US Congress Senator Jeff Merkley [D]

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USSB4396IntroA bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to support schools of nursing in program enhancement and infrastructure modernization, increasing the number of nursing faculty and students, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-03
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4401IntroA bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile environmental justice and civil rights, provide for the establishment of the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Compliance and Enforcement, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-03
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4400IntroA bill to regulate the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of biometric information, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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.
USSB4395IntroA bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to authorize maritime transportation emergency relief, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2716IntroA bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-29
Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSB3044IntroWestern Tribal Water Infrastructure Act of 2019
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2020-07-29
Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3975IntroFinancial Compensation for CFPB Whistleblowers Act
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2020-07-29
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB4362IntroA bill to prohibit water and power shutoffs during the COVID-19 emergency period, provide drinking and waste water assistance to households, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4369IntroA bill to protect clean air and public health by expanding fenceline and ambient air monitoring and access to air quality information for communities affected by air pollution; to require immediate toxic air monitoring at the fenceline of facilities ...
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2020-07-29
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4338IntroA bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to temporarily suspend increased line speeds at meat and poultry establishments, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-28
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
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)
USSB4339IntroA bill to provide, manufacture, and distribute high quality face masks for every individual in the United States during the COVID-19 emergency using the Defense Production Act and other means.
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2020-07-28
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB785IntroCommander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019
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2020-07-27
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 498.
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
USSB4293IntroA bill to promote airline passenger safety during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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2020-07-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1730IntroLiving Shorelines Act of 2019 This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to award grants to state or local governments, Indian tribes, or nonprofit organizations to (1) implement climate-resilient living shoreline projects;...
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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.
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.
USSB4189IntroWater for Conservation and Farming Act
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2020-07-22
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held.
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.
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2020-07-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4262IntroA bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop an action plan, make targeted grants, and develop public awareness campaigns with respect to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial and ethnic...
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2020-07-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4246IntroA bill to provide that the rules entitled "Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act" and "Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under t...
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2020-07-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4248IntroA bill to establish a grant program to provide funds for health care entities to establish or improve bias and anti-racism training to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 testing, treatment, health outcomes, and vaccine access.
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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
USSR654IntroA resolution designating July 25, 2020, as "National Day of the American Cowboy".
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2020-07-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4359; text: CR S4356)
USSB4220IntroPreventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act
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2020-07-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR652IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding preconditions for the readmission of the Russian Federation into a reconstituted Group of Eight or participation in the Group of Seven.
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2020-07-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB832EngrossA bill to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865. This bill nullifies the supplemental treaty between the United States an...
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2020-07-09
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 353.
USSB4170IntroEnhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4190IntroSaline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4183IntroJudicial Ads Act
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4206IntroA bill to amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 to authorize the interest rate to be used on a secured loan to be the interest rate for United States Treasury securities of a similar maturity on the date of first disbursem...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4150IntroCoronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to provide grants and other forms of emergency assistance to certain providers of transportation services that have experienced a significan...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4193Intro1619 Act
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2020-07-02
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4167IntroSmall Business Disaster Loan Enhancement Act of 2020 This bill authorizes and provides funding for additional disaster loans and grants made to small businesses by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and temporarily limits the interest rate for c...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB3758EngrossA bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections.
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2020-07-01
Held at the desk.
USSB4146IntroFair Campaign Communications Act
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2020-07-01
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4147IntroJob Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act This bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program that provides grants for energy efficiency improvement projects in the manufactu...
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2020-07-01
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources 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
USSB4140IntroLocal FARM Act of 2020 Local Food Assistance and Resilient Markets Act of 2020
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2020-07-01
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB4143IntroAmerican Workforce Rescue Act of 2020
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2020-07-01
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4108IntroCoronavirus Medicaid Response Act This bill increases the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for states and U.S. territories that experience economic downturns (i.e., high unemployment) beginning on or after January 1, 2020, in acc...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4112IntroCoronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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
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