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USSB1666Healthcare Privacy and Anti-Fraud Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue guidance (including concerning liability) to protect the privacy of individually identi...
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2013-11-07
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USSB1626Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of at least 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for whic...
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2013-11-05
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7803)
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USSB1654Government Settlement Transparency and Reform Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand provisions relating to the nondeductibility of fines and penalties, to prohibit a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred to any governmental entity ...
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2013-11-05
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USSB1639Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to direct the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to study and identify any potential threats to privacy protections posed by the integration of u...
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2013-11-04
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USHB2318Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to apply all guidelines, rules, regulations, and criteria applicable to response actions (current...
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2013-11-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184.
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USSB1632Restoring the 10th Amendment Act - Authorizes a designated state official to submit to the head of a federal agency proposing a rule, during the period when the proposed rule is open for public comment, a legal brief challenging the constitutionality...
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2013-10-31
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USSB1211Prohibits any person, except with written permission from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, from using the phrases "GI Bill" and "Post-9/11 GI Bill" in connection with any promotion, goods, services, or commercial activity in a m...
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2013-10-30
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
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USHB3445Stop Deducting Damages Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) deny a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred for compensatory or punitive damages in connection with any judgment in, or settlement of, any action against a governm...
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2013-10-30
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USSB1579SCRA Enhancement and Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to: extend the period during which a contract for the purchase of real or personal property or the lease or bailment of such property entered into by a...
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2013-10-30
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
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USSB1618Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2013 - Requires the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): (1) to implement the enhanced security clearance system (i.e., the database established by OPM under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Pr...
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2013-10-30
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USSB1623Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensatio...
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2013-10-30
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USHB3402Fair Debt Collection Improvement Act - Amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to prohibit a debt collector from bringing, or threatening to bring, legal action against any consumer on a debt in which the statute of limitations has expired. Req...
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2013-10-30
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USHB3331Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to: (1) issue regulations requiring corporations and limited liability companies formed in a state that does not have a formation system providing f...
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2013-10-23
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USHB3299Security Before Access Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to patient navigator services, to require recipients of grants for the development and operation of demonstration programs to implement procedures developed under...
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2013-10-18
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USHB2775Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 - Division A: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2014. (Sec. 101) Appropriates amounts for continuing operations, projects, or activities which were conducted in FY2013 and ...
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2013-10-17
Became Public Law No: 113-46.
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USHB3163Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2013, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP Act of 2013, or CIR ASAP Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) (Secretary) to: (1) develop and subm...
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2013-10-15
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USHB3200Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2013 - Establishes in the Treasury the American Hostages in Iran Compensation Fund for the purpose of making payments to: (1) the Americans held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, and in o...
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2013-10-15
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USSB1094Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013 - Revises and reauthorizes programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Title I: College and Career Readiness for All Students - Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of t...
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2013-10-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 218.
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USHB1493Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013 - Defines a "covered civil action" as a civil action seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or unreasonably delaying an agency action...
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2013-09-26
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 170.
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USSB1549Stop the Sale of Murderabilia Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a federal or state prison inmate convicted of a crime of violence from knowingly placing in the mail or causing to be delivered in interstate or foreign commerce...
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2013-09-25
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USSB1551Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to provide additional requirements for obtaining orders for business records in counterterrorism investigations, including that the r...
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2013-09-25
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USHB2674Job Creation Act of 2013 - Title I: Trade - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) Congress should continue to work with the Administration to expand trading markets, (2) the future growth of the U.S. economy requires this pro-growth strategy, (3)...
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2013-09-24
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USHB761National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 - Title I: Development of Domestic Sources of Strategic and Critical Minerals - (Sec. 101) Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an "infrastr...
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2013-09-19
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USSB1535Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act - Amends the federal judicial code to include among the exceptions to U.S. jurisdictional immunity of foreign states any statutory or common law tort claim arising out of an act of extrajudicial killing, airc...
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2013-09-19
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USSB1533Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to impose restrictions on foreign jurisdictions or financial institutions operating in the United States that are of primary money laundering concern or that significantly impede U.S...
