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USHB7120EngrossGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to e...
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2020-07-02
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
USSB4049IntroNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 This bill authorizes FY2021 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget aut...
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2020-07-02
Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S4197)
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)
USHR1032IntroInstructing the Committee on the Judiciary to further its inquiry into the misconduct of William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States.
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2020-06-30
To House Rules Committee
USHCR101IntroExpressing support for democratic elections in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. This resolution commends Guyana for holding peaceful, multiparty general and regional elections and supports the current recount of all ballots cast. It also calls on...
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2020-06-26
To House Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade Committee
USHR1020IntroRecognizing that for 45 years, Papua New Guinea and the United States have shared a close friendship based on shared goals of stability, prosperity, and peace in the region, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta...
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2020-06-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1019IntroRecognizing that for 50 years, the Kingdom of Tonga has worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in the Pacific and beyond, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States will continue to ...
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2020-06-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1957EngrossTaxpayer First Act of 2019 This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% of...
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2020-06-18
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHR1010IntroCommemorating Juneteenth by calling for the implementation of safeguards to protect the integrity of United States elections and end voter suppression. This resolution commemorates June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, as the end of slavery in the United Sta...
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2020-06-18
To House Administration Committee
USSR628IntroA resolution celebrating the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Romania.
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1009IntroRecognizing the threats to press freedom in the United States in the wake of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to...
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR632IntroA resolution reaffirming the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Ecuador and recognizing the restoration and advancement of economic relations, security, and development opportunities in both nations. This resolution reaffirms t...
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3905IntroIntelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
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2020-06-17
By Senator Rubio from Select Committee on Intelligence filed written report. Report No. 116-233. Minority views filed.
USSR525IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under Unite...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3017-3019; text: CR S3018-3019)
USHR1003IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding wasteful Pentagon spending and supporting cuts to the bloated defense budget.
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2020-06-15
To House Armed Services Committee
USSR622IntroA resolution condemning attacks against members of the media and reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press and peaceful assembly to the health of democracy in the United States. This resolution condemns violence committed against peo...
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2020-06-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7200IntroTRUST in Congress Act Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust in Congress Act
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2020-06-15
To House Administration Committee
USHB7225IntroThe Global Pandemic NIE Act of 2020
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2020-06-15
To House Intelligence Committee
USHB7227IntroCOVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act
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2020-06-15
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB3963IntroCOVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act
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2020-06-15
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHR999IntroRecognizing the threats to press freedom in the United States in the wake of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to...
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2020-06-11
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7163IntroVA FOIA Reform Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reduce the backlog of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by 75% within three years of enactment of the bill. Additionally, the VA must reduce the backlog...
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2020-06-11
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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.
USSR611IntroA resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Kingdom of Tonga has worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in the Pacific and beyond, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States will continue to remai...
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2020-06-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR609IntroA resolution recognizing that for 45 years, Papua New Guinea and the United States have shared a close friendship based on shared goals of stability, prosperity, and peace in the region, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States w...
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2020-06-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3912IntroJustice in Policing Act of 2020
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2020-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR607IntroA resolution recognizing that in the 25 years since normalizing diplomatic relations, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the United States of America have worked toward increased stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, and expressing t...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7113IntroCOVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act of 2020
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2020-06-04
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB192EngrossTrans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act This bill provides statutory authority for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership, an interagency program launched in 2005 to partner with countries in the Sahel and Maghreb regions of Africa to co...
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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 475.
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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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 466.
USHB6172EngrossUSA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through December 1, 2023, provisions related to intelligence gathering under the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act (FISA) and amends FISA-related provisions. The Federal Bureau of...
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2020-06-01
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
USHR988IntroCondemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country. This resolution condemns acts of brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers...
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2020-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3847IntroCOVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act of 2020
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2020-06-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6800EngrossThe Heroes Act This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Among other things, the bill provides FY2020 emergency...
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2020-06-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 455.
USSB3851IntroBARR Act Blocking Appointees from Refusing Recusal Act
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2020-06-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3855IntroCORE Act Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act of 2020 This bill establishes requirements for oversight, accountability, and transparency in the disbursement and supervision of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funds. Among oth...
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2020-06-01
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB7076IntroCORE Act Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act of 2020 This bill establishes requirements for oversight, accountability, and transparency in the disbursement and supervision of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funds. Among oth...
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2020-06-01
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6782IntroSmall Business Transparency and Reporting for the Underbanked and Taxpayers at Home Act TRUTH Act This bill requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make information regarding economic relief measures implemented in response to COVID-19 (i...
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2020-05-28
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 269 - 147 (Roll no. 113).
USHB7041IntroNational Institutes of Health Director Protection Act This bill specifies that the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may only fire a director of a national research institute or nationa...
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2020-05-27
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR976IntroAuthorizing and directing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire whether the House of Representatives should impeach Emmet G. Sullivan, a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
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2020-05-22
To House Rules Committee
USHB6984IntroInspector General Independence Act
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2020-05-22
To House Oversight and Reform 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
USSB3810IntroNational Institutes of Health Director Protection Act This bill specifies that the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may only fire a director of a national research institute or nationa...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3759IntroGlobal Wildlife Health and Pandemic Prevention Act
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2020-05-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6915IntroGlobal COVID-19 Truth, Transparency, and Accountability Act This bill requires assessments of the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. The Department of State shall report to Congr...
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2020-05-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR964IntroEstablishing a whistleblower hotline for purposes of reporting waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement of taxpayer funds to the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. This resolution directs the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to ...
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2020-05-12
To House Rules Committee
USHB6759IntroExecutive Branch Conflict of Interest Act This bill expands and establishes new prohibitions related to conflicts of interest involving certain federal government employees. Specifically, the bill prohibits a federal government employee from acceptin...
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2020-05-08
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3664IntroInspectors General Independence Act of 2020 This bill permits an inspector general to be removed by the President or by a federal entity before the expiration of his or her term only for permanent incapacity, inefficiency, neglect of duty, malfeasanc...
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2020-05-07
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3669IntroCOVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act of 2020
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2020-05-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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