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USSB2170American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014 - Amends the Natural Gas Act regarding natural gas exports to exclude from the expedited application and approval process any nation subject to sanctions or trade restrictions imposed by the United States. Amen...
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2014-03-27
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USHB4324Truth in Settlements Act of 2014 - Sets forth new requirements for the public disclosure of any covered settlement agreement entered into by a federal executive agency. Defines "covered settlement agreement" as a settlement agreement (including a con...
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2014-03-27
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USHB15Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act - States that passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing U.S. sovereignty and establishing a coherent and just system for integrati...
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2014-03-26
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Garcia. Petition No: 113-9. ( ">Discharge petition text with signatures.)
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USHB4312Public Online Information Act of 2014 - Establishes a Public Online Information Advisory Committee to: (1) coordinate and encourage the government's efforts to make information from all three branches of government available on the Internet, and (2) ...
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2014-03-26
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USHB3990Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2014 - Defines "sensitive personally identifiable information" to include: (1) specified combinations of data elements in electronic or digital form, such as an individual's name, home address or telephone nu...
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2014-03-20
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USHB4091Constitutional Check and Balance Act - Authorizes any Member of Congress who casts a recorded vote on final passage of a version of a bill or joint resolution enacting a provision into law to bring an action for declaratory or injunctive relief in an...
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2014-03-20
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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
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USHB3857Enforce the Take Care Clause Act of 2014 - Authorizes the House of Representatives or the Senate to bring an action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to compel the President to execute a law faithfully upon the adoption of a resolution declar...
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2014-03-20
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USHB4047Restoring 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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2014-03-20
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USHB4106Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act - Establishes a framework for health care liability lawsuits to undergo review by independent medical review panels if health care professionals (practicing physicians or their agents or employees) allege adherence to a...
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2014-03-20
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USHB2810SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) end with 2013 the current formula for an update to the single convers...
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2014-03-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 283.
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USSR392Authorizes: (1) Senator Blumenthal to provide documents in the case of Care One Management LLC, et al. v. United Healthcare Workers East, SEIU 1199, et al., except concerning matters for which a privilege or objection is asserted; and (2) the Senate ...
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2014-03-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1669; text as passed Senate: CR S1664)
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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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USSB2133Fair Employment Protection Act of 2014 - Sets forth employer liability standards to be applied in employee harassment claims under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans w...
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2014-03-13
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USSB2118Executive 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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2014-03-12
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USSB2062Constitutional Check and Balance Act - Authorizes any Member of Congress who casts a recorded vote on final passage of a version of a bill or joint resolution enacting a provision into law to bring an action for declaratory or injunctive relief in an...
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2014-03-03
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 310.
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USHB1944Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Prohibits a state or political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent domain, or allowing the exercise of such power by delegation, over property to be used for economic development ...
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2014-02-27
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USSB1982Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 - Amends federal veterans provisions to revise or add provisions concerning medical services and other benefits provided to veterans and/or their dependent...
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2014-02-27
S.AMDT.2766 SA 2766 fell when SA 2747 fell. (consideration: CR S1210)
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USSB2054Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2014 - Directs the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services to require each location of a covered program to meet specified minimum standard...
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2014-02-27
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USHB4090Social Security Fraud and Error Prevention Act of 2014 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to appropriate from the Social Security Trust Funds to the Social Security Administration for each...
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2014-02-26
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USSB2049Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act - Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate rules prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts and practices in the sending of written communications (commonly referred to as "demand letters")...
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2014-02-26
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USSB2047Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014 - Prohibits advertisement, promotion, or marketing in commerce of electronic cigarettes in a manner that is known, or should be known, to increase the use of electronic cigarettes ...
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2014-02-26
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USHB4068SCRA Rights Protection Act of 2014 - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow the use of arbitration to resolve a controversy that arises under a contract with a servicemember (or with a servicemember and spouse jointly) that provides for ...
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2014-02-24
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USHB4023Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2014 - Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to require prescribers of animal drugs to verify prescriptions and provide copies of prescriptions to pet owners, pet owner designees, and pharmacies, without the prescri...
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2014-02-14
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USHB4062Homeowner Tax Fairness Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) extend through 2016 the exclusion from gross income of income attributable to the discharge of indebtedness on a principal residence, (2) extend through 2015 the tax deduction for ...
