Senator Quinlan Fitzpatrick - (AK)

Bill title: A Bill to Enact Automatic Voter Registration

Bill summary: All citizens in each state's respective DMV database will automatically be registered for all federal elections.

Bill number: SB-17
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 69, No: 12, Present: 2

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Senator Andrew Hampton - (AK)

Bill title: The decriminalization of cannabis across states that have not legalized its use

Bill summary: In all states that have not legalized its use, Cannabis will be decriminalized. Citizens found in possession will go in front of a Committee for the Dissuasion of Drug Addiction (CDDA)

Bill number: SB-53
Status: Failed Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 23, No: 64, Present: 5

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Senator Jacob Hartley - (AL)

Bill title: A Bill to Ensure a Balanced Federal Budget

Bill summary: This bill will force the Federal Government to abide by the rule of a balanced budget, which will foster an environment for increased fiscal responsibility and governmental transparency.

Bill number: SB-35
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Chandler Deerman - (AL)

Bill title: The Welfare Disqualification Bill

Bill summary: This calls for mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients by enacting a decrease in funds received for proper introductory and continued random drug testing.

Bill number: SB-75
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Jesus Perera - (AR)

Bill title: Creation of a new cabinet position for the former President of the United States

Bill summary: A bill establishing a new position on the executive cabinet for the former President of the United States so that a relationship may be developed between the two office holders.

Bill number: SB-38
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Chris Fowler Jr. - (AR)

Bill title: The Economic Stability Assurance Act of 2016

Bill summary: The purpose of this bill is to reinstate Glass-Steagall Era provisions that prohibit banks from engaging in insurance, commercial, and investment banking at the same time and to empower the Securities and Exchange Commission to do its job more completely

Bill number: SB-27
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 43, No: 42, Present: 9

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Senator Hwo Yoo - (AZ)

Bill title: Immigrant Naturalization Act

Bill summary: The bill, when passed into law, will input a stronger restriction on illegal immigration, granting citizenship to those that can prove, over a short course of time, that they can work effectively and be a good US citizen.

Bill number: SB-63
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Thomas Gaudet - (AZ)

Bill title: Federal Student Loan Renewal

Bill summary: This bill is an act that seeks to lower all future student loan interest rates to 2%, improve the interest rates for current students, and reduce loan fees in an effort to stimulate the economy and better America's middle class.

Bill number: SB-73
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Thomas Gaudet - (AZ)

Resolution title: A Resolution to Honor Boys Nation Director of Activities Bob Turner.

Resolution summary: A Resolution to Honor Boys Nation Director of Activities Bob Turner.

Resolution number: SR-20
Status: Passed By Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 98, No: 0, Present:

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Senator Joseph Lerdal - (CA)

Bill title: The Working Immigrants Bill

Bill summary: This bill will give lawful residence to those who can prove they have lived and worked in the United States for a certain amount of time.

Bill number: SB-22
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 67, No: 25, Present: 2

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Senator Samuel Spinner - (CA)

Bill title: Next Generation Science Standards Act

Bill summary: Adopt Next Generation Science Standards as the new national K-12 grade curriculum in all public schools.

Bill number: SB-52
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 52, No: 38, Present: 3

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Senator Mayank Mishra - (CO)

Bill title: Legalization and Management of Recreational Marijuana

Bill summary: To abolish the federal restrictions surrounding the recreational distribution, sale and consumption of Marijuana. This will include specifying taxes and forming bureaucracy for the implementation of the above mentioned goal.

Bill number: SB-9
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 57, No: 34, Present: 1

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Senator Scott Johnson - (CO)

Bill title: The Abolishment of the Penny from United States Currency

Bill summary: The cost to produce one penny today equals 1.7 cents (according the the US Mint’s 2014 annual report). The production of the penny in US currency is costing more than the actual value the coin and costing millions of dollars from the US economy.

Bill number: SB-46
Status: In Committee 1

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Senator Mayank Mishra - (CO)

Resolution title: Thank American Legion Resolution

Resolution summary: Strongly implore to every member of the Boy’s Nation US senate to write a letter to their respective sponsoring post for the purpose of sincerely thanking them.

Resolution number: SR-5
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Earl Daniel de los Santos - (CT)

Bill title: Self-Defense Education for Schools Act

Bill summary: This legislation will increase the safety of students, teachers, and school staff by mandating basic training in self-defense techniques and the creation of emergency plans to fight and subdue violent persons, especially when escape is not available.