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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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USHB3128Protect Patients Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to subject to civil monetary penalties any psychiatric hospitals or psychiatric units determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to have in place ...
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2013-09-18
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USSB1506Gulf Coast Oil Recovery Zone Tax Relief and Economic Recovery Act - Allows non-recognition, for income tax purposes, of proceeds or payments from insurance received in connection with the Gulf oil spill or any payment for damages attributable to the ...
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2013-09-17
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USHB3021IRS Employee Responsibility Act of 2013 - Makes an officer or employee of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) personally responsible for payment of any awards or costs of litigation arising from official actions taken by such officer or employee that ...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2821American Jobs Act of 2013 - Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2852Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act - Amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to specify that an unlawful employment practice is established when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investig...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2639Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013 - Directs a party alleging infringement in a civil action arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents to include in the court pleadings: an identification of each patent and claim allegedly inf...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2746Innocent Sellers Fairness Act - Exempts a lawful seller from liability for personal injury, monetary loss, or damage to property arising out of an accident or transaction involving a seller's products, unless the claimant proves one or more of the fo...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2758Redistricting Reform Act of 2013 - Prohibits a state that has been redistricted after an apportionment from being redistricted again until after the next apportionment of Representatives, unless the state is ordered by a court to conduct such a subse...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2851End Racial Profiling Act of 2013 - Prohibits any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. Defines "racial profiling" to mean the practice of a law enforcement agent or agency relying, to any degree, on race, ethnic...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2877Describes the following as acts that unreasonably burden and discriminate against interstate commerce, and prohibits states, political subdivisions, and any other taxing authority from: (1) assessing natural gas pipeline property at a value that has ...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2936Protecting Immigrants From Legal Exploitation Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to subject a person to fine, imprisonment, or both, who: (1) knowingly or recklessly executes a scheme in connection with any federal immigration law-related...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2978Let the People Draw the Lines Act of 2013 - Prohibits a state that has been redistricted after an apportionment from being redistricted again until after the next apportionment of Representatives, unless the state is ordered by a court to conduct suc...
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2013-09-13
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USHB3035Surveillance Order Reporting Act of 2013 - Permits each electronic service provider to report information to the public about requests and demands for information made by any government entity under a surveillance law and exempts such provider from l...
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2013-09-13
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USSB559Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2013 - Establishes in the Treasury the American Hostages in Iran Compensation Fund for the purpose of making payments to the 52 Americans held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, from Novem...
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2013-09-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 183.
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USSB1502Safe Meat and Poultry Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act (the Acts) to include in the definition of "adulterated" a product bearing or containing a ...
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2013-09-12
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USSB1503School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to asthma-related grants for child health services, to give an additional preference to a state that allows self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis ...
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2013-09-12
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USSR220Authorizes the Senate Legal Counsel to represent the 95 current and former Senators named as defendants in the case of Wade v. Miller , et al.
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2013-09-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6299; text passed Senate: CR S6299)
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USHB2868Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to direct the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to study and identify any potential threats to privacy protections posed by the integration of u...
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2013-08-02
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USHB2914Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to the general exceptions to both ownership and compensation arrangement prohibitions against physician self-referrals of Medica...
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2013-08-02
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USHB2957Behavioral Health Information Technology Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to include as a health care provider behavioral and mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain community menta...
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2013-08-02
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USHB2998Investor Choice Act of 2013 - Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to revise the authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to prohibit, or impose conditions or limitations on the use of, a...
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2013-08-02
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USSB1459Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 - Prohibits a person from transporting a horse in interstate commerce in a motor vehicle (except a vehicle operated exclusively on rail or rails) containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another. Set...
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2013-08-01
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USHB2711Citizen Empowerment Act - States that the purpose of this Act is to ensure that individuals have the right to record in-person and telephonic interactions with executive agency employees and that they are notified of such right when they are the targ...
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2013-08-01
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, H.R. 2711 is laid on the table.
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USSB1465Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, in order to protect the United States from misuse affecting interstate or foreign commerce of corporations and limited liab...
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2013-08-01
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