In the News

News Update

July 20, 2015

By Kay Jacobson, News and Legislative Associate

Chad: Former dictator Hissene Habre’s trial begins this week. He will be prosecuted for the killing and torture of 40,000 people during his rule in the 1980s. The case will take place in Senegal, marking the first time an African nation will prosecute the leader of another African nation.

Bangladesh: The Special War Crimes Tribunal sentenced to death a former Jamaat-e-Islami party leader for his role in raping and killing a woman during Pakistan’s Independence War in 1971. Since opening in 2010, the Tribunal has issued over 15 death penalties.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A U.S. District Court ruled to extradite Azra Basic, a former Croatian soldier, to Bosnia. He was charged with war crimes against ethnic Serbs during the collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Basic, a current Kentucky resident, is appealing the extradition on claims that witness accounts are false.

Guatemala: The tribunal is deliberating whether to accept the forensic authority’s opinion that the Ex-dictator Rios Montt is no longer mentally fit to stand trial. Although Rios Montt was found guilty in 2013 for leading the murder of nearly 2,000 indigenous Mayans, his sentence was repealed on a technicality. The next scheduled proceeding is on July 23rd.

Israel: A recent report indicated that Israeli security forces used unnecessary force to combat Palestinian opposition.  The report found accounts of “chok[ing] children, throw[ing] stun grenades at them, beat[ing] them in custody, threaten[ing] and interogat[ing] them without [guidance]…” As a signatory of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israel is in violation of human rights law.

Thailand: Human Rights Watch reported that the Southeast Asian nation has deportated approximately 100 ethnic Turks or “Uighur immigrants” to China despite Chinese persecution of the minority group. Many of the deported Muslim minority group arrived in Thailand in 2014 and have been detained since their arrival. The fate of those deported could be that of “arbitrary arrest and detention, and criminal prosecution.”

Legislative Update

 

International Peace and Security:

H.R.3107 : To require the continuation in effect of sanctions imposed with respect to Belarus, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] (introduced 7/16/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Byrne, Bradley [AL-1] – 7/16/2015
Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] – 7/16/2015
Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] – 7/16/2015
Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] – 7/16/2015
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] – 7/16/2015
Rep Roby, Martha [AL-2] – 7/16/2015
Rep Stewart, Chris [UT-2] – 7/16/2015

 

Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

S.1789 : A bill to improve defense cooperation between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 7/16/2015)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

S.J.RES.19 : A joint resolution to express the disfavor of Congress regarding the proposed agreement for cooperation between the United States and the People’s Republic of China transmitted to the Congress by the President on April 21, 2015, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 7/15/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Cotton, Tom [AR] – 7/15/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

H.RES.368 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on Nelson Mandela International Day.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 7/16/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 7/16/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 7/16/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 7/16/2015
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 7/16/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 7/16/2015
Rep Lawrence, Brenda L. [MI-14] – 7/16/2015
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 7/16/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 7/16/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 7/16/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 7/16/2015
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] – 7/16/2015
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] – 7/16/2015
Rep Sewell, Terri A. [AL-7] – 7/16/2015
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-23] – 7/16/2015

 

Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.CON.RES.62 : Expressing the sense of Congress that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and therefore, consistent with the location of other United States embassies, the United States embassy in Israel should be located in Jerusalem.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 7/14/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Babin, Brian [TX-36] – 7/14/2015
Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] – 7/14/2015
Rep Bishop, Mike [MI-8] – 7/14/2015
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] – 7/14/2015
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] – 7/14/2015
Rep DeSantis, Ron [FL-6] – 7/16/2015
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 7/14/2015
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 7/16/2015
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] – 7/14/2015
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] – 7/14/2015
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] – 7/16/2015
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] – 7/14/2015
Rep Grothman, Glenn [WI-6] – 7/16/2015
Rep Hardy, Cresent [NV-4] – 7/14/2015
Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6] – 7/16/2015
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 7/14/2015
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 7/14/2015
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 7/14/2015
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 7/14/2015
Rep Rouzer, David [NC-7] – 7/14/2015
Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] – 7/14/2015
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] – 7/14/2015
Rep Weber, Randy K., Sr. [TX-14] – 7/16/2015
Rep Williams, Roger [TX-25] – 7/14/2015
Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7] – 7/14/2015



Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/14/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.R.2847 : Electrify Africa Act of 2015: To encourage African countries provide first-time access to electricity and power services for at least 50,000,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.
Sponsor: Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] (introduced 6/23/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 6/23/2015
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 6/23/2015
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] – 6/23/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.R.2877 : To designate an existing Federal officer to coordinate efforts to secure the release of United States persons who are hostages of hostile groups or state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-50] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Delaney, John K. [MD-6] – 6/24/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.R.2899 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Office for Countering Violent Extremism.
Sponsor: Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] (introduced 6/25/2015)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

 

S.RES.212 : A resolution condemning the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and expressing encouragement and prayers for all affected by this evil assault.
Sponsor: Sen Scott, Tim [SC] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] – 6/24/2015
Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] – 6/24/2015
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] – 6/24/2015
Sen Booker, Cory A. [NJ] – 6/24/2015
Sen Boozman, John [AR] – 6/24/2015
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 6/24/2015
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Capito, Shelley Moore [WV] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] – 6/24/2015
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] – 6/24/2015
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cassidy, Bill [LA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] – 6/24/2015
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] – 6/24/2015
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] – 6/24/2015
Sen Corker, Bob [TN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cotton, Tom [AR] – 6/24/2015
Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] – 6/24/2015
Sen Cruz, Ted [TX] – 6/24/2015
Sen Daines, Steve [MT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Donnelly, Joe [IN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Ernst, Joni [IA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Fischer, Deb [NE] – 6/24/2015
Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] – 6/24/2015
Sen Franken, Al [MN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Gardner, Cory [CO] – 6/24/2015
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] – 6/24/2015
Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM] – 6/24/2015
Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND] – 6/24/2015
Sen Heller, Dean [NV] – 6/24/2015
Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Hoeven, John [ND] – 6/24/2015
Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] – 6/24/2015
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Johnson, Ron [WI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Kaine, Tim [VA] – 6/24/2015
Sen King, Angus S., Jr. [ME] – 6/24/2015
Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Lankford, James [OK] – 6/24/2015
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Lee, Mike [UT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] – 6/24/2015
Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] – 6/24/2015
Sen McCain, John [AZ] – 6/24/2015
Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] – 6/24/2015
Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] – 6/24/2015
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] – 6/24/2015
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] – 6/24/2015
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] – 6/24/2015
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] – 6/24/2015
Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Paul, Rand [KY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Perdue, David [GA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Peters, Gary C. [MI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Portman, Rob [OH] – 6/24/2015
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Reid, Harry [NV] – 6/24/2015
Sen Risch, James E. [ID] – 6/24/2015
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] – 6/24/2015
Sen Rounds, Mike [SD] – 6/24/2015
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Sasse, Ben [NE] – 6/24/2015
Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/24/2015
Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Sullivan, Dan [AK] – 6/24/2015
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Thune, John [SD] – 6/24/2015
Sen Tillis, Thom [NC] – 6/24/2015
Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] – 6/24/2015
Sen Vitter, David [LA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] – 6/24/2015
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] – 6/24/2015

 

Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

 

S.RES.208 : A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the requested release of convicted terrorist Juvenal Ovidio Ricardo Palmera Pineda, also known as “Simon Trinidad”, from prison in the United States as a part of the Colombian peace process.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 6/23/2015)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

S.1747 : A bill to improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] – 7/9/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

H.R.2989 : South Sudan Peace Promotion and Accountability Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-17] (introduced 7/8/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] – 7/8/2015
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] – 7/8/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 7/8/2015
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 7/8/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

S.RES.211 : A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding Srebrenica.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/25/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 136.