Bill number: SB-76
Status: In Committee 4

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Senator Aaron Jaffe - (CT)

Bill title: Education Reform for the 21st Century Student and the 21st Century Teacher

Bill summary: This bill seeks to address some of the shortcomings of the current public school education system with regard to subject matter as well as with regard to teacher standards. As the United States has evolved, its education system must do the same.

Bill number: SB-42
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Matthew Etzrodt Jr - (DE)

Bill title: Expansion of exemption of qualified law enforcement officers and qualified military personnel from State Laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms.

Bill summary: The purpose is two fold. First, to remove the restrictions on the current legislation allowing law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons. Second, the legislation is expanded to offer and afford these same rights to military personnel.

Bill number: SB-13
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 48, No: 43, Present: 1

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Senator Alexander Arellano - (DE)

Bill title: Renewable Energies Act of 2016

Bill summary: A bill to redirect federal efforts towards more sustainable energy sources.

Bill number: SB-72
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 75, No: 15, Present: 1

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Senator Alexander Arellano - (DE)

Resolution title: A simple resolution expressing gratitude to the various groups that support our veterans and youth leaders

Resolution summary: This resolution shows gratitude to the American Legion, The American Legion Boy’s Nation program, The Delaware American Legion Boy’s State program, American Legion Post 25 located in Middletown, Delaware, and the Middletown High School AFJROTC program.

Status: Waiting to be introduced

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Senator Sahil Pankhaniya - (FL)

Bill title: Federal Funding of Space Facilities constructed for lease to Private Space Exploration Companies.

Bill summary: This bill will foster the expansion of NASA's main Orion and SLS projects by stimulating growth of private sector space exploration.

Bill number: SB-18
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 70, No: 17, Present: 1

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Senator Jack Yan - (FL)

Bill title: A Bill to Curb Predatory Lending Practices to Protect Students With Loans

Bill summary: New regulations aimed to protect college and university students from predatory lending practices.

Bill number: SB-50
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 54, No: 32, Present: 3

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Senator Jack Yan - (FL)

Resolution title: A Resolution to Prioritize Funding of the US Navy to Ensure the Advancement of US Interests

Resolution summary: Commitment to prioritize and advance the development and funding of the US Navy.

Resolution number: SR-4
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Spencer Pipkin - (GA)

Bill title: GREEN MANURE INCENTIVE

Bill summary: This bill will provide a .201% tax rebate to farms and corporations using green manure, which will decrease soil erosion, pollutants in water sources, and methane levels in the atmosphere.

Bill number: SB-69
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Christopher Cherian - (GA)

Bill title: Organ Transplant Act of 2016

Bill summary: The Organ Transplant Act declares the current lack of organs as a public health crisis, shifts the United States from an Opt-In system of donations to an Opt-Out system of donations, and creates an education and research plan.

Bill number: SB-31
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Spencer Pipkin - (GA)

Resolution title: SIMPLE RESOLUTION: DUI/ACCOUNTABILITY COURTS

Resolution summary: This resolution would encourage states and counties across the US to add DUI and various Accountability Courts, such as Veteran, DUI, Drug, and Battery Courts that are designed to reduce the number of repeat offenders in the criminal justice system.

Resolution number: SR-6
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 89, No: 4, Present: 1

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Senator Christopher Cherian - (GA)

Resolution title: Simple Resolution honoring National COmmander Dale Barnett

Resolution summary: This resolution would honor the National Commander, Mr. Dale Barnett of Georgia, during Boys Nation.

Resolution number: SR-22
Status: Passed By Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 98, No: 0, Present:

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Senator Timothy Foley Jr. - (IA)

Bill title: Cuban Trade and Diplomacy Act (CTD) Act

Bill summary: This bill lifts the trade embargo on Cuba, provides authority for the President to impose tariffs, directs the negotiation of a free trade agreement, and includes a "snap back" provision if Cuba fails to meet specific humanitarian and economic conditions.

Bill number: SB-28
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Connor Ascherl - (IA)

Resolution title: Military Recognition Day

Resolution summary: At Boys Nation we would declare a day of service to honor all Veterans and currently serving service members. This day could benefit or recognize Veterans and currently serving military members.

Resolution number: SR-1
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Timothy Foley Jr. - (IA)

Resolution title: Campaign Finance Reform Act

Resolution summary: This resolution proposes an amendment to the Constitution to restrict the influence of money in politics. If successful, this amendment grants congress the power to set caps on contributions to all political activities.

Resolution number: SR-14
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Timothy Foley Jr. - (IA)

Resolution title: Recognizing American Legion Post 620 and the Department of Iowa.

