Subject Civil actions and liability | Current

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USSB1612Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013 - Requires courts to award a prevailing party reasonable fees and other expenses, including attorney fees, incurred in connection with a civil action in which any party asserts a claim for relief arising under ...
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2013-12-17
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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USSB1720Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 - Directs a court to require a patentee who has filed a civil action for patent infringement to disclose to the court and to all adverse parties any persons, associations, corporations (including paren...
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2013-12-17
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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USSB1830Tallying of the Actual Liabilities Act of 2013 or the TOTAL Act of 2013 - Prohibits a retailer under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from selling a product or service through an Internet website without presenting the total tra...
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2013-12-16
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USSB1808Marriage 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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2013-12-12
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USHB3712Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act of 2013 - Establishes the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration (SSA), to be headed by the Deputy Commissioner of SSA. Entitles every individual to a family and medica...
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2013-12-12
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USSB1810Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act of 2013 - Establishes the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration (SSA), to be headed by the Deputy Commissioner of SSA. Entitles every individual to a family and medica...
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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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USHB1965Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013 - Title I: Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security - Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act - (Sec. 1002) Directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), when practicable, to encourage the use ...
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2013-12-09
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 254.
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USSB1197National 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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2013-12-09
S.AMDT.2307 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8548)
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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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USHB3666Sequester Delay and Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act - Title I: Extension of Sequestration - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to: (1) repeal the across-the-board reductions in discretionary spending mandated by such Act in...
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2013-12-05
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USSB1761Permanently Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2013 - Amends the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 to repeal its sunset date December 31, 2012 (thus making the Act permanent). Establishes a private right of action to enforce compli...
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2013-11-21
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USSB1769Standard of Care Protection Act - Provides that the development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care-related parts of the Health Care...
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2013-11-21
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USSB1770Future of American Innovation and Research Act of 2013 or the FAIR Act - Authorizes the owner or lawful possessor of a covered trade secret (that is related to or included in a product or service that is used in or reasonably anticipated to be used i...
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2013-11-21
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USHB3543Permanently Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2013 - Amends the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 to repeal its sunset date December 31, 2012 (thus making the Act permanent). Establishes a private right of action to enforce compli...
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2013-11-20
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USSB1593Servicemember Housing Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to protect a surviving spouse who is the successor in interest to a servicemember who dies from a service-connected cause while in military service against a mo...
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2013-11-19
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
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USSB1733Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2013 - Requires each state, within three years, to have in effect legislation that: (1) treats a minor who has engaged or attempted to engage in a commercial sex act as a victim of a severe form of traffic...
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2013-11-19
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USSB1730Clearing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 or the CURB Act - Requires each federal agency to: (1) report to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the costs and benefits of each signi...
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2013-11-19
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USHB3477Veterans Legal Support Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide support to at least one university law school program that is designed to provide legal assistance to veterans. Allows programs of university law schoo...
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2013-11-18
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USHB2655Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 - Amends the sanctions provisions in Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the court to impose an appropriate sanction on any attorney, law firm, or party that has violated, or is responsible f...
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2013-11-18
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USHB3471Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 - Makes the following limitations and requirements concerning abortion services unlawful and prohibits their imposition or application by any government: a requirement that a medical professional perform specifi...
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2013-11-15
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USHB3481Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013 - Amends the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 to apply the prohibitions against collecting personal information from children to online applications and mobile applications directed to children. Establish...
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2013-11-15
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USHB982Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013 - Amends federal bankruptcy law concerning a trust formed under a reorganization plan following the discharge in bankruptcy of a debtor corporation in order to assume the debtor's liability wi...
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2013-11-14
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USSB1700Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013 - Amends the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 to apply the prohibitions against collecting personal information from children to online applications and mobile applications directed to children. Establish...
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2013-11-14
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USHB2094School 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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2013-11-13
Became Public Law No: 113-48.
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USHB3479Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow businesses with average annual gross receipts of not more than $50,000 that prevail in an administrative or court proceeding involving the determinati...
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2013-11-13
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USSB42Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2013 - Amends the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to prohibit an employer from discharging, demoting, suspending, harassing, or in any other manner discriminating against an emp...
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2013-11-12
Held at the desk.
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USHB1548Native American Energy Act - (Sec. 3) Amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to allow the Secretary of the Interior, an affected Indian tribe, or a certified third-party appraiser under contract with the Indian tribe to appraise Indian land or trust as...
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2013-11-12
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 189.
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USSB1685Behavioral Health Information Technology Coordination Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to include as health care providers behavioral and mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain com...
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2013-11-12
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USSB1680Consumer Choice in Online Video Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promulgate regulations requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide plain language disclosures to assist co...
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2013-11-12
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USSB822Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the federal criminal code to add to the list of crime victims' rights: (1) the right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement, and (2) the ri...
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2013-11-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 241.
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USSB1665Read the Bills Act - Requires any bill or resolution introduced in either chamber of Congress to contain a provision citing the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the proposed measure, including all of its provisions. Re...
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2013-11-07
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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. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
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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. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.
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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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