 

H.RES.348 : Supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future.
Sponsor: Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] (introduced 7/7/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 7/7/2015
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 7/7/2015
Rep Boyle, Brendan F. [PA-13] – 7/7/2015
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] – 7/7/2015
Rep Carney, John C., Jr. [DE] – 7/7/2015
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] – 7/7/2015
Rep Costello, Ryan A. [PA-6] – 7/9/2015
Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4] – 7/7/2015
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] – 7/7/2015
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] – 7/7/2015
Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] – 7/7/2015
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 7/7/2015
Rep Frankel, Lois [FL-22] – 7/7/2015
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] – 7/7/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 7/7/2015
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 7/7/2015
Rep Keating, William R. [MA-9] – 7/7/2015
Rep Kinzinger, Adam [IL-16] – 7/7/2015
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] – 7/7/2015
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-9] – 7/9/2015
Rep Lowenthal, Alan S. [CA-47] – 7/7/2015
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] – 7/7/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 7/7/2015
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-5] – 7/7/2015
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 7/7/2015
Rep Reed, Tom [NY-23] – 7/7/2015
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] – 7/7/2015
Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] – 7/7/2015
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] – 7/7/2015
Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] – 7/7/2015
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] – 7/7/2015
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-25] – 7/7/2015
Rep Weber, Randy K., Sr. [TX-14] – 7/7/2015
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] – 7/7/2015
Rep Yoho, Ted S. [FL-3] – 7/7/2015

 

Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/7/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.RES.352 : Expressing support for the designation of a “Prisoners of Conscience Day”.
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 7/8/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 7/8/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.RES.354 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] – 7/9/2015
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 7/9/2015
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] – 7/9/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 7/9/2015
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-17] – 7/9/2015
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] – 7/9/2015
Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] – 7/9/2015

 

Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

S.1682 : A bill to extend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 and to require the Secretary of the Treasury to report on the use by Iran of funds made available through sanctions relief.
Sponsor: Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] (introduced 6/25/2015)

CosponsorsSen Menendez, Robert [NJ] – 6/25/2015
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

H.RES.337 : Calling for substantive dialogue, without preconditions, in order to address Tibetan grievances and secure a negotiated agreement for the Tibetan people.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Bera, Ami [CA-7] – 6/24/2015
Rep Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [VA-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] – 6/24/2015
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep Clark, Katherine M. [MA-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 6/24/2015
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] – 6/24/2015
Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] – 6/24/2015
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] – 6/24/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 6/24/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lowenthal, Alan S. [CA-47] – 6/24/2015
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 6/24/2015
Rep Pelosi, Nancy [CA-12] – 6/24/2015
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 6/24/2015
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 6/24/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 6/24/2015
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-48] – 6/24/2015
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] – 6/24/2015
Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] – 6/24/2015
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] – 6/24/2015


Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.RES.346 : Condemning the use of toxic chemicals as weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Sponsor: Rep Yoho, Ted S. [FL-3] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Clawson, Curt [FL-19] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cook, Paul [CA-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] – 6/25/2015
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] – 6/25/2015
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] – 6/25/2015
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] – 6/25/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

S.1643 : Ensuring the Safety and Security of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] (introduced 6/23/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/25/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 133.

 

S.1652 : A bill to designate an existing Federal officer to coordinate efforts to secure the release of United States persons who are hostages of hostile groups or state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 6/23/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] – 6/23/2015
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] – 6/23/2015
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/23/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

H.RES.338 : Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1295) to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced 6/24/2015)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 114-179
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 251 – 176 (Roll no. 386).
Latest Action: 6/25/2015 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

 

H.RES.339 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the

25th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia.
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 6/24/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

H.RES.343 : Expressing concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups.
Sponsor: Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Brownley, Julia [CA-26] – 6/25/2015
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] – 6/25/2015
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] – 6/25/2015
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-48] – 6/25/2015
Rep Valadao, David G. [CA-21] – 6/25/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

Immigration:

H.R.3069 : To amend section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen a removal proceeding if the basis of the motion is fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or the attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative.
Sponsor: Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] (introduced 7/15/2015)      Cosponsors:

 