Resolution summary: Recognizing American Legion Post 620 and the Department of Iowa.

Status: Waiting to be introduced

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Senator Jack Wolthuis - (ID)

Bill title: This Land is Our Land

Bill summary: A bill that returns control of all Federal Lands to their respective states to insure lands are managed and used appropriately and in the best interests of the States and citezens there of.

Bill number: SB-65
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Joshua Cahoon - (ID)

Bill title: A Bill to Require the Hearing by the Senate of All Presidential Appointments

Bill summary: This bill requires the Senate to hold a hearing within 90 days of nomination for all nominees by the President to appointed positions delineated within Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. The bill then sets a punishment for violation of this law.

Bill number: SB-5
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 75, No: 16, Present: 2

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Senator Russell McCormic - (IL)

Bill title: Golden Ribbon Act of 2016

Bill summary: Over the course of one calendar year, withdraw U.S. military personnel still residing within the country of Afghanistan. Withdraw at least 800 personnel each month.

Bill number: SB-1
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Kuzivakwashe Zhou - (IL)

Bill title: College Kick Start.

Bill summary: Mr. Sanders proposed free college for all students. As anyone can see the obvious problems this can solve including our nations debt crisis. I propose that every student just gets a small loan to start off. If they fail/flunk they may not be funded again.

Bill number: SB-61
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Russell McCormic - (IL)

Resolution title: Boys Nation Senate Resolution no.1

Resolution summary: Condemning the unethical business practices of the fishing companies in Japan.

Resolution number: SR-13
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 61, No: 31, Present: 0

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Senator Kenyth Cooper - (IN)

Bill title: Integration of the Federal Political Education Committee

Bill summary: In re of low political involvement/awareness from American citizens, this bill will require federal funding for the foundation of the Political Education Committee, which will be designed to reach out to state schools to spread political education.

Bill number: SB-39
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Alex Flores - (IN)

Bill title: Reinforcement of 18 U.S. Code § 700

Bill summary: Any American Visitor or American Citizen that is found to desecrate or disrespect the American Flag will be fined and sent to a mandatory schooling session to teach about the flag.

Bill number: SB-43
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Jared Long - (KS)

Bill title: High School Financial Literacy Course Requirement Act

Bill summary: In order to combat poor financial decisions by Americans, this bill would require a financial literacy course for all American high school students.

Bill number: SB-14
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Mason Witzke - (KS)

Bill title: VA Works

Bill summary: VA Works significantly downsizes the collective bargaining of AFGE Union

Bill number: SB-21
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Riad Abul-Khoudoud - (KY)

Bill title: Improve employment opportunities for military veterans with service related injuries

Bill summary: Many veterans with service related injuries are unable to work and must rely solely on basic Veterans Administration compensation. Injured veterans need additional financial and educational assistance.

Bill number: SB-25
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Logan Franxman - (KY)

Resolution title: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Civics Classes for both grade school and high school levels.

Resolution summary: Senseless acts of violence and divisiveness in current society have terrible consequences in the short and longer term. Create mandatory civics classes at elementary and high school levels to improve understanding of issues of modern American society.

Resolution number: SR-11
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Andrew Miramon - (LA)

Bill title: No Pennies Act of 2016.

Bill summary: To: Eliminate the use of the penny by rounding all prices to the nearest five cents

Bill number: SB-10
Status: In Committee 1

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Senator Chase Erickson - (LA)

Bill title: Rebuilding the Road to Recovery for our Veterans

Bill summary: This bill will enact a five-stage plan to receive our veterans back home properly and ensure that our beloved veterans avoid the dangers of substance abuse, mental illness, and a life stuck on the streets.

Bill number: SB-6
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator William Hogan - (MA)

Bill title: Common Sense Gun Control

Bill summary: Addresses the concern over gun control in America without infringing upon second amendment rights

Bill number: SB-86
Status: Failed Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 46, No: 47, Present: 1

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Senator William Dewey - (MA)

Bill title: Voter Registration Act of 2016

Bill summary: A bill to enact automatic voter registration at the age of 18 for all Americans.

Bill number: SB-80
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator David Polefrone - (MD)

Bill title: Reform of Criminal Laws for Substance-Dependent Pregnant Women Act

Bill summary: State statutes on child abuse that discourage drug-dependent mothers from seeking necessary healthcare shall no longer be legal. This federal mandate on states shall be enforced by the Department of Justice.

