STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 58
(Senate - April 21, 2015)

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          STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

      By Mr. DURBIN (for himself and Mr. Murphy):
  S. 1021. A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award 
grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree programs in 
orthotics and prosthetics, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs.
  Mr. DURBIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of 
the bill be printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the text of the bill was ordered to be 
printed in the Record, as follows:

                                S. 1021

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Wounded Warrior Workforce 
     Enhancement Act''.

     SEC. 2. ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT.

       (a) Grants Required.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     award grants to eligible institutions to enable the eligible 
     institutions--
       (A) to establish a master's degree program in orthotics and 
     prosthetics; or
       (B) to expand upon an existing master's degree program in 
     orthotics and prosthetics, including by admitting more 
     students, further training faculty, expanding facilities, or 
     increasing cooperation with the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs and the Department of Defense.
       (2) Priority.--The Secretary shall give priority in the 
     award of grants under this section to eligible institutions 
     that have entered into a partnership with a medical center or 
     clinic administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or 
     a facility administered by the Department of Defense, 
     including by providing clinical rotations at such medical 
     center, clinic, or facility.
       (3) Grant amounts.--Grants awarded under this section shall 
     be in amounts of not less than $1,000,000 and not more than 
     $1,500,000.
       (b) Requests for Proposals.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and not less frequently than 
     annually thereafter for two years, the Secretary shall issue 
     a request for proposals from eligible institutions for grants 
     under this section.
       (2) Proposals.--An eligible institution that seeks the 
     award of a grant under this section shall submit an 
     application therefor to the Secretary at such time, in such 
     manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary 
     may require, including--
       (A) demonstration of a willingness and ability to 
     participate in a partnership described in subsection (a)(2); 
     and

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       (B) a commitment, and demonstration of an ability, to 
     maintain an accredited orthotics and prosthetics education 
     program after the end of the grant period.
       (c) Grant Uses.--
       (1) In general.--An eligible institution awarded a grant 
     under this section shall use grant amounts to carry out any 
     of the following:
       (A) Building new or expanding existing orthotics and 
     prosthetics master's degree programs.
       (B) Training doctoral candidates in fields related to 
     orthotics and prosthetics to prepare them to instruct in 
     orthotics and prosthetics programs.
       (C) Training faculty in orthotics and prosthetics education 
     or related fields for the purpose of instruction in orthotics 
     and prosthetics programs.
       (D) Salary supplementation for faculty in orthotics and 
     prosthetics education.
       (E) Financial aid that allows eligible institutions to 
     admit additional students to study orthotics and prosthetics.
       (F) Funding faculty research projects or faculty time to 
     undertake research in the areas of orthotics and prosthetics 
     for the purpose of furthering their teaching abilities.
       (G) Renovation of buildings or minor construction to house 
     orthotics and prosthetics education programs.
       (H) Purchasing equipment for orthotics and prosthetics 
     education.
       (2) Limitation on construction.--An eligible institution 
     awarded a grant under this section may use not more than 50 
     percent of the grant amount to carry out paragraph (1)(G).
       (3) Admissions preference.--An eligible institution awarded 
     a grant under this section shall give preference in admission 
     to the orthotics and prosthetics master's degree programs to 
     veterans, to the extent practicable.
       (4) Period of use of funds.--An eligible institution 
     awarded a grant under this section may use the grant funds 
     for a period of three years after the award of the grant.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``eligible institution'' means an educational 
     institution that offers an orthotics and prosthetics 
     education program that--
       (A) is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic 
     and Prosthetic Education in cooperation with the Commission 
     on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; or
       (B) demonstrates an ability to meet the accreditation 
     requirements for orthotic and prosthetic education from the 
     National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education in 
     cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied 
     Health Education Programs if the institution receives a grant 
     under this section.
       (2) The term ``veteran'' has the meaning given that term in 
     section 101 of title 38, United States Code.
       (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       (1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated for 
     fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
     $15,000,000 to carry out this section. The amount so 
     authorized to be appropriated shall remain available for 
     obligation until September 30, 2018.
       (2) Unobligated amounts to be returned to the treasury.--
     Any amounts authorized to be appropriated by paragraph (1) 
     that are not obligated by the Secretary as of September 30, 
     2018, shall be returned to the Treasury of the United States.

     SEC. 3. CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC 
                   EDUCATION.