Rep Cardenas, Tony [CA-29] – 7/15/2015
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] – 7/15/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] – 7/15/2015
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] – 7/15/2015
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] – 7/15/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 7/15/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 7/15/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] – 7/15/2015
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Meng, Grace [NY-6] – 7/15/2015
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32] – 7/15/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 7/15/2015
Rep O’Rourke, Beto [TX-16] – 7/15/2015
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] – 7/15/2015
Rep Torres, Norma J. [CA-35] – 7/15/2015
Rep Vargas, Juan [CA-51] – 7/15/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.1752 : A bill to enhance communication between Federal, State, tribal, and local jurisdictions and to ensure the rapid and effective deportation of certain criminal aliens.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 7/13/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] – 7/13/2015
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/13/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and

referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.1762 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.
Sponsor: Sen Cruz, Ted [TX] (introduced 7/14/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Perdue, David [GA] – 7/15/2015
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/14/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.2848 : Visa Overstay Enforcement Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11] (introduced 6/23/2015)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.2956 : Preventing Illegal Immigrants From Abusing Tax Welfare Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep Grothman, Glenn [WI-6] (introduced 7/7/2015)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/7/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

H.R.2922 : To amend the section 221 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide relief for adoptive families from immigrant visa fees in certain situations.
Sponsor: Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Allen, Rick W. [GA-12] – 6/25/2015
Rep Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [VA-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Brooks, Susan W. [IN-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cardenas, Tony [CA-29] – 6/25/2015
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] – 6/25/2015
Rep DelBene, Suzan K. [WA-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-35] – 6/25/2015
Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] – 6/25/2015
Rep Herrera Beutler, Jaime [WA-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] – 6/25/2015
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Messer, Luke [IN-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Nolan, Richard M. [MN-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pittenger, Robert [NC-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-28] – 6/25/2015
Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] – 6/25/2015
Rep Wagner, Ann [MO-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Williams, Roger [TX-25] – 6/25/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.2942 : To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to detain any alien who is unlawfully present in the United States and is arrested for certain criminal offenses.
Sponsor: Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Brat, Dave [VA-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep McSally, Martha [AZ-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Walker, Mark [NC-6] – 6/25/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.3011 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.
Sponsor: Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Abraham, Ralph Lee [LA-5] – 7/10/2015
Rep Babin, Brian [TX-36] – 7/9/2015
Rep Blum, Rod [IA-1] – 7/9/2015
Rep Brat, Dave [VA-7] – 7/9/2015
Rep Bridenstine, Jim [OK-1] – 7/9/2015
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] – 7/9/2015
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-42] – 7/9/2015
Rep Clawson, Curt [FL-19] – 7/9/2015
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] – 7/9/2015
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-4] – 7/9/2015
Rep Grothman, Glenn [WI-6] – 7/10/2015
Rep Hice, Jody B. [GA-10] – 7/9/2015
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] – 7/9/2015
Rep LaMalfa, Doug [CA-1] – 7/9/2015
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 7/9/2015
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] – 7/9/2015
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] – 7/9/2015
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 7/9/2015
Rep Palmer, Gary J. [AL-6] – 7/9/2015
Rep Ross, Dennis A. [FL-15] – 7/9/2015
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] – 7/9/2015
Rep Weber, Randy K., Sr. [TX-14] – 7/9/2015
Rep Yoho, Ted S. [FL-3] – 7/9/2015
Rep Zeldin, Lee M. [NY-1] – 7/9/2015
Rep Zinke, Ryan K. [MT] – 7/9/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.RES.216 : A resolution recognizing the month of June 2015 as “Immigrant Heritage Month”, a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions immigrants and their children have made in shaping the history, strengthening the economy, and enriching the culture of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 6/25/2015)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

Discrimination:

H.RES.364 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Federation Internationale de Football Association should immediately eliminate gender pay inequity and treat all athletes with the same respect and dignity.
Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-38] (introduced 7/15/2015)      Cosponsors:

 

Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Bustos, Cheri [IL-17] – 7/15/2015
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] – 7/15/2015
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] – 7/15/2015
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] – 7/15/2015
Rep Clark, Katherine M. [MA-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep DeSaulnier, Mark [CA-11] – 7/15/2015
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] – 7/15/2015
Rep Duckworth, Tammy [IL-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] – 7/15/2015
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 7/15/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kildee, Daniel T. [MI-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lieu, Ted [CA-33] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Meng, Grace [NY-6] – 7/15/2015
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] – 7/15/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 7/15/2015
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-25] – 7/15/2015
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-14] – 7/15/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Vargas, Juan [CA-51] – 7/15/2015
Rep Watson Coleman, Bonnie [NJ-12] – 7/15/2015
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 7/15/2015


Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

S.1749 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow allocation of certain renewable energy tax credits to Indian tribes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM] (introduced 7/13/2015)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/13/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

S.1766 : A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] (introduced 7/15/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] – 7/15/2015

 

Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] – 7/15/2015
Sen Booker, Cory A. [NJ] – 7/15/2015
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 7/15/2015
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 7/15/2015
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] – 7/15/2015
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] – 7/15/2015
Sen Franken, Al [MN] – 7/15/2015
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] – 7/15/2015
Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM] – 7/15/2015
Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] – 7/15/2015
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] – 7/15/2015
Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] – 7/15/2015
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] – 7/15/2015
Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT] – 7/15/2015
Sen Peters, Gary C. [MI] – 7/15/2015
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 7/15/2015
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 7/15/2015
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] – 7/15/2015
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] – 7/15/2015
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] – 7/15/2015
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] – 7/15/2015

 

Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

 

S.1765 : A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide equal treatment of LGBT older individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] (introduced 7/14/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] – 7/14/2015
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] – 7/14/2015
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/14/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

H.R.3079 : To take certain Federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] (introduced 7/15/2015)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

H.R.3105 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that all provisions shall apply to legally married same-sex couples in the same manner as other married couples, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-9] (introduced 7/16/2015)      Cosponsors:

 

Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-34] – 7/16/2015
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 7/16/2015
Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] – 7/16/2015
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] – 7/16/2015
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 7/16/2015
Rep Dingell, Debbie [MI-12] – 7/16/2015
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-35] – 7/16/2015
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] – 7/16/2015
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] – 7/16/2015
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 7/16/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 7/16/2015
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 7/16/2015
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-1] – 7/16/2015
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] – 7/16/2015
Rep Pelosi, Nancy [CA-12] – 7/16/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 7/16/2015
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-38] – 7/16/2015
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] – 7/16/2015

 

Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

H.R.3043 : Tribal Tax Incentive for Renewable Energy Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] (introduced 7/13/2015)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

H.R.3047 : Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Act
Sponsor: Rep Rouzer, David [NC-7] (introduced 7/13/2015)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Agriculture; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

H.R.3068 : To direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] (introduced 7/15/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Ashford, Brad [NE-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [VA-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Brownley, Julia [CA-26] – 7/15/2015
Rep Bustos, Cheri [IL-17] – 7/15/2015
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] – 7/15/2015
Rep Cardenas, Tony [CA-29] – 7/15/2015
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] – 7/15/2015
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] – 7/15/2015
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] – 7/15/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] – 7/15/2015
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Delaney, John K. [MD-6] – 7/15/2015
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep DelBene, Suzan K. [WA-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep DeSaulnier, Mark [CA-11] – 7/15/2015
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] – 7/15/2015
Rep Duckworth, Tammy [IL-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 7/15/2015
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-18] – 7/15/2015
Rep Esty, Elizabeth H. [CT-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] – 7/15/2015
Rep Foster, Bill [IL-11] – 7/15/2015
Rep Frankel, Lois [FL-22] – 7/15/2015
Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-44] – 7/15/2015
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] – 7/15/2015
Rep Heck, Denny [WA-10] – 7/15/2015
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-26] – 7/15/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 7/15/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Keating, William R. [MA-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kelly, Robin L. [IL-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kennedy, Joseph P., III [MA-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kildee, Daniel T. [MI-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kilmer, Derek [WA-6] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Kirkpatrick, Ann [AZ-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lieu, Ted [CA-33] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lowenthal, Alan S. [CA-47] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] – 7/15/2015
Rep Maloney, Sean Patrick [NY-18] – 7/15/2015
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Meng, Grace [NY-6] – 7/15/2015
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Murphy, Patrick [FL-18] – 7/15/2015
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32] – 7/15/2015
Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10] – 7/15/2015
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] – 7/15/2015
Rep Peters, Scott H. [CA-52] – 7/15/2015
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 7/15/2015
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] – 7/15/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 7/15/2015
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Rice, Kathleen M. [NY-4] – 7/15/2015
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] – 7/15/2015
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-40] – 7/15/2015
Rep Ruiz, Raul [CA-36] – 7/15/2015
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-28] – 7/15/2015
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] – 7/15/2015
Rep Sinema, Kyrsten [AZ-9] – 7/15/2015
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-14] – 7/15/2015
Rep Takai, Mark [HI-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Takano, Mark [CA-41] – 7/15/2015
Rep Titus, Dina [NV-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] – 7/15/2015
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-3] – 7/15/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 7/15/2015
Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] – 7/15/2015
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] – 7/15/2015
Rep Wilson, Frederica S. [FL-24] – 7/15/2015
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 7/15/2015

