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USSB1344Intro
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Redesignates the Pullman National Monument in Illinois as the Pullman National Historical Park. The Department of the Interior may enter into cooperative agreements with interested parties to support collaborative interpretive and educational program...
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2022-05-11
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB3580Engross
50%
Revises requirements governing ocean shipping to increase the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to promote the growth and development of U.S. exports through an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economic...
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2022-04-04
Held at the desk.
USSB3262Intro
25%
A bill to improve the efficient movement of freight at ports in the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-22
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSJR37Intro
25%
This joint resolution nullifies the rule issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on February 3, 2021, that requires the use of face masks on planes, trains, buses, and other public conveyances and at transportation hubs to prevent th...
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2022-03-15
Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 40. Record Vote Number: 81. (text: CR S1171)
USSB2016Intro
25%
A bill to authorize elements of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
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2021-12-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 227.
USSB1202Intro
25%
A bill to establish a program to improve community connectivity by identifying and removing or mitigating infrastructural barriers that create obstacles to mobility or economic development or expose the community to pollution and other health and saf...
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2021-12-15
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.
USSB3122Intro
25%
Extends and revises provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, rail, and other surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation. Specifically, the bill extends FY2021 enacted levels of funding through Decem...
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2021-10-28
See also H.R. 5763.
USSB2895Intro
25%
Prohibits certain departments and agencies from promulgating any rule to require a a person to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination in order to engage in interstate commerce or travel. The prohibition applies to The Department of Transportation, A...
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2021-09-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR382Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the designation of Rail Safety Week.
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2021-09-23
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6666-6667; text: CR S6679)
USSB2847Intro
25%
A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for interstate travel.
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2021-09-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2803Intro
25%
A bill to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2337Intro
25%
A bill to prohibit the imposition of mask mandates on public transportation.
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2021-07-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR290Intro
25%
This resolution encourages the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update certain guidance to clarify that individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 need not wear masks on public transportation networks. The resolution als...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2271Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to provide grants for eligible entities for activities designed to expand the sales and use of biofuels derived from agricultural feedstocks produced in the United States, and for oth...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB1919Intro
25%
Modifies requirements for the Railway-Highway Crossings Program. Specifically, the bill (1) requires the Department of Transportation to set aside highway safety improvement funds for states for the replacement of functionally obsolete warning and pr...
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2021-05-27
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1925Intro
25%
Provides for federal procurement of clean energy products. Specifically, the bill establishes a Clean Energy Fund at the Department of Energy (DOE) and authorizes DOE to transfer amounts from the fund to federal agencies for clean energy-related purc...
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2021-05-27
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR190Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes (1) 50 years of service by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), and (2) that the restoration and expansion of the services that Amtrak provides is in the interest of the United States.
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2021-05-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 4/29/2021 CR S2366)
USSB1852Intro
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Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish an intercity passenger rail service investment program to promote high-performance rail transportation options. DOT may award competitive grants under the program to finance capital projects...
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2021-05-26
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1818Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Transportation to refund credit risk premiums under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan program upon the satisfaction of a loan's obligations.
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2021-05-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1827Intro
25%
Imposes various requirements on certain federally assisted infrastructure projects. The bill also creates infrastructure-related grant programs and establishes the Buy America Bureau. Such federally assisted infrastructure projects must (1) employ a ...
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2021-05-25
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1789Intro
25%
Authorizes appropriations for FY2022 to carry out highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects, specifically projects for commuter rail and operators in high-ridership corridors. The authorization level shall be adjusted for FY2023 and each subse...
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2021-05-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1732Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Transportation to establish a Freight Rail Innovation Institute in partnership with an institution of higher education and a freight rail locomotive manufacturer. The institute must carry out a research and development progr...
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2021-05-20
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1303Intro
25%
Requires federal infrastructure programs to provide for the use of materials produced in the United States. Each federal agency must submit to the Office of Management and Budget and to Congress a report that identifies each federal financial assista...
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2021-05-12
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1500Intro
25%
Authorizes the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to bring a civil action in a U. S. District Court to enforce its preference rights over freight transportation in using a rail line, junction, or crossing.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1516Intro
25%
A bill to amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to encourage travel and tourism, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1465Intro
25%
Establishes a competitive grant program within the Department of Transportation (DOT) for projects to improve highway-rail grade crossings. In carrying out the program, DOT must cooperate with the Federal Railroad Administration. Specifically, DOT mu...
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1499Intro
25%
Addresses the financing of infrastructure projects through the establishment of the Infrastructure Financing Authority (IFA) and increases the national limitation on the amount of tax-exempt highway or surface freight transfer facility bonds. Specifi...