       (a) Grant for Establishment of Center.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     award a grant to an eligible institution to enable the 
     eligible institution--
       (A) to establish the Center of Excellence in Orthotic and 
     Prosthetic Education (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Center''); and
       (B) to enable the eligible institution to improve orthotic 
     and prosthetic outcomes for veterans, members of the Armed 
     Forces, and civilians by conducting evidence-based research 
     on--
       (i) the knowledge, skills, and training most needed by 
     clinical professionals in the field of orthotics and 
     prosthetics; and
       (ii) how to most effectively prepare clinical professionals 
     to provide effective, high-quality orthotic and prosthetic 
     care.
       (2) Priority.--The Secretary shall give priority in the 
     award of a grant under this section to an eligible 
     institution that has in force, or demonstrates the 
     willingness and ability to enter into, a memoranda of 
     understanding with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the 
     Department of Defense, or other appropriate Government 
     agency, or a cooperative agreement with an appropriate 
     private sector entity, which memorandum of understanding or 
     cooperative agreement provides for either, or both, of the 
     following:
       (A) The provision of resources, whether in cash or in kind, 
     to the Center.
       (B) Assistance to the Center in conducting research and 
     disseminating the results of such research.
       (3) Grant amount.--The grant awarded under this section 
     shall be in the amount of $5,000,000.
       (b) Requests for Proposals.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue a 
     request for proposals from eligible institutions for the 
     grant under this section.
       (2) Proposals.--An eligible institution that seeks the 
     award of the grant under this section shall submit an 
     application therefor to the Secretary at such time, in such 
     manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary 
     may require.
       (c) Grant Uses.--
       (1) In general.--The eligible institution awarded the grant 
     under this section shall use the grant amount as follows:
       (A) To develop an agenda for orthotics and prosthetics 
     education research.
       (B) To fund research in the area of orthotics and 
     prosthetics education.
       (C) To publish or otherwise disseminate research findings 
     relating to orthotics and prosthetics education.
       (2) Period of use of funds.--The eligible institution 
     awarded the grant under this section may use the grant amount 
     for a period of five years after the award of the grant.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``eligible institution'' means an educational 
     institution that--
       (A) has a robust research program;
       (B) offers an orthotics and prosthetics education program 
     that is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and 
     Prosthetic Education in cooperation with the Commission on 
     Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs;
       (C) is well recognized in the field of orthotics and 
     prosthetics education; and
       (D) has an established association with--
       (i) a medical center or clinic of the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs; and
       (ii) a local rehabilitation hospital.
       (2) The term ``veteran'' has the meaning given that term in 
     section 101 of title 38, United States Code.
       (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs, $5,000,000 to carry out this section.
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      By Mr. DURBIN (for himself and Mr. Murphy):
  S. 1022. A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to award grants 
to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics, and for other purposes; 
to the Committee on Armed Services.
  Mr. DURBIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of 
the bill be printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the text of the bill was ordered to be 
printed in the Record, as follows:

                                S. 1022

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Wounded Warrior Research 
     Enhancement Act''.

     SEC. 2. ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of the grants described in this 
     section is to advance orthotic and prosthetic clinical care 
     for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and civilians who 
     have undergone amputation, traumatic brain injury, and other 
     serious physical injury as a result of combat or military 
     experience.
       (b) Grants for Research on Patient Outcomes.--The Secretary 
     of Defense shall award grants to persons to carry out 
     research on the following:
       (1) The actions that can be taken to prevent amputation of 
     limbs.
       (2) The point in the course of patient treatment during 
     which orthotic and prosthetic intervention is most effective.
       (3) The orthotic interventions that are most effective in 
     treating the physical effects of traumatic brain injury.
       (4) The patients that benefit most from particular orthotic 
     and prosthetic technologies.
       (5) The orthotic and prosthetic services that best 
     facilitate the return to active duty of members of the Armed 
     Forces.
       (6) The effect of the aging process on the use of 
     prosthetics, including--
       (A) increased skin breakdown;
       (B) loss of balance;
       (C) falls; and
       (D) other issues that arise during the aging process.
       (c) Grants on Materials Research.--The Secretary shall 
     award grants to persons to carry out research on the 
     following:
       (1) The improvement of existing materials used in orthotics 
     and prosthetics for the purpose of improving quality of life 
     and health outcomes for individuals with limb loss.
       (2) The development of new materials used in orthotics and 
     prosthetics for the purpose of improving quality of life and 
     health outcomes for individuals with limb loss.
       (d) Grants on Technology Research.--The Secretary shall 
     award grants to persons to carry out research on the 
     following:
       (1) The improvement of existing orthotic and prosthetic 
     technology and devices for the purpose of improving quality 
     of life and health outcomes for individuals with limb loss.
       (2) The development of new orthotic and prosthetic 
     technology and devices for the purpose of improving quality 
     of life and health outcomes for individuals with limb loss.

