Bills About Commerce Sponsored by Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.)

Sen. Coons sponsored 26 bills about commerce in the 117th Congress (2021-22).

Introduced Number Title Cosponsors Cosponsor Party Latest Action
Dec. 17, 2020 S.5052 A bill to increase fairness and transparency in algorithmic eligibility determinations. 0 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Dec. 3, 2020 S.4964 A bill to establish a Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps program within the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. 1
All Republicans
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
May 13, 2019 S.1427 A bill to amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to improve the Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program, and for other purposes. 9
Bipartisan
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 584.
Sept. 23, 2020 S.4676 A bill to improve the debt relief program under the CARES Act, and for other purposes. 12
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Sept. 17, 2020 S.4624 A bill to strengthen American economic resiliency and equitably expand economic opportunity by launching a national competition, promoting State and local strategic planning, encouraging innovation by the public and private sectors, and by substantially investing Federal resources in research and development. 1
All Democrats
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 29, 2020 S.4359 A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a task force to identify vulnerabilities in supply chains for United States entities, and for other purposes. 3
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
March 18, 2020 S.3520 A bill to waive, for 1 year, the cost sharing requirements of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and for other purposes. 8
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
March 18, 2020 S.3519 A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to subsidize payments on loans guaranteed under the 7(a) and 504 loan programs or made using funds under the microloan program, and for other purposes. 15
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
July 16, 2019 S.2131 A bill to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase access to capital for small business concerns that are manufacturers. 3
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
July 16, 2019 S.2127 A bill to improve commercialization activities in the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes. 1
All Republicans
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
July 10, 2019 S.2082 A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. 5
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
June 27, 2019 S.2009 A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the establishment of a small business voucher program, and for other purposes. 4
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Feb. 13, 2018 S.2419 A bill to amend the Small Business Act to improve the technical and business assistance services under the SBIR and STTR programs. 2
All Republicans
By Senator Risch from Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship filed written report. Report No. 115-454.
May 16, 2018 S.2858 A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the establishment of a small business voucher program, and for other purposes. 3
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Feb. 7, 2018 S.2393 A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide Federal protection to the digital audio transmission of a sound recording fixed before February 15, 1972, and for other purposes. 15
Bipartisan
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
June 21, 2017 S.1390 A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. 3
Bipartisan
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
March 22, 2018 S.2601 A bill to amend the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to extend the period during which the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office may set or adjust certain fees, and for other purposes. 1
All Republicans
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
March 15, 2017 S.650 A bill to amend the Small Business Act to expand tax credit education and training for small businesses that engage in research and development, and for other purposes. 1
All Republicans
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 195.
Feb. 15, 2017 S.399 A bill to establish the United States Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive Office of the President with the responsibility of developing a national manufacturing strategy to revitalize the manufacturing sector, spur economic growth, and expand United States competitiveness, and for other purposes. 3
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Feb. 9, 2017 S.347 A bill to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the percentage of loans guaranteed for small business concerns that are manufacturers. 2
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Dec. 5, 2016 S.RES.629 A resolution recognizing the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's seminal Report on the Subject of Manufactures. 1
All Republicans
Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced in Senate: CR S6710)
Sept. 29, 2016 S.3468 A bill to amend the Small Business Act to expand tax credit education and training for small businesses, and for other purposes. 1
All Republicans
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
April 12, 2016 S.2779 A bill to reauthorize the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and for other purposes. 4
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
April 6, 2016 S.2751 A bill to create a pilot program permitting businesses receiving Phase II awards under the SBIR program to use not more than 5 percent of the amount of the award for commercialization-related services. 2
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
March 3, 2015 S.632 A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. 5
Bipartisan
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-603.
Feb. 3, 2016 S.2496 A bill to provide flexibility for the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to increase the total amount of general business loans that may be guaranteed under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act. 5
Bipartisan
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
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