US Congress Senator Benjamin Cardin [D]

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USSB4075IntroRLF Act Reinvigorating Lending for the Future Act
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2020-08-11
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB4476IntroA bill to provide protections for employees of, former employees of, and applicants for employment with Federal agencies, contractors, and grantees whose right to petition or furnish information to Congress is interfered with or denied.
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2020-08-06
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR673IntroA resolution affirming that the New START Treaty extension will cover new deployed Russian nuclear delivery systems, and supporting additional initiatives to engage China that advance the goal of concluding an arms control treaty or agreement.
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2020-08-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4493IntroA bill to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to establish an Inspector General of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR670IntroA resolution recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September 2020 as "PCOS Awareness Month".
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2020-08-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2950IntroVeterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2019
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2020-08-05
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR658IntroA resolution calling for a free, fair, and transparent presidential election in Belarus taking place on August 9, 2020, including the unimpeded participation of all presidential candidates.
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2020-08-05
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 07/27/2020 CR S4508-4509)
USSB4410IntroA bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for racial and ethnic approaches to community health.
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2020-08-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4209PassProtecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020 This bill permits certain governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, and nonprofit organizations to make up front payments of 50% of unemployment benefits into the state Un...
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2020-08-03
Became Public Law No: 116-151. (TXT | PDF)
USSB178EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to impose sanctions and export restrictions related to China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The President shall report to Congress a list ...
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2020-07-30
S.Amdt.2499 Amendment SA 2499 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S4618; text: CR S4618) In the nature of a substitute.
USSCR42IntroA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that August 30, 2020, be observed as the 130th anniversary of the 1890 Land-Grant Educational Institutions. This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that (1) the 130th year an...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB4380IntroA bill to provide redress to the employees of Air America.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR665IntroA resolution reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Mongolia and recognizing the 30th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4382IntroA bill to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain ...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR662IntroA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. This resolution expresses support for National Public Health week, recognizes the efforts of public health professionals in preventing infectious and other diseases and inju...
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2020-07-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4549-4550; text: CR S4548-4549)
USSR660IntroA resolution honoring and commemorating the life and legacy of Representative John Lewis.
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2020-07-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4524-4525; text: CR S4524-4525)
USSR661IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and calling for further action to strengthen home and community living for individuals with d...
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2020-07-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4533; text: CR S4548)
USSB4347IntroA bill to establish a Coronavirus Rapid Response Federal Labor-Management Task Force, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-28
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4328IntroA bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and report on data quality, sharing, transparency, access, and analysis.
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2020-07-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR657IntroA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Black, indigenous, and people of color ("BIPOC") Mental Health Awareness Month in July 2020.
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2020-07-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB933IntroBLUE GLOBE Act Bolstering Long-Term Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries Act This bill addresses data collection and monitoring of the Great Lakes, oceans, bays, estuaries, and coasts. Specifically, the bill i...
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2020-07-22
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4263IntroA bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR655IntroA resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. This resolution declares racism a public health crisis and supports efforts to address health disparities and inequities across all sectors.
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2020-07-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4262IntroCOVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act of 2020
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2020-07-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4246IntroProtect Access to Birth Control Act
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2020-07-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR653IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that a United States withdrawal from the World Health Organization undermines United States global health leadership and the international COVID-19 response.
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2020-07-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4252IntroWorker First Act of 2020
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2020-07-21
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4220IntroPreventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act
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2020-07-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4116PassA bill to extend the authority for commitments for the paycheck protection program and separate amounts authorized for other loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes. This bill extends through August 8, 2020, the app...
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2020-07-04
Became Public Law No: 116-147. (TXT | PDF)
USSB4181IntroLibrary Stabilization Fund Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR646IntroA resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Thailand.
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2020-07-02
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4160IntroA bill to enable certain hospitals that were participating in or applied for the drug discount program under section 340B of the Public Health Service Act prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency to temporarily maintain eligibility for such prog...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR651IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that, while the United States finds value and usefulness in the World Trade Organization in fulfilling the needs of the United States and other free and open economies in the 21st century, significant r...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4208IntroMinority Business Resiliency Act of 2020 This bill permanently authorizes the Minority Business Development Agency and provides additional funding for the agency to assist minority businesses affected by COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Spe...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4172IntroChild Welfare Emergency Assistance Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3051IntroAmerica's Conservation Enhancement Act
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2020-07-01
By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 116-239.
USSB4136IntroCOST of Relocations Act Congressional Oversight to Secure Transparency of Relocations Act
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2020-07-01
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR644IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States Postal Service should remain a strong and universal service for the people of the United States, and should receive an appropriation to offset revenues lost due to the COVID-19 em...
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2020-07-01
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4141IntroBank on Students Coronavirus Emergency Loan Refinancing Act of 2020
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2020-07-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4132IntroNational Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Act This bill establishes, in the legislative branch, the National Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, funding, and membership. ...
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2020-07-01
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4139IntroSupport for Global Financial Institution Pandemic Response Act of 2020 This bill requires each U.S. Executive Director at an international financial institution to take certain actions in support of the global response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus ...
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2020-07-01
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR639IntroA resolution recognizing June 2020 as "Immigrant Heritage Month", a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions immigrants and their children have made in making the United States a healthier, safer, more diverse, and prosperous country, and...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4110IntroHong Kong Safe Harbor Act This bill designates certain Hong Kong residents with priority status for refugee consideration and contains other related provisions. An individual and certain family members shall have such priority status if the individua...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR638IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Department of Justice should defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148 Stat. 119) and halt its efforts to repeal, sabotage, or undermine health care protections ...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4097IntroProtecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020 This bill expands the moratorium on evictions to include all tenants, as opposed to tenants of federally assisted properties, and extends the moratorium until March 27, 2021 (the current moratori...
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2020-06-29
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB4095IntroEmergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020
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2020-06-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4098IntroCoronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act
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2020-06-29
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR579IntroA resolution encouraging the international community to remain committed to collaboration and coordination to mitigate and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and urging renewed United States leadership and participation in global efforts on thera...
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2020-06-25
S.Amdt.1812 Amendment SA 1812 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USSB4068IntroBackground Check Completion Act of 2020 This bill prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an...
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2020-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4076IntroRemoving Confederate Names and Symbols from Our Military Act of 2020
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2020-06-25
To Senate Armed Services Committee
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