US Congress Senator Sheldon Whitehouse [D]

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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
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
USSB332IntroAgent Orange Exposure Fairness Act of 2019 This bill expands eligibility for a presumption of service-connection for veterans exposed to certain herbicide agents (e.g., Agent Orange) during military service in Vietnam. Specifically, the bill removes ...
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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.
USSB514IntroDeborah Sampson Act
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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.
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.
USSB4440IntroA bill to authorize the Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4428IntroA bill to reauthorize the Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Act of 1998.
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2020-08-04
To Senate Foreign Relations 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.
USSB4370IntroA bill to designate any alien who is or has been engaged in economic espionage or the misappropriation of trade secrets inadmissible and deportable.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
USSB4351IntroA bill to require States and hospitals to report COVID-19 health data directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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2020-07-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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)
USSB4341IntroA bill to establish a Committee on Large-Scale Carbon Management in the National Science and Technology Council and a Federal Carbon Removal Initiative, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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)
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
USSB4316IntroA bill to provide Federal reimbursement of qualified State paid leave programs, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4305IntroA bill to amend title 11, United States Code, to provide bankruptcy protections for medically distressed debtors, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4296IntroA bill to provide the Administrator of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program the authority to waive the Federal fund limitation for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.
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2020-07-23
To Senate Judiciary 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
USSB4283IntroA bill to provide funding for States to improve their unemployment insurance technology systems, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4246IntroProtect Access to Birth Control Act
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2020-07-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4248IntroCOVID-19 Bias and Anti-Racism Training Act of 2020
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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
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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2020-07-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 491.
USSB4220IntroPreventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act
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2020-07-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4170IntroEnhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4181IntroLibrary Stabilization Fund Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4183IntroJudicial Ads Act
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4193Intro1619 Act
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2020-07-02
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4172IntroChild Welfare Emergency Assistance Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR647IntroA resolution recognizing the forthcoming centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. This resolution recognizes the forthcoming centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The resolution, among other things acknowledges the historical significance...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Judiciary 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
USSB4103IntroTREATS Act Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services Act
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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
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
USSB4112IntroCoronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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
USSB4089IntroProtecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020 This bill modifies provisions related to Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which typically involves the reorganization of a debtor company's assets and debts. Specifically, the bill (1) expa...
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2020-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3894IntroGrowing Climate Solutions Act of 2020
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2020-06-24
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearings held.
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
USSB4034IntroCOVID-19 Safer Detention Act of 2020
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2020-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4001IntroProtecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
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