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       (e) Request for Proposals.--A person seeking the award of a 
     grant under this section shall submit to the Secretary an 
     application therefor in the form and accompanied by such 
     information as the Secretary shall require.
       (f) Award Requirements.--
       (1) Peer-reviewed proposals.--Grants under this section may 
     be awarded only for research that is peer-reviewed.
       (2) Competitive procedures.--Grants under this section 
     shall be awarded through competitive procedures.
       (g) Grant Use.--A person awarded a grant under subsection 
     (b), (c), or (d) shall use the grant amount to carry out the 
     research described in the applicable subsection.
       (h) Reports.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, and not less frequently than annually 
     thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, veterans, community-
     based clinicians, and expert researchers in the field of 
     orthotics and prosthetics, submit to Congress a report 
     setting forth the following:
       (1) An agenda for orthotic and prosthetic research that 
     identifies and prioritizes the most significant unanswered 
     orthotic and prosthetic research questions pertinent to the 
     provision of evidence-based clinical care to members of the 
     Armed Forces, veterans, and civilians.
       (2) For each report after the initial report under this 
     subsection--
       (A) a summary of how the grants awarded under subsection 
     (b) are addressing the most significant orthotic and 
     prosthetic needs; and
       (B) the progress made towards resolving orthotic and 
     prosthetic challenges facing members of the Armed Forces and 
     veterans.
       (i) Veteran Defined.--In this section, the term ``veteran'' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 101 of title 38, 
     United States Code.
       (j) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of 
     Defense for the Defense Health Program, $30,000,000 to carry 
     out this section.
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      By Mr. KIRK (for himself and Mrs. Gillibrand):
  S. 1027. A bill to require notification of information security 
breaches and to enhance penalties for cyber criminals, and for other 
purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  Mrs. GILLIBRAND. Mr. President, I rise to speak about two bipartisan 
bills that would help to modernize the way this country approaches 
cyber security.
  Congress needs to get with the times and realize that the Internet is 
no longer a new concept. Swiping a credit card, conducting online 
banking, storing prescription records online--these are not new 
activities. The cloud is no longer new. Hackers are no longer new. So 
why are we still so taken aback, in shock, every time we suffer another 
major cyber attack? Why are we still not requiring that consumers be 
notified when their information has been stolen? Why aren't we 
unleashing law enforcement to go after cyber criminals?
  If we want to defend against 21st-century threats, then we have to 
bring our laws into the 21st century. We have to get out of the mindset 
that the only way we can be hurt is from an actual physical attack. 
Hackers don't operate on battlefields; they operate in basements and in 
cubicles.
  Our approach to cyber security so far has been certifiably wrong. We 
have the largest defense budget in the world by far, but that hasn't 
stopped our hospitals and banks from falling victim to a near constant 
barrage of attacks. Last year, data breaches in this country hit a 
record high; they were up more than 27 percent from the year before. In 
New York State, between 2006 and 2013, we had nearly 5,000 individual 
data breaches that were reported by businesses, not-for-profits, and 
government entities. In the same period, 23 million personal records of 
New Yorkers were exposed to criminals. And that is just my home State. 
Imagine how big that number actually is nationwide.
  We are long overdue for a new national approach to cyber security, 
and I am introducing two bills that would finally make this happen. The 
first is the Data Breach Notification and Punishing Cyber Criminals 
Act. It would set, for the first time, a national standard for how and 
when victims of cyber attacks will be informed. When an attack takes 
place on a business, for example, one that has your financial data or 
medical information, this law would require that you be informed 
quickly, with information about what was targeted, what was taken, and 
whether you were personally affected. This bill would seriously 
increase the penalties on people found guilty of hacking and cyber 
crime. It would raise the allowable fines and imprisonment sentences 
for many of the most common cyber crimes, including identity theft and 
theft of personal information.
  The second bill is the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Credit Act--
a bill that would incentivize America's businesses to share cyber 
security information critical to preventing attacks, without having to 
involve their competitors. Instead, businesses would be encouraged, 
with significant tax credits, to adopt the preferred, most efficient 
method for information sharing; that is, membership in private, sector-
specific cyber security networks designed to protect an industry, such 
as health care and hospitals, from attack. At the individual level, 
companies, hospitals, and banks can only do so much to protect us. Any 
good cyber defense has to involve information sharing so that patterns 
can be recognized, industries can bolster their defenses, and the same 
hacks aren't just repeated over and over again.
  To modernize America's approach to cyber security, we as individuals 
have to take action, companies have to take action, law enforcement has 
to take action, and local governments must take action. Most 
importantly and most urgently, Congress has to take action. We 
desperately need to modernize our cyber security laws. I urge my 
colleagues to support these two bills.
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      By Mr. WYDEN (for himself and Mr. Paul):
  S. 1030. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for 
clarification as to the meaning of access without authorization, and 
for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  Mr. WYDEN. Mr. President, today I am reintroducing the Aaron's Law 
Act of 2015 to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a sweeping 
anti-hacking law that criminalizes many forms of common Internet and 
computer use. This overly broad law currently allows breathtaking 
levels of prosecutorial discretion that invites serious overuse and 
abuse.
  Together with Senator Rand Paul, and my colleagues in the House of 
Representatives, we introduce legislation to fix the Computer Fraud and 
Abuse Act which is long overdue for reform. Aaron's Law would curb the 
abuses of this outdated law while still preserving the tools needed to 
prosecute malicious attacks.
  Our bill, inspired by the late Internet innovator and activist Aaron 
Swartz, who faced up to 35 years in prison for an act of civil 
disobedience, would reform the quarter-century-old law to better 
reflect computer and Internet activities in the digital age. Numerous 
and recent instances of heavy-handed prosecutions for non-malicious 
computer crimes have raised serious questions as to how the law treats 
violations of terms of service, employer agreement or website notices.
  Aaron's Law is smart legislation that keeps up with the constant 
evolution of the Internet, and honors the late Aaron Swartz.
  Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of the bill be 
printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the text of the bill was ordered to be 
printed in the Record, as follows:

                                S. 1030

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Aaron's Law Act of 2015''.

     SEC. 2. CLARIFYING THAT ``ACCESS WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION'' 
                   UNDER SECTION 1030 OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES 
                   CODE, MEANS CIRCUMVENTION OF TECHNOLOGICAL 
                   BARRIERS IN ORDER TO GAIN UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS.

       (a) In General.--Section 1030(e)(6) of title 18, United 
     States Code, is amended by--
       (1) striking ``exceeds authorized access'' and all that 
     follows; and
       (2) inserting the following: `` `access without 
     authorization' means--
       ``(A) to obtain information on a protected computer;
       ``(B) that the accesser lacks authorization to obtain; and
       ``(C) by knowingly circumventing one or more technological 
     or physical measures that are designed to exclude or prevent 
     unauthorized individuals from obtaining that information;''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 1030 of title 18, United 
     States Code, is amended--

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       (1) in subsection (d)(10), by striking ``unauthorized 
     access, or exceeding authorized access, to a'' and inserting 
     ``access without authorization of a protected''; and
       (2) by striking ``exceeds authorized access'' each place it 
     appears.

     SEC. 3. ELIMINATING REDUNDANCY.

       (a) Repeal.--Section 1030(a) of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking paragraph (4); and
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as 
     paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 1030 of title 18, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``(a)(6)'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``(a)(5)''; and
       (B) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``subsection (a)(4) or 
     (a)(7)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(6)''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``subsection (a)(4), 
     or (a)(7)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(6)''; and
       (C) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)(i), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by striking ``subsection (a)(5)(B)'' and inserting 
     ``subsection (a)(4)(B)'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking ``subsection 
     (a)(5)(A)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)(A)'';
       (iii) in subparagraph (C)(i), by striking ``subsection 
     (a)(5)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)'';
       (iv) in subparagraph (D)(i), by striking ``subsection 
     (a)(5)(C)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)(C)'';
       (v) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``subsection 
     (a)(5)(A)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)(A)'';
       (vi) in subparagraph (F), by striking ``subsection 
     (a)(5)(A)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)(A)''; and
       (vii) in subparagraph (G)(i), by striking ``subsection 
     (a)(5)'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)''; and
       (2) in subsection (h), by striking ``subsection (a)(5)'' 
     and inserting ``subsection (a)(4)''.