Bill number: SB-51
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 57, No: 30, Present: 7

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Senator Robert Pekarek Jr - (MD)

Bill title: Elimination of Penny as legal Tender - Reform of Civil Law

Bill summary: To modernize the legal tender of the United States by stopping the production of the Federal Reserve penny.

Bill number: SB-84
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 59, No: 32, Present: 1

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Senator Quinn Stewart - (ME)

Bill title: A Bill to Raise the Minimum Wage in Order to Maintain Economic Stability

Bill summary: This bill is intended to tie the minimum wage to the rate of inflation, using the Chained Consumer Price Index. This would immediately raise the minimum wage to $10.68 an hour, while continuously adjusting it year after year to follow the inflation rate.

Bill number: SB-2
Status: Failed Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 45, No: 47, Present: 1

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Senator Joshua Burns - (ME)

Bill title: Drivers Education Reform for Military Dependents

Bill summary: An act to amend Title 23 U.S. Code § 504 (Training and Education) in order to encourage reciprocity between state driver education programs for military dependents by linking such reciprocity to existing federal funding for drivers education.

Bill number: SB-82
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Alexandru Niculescu - (MI)

Bill title: The New Kissinger Oil Trade Act

Bill summary: This bill is essentially a reform on the economics behind energy in the U.S. It imposes a tariff on foreign oil- causing many positive effects. This is essentially the plan attempted by Henry Kissinger in 1975, but never got off the ground.

Bill number: SB-83
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Jack Swartzinski - (MI)

Bill title: A bill to Require Voter Registration

Bill summary: At age 18 all American Citizens will be mailed a voter registration form, electronically or physically, and will be required register to vote. Failing to do so will result in fines. This does not force them to actually vote.

Bill number: SB-56
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Alexandru Niculescu - (MI)

Resolution title: A RESOLUTION TO COMMEMORATE THOMAS PERCY CADMUS AFTER HIS DEATH ON JULY 25, 2016

Resolution summary: A RESOLUTION TO COMMEMORATE THOMAS PERCY CADMUS AFTER HIS DEATH ON JULY 25, 2016

Resolution number: SR-23
Status: Passed By Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 98, No: 0, Present:

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Senator Vincent Clark - (MN)

Bill title: Inflated Tuition Suspension Act

Bill summary: A bill for an act to freeze tuition inflation of all publicly sanctioned two-year universities, technical institutions and trade programs until the minimum wage issue is deemed resolved.

Bill number: SB-64
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 65, No: 30, Present: 1

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Senator Jesse Bissen - (MN)

Bill title: An act to eliminate capital punishment federally.

Bill summary: A bill for an act to illegalize the Death Penalty on the federal level for all criminal cases.

Bill number: SB-77
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Aaron Mohabbat - (MO)

Bill title: A Bill to Recognize the State of Palestine

Bill summary: The purpose of this bill is to recognize the state of Palestine, and incentivize the 2 state solution. Many other world powers already recognize Palestine, and if the Boys Nation follows suit, it will set the precedent for the United States to also follow.

Bill number: SB-74
Status: Failed Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 40, No: 53, Present: 2

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Senator Ryan Murphy - (MO)

Bill title: A Bill to prohibit the Death Penalty at a federal level

Bill summary: This bill will remove the death penalty at a national level and rather incarcerate the felon for life.

Bill number: SB-59
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Reid Stevens - (MS)

Bill title: Consumer-Corporation Privacy Act

Bill summary: This bill will protect private corporations from government interferences. This bill would also protect the information of private consumers within a consumer-corporation agreement.

Bill number: SB-68
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Bradley Curtis - (MS)

Bill title: A bill to remove mandatory minimum sentencing for non violent drug offenders in federal court.

Bill summary: This bill will end mandatory minimum sentencing in federal court for nonviolent drug offenders allowing courts to handle sentencing on a case-by-case basis and thus ensuring appropriate sentencing for each offense.

Bill number: SB-33
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 72, No: 17, Present: 2

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Senator Daniel Koehler - (MT)

Bill title: The "Sustainable Employment Initiative" Bill

Bill summary: The placement of this bill into law will initiate the Job Training Program (JTP) which will be enforced on those who are capable of working but choose to live off of Welfare. The program will help them train, find, and keep a job and remove Welfare.

Bill number: SB-47
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Jacob Rasch - (MT)

Bill title: A BILL THAT WILL CREATE A MINIMUM STANDARD OF PREPARATION FOR EVERY ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL IN THE NATION IN ORDER TO HELP PROTECT STUDENTS AND STAFF FROM THE THREAT OF A LIVE SHOOTER

Bill summary: When enacted, all schools will be required to have all exteriors doors locked externally, lobbies must be made into checkpoints for monitoring visitors, and all ground windows are externally inaccessible.