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1403Intro
25%
Allows tax-exempt Move America bonds and Move America tax credits to be used for certain infrastructure projects. A Move America bond is treated as a tax-exempt private facility bond with certain exceptions. At least 95% of the net proceeds from the ...
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2021-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1167Intro
25%
Limits or eliminates certain fossil fuel oil and gas subsidies for oil companies, including by (1) eliminating the limit on liability for offshore facilities and pipeline operators; (2) eliminating the authority of the Department of Energy to carry o...
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2021-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1094Intro
25%
Requires that materials used in carrying out federal infrastructure aid programs are produced in the United States, with exceptions. The term produced in the United States means, in the case of iron or steel products, that all manufacturing processes...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB1012Intro
25%
Prohibits the Department of Transportation (DOT) from issuing any regulation or order that (1) prohibits the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, or (2) restricts the transportation of LNG by rail in DOT-113 tank cars. The bill does...
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2021-03-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1060Intro
25%
Revises trade, finance, and tax provisions with respect to China. Specifically, the bill directs the Department of Commerce to prohibit the export of certain U.S. technology and intellectual property to China, and it places a shareholder cap on Chine...
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2021-03-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB955Intro
25%
Directs the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to jointly (1) provide recommendations for reducing the number of collisions at highway-rail grade crossings in counties with 10 or fewer residents per sq...
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2021-03-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB899Intro
25%
Establishes in the Treasury an Intercity Passenger Rail Trust Fund designed to ensure a safe, sustainable, convenient transportation option for the people of the United States. Amounts in the fund may be used by the Department of Transportation to aw...
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2021-03-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB881Intro
25%
Increases from $15 billion to $30 billion the national limitation on the amount of tax-exempt highway or surface freight transfer facility bonds.
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2021-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB874Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish a green transportation infrastructure program to provide competitive grants to states, local governments, and other entities for capital investments in electrified surface transportation inf...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB700Intro
25%
Provides statutory authority for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to establish and maintain a portal and corresponding database through which it shall receive information on blocked railroad-highway grade crossings as a three-year pilot prog...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB630Intro
25%
Expands tax credits and deductions that are available for employers who hire and retain employees with disabilities. The bill expands the work opportunity tax credit to include the hiring of employees who receive Social Security Disability Insurance ...
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2021-03-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB652Intro
25%
Authorizes through FY2026 the Department of Transportation to award Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation grants to communities of varying sizes to promote technological innovation (e.g., autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, an...
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2021-03-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB649Intro
25%
Revises the process for awarding grants under certain programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to high-density public land counties and any units of tribal and local governments within such counties. A high-density public land county is a c...
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2021-03-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB545Intro
25%
Permanently exempts payments made from the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Account from sequestration. Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which budgetary resources are permanently cancelled to ...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Budget Committee
USSB468Intro
25%
Revises and reauthorizes through FY2026 the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan program of the Department of Transportation (DOT). For example, the bill revises the program to direct DOT to provide direct loans and loan guarantees ...
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2021-02-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB406Intro
25%
Repeals those provisions of the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act that permit employers to make an agreement with a labor union to require employees to join such union as a condition of employment. Currently, at least 27 states h...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB430Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide assistance for projects that strengthen and protect mass evacuation routes. Specifically, DOT must (1) establish criteria for states, tribal and local governments, and other entities to identi...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB369Intro
25%
Authorizes the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to use grant funds to restore the frequency of rail service on long-distance routes and rehire employees furloughed on or after October 1, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 (i.e., corona...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB363Intro
25%
Addresses domestic content requirements and narrows instances in which waivers may be granted. Specifically, the bill directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), acting through the Office for Federal Procurement Policy, to promulgate regulatio...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB356Intro
25%
Establishes federal training and educational programs to develop the transportation workforce. It directs the Department of Transportation to create a task force on developing a 21st century surface transportation workforce; provide grants to partner...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB348Intro
25%
Establishes a path to citizenship for certain undocumented individuals. The bill also replaces the term alien with noncitizen in the immigration statutes and addresses other related issues. Specifically, the bill establishes a new status of lawful pr...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB303Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the efforts of state and local governments to prioritize COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) testing of transportation workers who are categorized as essential critical infrastructure w...
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2021-02-08
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB232Intro
25%
Establishes discretionary spending limits for FY2022 and FY2023. Specifically, the bill establishes discretionary spending limits for defense and nondefense spending, establishes a separate discretionary spending limit for infrastructure spending, sp...
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2021-02-04
To Senate Budget Committee
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