Courts & Justice System

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 H.R. 1854 (114th) CollinsSupportNo
To increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems. (by… More
To increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems. (by CRS) Hide
Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act H.R. 3009 (114th) HunterOpposeNo
To amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain… More
To amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain actions with respect to immigration. (by CRS) Hide
Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 H.R. 4602 (114th) PoeSupportNo
To protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State,… More
To protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2016 H.R. 5100 (114th) CárdenasSupportNo
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect at-risk youth against termination of Medicaid eligibility while an inmate of a public institution. (by More
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect at-risk youth against termination of Medicaid eligibility while an inmate of a public institution. (by CRS) Hide
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 H.R. 758 (114th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2015 S. 1169 (114th) GrassleySupportNo
A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 S. 178 (114th) CornynSupportYes
A bill to provide justice for the victims of trafficking. (by CRS)
Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 S. 2577 (114th) CornynSupportNo
A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal,… More
A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2016 S. 2874 (114th) MurphySupportNo
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect the enrollment of incarcerated youth for medical assistance under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect the enrollment of incarcerated youth for medical assistance under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 S. 356 (114th) LeeOpposeNo
A bill to improve the provisions relating to the privacy of electronic communications. (by CRS)
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 S. 524 (114th) WhitehouseSupportYes
To authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, and to provide for the… More
To authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, and to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 S. 993 (114th) FrankenSupportNo
A bill to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.… More
A bill to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems. (by CRS) Hide
Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 H.R. 3382 (113th) LabradorSupportNo
To focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders. (by CRS)
Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2013 H.R. 917 (113th) KingOpposeNo
To provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings. (by CRS)
Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014 S. 2536 (113th) KirkSupportNo
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for enhanced criminal and civil remedies in the protection of children and other victims of commercial sexual exploitation and related crimes.… More
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for enhanced criminal and civil remedies in the protection of children and other victims of commercial sexual exploitation and related crimes. (by CRS) Hide
Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 S. 619 (113th) PaulSupportNo
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments. (by CRS)
Youth Promise Act H.R. 2721 (112th) ScottSupportNo
To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community… More
To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community strength and resiliency to ensure that youth lead productive, safe, healthy, gang-free, and law-abiding lives. (by CRS) Hide
Stop Online Piracy Act H.R. 3261 (112th) SmithSupportNo
To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. (by More
To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Patient Safety and Drug Labeling Improvement Act H.R. 4384 (112th) Van HollenSupportNo
To permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so. (by… More
To permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so. (by CRS) Hide
National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 H.R. 822 (112th) StearnsOpposeNo
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. (by More
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. (by CRS) Hide
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 S. 1925 (112th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (by CRS)
PROTECT IP Act of 2011 S. 968 (112th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009 H.R. 1924 (111th) Herseth SandlinSupportNo
To amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Technical and Legal Assistance Act of 2000, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act… More
To amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Technical and Legal Assistance Act of 2000, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to improve the prosecution of, and response to, crimes in Indian country, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act H.R. 2847 (111th) MollohanSupportYes
Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes. (by More
Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
No More Tulias: Drug Law Enforcement Evidentiary Standards Improvement Act of 2009 H.R. 68 (111th) Jackson LeeSupportNo
To increase the evidentiary standard required to convict a person for a drug offense, to require screening of law enforcement officers or others acting under color of law participating in drug task… More
To increase the evidentiary standard required to convict a person for a drug offense, to require screening of law enforcement officers or others acting under color of law participating in drug task forces, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2009 S. 132 (111th) FeinsteinSupportNo
A bill to increase and enhance law enforcement resources committed to investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to deter and punish violent gang crime, to protect law-abiding citizens and… More
A bill to increase and enhance law enforcement resources committed to investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to deter and punish violent gang crime, to protect law-abiding citizens and communities from violent criminals, to revise and enhance criminal penalties for violent crimes, to expand and improve gang prevention programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010 S. 714 (111th) WebbSupportNo
A bill to establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. (by CRS)
Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009 S. 797 (111th) DorganSupportNo
A bill to amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Technical and Legal Assistance Act of 2000, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe… More
A bill to amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Technical and Legal Assistance Act of 2000, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to improve the prosecution of, and response to, crimes in Indian country, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act S. 909 (111th) KennedySupportNo
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Justice for Public Safety Officers Act H.R. 1149 (110th) DreierOpposeNo
To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect federally funded public safety officers. (by CRS)
Child Support Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 1386 (110th) McDermottSupportNo
To repeal a provision enacted to end Federal matching of State spending of child support incentive payments. (by CRS)
COPS Improvements Act of 2007 H.R. 1700 (110th) WeinerSupportNo
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend Title 49, United States Code, to Direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to Issue Regulations Establishing Security Standards for Foreign Repair Stations Performing Maintenance for Aircraft Used to Provide Air Transportation. H.R. 1981 (110th) LangevinSupportNo
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to issue regulations establishing security standards for foreign… More
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to issue regulations establishing security standards for foreign repair stations performing maintenance for aircraft used to provide air transportation. (by CRS) Hide
Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 H.R. 2102 (110th) BoucherSupportNo
This bill would limit the conditions under which the federal governement could force journalists to disclose information. (by More
This bill would limit the conditions under which the federal governement could force journalists to disclose information. (by CRS) Hide
Public Safety Officer Family Health Benefits Act H.R. 2391 (110th) StupakSupportNo
To amend title 5, United States Code, to make family members of public safety officers killed in the line of duty eligible for coverage under the Federal employees health benefits program, and for… More
To amend title 5, United States Code, to make family members of public safety officers killed in the line of duty eligible for coverage under the Federal employees health benefits program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007 H.R. 916 (110th) ScottSupportNo
To provide for loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders. (by CRS)
Witness Security and Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 933 (110th) CummingsSupportNo
This bill establishes a short term State witness protection program within the United States Marshals Service. (by CRS)
National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network Act S. 1515 (110th) BidenSupportNo
A bill to establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network to represent domestic violence victims. (by CRS)
Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 S. 2035 (110th) SpecterSplitNo
A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by… More
A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by CRS) Hide
Federal Judgeship Act of 2008 S. 2774 (110th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit and district judges, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 S. 3061 (110th) BidenOpposeNo
A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007 S. 456 (110th) FeinsteinSupportNo
This bill would enact a number of reforms to reduce gang violence, including increasing funding for anti-gang programs and police technologies, stiffening penalties, and establishing new crimes.… More
This bill would enact a number of reforms to reduce gang violence, including increasing funding for anti-gang programs and police technologies, stiffening penalties, and establishing new crimes. (by CRS) Hide
State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act S. 702 (110th) KohlSupportNo
A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State courts interpreter programs. (by More
A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State courts interpreter programs. (by CRS) Hide