Bill number: SB-54
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Rudy Ogburn Jr. - (NC)

Bill title: Act to Ensure the Right to Fair Trial and Counsel

Bill summary: To establish a Center for Defense Services, therefore creating permanent supplemental federal funding for public defenders to ensure the right to a fair trial and counsel, as guaranteed by the 6th amendment, while protecting State sovereignty.

Bill number: SB-66
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 81, No: 7, Present: 2

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Senator Michael McCray - (NC)

Bill title: Coal Ash Reduction Bill

Bill summary: This purpose of this bill is to reduce the amount of coal ash pollution that is released by companies in the United States and into rivers, lakes, and the air.

Bill number: SB-90
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Ivan Wognin - (ND)

Bill title: A bill which promotes a cleaner use of energy in our nation's homes.

Bill summary: This bill highlights the issues with using nonrenewable resources to power homes. This bill provides a solution to the problem and incentives to fix the problem.

Bill number: SB-3
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Dawson Schefter - (ND)

Bill title: Human Services Act of 2016 (Welfare Reform Act)

Bill summary: A bill to expedite the reentrance to the workforce of those who depend on human services, or welfare compensation, so as to ensure a fiscally responsible society and by result, a healthier economy.

Bill number: SB-81
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Choteau Kammel - (NE)

Bill title: The LEAD Act. Law Enforcement Accountability Directorate

Bill summary: This Bill sets accountability standards for all federal law enforcement, and in doing so will not only better their ability to act as servants of the public, but will also serve as a strong message to state agencies to do the same.

Bill number: SB-7
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Jacob Gideon - (NE)

Bill title: Supplying Assets to support the Development of Anti-Terroism Technologies

Bill summary: A bill to aid and promote the development of anti-terroism technology in the private sector.

Bill number: SB-11
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Choteau Kammel - (NE)

Resolution title: The SAHG (Sog) Resolution. Sale of Arms to Hostile Groups

Resolution summary: This Resolution will ascertain that Congress must, in the near future, pass a bill regarding the sale of weapons and arming of rebel groups in regard to those involved in foreign civil wars.

Resolution number: SR-10
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 72, No: 16, Present: 7

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Senator Jacob Gideon - (NE)

Resolution title: Reassurance of United States support to Israel

Resolution summary: A resolution to reaffirm the United States' commitment to Israel

Resolution number: SR-19
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 52, No: 39, Present: 2

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Senator John Flanagan - (NH)

Bill title: Reform on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Bill summary: The Department of Veterans' Affairs has been inefficient in its management in prior years. This bill aims to reform the program by making private health care options available to veterans at discounted rates and simplifying the Veterans' Choice program.

Bill number: SB-23
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 77, No: 15, Present: 1

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Senator Zev Sernik - (NH)

Bill title: The Appropriate allocation of Foreign Aid Bill

Bill summary: This bill forces countries receiving aid from the United States to use the money to improve the welfare of their citizens. Aid given out by the U.S government can only be used for economically and socially productive activities in foreign countries.

Bill number: SB-29
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President

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Senator Anthony Joseph - (NJ)

Bill title: Infrastructure Restoration Program

Bill summary: The bill will create the Infrastructure Restoration Program and use it to restore the roads across the country. To entice people to work, any student who received federal aid can work for the administration and will receive a reduction on what they owe.

Bill number: SB-32
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 72, No: 16, Present: 1

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Senator Charles Curtis-Thomas Jr - (NJ)

Bill title: Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal and Recreational Usage.

Bill summary: It is proposed that marijuana be legalized nationwide for medicinal and recreational usage, with the caveat that the legal age to smoke, buy, or anything otherwise be raised to 25 years of age. As before, identification will be required for all purchases.

Bill number: SB-36
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Ryan Mora - (NM)

Bill title: Flag Desecration Amendment

Bill summary: An act to make any actions to desecrate the American flag illegal.

Bill number: SB-44
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Omar Cano - (NM)

Bill title: Presidential Election Reform Act of 2016

Bill summary: An act to develop a nation-wide platform for presidential primaries elections, and the removal of the electoral college from the process of electing president.

Bill number: SB-40
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Eyasu Shumie - (NV)

Bill title: AN ACT to reform the process of civil forfeiture in the criminal justice system in an attempt to preserve due process.

Bill summary: This bill, if passed, would eliminate the process of civil forfeiture and ensure that if assets are to be taken from someone that they would have to be proven guilty.

