US Congress Senator Chuck Grassley [R]

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USSB1890EnrollDefend 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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2016-04-29
Presented to President.
USSR452IntroA resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
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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)
USSR440IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate about the importance of effective civic and government education programs in schools in the United States.
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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)
USSB2840IntroProtecting 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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2016-04-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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.
USSB2613IntroAdam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill amends the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act to reauthorize through FY2018 the Sex Offender Management Assistance (SOMA) program and the Jessica Lunsford Address Verification Grant program...
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2016-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 422.
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
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
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)
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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2016-03-14
Held at the desk.
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)
USSR379Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and to commemorate the contributions of African Americans. Calls f...
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2016-02-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1101; text as passed Senate: CR S1088-1089)
USSB1137IntroHighlights: This bill amends federal patent law to add pleading and disclosure requirements for patent infringement actions. The bill sets standards for a court's consideration of a motion to stay an action against retailers or end users that agree t...
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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR374Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Acknowledges the lifetime of service of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Commends his 29-year tenure on the Court a...
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2016-02-25
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 0. Record Vote Number: 26. (text: CR 2/24/2016 S1003)
USSB2234Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Repr...
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2016-02-24
To House Administration Committee
USSB2574IntroModernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act This bill amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require the procedures a state must have in effect for the orderly and timely ...
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2016-02-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2565IntroProtecting Families Affected by Substance Abuse Act This bill amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act to reauthorize for FY2017-FY2021 grants to assist children affected by methamphetamine, opioid, or other su...
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2016-02-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR104IntroExpresses the sense of the Senate that: gains made in border security in the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector and positive trends in recidivism rates are of critical importance to those living and working in the border region and to the nation; refusin...
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2016-02-10
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB2450IntroAdministrative Leave Act of 2016 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that federal agency use of administrative leave for personnel purposes has exceeded reasonable amounts. The bill: (1) prohibits an agency from placing an employee in administ...
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2016-02-10
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2516IntroArmy Arsenal Revitalization Act of 2016 This bill requires the Defense Logistics Agency to report to Congress regarding Department of Defense (DOD) legacy items with a contract value equal to $5 million or more. DOD shall use Army arsenals for the p...
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2016-02-09
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB607EngrossRural Community Hospital Demonstration Extension Act of 2015 This bill amends the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to extend the period of the Medica...
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2016-02-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSR364Intro(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 Marlow Cook, former member of the U.S....
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2016-02-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S691; text as passed Senate: CR S674-675)
USSB2487IntroFemale Veteran Suicide Prevention Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to identify: (1) VA mental health care and suicide prevention programs that are most effective for women veterans, and (2) such programs with the highest ...
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2016-02-03
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2040IntroJustice 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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2016-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 362.
USSB1501IntroAmerican Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of 2015 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the EB-5 regional center program through September 30, 2020. A regional center shall operate within a defined geographic ...
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2016-02-02
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB142Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 10, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill requires any nicotine provided in a liquid ni...
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2016-01-28
Became Public Law No: 114-116.
USSB2471Intro401(Kids) Education Savings Account Modernization Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate after 2016 the income-based reduction of contributions to Coverdell education savings accounts, (2) increase the annual contrib...
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2016-01-28
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR349IntroCongratulates the Farm Credit System (FCS) on its 100th anniversary and commends the service of the cooperative owners and employees of the FCS in helping to meet the credit and financial services needs of rural communities and agriculture. (The FCS...
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2016-01-28
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
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)
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)
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