S. 1571 - Read the Bills Act

Congress. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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A bill to preserve the constitutional authority of Congress and ensure accountability and transparency in legislation. (by CRS) 
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Read the Bills Act

S. 1571 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to preserve the constitutional authority of Congress and ensure accountability and transparency in legislation. (by CRS)
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A bill to preserve the constitutional authority of Congress and ensure accountability and transparency in legislation.
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  • Read the Bills Act
  • Read the Bills Act
Sponsor
Rand Paul
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Congress
    • Civil actions and liability
    • Constitution and constitutional amendments
    • Government liability
    • Legislative rules and procedure
    • Members of Congress
    Related Bills
      Major Actions
      Introduced6/15/2015
      Referred to Committee
      Bill History

      There have been no votes on this bill.

      ActionDateDescription
      Introduced6/15/2015
      6/15/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
      6/15/2015Introduced in Senate
      NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

      Total contributions given to Senators from Republican/Conservative, which…

      supported this bill

      Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
      $14,631,643

      1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

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      Read the Bills Act

      1 organization supported this bill

      DownsizeDC.org
      Babka, Jim (2015, July 29). Presidential Candidate Introduces Read the Bills Act. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from Downsize DC.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from Republican/Conservative interest groups, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$369,382$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$130,836$0
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$6,100$0
      John BoozmanRAR$20,232$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$134,199$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$113,725$0
      Ben CardinDMD$0$0
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$10,000$0
      Bill CassidyRLA$303,273$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$1,500$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$28,370$0
      John CornynRTX$78,605$0
      Tom CottonRAR$1,229,842$0
      Mike CrapoRID$36,594$0
      Ted CruzRTX$1,875,947$0
      Steve DainesRMT$224,025$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Joni ErnstRIA$174,861$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
      Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,342,999$0
      Al FrankenDMN$0$0
      Cory GardnerRCO$392,155$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$-35$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$150,779$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,500$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
      Dean HellerRNV$129,337$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
      John HoevenRND$15,400$0
      Jim InhofeROK$48,174$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,445$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$796,764$0
      Tim KaineDVA$100$0
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
      Mark KirkRIL$207,275$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
      James LankfordROK$142,490$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Mike LeeRUT$727,234$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
      John McCainRAZ$171,070$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$228,606$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$7,700$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,750$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
      Rand PaulRKY$447,992$0
      David PerdueRGA$199,928$0
      Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
      Rob PortmanROH$205,086$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
      Harry ReidDNV$0$0
      Jim RischRID$45,587$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,967$0
      Mike RoundsRSD$63,381$0
      Marco RubioRFL$850,205$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Ben SasseRNE$691,801$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,500$0
      Tim ScottRSC$263,161$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$4,000$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,700$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
      Dan SullivanRAK$596,373$0
      Jon TesterDMT$0$0
      John ThuneRSD$166,033$0
      Thom TillisRNC$218,634$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,278,152$0
      Tom UdallDNM$2,000$0
      David VitterRLA$1,500$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,550$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
      Ron WydenDOR$0$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$369,382$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
      John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
      Roy BluntRMO$130,836$0
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$6,100$0
      John BoozmanRAR$20,232$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
      Richard BurrRNC$134,199$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$113,725$0
      Ben CardinDMD$0$0
      Tom CarperDDE$0$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$10,000$0
      Bill CassidyRLA$303,273$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$1,500$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$28,370$0
      John CornynRTX$78,605$0
      Tom CottonRAR$1,229,842$0
      Mike CrapoRID$36,594$0
      Ted CruzRTX$1,875,947$0
      Steve DainesRMT$224,025$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
      Mike EnziRWY$0$0
      Joni ErnstRIA$174,861$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
      Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,342,999$0
      Al FrankenDMN$0$0
      Cory GardnerRCO$392,155$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$-35$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$150,779$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,500$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
      Dean HellerRNV$129,337$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
      John HoevenRND$15,400$0
      Jim InhofeROK$48,174$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,445$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$796,764$0
      Tim KaineDVA$100$0
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
      Mark KirkRIL$207,275$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
      James LankfordROK$142,490$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
      Mike LeeRUT$727,234$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
      John McCainRAZ$171,070$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$228,606$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$7,700$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,750$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
      Rand PaulRKY$447,992$0
      David PerdueRGA$199,928$0
      Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
      Rob PortmanROH$205,086$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
      Harry ReidDNV$0$0
      Jim RischRID$45,587$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,967$0
      Mike RoundsRSD$63,381$0
      Marco RubioRFL$850,205$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
      Ben SasseRNE$691,801$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,500$0
      Tim ScottRSC$263,161$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$4,000$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,700$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
      Dan SullivanRAK$596,373$0
      Jon TesterDMT$0$0
      John ThuneRSD$166,033$0
      Thom TillisRNC$218,634$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,278,152$0
      Tom UdallDNM$2,000$0
      David VitterRLA$1,500$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,550$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
      Ron WydenDOR$0$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Republican/Conservative$14,631,643

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
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