     SEC. 4. MAKING PENALTIES PROPORTIONAL TO CRIMES.

       (a) Section 1030(c)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A)--
       (A) by striking ``conviction for another'' and inserting 
     ``subsequent''; and
       (B) by inserting ``such'' after ``attempt to commit'';
       (2) in subparagraph (B)(i), by inserting after ``financial 
     gain'' the following: ``and the fair market value of the 
     information obtained exceeds $5,000'';
       (3) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking ``the offense was 
     committed'' and all that follows through the semicolon, and 
     inserting the following: ``the offense was committed in 
     furtherance of any criminal act in violation of the 
     Constitution or laws of the United States or of any State 
     punishable by a term of imprisonment greater than one year, 
     unless such criminal acts are prohibited by this section or 
     such State violation would be based solely on accessing 
     information without authorization;'';
       (4) in subparagraph (B)(iii), by inserting ``fair market'' 
     before ``value''; and
       (5) in subparagraph (C)--
       (A) by striking ``conviction for another'' and inserting 
     ``subsequent''; and
       (B) by inserting ``such'' after ``attempt to commit''.
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      By Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself, Mr. Lee, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. 
        Fischer, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Wicker, Mrs. 
        Capito, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Sessions, and Mr. Perdue):
  S. 1032. A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers 
accountable, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  Mr. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, in 1986, Congress made it unlawful for 
employers to knowingly hire or employ individuals who are not eligible 
to work in the United States. Identity theft and counterfeit documents 
have made a mockery of this law.
  Under current law, if the documents provided by an employee 
reasonably appear on their face to be genuine, the employer has met its 
obligation to review the worker's documents. This is why Congress 
created a pilot program, known as the Basic Pilot program, to help 
employers verify the work eligibility of its new hires.
  This program has allowed employers to check records maintained by the 
Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. 
It was successful, and in 2003, Congress made the program available in 
all 50 States.
  Now known as E-Verify, this nationwide program is free for employers 
and accessible via the internet. This program has been a valuable tool 
for those who want to hire a legal workforce. Employers like it. In 
fact, according to Westat, a private statistical survey research 
corporation that conducted a survey last year, 97 percent of employers 
found E-Verify user-friendly, and 92 percent said the program was 
effective. Employers also reported that ``E-Verify takes the guess work 
out of determining the validity of documents, provides immediate 
results, offers reassurance that the company is not hiring unauthorized 
workers, and helps them to show a good faith effort to comply with the 
law.''
  So, today, along with several colleagues, I am introducing 
legislation to permanently authorize and expand the E-Verify program. 
My bill, the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act, will 
ensure that employers can rely on this program while holding them 
accountable for their hiring practices.
  My bill would make E-Verify a staple in every workplace. It would 
pave the way to modify and simplify the I-9 process required today. It 
would increase penalties on employers who hire people unauthorized to 
work in the country. Employers would be required to check the status of 
current employees within three years, and would allow employers to run 
a check prior to offering a job, saving that employer valuable time and 
resources. Employers will also be required to re-check those workers 
whose authorization is about to expire, such as those who come to the 
United States on temporary visas.
  As Congress considers the reauthorization of E-Verify this year, I 
hope my bill will be a starting point for discussion. We need to 
enhance and expand the program so that our immigration laws are being 
upheld. I hope my colleagues will consider joining me in making E-
Verify a permanent part of our immigration laws.
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      By Mr. McCONNELL (for himself and Mr. Burr):
  S. 1035. A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, 
access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of 
foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 
and for other purposes; read the first time.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text 
of the bill be printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the text of the bill was ordered to be 
printed in the Record, as follows:

                                S. 1035

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. EXTENSIONS OF AUTHORITY UNDER THE FOREIGN 
                   INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT OF 1978.

       (a) Roving Surveillance and Access to Business Records.--
     Section 102(b)(1) of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and 
     Reauthorization Act of 2005 (50 U.S.C. 1805 note) is amended 
     by striking ``June 1, 2015'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2020''.
       (b) Individual Terrorists as Agents of Foreign Powers.--
     Section 6001(b)(1) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism 
     Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 1801 note) is amended by 
     striking ``June 1, 2015'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2020''.

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