 

Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

 

H.R.2851 : Equality in Insurance Act of 2015: To require each insurer that considers marital status in the rating or underwriting of an insurance policy to consider the proposed insured to be married if the proposed insured is legally married under the laws of any State, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 6/23/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] – 6/23/2015
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

S.1740 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that all provisions shall apply to legally married same-sex couples in the same manner as other married couples, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] – 7/9/2015
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] – 7/9/2015
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] – 7/9/2015
Sen Booker, Cory A. [NJ] – 7/9/2015
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 7/9/2015
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] – 7/9/2015
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] – 7/9/2015
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] – 7/9/2015
Sen Donnelly, Joe [IN] – 7/9/2015
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] – 7/9/2015
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Franken, Al [MN] – 7/9/2015
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] – 7/9/2015
Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM] – 7/9/2015
Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND] – 7/9/2015
Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] – 7/9/2015
Sen Kaine, Tim [VA] – 7/9/2015
Sen King, Angus S., Jr. [ME] – 7/9/2015
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] – 7/9/2015
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] – 7/9/2015
Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] – 7/9/2015
Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] – 7/9/2015
Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] – 7/9/2015
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] – 7/9/2015
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] – 7/9/2015
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] – 7/9/2015
Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT] – 7/9/2015
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] – 7/9/2015
Sen Peters, Gary C. [MI] – 7/9/2015
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] – 7/9/2015
Sen Reid, Harry [NV] – 7/9/2015
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] – 7/9/2015
Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] – 7/9/2015
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 7/9/2015
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 7/9/2015
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] – 7/9/2015
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] – 7/9/2015
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] – 7/9/2015
Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] – 7/9/2015
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] – 7/9/2015

 

Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

S.1745 : A bill to provide grants to eligible entities to develop and maintain or improve and expand before school, afterschool, and summer school programs for Indian and Alaska Native students, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Tester, Jon [MT] (introduced 7/9/2015)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

 

H.R.2976 : Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act of 2015: To replace references to “wives” and “husbands” in Federal law with references to “spouses”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 7/8/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Aguilar, Pete [CA-31] – 7/10/2015
Rep Bera, Ami [CA-7] – 7/8/2015
Rep Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [VA-8] – 7/8/2015
Rep DelBene, Suzan K. [WA-1] – 7/8/2015
Rep DeSaulnier, Mark [CA-11] – 7/8/2015
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 7/8/2015
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 7/8/2015
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] – 7/8/2015
Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] – 7/8/2015
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 7/8/2015
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] – 7/8/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 7/8/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 7/8/2015
Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] – 7/8/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 7/8/2015
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-9] – 7/8/2015
Rep Lowenthal, Alan S. [CA-47] – 7/8/2015
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 7/8/2015
Rep Murphy, Patrick [FL-18] – 7/8/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 7/8/2015
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 7/8/2015
Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] – 7/8/2015
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] – 7/8/2015
Rep Swalwell, Eric [CA-15] – 7/9/2015
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] – 7/8/2015
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-3] – 7/8/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.3026 : To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to clarify the authority of tribal governments in regard to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Sponsor: Rep Cook, Paul [CA-8] (introduced 7/10/2015)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/10/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

