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SB2318PassDepartment of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 - (Sec. 2) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State rewards program should be expanded to: (1) address the threat to U.S. interests from transnationa...
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2013-01-15
Became Public Law No: 112-283.
HB6655PassProtect Our Kids Act of 2012 - Establishes the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to: (1) study the use of child protective services and child welfare services under titles IV and XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-275.
SB3677PassAmends the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 to apply escrow requirements for flood insurance payments to residential improved real estate or a mobile home (currently, such requirements apply to improved real estate or a mobile home).
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-281.
SB3662PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, as the "Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building."
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-280.
HB6621PassAmends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) to make technical changes regarding the transitional program for covered business method patents and joinder of parties. Applies, to any civil action commenced on or after enactment of this Act, the AI...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-274.
SB3630PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218 North Milwaukee Street in Waterford, Wisconsin, as the "Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office."
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-279.
HB6586PassSpace Exploration Sustainability Act - Amends the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 to express the sense of Congress that the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shall procee...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-273.
HB6364PassWorld War I Centennial Commission Act - Establishes the World War I Centennial Commission to: (1) plan, develop, and execute programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I; (2) encourage private organizations and stat...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-272.
HB6328PassClothe a Homeless Hero Act - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration [TSA] ) to transfer unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints to the local airport authority or other local a...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-271.
SB3472PassUninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) - Amends provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 that prohibit the Department of Education from funding educational agencies or institutions that release student educational records (or per...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-278.
SB3454PassIntelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Title I: Budget and Personnel Authorizations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the: (1) Office of the Directo...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-277.
HB6060PassEndangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012 - Extends through FY2019 the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to use power revenues collected pursuant to the Colorado River Storage Project Act for annual base funding of endangered f...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-270.
HB6029PassForeign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to increase the maximum fine for economic espionage (i.e., stealing or obtaining, duplicating or conveying, or buying or possessing trade secrets withou...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-269.
SB3331PassIntercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 - Applies universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, and related regulations, to the same extent as they apply to the offering or prov...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-276.
SJR44PassGrants the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New York, and W...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-282.
HB4606PassAuthorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines (including all appurtenances used in their operation) that, as of March 1, 2012, are within the boundary of Glacier National Park in Montana. Specifies ...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-268.
HB4365PassAmends the Internal Revenue Code to make Thrift Savings Fund accounts subject to a federal tax levy. Requires any revenue gain attributable to the enacment of this Act to be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury and used solely for deficit re...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-267.
HB4212PassDrywall Safety Act of 2012 - (Sec. 2) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Commerce should insist that: (1) the government of China, which has ownership interests in the companies that manufactured and exported problematic drywall to...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-266.
HB2076PassInvestigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Attorney General (AG), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision, to assist in the investigation of violent acts and shooting...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-265.
HB1464PassNorth Korean Refugee Adoption Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to designate a representative to regularly brief Congress on U.S. efforts to advocate for the best interests of North Korean children and children of one North Korean parent, ...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-264.
HB443PassDirects the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convey specified property, including all land appurtenances, in Kotzebue, Alaska, to the Maniilaq Association for use in connection with health and social services programs. Requires such ...
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2013-01-14
Became Public Law No: 112-263.
HB6671PassVideo Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012 - Amends provisions of the federal criminal code authorizing a video tape service provider to disclose personally identifiable information concerning any consumer to any person with the informed, wr...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-258.
SB3666PassAmends the Animal Welfare Act to exclude from the definition of "exhibitor," for purposes of the licensing and other regulatory requirements of the Act, owners of common, domesticated household pets who derive less than a substantial portion of incom...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-261.
HB6620PassFormer Presidents Protection Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to eliminate certain limitations on the length of Secret Service protection for former Presidents and their spouses and children. Authorizes the Secret Service to protect: (1...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-257.
HB6587PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 Simi Village Drive in Simi Valley, California, as the "Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-256.
HB6379PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6239 Savannah Highway in Ravenel, South Carolina, as the "Representative Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Post Office."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-255.
