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USSB2746EngrossLaw Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act This bill directs the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to establish a new program—the Law Enforcement Officers Suicide Data Collection Program—to prevent and understand law enforcement suicides. Fe...
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2020-05-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB3744EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region and requires various reports on the topic. The President shall per...
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2020-05-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSR583IntroA resolution honoring the life and achievements of former United States Senator Thomas Allen Coburn and expressing condolences to the family of Thomas Allen Coburn on his passing.
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2020-05-22
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB238IntroSpecial Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2019 This bill establishes the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism as an ambassador-rank official, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Sen...
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2020-05-21
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR392IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative to the relationship between the United States and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and to advancing the policy of the United States...
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2020-05-21
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR406IntroA resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its ten members, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, have worked with the United ...
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2020-05-21
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3176IntroUnited States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020
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2020-05-21
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR556IntroA resolution designating May 1, 2020, as the "United States Foreign Service Day" in recognition of the men and women who have served, or are presently serving, in the Foreign Service of the United States, and honoring the members of the Foreign Servi...
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2020-05-21
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 05/04/2020 CR S2216-2217)
USSR567IntroA resolution commending career professionals at the Department of State for their extensive efforts to repatriate United States citizens and legal permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-05-21
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB3838IntroA bill to provide for the expansion of the Rural Health Care Program of the Federal Communications Commission in response to COVID-19, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3817IntroA bill to observe the lives lost in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-05-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3819IntroA bill to encourage the protection and promotion of internationally recognized human rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3810IntroA bill to provide that any termination of a director of a national research institute or national center of the National Institutes of Health be on the basis of malfeasance, neglect of office, or incapacity only.
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2020-05-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR595IntroA resolution recognizing widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of free societies and democracies, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a ...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR600IntroA resolution recognizing widening threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of free societies and democracies, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a p...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3681IntroA bill to require a joint task force on the operation of air travel during and after COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-20
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3734IntroA bill to provide for a coordinated Federal research initiative to ensure continued United States leadership in engineering biology.
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2020-05-20
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR589IntroA resolution recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
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2020-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3790IntroA bill to provide reimbursements for certain costs of health care items and services, including prescription drugs, furnished during the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19.
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2020-05-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3784IntroA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide monthly rebates to every individual residing in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-05-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR592IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of June 5, 2020, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2020 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month". This resolution expresses support for the designation of June 2020 as National Gun...
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2020-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3771IntroA bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish the Federal Advisory Committee on the Development and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-20
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3787IntroA bill to permit the Secretary of the Treasury to provide direct funding to certain entities.
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2020-05-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR591IntroA resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2020, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such a...
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2020-05-20
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2559; text: CR S2555-2556)
USSR586IntroA resolution designating the week of May 17 through May 23, 2020, as "National Public Works Week".
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2020-05-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507)
USSR588IntroA resolution designating May 2020 as "ALS Awareness Month". This resolution designates May 2020 as ALS Awareness Month and commends efforts to improve the quality and length of life for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a prog...
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2020-05-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507-2508)
USSR582IntroA resolution designating Michael P. DiSilvestro as Director Emeritus of Senate Security of the United States Senate.
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2020-05-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2483; text: CR S2505-2506)
USSB3760IntroA bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a percentage of student loan forgiveness for public service employment, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3768IntroA bill to protect older adults and people with disabilities living in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and psychiatric hospitals from COVID-19.
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2020-05-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3755IntroA bill to provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Compensation Fund, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2661EngrossNational Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9–8–8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental-health crisis hotline. The Department of H...
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2020-05-14
Held at the desk.
USSB3740IntroA bill to assist older Americans and people with disabilities affected by COVID-19.
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2020-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3743IntroA bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3747IntroA bill to help charitable nonprofit organizations provide services to meet the increasing demand in community needs caused by the coronavirus pandemic, preserve and create jobs in the nonprofit sector, reduce unemployment, and promote economic recove...
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2020-05-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3738IntroA bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide updated information about COVID-19 testing to the public, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3741IntroA bill to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered if furnished in-person during the COV...
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2020-05-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3750IntroA bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the accelerated and advance payment programs under parts A and B of the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency.
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2020-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR580IntroA resolution condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19. This resolution calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and religious intolerance related to COVID-19 (i.e.,...
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2020-05-14
To Senate Judiciary 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 any global efforts on t...
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2020-05-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3749IntroA bill to protect the privacy of health information during a national health emergency.
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2020-05-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR574IntroA resolution designating the week of April 18, 2020, through April 26, 2020, as "National Park Week". This resolution designates April 18-April 26, 2020, as National Park Week. The resolution also encourages the people of the United States and the wo...
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2020-05-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2430; text: CR S2424-2425)
USSR577IntroA resolution designating the week of May 10 through May 16, 2020, as "National Police Week". This resolution designates the week of May 10-May 16, 2020, as National Police Week.
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2020-05-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2430; text: CR S2425-2426)
USSB3727IntroA bill to provide for cash refunds for canceled airline flights and tickets during the COVID-19 emergency.
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2020-05-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3721IntroA bill to provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force to gather data about disproportionately affected communities and provide recommendations to combat the racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 respon...
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2020-05-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3725IntroA bill to expand vote by mail and early voting, and to improve the safety, accessibility, and efficiency of in-person voting during elections for Federal office.
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2020-05-13
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB249EngrossA bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes. This bill directs the Department of State to include additional information in its annual rep...
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2020-05-12
Held at the desk.
USSB3698IntroA bill to expand compassionate release authority and elderly home confinement access for offenders with heightened coronavirus risk.
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2020-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3685IntroA bill to provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-12
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3696IntroA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disregard additional unemployment compensation for purposes of premium tax credit and cost-sharing subsidies, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-12
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3702IntroA bill to appropriate additional amounts to provide loans under the paycheck protection program to community development financial institutions and minority depository institutions, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-12
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
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