S.1704 : Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment Act: A bill to amend the Indian Tribal Justice Act to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 7/7/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Sen Daines, Steve [MT] – 7/7/2015
Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND] – 7/7/2015
Sen Hoeven, John [ND] – 7/7/2015
Sen McCain, John [AZ] – 7/8/2015
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] – 7/7/2015
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] – 7/7/2015
Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] – 7/7/2015
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] – 7/7/2015
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] – 7/7/2015

 

Committees: Senate Indian Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/7/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

 

S.1713 : A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to provide loans and grants for solar installations in low-income and underserved areas.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 7/7/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] – 7/7/2015
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/7/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

H.RES.344 : Urging the discontinued use of the Confederate battle flag, which represents pain, humiliation, torture, and racial oppression, in remembrance of the Emanuel 9.
Sponsor: Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Adams, Alma S. [NC-12] – 6/25/2015
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 6/25/2015
Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] – 6/25/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/25/2015
Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lawrence, Brenda L. [MI-14] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 6/25/2015
Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10] – 6/25/2015
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Scott, David [GA-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [VA-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] – 6/25/2015
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] – 6/25/2015
Rep Watson Coleman, Bonnie [NJ-12] – 6/25/2015
Rep Wilson, Frederica S. [FL-24] – 6/25/2015


Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.2875 : Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2015: To encourage greater community accountability of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 6/24/2015
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] – 6/24/2015
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 6/24/2015
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] – 6/24/2015
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 6/24/2015
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] – 6/24/2015
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 6/24/2015
Rep DelBene, Suzan K. [WA-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep DeSaulnier, Mark [CA-11] – 6/24/2015
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] – 6/24/2015
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 6/24/2015
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] – 6/24/2015
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/24/2015
Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep Kelly, Robin L. [IL-2] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lawrence, Brenda L. [MI-14] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] – 6/24/2015
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] – 6/24/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 6/24/2015
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] – 6/24/2015
Rep Plaskett, Stacey E. [VI] – 6/24/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 6/24/2015
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] – 6/24/2015
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] – 6/24/2015
Rep Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [VA-3] – 6/24/2015
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] – 6/25/2015
Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] – 6/24/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Wilson, Frederica S. [FL-24] – 6/25/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

Democratic Governance:

H.RES.363 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the power of Congress to protect the right to vote.
Sponsor: Rep Nolan, Richard M. [MN-8] (introduced 7/15/2015)
Committees: House Administration
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

 

H.R.2856 : Citizen Empowerment Act of 2015: To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 6/23/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Bridenstine, Jim [OK-1] – 6/24/2015
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

H.R.3007 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the display of the Confederate battle flag in national cemeteries.
Sponsor: Rep Gallego, Ruben [AZ-7] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] – 7/9/2015
Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] – 7/9/2015
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 7/9/2015
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 7/9/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 7/9/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 7/9/2015
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 7/9/2015
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] – 7/9/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 7/9/2015
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] – 7/9/2015

 

Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

 

H.R.2867 : Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015: 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.
Sponsor: Rep Sewell, Terri A. [AL-7] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 6/25/2015
Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Boyle, Brendan F. [PA-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Bustos, Cheri [IL-17] – 6/25/2015
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Carney, John C., Jr. [DE] – 6/25/2015
Rep Castro, Joaquin [TX-20] – 6/25/2015
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] – 6/24/2015
Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep DeSaulnier, Mark [CA-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-35] – 6/25/2015
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] – 6/25/2015
Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-44] – 6/25/2015
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] – 6/25/2015
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 6/25/2015
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Kelly, Robin L. [IL-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Kilmer, Derek [WA-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lawrence, Brenda L. [MI-14] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lieu, Ted [CA-33] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Maloney, Sean Patrick [NY-18] – 6/25/2015
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] – 6/25/2015
Rep Nolan, Richard M. [MN-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Norcross, Donald [NJ-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pelosi, Nancy [CA-12] – 6/25/2015
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Plaskett, Stacey E. [VI] – 6/25/2015
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-40] – 6/25/2015
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-38] – 6/24/2015
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Torres, Norma J. [CA-35] – 6/25/2015
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] – 6/24/2015
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-23] – 6/25/2015
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] – 6/25/2015
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] – 6/25/2015
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 6/25/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.2870 : Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2015: To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 6/24/2015
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