HB6260PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 211 Hope Street in Mountain View, California, as the "Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-254.
SJR49PassAppoints Barbara Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-262.
HB6014PassKatie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012 - Directs the Attorney General to make grants to assist states with the costs associated with the implementation of DNA arrestee collection processes. Defines "DNA arrestee collection process" to mean ...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-253.
HB5859PassRepeals the requirement that the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) prescribe regulations to require passenger motor vehicle dealers to distribute to prospective buyers information comparing insurance costs for different makes and models of passenger ...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-252.
SB3202PassDignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012 - Title I: Cemetery Matters - (Sec. 101) Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish a casket or urn of sufficient quality for a dignified burial for the burial in...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-260.
HB4389PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 19 East Merced Street in Fowler, California, as the "Cecil E. Bolt Post Office."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-251.
HB4073PassAuthorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment by the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway Company of a specified right-of-way adjacent to Pike National Forest that was originally granted to the Mt. Manitou ...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-250.
HB4057PassDirects the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and transparency to veterans and members of the Armed Forces (members) through the provision of information on institutions of higher learning. Requi...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-249.
HB4053PassImproper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 - (Sec. 3) Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to: (1) identify, annually, a list of high-priority federal programs for greater levels of oversight and ...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-248.
HB3892PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in Roseville, California, as the "Lance Corporal Victor A. Dew Post Office."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-247.
HB3869PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the "Sidney 'Sid' Sanders McMath Post Office Building."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-246.
HB3641PassPinnacles National Park Act - Establishes Pinnacles National Park in California to: (1) preserve and interpret for the benefit of future generations the chaparral, grasslands, blue oak woodlands, and majestic valley oak savanna ecosystems of the park...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-245.
HB3263PassLake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to amend an existing contract or enter into one or more new contracts with the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District for the storage and conveyance of nonpro...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-244.
HB2338PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 Florida Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, as the "Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office."
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-243.
HB1845PassMedicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 - Title I: Medicare IVIG Access - (Sec. 101) Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a three-year demonstration project under part B (Sup...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-242.
SB925PassMt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011 - Designates peak 12,240, which is located 0.6 miles northeast of Donahue Peak on the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Yosemite National Park in California, as Mt. Andrea Lawrence.
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-259.
HB1339PassDesignates Salem, Massachusetts, as the Birthplace of the National Guard of the United States. Directs the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to provide military ceremonial support at the dedication of any monument, plaque, or other official recognit...
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2013-01-10
Became Public Law No: 112-241.
SB3716EngrossAmends the Internal Revenue Code to add vaccines against seasonal influenza to the list of those vaccines subject to the excise tax on taxable vaccines.
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2013-01-03
Held at the desk.
HB3408IntroTitle XIV [sic]: Keystone XL Pipeline - North American Energy Access Act - (Sec. 14002) Prohibits construction, operation, or maintenance of the oil pipeline and related facilities described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the K...
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2013-01-03
Laid on the table.
SR630IntroCongratulates the Navy and the many crews of the U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) (Enterprise) on having provided the United States an incalculable service in international relations and engagement and in the prevention and winning of armed conflicts over ...
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2013-01-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8668; text as passed Senate: CR S8668; text of measure as introduced: CR S8666)
HR845IntroAmending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a standing Committee on Repeals.
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2013-01-02
To House Rules Committee
HB6726EngrossCongressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act - Amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, as amended by the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (P.L. 112-175), to extend the freeze on adjustments to pay of federal employees and ...
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2013-01-02
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
HB6719IntroTelehealth Promotion Act of 2012 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) and other specified federal law to declare that services provided via telecommunications systems under Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP (SSA titles XVIII, XIX, and XXI) a...
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2013-01-02
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
HB6717IntroProtecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act - Makes any institution of higher education (IHE) postsecondary program designed to prepare students for a recognized occupation or profession requiring licensing or other entry pre-conditions ineligible...
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2013-01-02
To House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee
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