Sponsored by Bachus, Spencer - US Congress (Current)

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USHB2052Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) U.S. ability to attract foreign direct investment is directly linked to U.S. long-term economic prosperity, global competitiveness, and security; (2) it is a t...
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2014-04-09
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
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USHB2575Save American Workers Act of 2014 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to redefine "full-time employee," for purposes of the mandate requiring employers to provide health care coverage for ...
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2014-04-08
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 350.
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USHB3979Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (SAA, 2008) to extend emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) payments for eligible individuals to weeks of employment ending on o...
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2014-04-08
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Intro
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USHB1528Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to prohibit a veterinarian who is registered to manufacture or distribute controlled substances from being required to have a separate registration in order to transport ...
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2014-04-03
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
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USHB2019Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to terminate the entitlement of any major or minor political party to a payment from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund for a presidential nominating convention. Transfe...
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2014-04-03
Became Public Law No: 113-94.
Intro
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USHB183Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program for assessing the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms through a therapeutic m...
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2014-03-27
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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USHR528Expressing support for designation of March 2014 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month".
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2014-03-27
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USHB3Northern Route Approval Act - (Sec. 1) Declares that a presidential permit shall not be required for the pipeline described in the application filed on May 4, 2012, by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to the Department of State for the Keystone XL...
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2014-03-24
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
Intro
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USHB3899Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 - Amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to the requirement that a federal court retain jurisdiction for an appropriate period to prevent commencement of new devices to deny or abridge the right to vote....
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2014-03-20
Intro
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USHB935Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act [CWA]) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmen...
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2014-03-13
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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USHB4138Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2014 or the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 - Authorizes either chamber of Congress, upon adoption of a resolution declaring that the President or any officer or...
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2014-03-13
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USHB2641RAPID Act
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2014-03-10
Received in the Senate.
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USHB3826Electricity Security and Affordability Act - (Sec. 2) Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any proposed or final rule under the Clean Air Act that establishes a performance ...
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2014-03-10
Received in the Senate.
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USHB938United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Declares that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States. Title I: United States-Israel Strategic Alliance - (Sec. 101) Amends the United States-Israel Enhanced Security ...
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2014-03-06
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USHB2804Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act of 2014 or the ALERRT Act of 2014 - Title I: All Economic Regulations Are Transparent Act - All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act of 2014 or the ALERT Act of 2014 - (Sec. 102) ...
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2014-03-04
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USHB3308Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2013 - Requires each communication funded by a federal agency for advertising or educational purposes to clearly state: (1) in the case of a printed communication, including mass mailings, signs, and billboards, that the ...
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2014-02-27
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USHB2548Electrify Africa Act of 2013 - Directs the President to establish a multiyear strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa develop an appropriate mix of power solutions to provide sufficient electricity access to people living in rural and urba...
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2014-02-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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USHB2992Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2013 - Expands the federal prohibition against state taxation of interstate commerce to: (1) include taxation of out-of-state transactions involving all forms of property, including intangible personal prop...
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2014-02-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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USHB4060Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2014 - Amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to authorize the Financial Stability Oversight Council to determine that a bank holding company shall be subject to enhanced supe...
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2014-02-14
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USHB3590Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act or the SHARE Act - (Sec. 3) Requires the Secretary of the Interior to report to Congress, not later than 12 months after enactment of this Act, an assessment of its expected economic impacts, incl...
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2014-02-10
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 305.
Intro
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USHB2446Responsible Consumer Financial Protection Regulations Act of 2013 - Amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to replace the position of Director of the Consumer Fi...
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2014-02-06
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 255.
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USHB1825Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act - Requires federal public land management officials to facilitate the use of, and access to, federal public lands, including National Monuments, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas,...
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2014-01-31
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 250.
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USHB7No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014 - Title I: Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortions - (Sec. 101) Prohibits the expenditure of funds authorized or appropriated by federal law or funds in any trust fund...
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2014-01-29
Intro
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USHB3724Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 - Prohibits a state or local jurisdiction from imposing multiple or discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of a digital good or service delivered or transferred electronically to a customer. Exclud...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3930National Commission on the Structure of the Army Act of 2014 - Establishes the National Commission on the Structure of the Army to undertake a comprehensive study of the structure of the Army to determine: (1) the proper force mixture of the active c...
