Sponsored by Pitts, Joseph R. - US Congress (Current)

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USHB4304Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions Act
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2014-04-21
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USHB4299Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act
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2014-04-16
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USHB4448Safe Skies Act of 2014 - Directs the President to: (1) report annually to Congress identifying each foreign country that does not use the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to...
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2014-04-10
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USHB503National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act - Authorizes the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor those who, as members of the A...
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2014-04-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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USHB6Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act - Amends the Natural Gas Act to require the expedited approval by the Federal Power Commission of applications for the export of natural gas from the United States to a World Trade Organization (WTO) member ...
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2014-04-09
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 11 .
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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.
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USHB4302Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 - Title I: Medicare Extenders - (Sec. 101) Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to physician payment update to: (1) extend the update currently scheduled for January thr...
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2014-04-01
Became Public Law No: 113-93.
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USHR418Calls on: (1) Burma to end the persecution and discrimination of the Rohingya people and ensure respect for internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups, and (2) the United States and the international communit...
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2014-03-25
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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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.
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USHB4015SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) end and remove sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology from the determination of annual conversion factors i...
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2014-03-24
Received in the Senate.
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USHB3829State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 - Prohibits, in determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of U.S. administrative bureaus and agencies, as applied with respect to individuals domiciled in a stat...
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2014-03-20
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USHB2810Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends title XVIII (Medicare) part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) repeal sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology from the determina...
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2014-03-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 283.
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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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USHR509Supports the designation of Black Ribbon Day to recognize the victims of Soviet Communist and Nazi regimes.
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2014-03-06
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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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USHB4041Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal to the Freedom Riders in recognition of their contribution to civil rights, which ...
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2014-02-11
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USHR476Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: states and local educational agencies should maintain the right and responsibility of determining educational curricula, programs of instruction, and assessments for elementary and secondary ...
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2014-02-11
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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
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USHB3416Prohibits any change from being made to the oaths required for appointment to an office in the civil service or uniformed services, enlistment in the Armed Forces or National Guard, or admission to a U.S. military service academy, except by an Act of...
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2014-01-24
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USHB3364Authorizes and requests the President to issue a posthumous commission in the grade of captain in the regular Army to Milton Holland, who, while a sergeant major of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for ...
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2014-01-24
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USHB3811Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to notify an individual within two business days after discovery of any breach of security of any system maintained by a health care exc...
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2014-01-13
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USHR431States that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. Calls on the Senate to take immediate action on the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013 to increase sanctions against Iran.
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2014-01-10
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USHR417Recognizes the suffering of Indian citizens who have been victims of religious violence. Calls for religious freedom and related human rights to be included in the United States-India Strategic Dialogue and for such issues to be raised directly with ...
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2014-01-09
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USHB3374American Savings Promotion Act - Amends the Revised Statutes of the United States, the Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and the Home Owners' Loan Act to authorize covered financial institutions to conduct a contest, known as a ...
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2014-01-09
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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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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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USHR448Recognizes the importance of Christmas symbols and traditions. Disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas. Expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.
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2013-12-19
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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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USHR281Calls on China (PRC) to end the practice of organ harvesting from prisoners, and particularly from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups. Calls for a Department of State investigation into organ...
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2013-12-11
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
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USHB3673Family Cord Blood Banking Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to treat the cost of private umbilical cord blood banking services as a medical care expense for purposes of the tax deduction for medical expenses.
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2013-12-05
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USHB3204Drug Quality and Security Act - Title I: Drug Compounding - Compounding Quality Act - (Sec. 102) Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) with respect to the regulation of compounding drugs. Exempts compounded drugs from new drug requi...
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2013-11-27
Became Public Law No: 113-54.
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USHB3539Adoption Promotion Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure that any pregnancy options counseling funded through training grants for personnel to carry out family planning...
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2013-11-22
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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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USHB3544Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act - Requires 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 the members of the Office of...
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2013-11-20
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USHR402Supports the European aspirations of the peoples of the Eastern Partnership countries. Recognizes the benefits to these and other countries in the Eastern Europe and Caucasus region of closer economic and political ties with the European Union (EU). ...
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2013-11-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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USHB3486Transportation Empowerment Act - Declares the purposes of the Act, including returning maximum discretionary authority and fiscal responsibility to the states for all elements of the national surface transportation systems (excluding the Dwight D. Ei...
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2013-11-15
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USHB3485Employee Rights Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to make it an unlawful labor practice for a labor organization or its agents to interfere with the rights of employees to organize and select representation to collectively bargain....
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2013-11-14
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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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USHB3410Critical Infrastructure Protection Act or CIPA - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Assistant Secretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate to: (1) include in national planning scenarios the threat of electromagne...
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2013-11-12
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USHB3111Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act - Directs: (1) the Secretary of the military department concerned to award the Purple Heart to members of the Armed Forces (members) who were killed or wounded in the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009; ...
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2013-11-06
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USHB3292United States-Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act - States that it is the policy of Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and its allies and partners to ensure that Iran: (1) halts all uranium enrichment and identifies ...
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2013-10-22
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H6669-6670)
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USHB3082Ansar al-Sharia Terrorist Designation Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress on whether the Libyan faction of Ansar al-Sharia meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization, and if not, a detailed j...
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2013-10-15
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USHR378Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the House managers of the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill H.B. 2642 (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Managem...
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2013-10-12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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USHB301(Sec. 2) Directs the President to appoint a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia within the Department of State. Requires the Special Envoy to have the rank of ambassador. (Sec. 3)...
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2013-09-19
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USHB3133Marriage and Religious Freedom Act - Prohibits the federal government from taking an adverse action against a person on the basis that such person acts in accordance with a religious belief that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union o...
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2013-09-19
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USHB3154Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act or RAISE Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to declare that neither its prohibition against interference by an employer with employees' right to bargain collectively, nor the...
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2013-09-19
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USHB2009Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 - Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate of the Secretary, from implementing or enforcing any provisions of or amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the He...
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2013-09-18
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 192.
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USHCR51Immediate Establishment of Syrian War Crimes Tribunal Resolution - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should urge the government of Syria and other groups involved in the civil war in Syria to implement an immediate cease fir...
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2013-09-17
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1324-1325)
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