Bill number: SB-19
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 61, No: 29, Present: 5

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Senator Andrew Brooksbank - (NV)

Bill title: Uniground

Bill summary: Provisions will be set to create universal background checks for all gun purchases in the United States of America.

Bill number: Sb-15
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Eyasu Shumie - (NV)

Resolution title: Memorializing November 12th of each year as Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day.

Resolution summary: Elizabeth Cady Stanton has done incredible things to advance the rights of women worldwide and this day would serve to honor the things she has done in that respect. It would not be a federal holiday and government offices would still be opened.

Resolution number: SR-12
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Michael Hiebert - (NY)

Bill title: The Science, Progress, and Research Transformation Act (SPARTA)

Bill summary: To allocate more resources into science and education, shift focus to future initiatives, and enable increased international cooperation for the advancement of the human race, and the reclamation of American superiority in the field of STEM...

Bill number: SB-62
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 76, No: 17, Present: 2

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Senator Brandon Cea - (NY)

Bill title: Interstate Healthcare Act

Bill summary: To allow U.S. citizens to purchase healthcare from any state in the U.S. as to create more competitive insurance markets, enabling more people to purchase healthcare and to establish basic federal consumer protections.

Bill number: SB-78
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 58, No: 32, Present: 4

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Senator Elias Abboud - (OH)

Bill title: A Bill to Increase Funding to the Internal Revenue Service

Bill summary: This bill would increase federal funding for the Internal Revenue Service on account of their increasing inability to actively enforce the tax code specifically due to their under-staffing and dilapidated technology.

Bill number: SB-85
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Connor Hart - (OH)

Bill title: The Congressional Inclusion Act

Bill summary: This bill would ensure that all acts passed by Congress would affect the legislature and the rest of the United States equally.

Bill number: SB-67
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Elias Abboud - (OH)

Resolution title: A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Outlaw the Death Penalty

Resolution summary: This resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty and alter current death row inmates' sentences to lifelong imprisonment.

Resolution number: SR-16
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 56, No: 38, Present: 1

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Senator Connor Hart - (OH)

Resolution title: A Resolution of Commitment to Our Veterans

Resolution summary: This simple resolution affirms the commitment of this Congress to assisting those who have served the United States of America in adjusting to civilian life.

Resolution number: SR-13
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Pranoy Behera - (OK)

Bill title: Teachers Loan Alleviation Act of 2016

Bill summary: This act will alleviate the federal student loan debt owed by those who will obtain a master's degree in education, go on to become a teacher in the United States, and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their time in college.

Bill number: SB-92
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Tucker Wilkie - (OK)

Bill title: AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNJUST RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY HINDERING VICTIMS OF RAPE FROM RECEIVING AN ABORTION THROUGH THE MOST EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE PLANS UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

Bill summary: This bill would make it illegal for any state to deny Obamacare coverage of an abortion if the individual is a victim of rape.

Bill number: SB-58
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Vetoed By President - Returned To Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 67, No: 26, Present: 0

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Senator Pranoy Behera - (OK)

Resolution title: A Resolution Concerning the State of the Prison System of the United States

Resolution summary: This resolution aims to correct the cycles that prisoners become trapped in once they enter prisons, and present solutions to ensure that rehabilitation does indeed become the goal of the prison system.

Resolution number: SR-18
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 73, No: 18, Present: 1

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Senator Kevin McCarthy - (OR)

Bill title: Revising Immigration laws in order to help stop terrorism

Bill summary: This bill will help stop the terrorist threat to our country and it's citizens' lives.

Bill number: SR-70
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Brett Barrick - (OR)

Bill title: Transgender Bathroom Bill

Bill summary: This bill will require all publicly owned establishments to furnish a transgender bathroom or make all bathrooms transgender friendly.

Bill number: SB-87
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Emmanuel Jones - (PA)

Bill title: The Local Justice Bill

Bill summary: Our current system of federal sentencing laws disorganizes proper justice being given in the courts. This bill will lift the federal forced sentencing laws on courts.

Bill number: SB-91
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Nicholas Pantelis II - (PA)

Bill title: The Veteran's Crisis Line (VCL) Improvement Act

Bill summary: Proper staffing of primary call centers. All operators at back-up call centers receive the same training as staff at the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) and receive and coordinate detailed instructions of thorough communication between themselves and the VCL.