H.R.2887 : Time Off to Vote Act: To provide employees with 2 hours of paid leave in order to vote in Federal elections.
Sponsor: Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cardenas, Tony [CA-29] – 6/25/2015
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 6/25/2015
Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] – 6/25/2015
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 6/25/2015
Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/25/2015
Rep Kelly, Robin L. [IL-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Meng, Grace [NY-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Norcross, Donald [NJ-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] – 6/25/2015
Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rice, Kathleen M. [NY-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Takano, Mark [CA-41] – 6/25/2015
Rep Titus, Dina [NV-1] – 6/25/2015


Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

 

H.R.2944 : To improve public safety, accountability, transparency, and respect for federalism in Federal criminal law by applying the findings of the bipartisan Over-Criminalization Task Force and evidence-based reforms already made by some States, and reinvesting the resulting savings from doing so in additional evidence-based criminal justice strategies that are proven to reduce recidivism and crime, and the burden of the criminal justice system on the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 6/25/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] – 6/25/2015
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 6/25/2015
Rep Bishop, Mike [MI-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cardenas, Tony [CA-29] – 6/25/2015
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 6/25/2015
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] – 6/25/2015
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] – 6/25/2015
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Labrador, Raul R. [ID-1] – 6/25/2015
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] – 6/25/2015
Rep Love, Mia B. [UT-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 6/25/2015
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] – 6/25/2015
Rep Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [VA-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Yoho, Ted S. [FL-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Young, Don [AK] – 6/25/2015

 


Committees: House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

H.J.RES.58 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.
Sponsor: Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-28] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 6/25/2015
Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] – 6/24/2015
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 6/24/2015
Rep DeSaulnier, Mark [CA-11] – 6/24/2015
Rep Garamendi, John [CA-3] – 6/24/2015
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] – 6/24/2015
Rep Keating, William R. [MA-9] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 6/24/2015
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 6/24/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] – 6/24/2015
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-3] – 6/24/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 6/24/2015
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] – 6/24/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.1659 : Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015: A 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.
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Booker, Cory A. [NJ] – 6/24/2015
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 6/24/2015
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] – 6/24/2015
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] – 6/24/2015
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Franken, Al [MN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Kaine, Tim [VA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] – 6/24/2015
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] – 6/25/2015
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] – 6/24/2015
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Reid, Harry [NV] – 6/24/2015
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] – 6/24/2015
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 6/24/2015
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/24/2015
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] – 6/24/2015
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] – 6/24/2015
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] – 6/24/2015

 

Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

S.1670 : A bill to amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 6/24/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Franken, Al [MN] – 6/24/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

S.RES.207 : A resolution recognizing threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 6/22/2015)

Cosponsors: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] – 6/22/2015
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/25/2015
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] – 6/22/2015
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2015 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.

 

H.R.2994 : To protect individuals by strengthening the Nation’s mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors:

 

Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 7/9/2015
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] – 7/9/2015
Rep Clark, Katherine M. [MA-5] – 7/9/2015
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 7/9/2015
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 7/9/2015
Rep Esty, Elizabeth H. [CT-5] – 7/9/2015
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] – 7/9/2015
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] – 7/9/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 7/9/2015
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] – 7/9/2015
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32] – 7/9/2015
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 7/9/2015
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] – 7/9/2015
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] – 7/9/2015
Rep Swalwell, Eric [CA-15] – 7/9/2015
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-3] – 7/9/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 7/9/2015
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 7/9/2015

 

Committees: House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

H.R.3008 : To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to promote civic learning and engagement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 7/9/2015)

Cosponsors: Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 7/9/2015
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.