-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1296; text as passed Senate: CR S1283-1284)
USSB2618IntroMedicaid Directory of Caregivers Act or the Medicaid DOC Act This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require a state to publish and annually update a directory of providers that participate in the state plan for medical as...
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2016-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR382Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Congratulates and commends the community colleges in Iowa for 50 years of: (1) sustained access to quality higher education opportunities for a...
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2016-03-01
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1167-1168; text as passed Senate: CR S1139-1140)
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