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2014-02-14
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USSB2025Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act - Prohibits a data broker from obtaining or causing to be disclosed personal information or any other information relating to any person by making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or represe...
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2014-02-12
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USHB4024Ensuring Access to Clean Water Act of 2014 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state exercising primary enforcement res...
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2014-02-11
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USHB3964Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act - Title I: Central Valley Project Water Reliability - (Sec. 101) Amends the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) to include among the Act's purposes to: (1) ensure that water dedica...
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2014-02-10
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 306.
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USHB3969Preventing Abuse of Cough Treatments Act of 2014 or the PACT Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale or offering for sale of a drug containing dextromethorphan, and not subject to practitioner supervision requiremen...
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2014-02-07
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USSB1999SCRA Rights Protection Act of 2014 - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow the use of arbitration to resolve a controversy that arises under a contract with a servicemember (or with a servicemember and spouse jointly) that provides for ...
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2014-02-06
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USSB1009Chemical Safety Improvement Act - Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to establish an evaluative framework for chemical risk assessment and management. Declares that it is the policy of the United States that: (1) this Act should protect...
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2014-02-04
Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. Hearings held.
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USSB1995Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2014 - Title I: Enhancing Punishment for Identity Theft and Other Violations of Data Privacy and Security - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to five y...
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2014-02-04
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USSB1950Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 - Amends federal veterans provisions to revise or add provisions concerning medical services and other benefits provided to veterans and/or their dependent...
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2014-02-04
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S736)
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USSB1990Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to prohibit unlawful aliens from being eligible for any postsecondary education benefit unless every citizen and national of this country is eligible to receive that benef...
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2014-02-04
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USHB357GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014 - (Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program and the program providing educational assistance to individuals who commenced servi...
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2014-02-04
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USHB3310Annuity Safety and Security Under Reasonable Enforcement Act of 2013 or the ASSURE Act of 2013 - Amends the Truth in Lending Act to direct the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) to issue regulations requiring any payment to a recipient of...
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2014-02-03
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USSB1979USA Retirement Funds Act - Requires each employer (except certain small employers, governments, and churches) that does not maintain a qualifying plan or arrangement meeting specified criteria for any part of a calendar year to make available to each...
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2014-01-30
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USSB1976Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2014 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations requiring each covered entity (proprietorships, partnerships, estates, trusts, cooperatives, and nonprofit and for-profit corpor...
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2014-01-30
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USSB1972Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2014 - Declares it an unlawful practice for certain employers with at least 15 employees for each working day in each of at least 20 calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year to: (1) fail or refuse to...
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2014-01-29
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USHB3762Personal Tax Information Protection Act - Makes it unlawful for any officer or employee of the federal government to: (1) willfully make an unauthorized disclosure of personally identifiable covered information, or (2) conspire to make an unauthorize...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3763Personal Health Information Protection Act - Makes it unlawful for any officer or employee of the federal government to: (1) willfully make an unauthorized disclosure of personally identifiable protected health information, or (2) conspire to make su...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3622Patient Centered Healthcare Savings Act of 2013 - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care requirements of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Restores o...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3669Federal Probation System Reform Act - Amends the federal criminal code to require the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to ensure that an appropriate probation or pretrial services officer supervises a person convicted...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3699Structured Settlement Claimants Rights Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to declare that a claimant in any civil action before a federal court shall have the right to retain a structured settlement broker to act on behalf of that claiman...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3722Provides that for purposes of medical professional liability insurance or civil and criminal malpractice liability determinations, a physician or athletic trainer (covered sports medicine professional) who is authorized to practice medicine in a stat...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3736Protect Advanced Communications for Emergency Services Act of 2013 or the PACES Act - Requires any patent infringement action against certain wireless carriers (excluding mobile satellite service operators) or IP-enabled voice service providers based...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3764Personal Financial Information Protection Act - Makes it unlawful for any officer or employee of the federal government to: (1) willfully make an unauthorized disclosure of personally identifiable covered information, or (2) conspire to make such an ...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3453Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2013 - Amends the: (1) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend through March 31, 2016, the veterans retraining assistance program; and (2) Wounded Warrior Act to extend through 2016 the authority of the Secre...
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2014-01-24
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USHB3297Teen Dating Violence Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the inclusion of information regarding the legal rights available to teenage victims of dating violence in the education programs create...
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2014-01-22
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USHB3121American Health Care Reform Act of 2013 - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Restores or revives prov...
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2014-01-22
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