Bill number: SB-57
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Lucas Hiltz - (RI)

Bill title: the Public Lands Committee Act

Bill summary: The Public Lands Committee shall be created for the purpose of protecting land used recreationally, as part of the Federal Estate. The committee shall ensure that important land is not sold or given to the State governments or localities unless there is a

Bill number: SB-37
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator James Lawless - (RI)

Bill title: Ammunition Storage Bill

Bill summary: All firearm ammunition, excluding shotgun shells, must be stored in a government regulated storage facility. Storage facilities must safely protect ammunition and file reports with police on each person with stored ammunition.

Bill number: SB-34
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Lucas Hiltz - (RI)

Resolution title: Simple Resolution Thanking the Media Team

Resolution summary: Simple Resolution Thanking the Media Team

Resolution number: SR-21
Status: Passed By Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 98, No: 0, Present:

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Senator Ben Garris - (SC)

Bill title: Clean Energy Fund Act of 2016

Bill summary: This bill seeks to establish a revenue-neutral carbon tax. This would levy a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide at a set amount per metric ton in order to discourage the burning of harmful fossil fuels, and thus encourage the use of cleaner energy sources.

Bill number: SB-30
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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Senator Brendon Lee - (SC)

Bill title: PRISON REFORM ACT OF 2016

Bill summary: This Act will fix our broken prison system by banning private prisons and increase support for correctional education in prisons.

Bill number: SB-4
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 68, No: 22, Present: 4

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Senator Ben Garris - (SC)

Resolution title: A Resolution to Recognize the Contributions of Rosalind Franklin in the Field of Genetics

Resolution summary: This resolution seeks to honor the contributions of Rosalind Franklin to the field of genetics and recommends a holiday on which her accomplishments can be celebrated and hopefully better understood by students of the United States.

Resolution number: SR-15
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 81, No: 13, Present: 0

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Senator Michael Linngren - (SD)

Bill title: Fast-Track Healthcare Act of 2016

Bill summary: this bill provides fast track health care to American veterans through the VA

Bill number: SB-26
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 71, No: 19, Present: 1

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Senator Brady Boerema - (SD)

Bill title: New EDU Bill

Bill summary: Reform of Commom Core, NCLB, as well as current United States education system and policy. A new education policy for the United States and a revisit to government spending on educational programs and education funds as a whole.

Bill number: SB-24
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Brady Boerema - (SD)

Resolution title: The resolution to view teachers as not the source of a students failure.

Resolution summary: Teachers are not to blame for a students failure, but are detrimental to a students success in a classroom.

Resolution number: SR-9
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Anighya Crocker - (TN)

Bill title: The Public Disclosure Act of all 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6)Organizations' Notable Donors

Bill summary: Any institute, designated as a 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) organization by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is permitted to receive unlimited donations and contributions from any entity, public or private, but is not required to disclose the donor's identity

Bill number: SB-12
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 86, No: 7, Present: 0

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Senator Nicholas Hutter - (TN)

Resolution title: A Joint Resolution to Restore Constitutional War Powers

Resolution summary: A JOINT RESOLUTION THAT SEEKS TO REPEAL PG. 115 STAT. 224, ALSO KNOWN AS THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST TERRORISTS(AUMF), IN ORDER TO RESTORE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF MILITARY ACTION AS SET FORTH BY THE CONSTITUTION.

Resolution number: SR-2
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Ryan Williams - (TX)

Bill title: A Bill to Establish Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education in the United States

Bill summary: The purpose of this bill is to establish required Pre-Kindergarten education for all students who qualify. Attending Pre-K programs has been, in the past, successful in bringing a 300% return on investment. Moreover, Pre-K sets the child up for success.

Bill number: SB-71
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 78, No: 15, Present: 1

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Senator Reuben Kamanga - (TX)

Bill title: Cyber bullying see rn second delay

Bill summary: Bill designed to stop cyber bullying and help regulate social media platforms.

Bill number: SB-79
Status: Failed Committee

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Senator Spencer Hill - (UT)

Resolution title: A Resolution to Allow States to Manage Federally Owned Lands.

Resolution summary: The United States Federal Government currently owns 47% of the land in the West. These lands should be turned over to the State Governments for management to increase their ability to develop and preserve as they want.

Resolution number: SR-3
Status: Failed Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 38, No: 52, Present: 1

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Senator Benjamin Essex - (UT)

Resolution title: Non-binding resolution recognizing the intention of the American Legion Boys Nation Senate to designate special focus on the American Flag in this congressional session

Resolution summary: This resolution declares directive of this session to pay special attention to issues regarding the American Flag, hereinafter "Flag," or "Star Spangled Banner."

