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S. 2144: A bill to provide a process for granting lawful permanent resident status to aliens from certain countries who meet specified eligibility requirements.

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. 3 cosponsors are on that committee.
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S.Res. 336: A resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2018 as “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month”.

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] This resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2147: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] is a member of the committee.
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S. 2141: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reform procedures for determinations on disposition of charges and the convening of courts-martial for certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and for other purposes.

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Armed Services which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Res. 339: A resolution designating November 2017 as “National Runaway Prevention Month”.

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL] This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It will typically be considered by committee next.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2151: A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership for certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units, and for other purposes.

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND] is a member of the committee.
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S. 2138: A bill to authorize the creation of a commission to develop voluntary accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials and related technologies used in postsecondary education, and for other purposes.

Newly Introduced Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2158: A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to clarify and improve the procedures and accountability for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, to ensure that the barriers

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Res. 341: A resolution designating the week beginning November 13, 2017, as “National Apprenticeship Week”.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] This resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2145: A bill to prohibit the United States Government from barring refugees from entering the United States based on their country of origin.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. 2 cosponsors are on that committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2139: A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to address critical conservation conditions under the regional conservation partnership program, and for other purposes.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Res. 338: A resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Agreed To (Simple Resolution): Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. Explanation: This simple resolution was agreed to on November 16, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Res. 338: A resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It will typically be considered by committee next.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2137: A bill to amend the Rural Development Act of 1972 to improve access to grants for evidence-based substance use disorder treatment services in rural areas, and for other purposes.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Res. 342: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that States, cities, Tribal nations, businesses, and institutions of higher education in the United States should work towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] This resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Con.Res. 30: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to United States policy toward Tibet and that the treatment of the Tibetan people should be an important factor in the conduct of United States relations with the People

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] This resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. 3 cosponsors are on that committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2155: A bill to promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, and for other purposes.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID] is the chair of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2159: A bill to require covered harassment and covered discrimination awareness and prevention training for Members, officers, employees, interns, fellows, and detailees of Congress within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter, to require a bi

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. 1 cosponsor is on that committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S. 2156: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide fairness in hospital payments under the Medicare program.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO] is a member of the committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

S.Res. 335: A resolution designating the week of November 19 through November 25, 2017, during which the holiday of Thanksgiving is observed, as “National Family Week”.

Active Legislation - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:00pm
Introduced: Sponsor: Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] This resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. 1 cosponsor is on that committee.
Categories: Federal Legislation

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