US Congress Senator Joni Ernst [R]

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USSB4209EngrossProtecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
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2020-07-09
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB1253EngrossPreventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act
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2020-07-06
Held at the desk.
USSB3398IntroEARN IT Act of 2020 Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 This bill revises the framework governing the prevention of online sexual exploitation of children. Among other things, the bill does the following: e...
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2020-07-02
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4156IntroA bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to provide relief from hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic to agricultural producers, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-02
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB4199IntroA bill to amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to improve transparency related to pharmaceutical prices and transactions, to lower patients' out-of-pocket ...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR648IntroA resolution designating August 2020 as "National Women's Suffrage Month".
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2020-07-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4240; text: CR S4231-4232)
USSB123EngrossEnsuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with a nonfederal organization to conduct a quality management review of hospital care or medical services furnished by each Veterans Hea...
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2020-07-01
Held at the desk.
USSR634IntroA resolution designating July 30, 2020, as "National Whistleblower Appreciation Day". This resolution designates July 30, 2020, as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
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2020-07-01
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/22/20 CR S3128-3129)
USSB2864EngrossSergeant Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year pilot program on information sharing between the VA and designated persons regarding the assistance and ...
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2020-07-01
Held at the desk.
USSB4106IntroHealth Care PRICE Transparency Act Health Care Prices Revealed and Information to Consumers Explained Transparency Act
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4085IntroA bill to make certain States and political subdivisions of States ineligible to receive Federal finance assistance, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3985IntroJUSTICE Act Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020
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2020-06-24
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 126) entered in Senate.
USSR621IntroA resolution designating June 15, 2020, as "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day". This resolution designates June 15, 2020, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
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2020-06-23
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/15/2020 CR S2976-2977)
USSB4019IntroJuneteenth National Independence Day Act This bill designates Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday.
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2020-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4027IntroTRACE Act Transparency Requirements Aimed at Congressional Expenditures Act
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2020-06-22
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4001IntroProtecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4017IntroA bill to extend the period for obligations or expenditures for amounts obligated for the National Disaster Resilience competition.
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2020-06-18
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3986IntroA bill to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations, to require the consideration of certain advanced biofuel pathways, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-17
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR502IntroA resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the amphibious landing on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II and the raisings of the flag of the United States on Mount Suribachi. This resolution recognizes the 75th anniversary of th...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3016; text: 02/13/2020 CR S1079-1080)
USSB3938IntroHand Sanitizer Guidance Extension Act of 2020
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2020-06-11
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3945IntroBring Entrepreneurial Advancements To Consumers Here In North America Act This bill allows accelerated depreciation of nonresidential real property acquired to relocate facilities for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices or supplies...
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2020-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR613IntroA resolution calling for justice for George Floyd and opposing calls to defund the police.
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2020-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3865IntroPaycheck Protection Program Second Chance Act This bill requires specified treatment of certain criminal violations under the Paycheck Protection Program established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019)...
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2020-06-10
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB2618IntroBonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2019 This bill temporarily expands the awards program for cost-saving identifications by federal employees of fraud, waste, or mismanagement to include identifications of surplus salaries and expenses funds. Savings re...
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2020-06-09
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 478.
USSB3918IntroPaycheck Protection for Producers Act This bill modifies the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), by allowing certain farmers to calculate (or recalculate) thei...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB3898IntroHomeless Veterans Coronavirus Response Act of 2020
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2020-06-04
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3893IntroPASTURE Act Pandemic Authority Suitable To Utilize Reserve Easements Act This bill provides authority for the Department of Agriculture during a pandemic to permit activities such as emergency haying and grazing on land that is subject to a contract ...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB3873IntroWalter Scott Notification Act of 2020
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2020-06-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3814IntroRESTART Act Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards A Recovery in Twenty-twenty Act This bill extends the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), for certain busi...
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2020-06-03
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
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. This resolution declares that the Senate (1) has heard with profound s...
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2020-05-22
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSR598IntroA resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care sy...
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2020-05-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2610; text: CR S2607-2608)
USSR594IntroA resolution calling for the payments to States for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program to be sufficient to cover losses experienced by child care providers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resolution calls for additional funding to ...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3837IntroCOVID-19 Vaccine Protection Act This bill requires enhanced vetting of Chinese nationals in the United States on student or exchange visitor visas and temporarily stops the issuance of such visas to Chinese nationals. The Department of Homeland Secur...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3777IntroRICH Act Returning Inappropriate Cash Handouts Act
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2020-05-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR582IntroA resolution designating Michael P. DiSilvestro as Director Emeritus of Senate Security of the United States Senate. This resolution designates Michael P. DiSilvestro as Director Emeritus of Senate Security of the United States Senate, effective May ...
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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)
USSB3756IntroRenewable Fuel Feedstock Reimbursement Act of 2020
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2020-05-19
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB3751IntroSpecial Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Expedited Hiring Authorities Act of 2020 This bill expands the hiring authority of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, which was created to oversee loan programs and other...
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2020-05-18
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR560IntroA resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This resolution expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
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2020-05-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 5/6/2020 CR S2293-2294)
USSB3713IntroSupport our National Guard Act This bill requires the Department of Defense to provide a National Guard member separating from active service after full-time duty in support of the government response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) with...
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2020-05-13
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
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)
USSB3718IntroLocal News and Emergency Information Act of 2020 This bill expands the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), to include certain newspaper publishers, radio stati...
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2020-05-13
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB3686IntroParental Notification and Intervention Act This bill prohibits a person or organization from performing, facilitating, or assisting in the performance of an abortion on an unemancipated minor under age 18 without first complying with parental notific...
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2020-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3693IntroA bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to foster efficient markets and increase competition and transparency among packers that purchase livestock from producers. This bill establishes that a minimum of 50% of a covered packer's daily...
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2020-05-12
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB3679IntroNewborn CARES Act This bill treats children of a taxpayer born in 2020 as born in calendar year 2019 for purposes of the advance recovery rebate allowed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act. The Internal Revenue ...
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2020-05-11
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3657IntroMedical Nutrition Equity Act of 2020 This bill expands coverage under Medicare, Medicaid, other specified federal health care programs, and private health insurance to include foods, vitamins, and individual amino acids that are medically necessary f...
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2020-05-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3628IntroA bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for purchasing dogs and cats from wet markets in China, and for other purposes. This bill prohibits the use of federal funds to purchase from a wet market in China any live animal or animal product. The bil...
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2020-05-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR563IntroA resolution designating March 2020, as "National Women's History Month". This resolution designates March 2020 as National Women's History Month. The resolution also recognizes the celebration of such month as a time to reflect on the contributions ...
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2020-05-06
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2297; text: 05/07/2020 CR S2326)
USSB3617IntroA bill to require payment of hazardous duty pay for members of the Armed Forces performing duty in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Department of Defense to pay hazardous duty pay during 2020 to...
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2020-05-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3638IntroCoronavirus Relief Fund Flexibility Act This bill allows Coronavirus Relief Fund payments to be used to replace state, tribal, or local government revenue shortfalls resulting from COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) during the period from Marc...
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2020-05-06
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USSB3610IntroAmerican Healthshare Plans Act of 2020
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2020-05-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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