Resolution number: SR-17
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 82, No: 7, Present: 0

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Senator Daniel Eisert - (VA)

Bill title: The Eisert Federal Highways Transportation Upkeep Bill of 2016

Bill summary: Increases the effectiveness of Federal Highways and their upkeep by requiring an increased responsibility of road maintenance.

Bill number: SB-8
Status: Failed Senate

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Senator Aaron Hodges - (VA)

Bill title: Education Renaissance

Bill summary: To reconfigure mandated State standardized testing by offering an alternative for required credits for graduation, in discretion with the State's current education system

Bill number: SB-41
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Aaron Hodges - (VA)

Resolution title: Band Rhapsody in Red, White, and Blue

Resolution summary: An enactment to establish the importance of military bands within our nation, advocating to continue our military rallies of music.

Resolution number: SR-8
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 87, No: 3, Present: 2

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Senator John Lyons - (VT)

Bill title: Dual Enrollment Ensured for All

Bill summary: To ensure that states cannot deprive students of dual enrollment opportunities based on their school's religious affiliation or public/private status.

Bill number: SB-60
Status: Failed Senate

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Senator Steven Garcia - (VT)

Bill title: An act to establish an executive agency responsible for eliminating social security and welfare fraud.

Bill summary: This act will establish an executive agency responsible for eliminating social security and welfare fraud, as well as establish fines and penalties for those who fraudulently apply for and receive social security and welfare benefits.

Bill number: SB-16
Status: Presidential Veto Sustained
Senate votes: Yes: 50, No: 34, Present: 2

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Senator Tanner Bush - (WA)

Bill title: Illegal Immigrant Incarceration

Bill summary: Deport any illegal immigrant who enters the penal system whose tenure in the system requires the use of tax payer dollars equal to or exceeding the price it would cost to deport the individual.

Bill number: SB-48
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Matthew Hawkins - (WA)

Bill title: Law Enforcement Training and Safety: Mental Heath Crisis Intervention

Bill summary: That the United States Government do more to offer training to local Law Enforcement Officers on Mental Health Crisis Intervention.

Bill number: SB-45
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Samuel Nicholson - (WI)

Bill title: AN ACT to establish a balanced federal budget and penalty for enforcement thereof

Bill summary: This act is designed to eliminate the federal budget deficit in order to stop the federal debt from growing even larger

Bill number: SB-20
Status: Failed Senate

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Senator Joseph Chandler - (WI)

Bill title: Driver's License Fingerprinting Bill

Bill summary: Requires all drivers getting their driver’s license for the first time to have their fingerprints scanned into the FBI databases well as all who are currently not in fingerprinted but have a preexisting license that needs renewal.

Bill number: SB-88
Status: To Senate Floor

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Senator Joseph Chandler - (WI)

Resolution title: Resolution Thanking Marymount University and the Media team.

Resolution summary: Resolution Thanking Marymount University and the Media team.

Resolution number: SR-24
Status: Passed By Senate
Senate votes: Yes: 98, No: 0, Present:

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Senator Keaton Cooper - (WV)

Bill title: Arming Teachers and Protecting the Children ACT

Bill summary: Bill requiring that all schools have at least one armed teacher in the building. This teacher will have a concealed carry weapon permit, and will be in charge of school security during the event of a crisis until law enforcement arrives on scene.

Bill number: SB-49
Status: In Committee 1

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Senator Ryan Young - (WV)

Resolution title: Multilingualism in Schools

Resolution summary: In order to introduce more depth and diversity to global economic interactions, all primary and secondary schools should mandate year round comprehensive foreign language classes to all students.

Resolution number: SR-7
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: On President's Desk
Senate votes: Yes: 77, No: 15, Present: 3

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Senator Flint Hossfeld - (WY)

Bill title: An Act to Improve Coal Power-plant Equipment and to Implement Coal Cleaning and Waste Disposal Methods Within Existing Coal Power plants and Coal Mining Facilities

Bill summary: If enacted, this act will improve the environmental quality surrounding coal power plants and coal mines by investing funds towards sophisticated "fly ash" catching equipment. The use of new coal cleaning and waste disposal methods will also be mandated.

Bill number: SB-89
Status: Passed By Senate
Presidential status: Signed By President
Senate votes: Yes: 53, No: 36, Present: 1

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Senator Matthew Mittelstaedt - (WY)

Bill title: Corporate Investment in America Act

Bill summary: The federal government will grant a 30 repatriation tax holiday on money repatriated from offshore earnings

Bill number: SB-55
Status: Amended / Passed Committee - To Senate Floor

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