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2014-01-27
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USHR395Recognizes: (1) Birmingham, Alabama, as the home to the first and longest running national celebration of Veterans Day; and (2) Raymond Weeks for his 40 years of patriotic and pioneering efforts establishing Veterans Day and the National Veteran Awar...
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2014-01-24
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USHB3790Repeals the provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that reduces the cost-of-living adjustment to the retirement pay of members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
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2014-01-24
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USHB3794Repeals a provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that reduces the cost-of-living adjustment to the retirement pay of members of the Armed Forces under age 62. Requires a reduction in the unobligated balances of the Department of Defense (DOD)...
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2014-01-24
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USHB3901Pay Back the Taxpayers Act of 2014 - Prohibits the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (government sponsored enterprises or GSEs), during the term of any conservatorship or r...
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2014-01-16
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USHR456Calls on schools and state and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed.
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2014-01-10
Intro
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USHB3836Pat Summitt Congressional Gold Medal Act - Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to Pat Summitt in recognition of her career in wo...
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2014-01-09
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USHB3382Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to direct the court to impose a sentence for specified controlled substance offenses without regard to any statutory minimum sentence if the court finds that the criminal history categ...
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2014-01-09
Intro
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USHB3465Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and expand requirements for the grant program for adult and juvenile offender state and local reentry demonstration projects and to ex...
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2014-01-09
Intro
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USHB3685Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide that a qualified emergency services volunteer shall not be counted in determining the number of full-time employees of an employer for the pu...
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2014-01-08
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H65-66, H66-67, H68)
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USHB3819Fairness for Community Job Creators Act - Amends the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 relating to prohibitions on proprietary trading and certain relationships with hedge and private equity funds (Volcker Rule). Prohibits any construction of these pr...
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2014-01-08
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USHB3304National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for FY2014 for the Department of De...
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2013-12-26
Became Public Law No: 113-66.
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USHB3350Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 - Permits a health insurance issuer that has in effect health insurance coverage in the individual market as of January 1, 2013, to continue offering such coverage for sale during 2014 outside of a health care exchan...
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2013-12-20
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USHR434States that the House of Representatives has learned with profound sorrow of the death of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa. Tenders its sympathies to the members of his family and his fellow citizens. Honors the life...
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2013-12-12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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USHB3708General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2013 - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue or revise FAA medical certification regulations to ensure that an individual may operate as a pilot of a covered aircraft ...
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2013-12-12
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USHR442Requires the House of Representatives to bring a civil action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge any of the following policies or actions: the Department of Health and Human Ser...
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2013-12-12
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USHB2542Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA) to: (1) revise the definition of "rule" under such Act to exclude a rule pertaining to the protection of the rights of and benefi...
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2013-12-11
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 208.
Intro
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USHB3625Declares that termination liability costs for the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Launch System, and the Orion crew capsule (covered programs) shall be provided only pursuant to this Act. Prohibits the Administrator of the National Aeron...
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2013-12-11
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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USHB3309Innovation Act - (Sec. 3) Directs a party alleging infringement in a civil action involving a claim for relief arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents to include in the court pleadings, unless the information is not reasonably accessibl...
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2013-12-09
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USHB1105Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act - Amends the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to exempt private equity fund investment advisers from its registration and reporting requirements, provided that each private equity fund has not bor...
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2013-12-09
Intro
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USHB3663Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture from implementing, administering, or enforcing a specified regulation, or promulgating or enforcing any new rule or regulation, establishing a maximum calorie limi...
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2013-12-05
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USHB3658Monuments Men Recognition Act of 2013 - Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make arrangements for the presentation of a single congressional gold medal in commemoration of the Monuments M...
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2013-12-05
Intro
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USHB3541Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act - Repeals the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and administer a program of risk corridors for calendar yea...
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2013-11-22
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USHB3183Amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to: (1) disclose to a consumer all information (and their sources) held by the CFPB with respect to that consumer, including any person or ...
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2013-11-21
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 25.
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USHR147Condemns the government of Iran for its persecution of religious minorities, including Saeed Abedini (a U.S. citizen sentenced to prison in Iran after being tried for his religious beliefs and convicted for undermining the government of Iran). Calls ...
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2013-11-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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USHB3302Designates the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center."
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2013-11-13
Became Public Law No: 113-49.
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