US Congress Representative Pete Sessions [R]

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USHB2130IntroRed River Private Property Protection Act Declares that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Department of the Interior disclaims any right, title, and interest to certain lands along a stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma (the ...
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2015-07-01
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB158IntroVisa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include terrorism risk as a factor the Secretary of Homeland Security shall consider under the electronic system for travel authorization (ESTA) in determining ...
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2015-06-25
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1073IntroCritical Infrastructure Protection Act or CIPA Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) include EM threats in national planning scenarios; and (2) conduct a campaign to proactively educate...
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2015-06-25
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2042EngrossRatepayer Protection Act of 2015 This bill extends the deadline for mandatory compliance with final rules that target carbon dioxide emissions from existing sources that are fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units under the Clean Air Act...
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2015-06-25
Received in the Senate.
USHR338IntroSets forth the rule for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.B. 1295) to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatm...
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2015-06-25
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB1937IntroNational Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an "infrastructure project" as described in Presidential Order "Improving Performance of Federal Permitting ...
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2015-06-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1190EngrossProtecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Repeals sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and restores provisions of law amended by those sections) related to the establishment of an Independent Payment Advisory ...
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2015-06-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB891EngrossDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 141 Paloma Drive in Floresville, Texas, as the "Floresville Veterans Post Office Building."
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2015-06-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 129.
USHB160EngrossProtect Medical Innovation Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers. This repeal applies to sales in calendar quarters beginning after the enactment of thi...
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2015-06-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 125.
USHB2865IntroTechnical Clarification to Public Law 113-243 Act of 2015
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2015-06-23
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR321IntroSets forth the rule for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.B. 2146) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and air traffic controllers to make penalty-free withdrawals fro...
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2015-06-18
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2505EngrossMedicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act of 2015 Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (in effect, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to report to specifi...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2507EngrossIncreasing Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends part C (Medicare+Choice) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services, by regulation and in accordance with certain not...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2802IntroFirst Amendment Defense Act
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2015-06-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB511IntroTribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 Amends the National Labor Relations Act to provide that any enterprise or institution owned and operated by an Indian tribe and located on its lands is not considered an employer (thus excluding such enterprises ...
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2015-06-16
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2559EngrossThe segment of Interstate Route 10 between milepost 535 and milepost 545 at Kendall County, Texas, shall now be the "PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway."
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2015-06-16
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB2406IntroSHARE Act
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2015-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2653IntroAmerican Health Care Reform Act of 2015
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2015-06-15
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2393EngrossCountry of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. Country of origin labeling requirements are administered...
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2015-06-11
Received in the Senate.
USHB9IntroInnovation Act Directs a party alleging patent infringement in a civil action to include in the court pleadings, if the information is reasonably accessible, specified details concerning: each claim of each patent allegedly infringed; for each cla...
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2015-06-11
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 8.
USHR305IntroSets forth the rule for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.B. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain org...
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2015-06-11
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB235Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act Amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet access...
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2015-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2710IntroLawful Purpose and Self Defense Act
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2015-06-10
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2722IntroBreast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act
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2015-06-10
To House Budget Committee
USHB2289EngrossCommodity End User Relief Act Amends the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to direct registered futures associations to require their futures commission merchant members to: maintain written policies and procedures governing maintenance of members&rsquo...
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2015-06-10
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB1734IntroImproving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015
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2015-06-09
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 103.
USHB2331IntroNo Welfare for Weed Act of 2015 This bill amends: (1) the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to exclude marijuana products from items that may be purchased with food stamps; and (2) part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title IV of t...
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2015-06-08
To House Nutrition Committee
USHB2652IntroProtecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in carrying out regulations providing for the replacement of ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases-9) with ICD-10 as a standar...
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2015-06-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2628IntroTax Exemptions for American Medalists Act of 2015 or the TEAM Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, the value of any medal or prize money received on account of competition in the Olympic Games.
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2015-06-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR287IntroSets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, ...
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2015-06-02
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2259IntroProtect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act
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2015-06-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHR281IntroExpresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: gains made in border security in the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector and positive trends in recidivism rates are of critical importance to those living and working in the border region and to th...
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2015-06-01
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB2290IntroVolunteer Organization Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 to expand liability protections to volunteer nonprofit organizations for harm caused by an act or omission of a volunteer on behalf of the organization. Prohib...
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2015-06-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB2123IntroEnhancing Veterans' Access to Treatment Act of 2015
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2015-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2513IntroPACE Act of 2015
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2015-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1853IntroThis bill directs the President to: (1) develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and at other related activities, and (2) instruct INTERPOL Washington to request observer sta...
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2015-05-21
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHCR49IntroHonors military caregivers of members of the Armed Forces and veterans for their service and sacrifice to the United States. Encourages the people of the United States to show support to military families and the sacrifices endured by those families...
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2015-05-21
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2567IntroDirects the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal in commemoration of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Se...
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2015-05-21
To House Financial Services Committee
USHR226IntroThe House of Representatives calls on the President to work toward equitable and durable Armenian-Turkish relations for the next 100 years based upon the two countries' common interests and the significant security interests of the United States in t...
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2015-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHB1739IntroFIREARM Act Prohibits the federal government from requiring disclosure of the race or ethnicity of a person to whom a firearm is transferred.
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2328IntroLead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Committee
USHB1854IntroComprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to an eligible entity for sequential intercept mapping and implementation fo...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1995IntroLocal Zoning and Property Rights Protection Act of 2015 This bill requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to withdraw: the proposed HUD rule entitled "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)," any final rule bas...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB36EngrossPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the ...
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2015-05-14
Received in the Senate.
USHCR13IntroCalls on the Department of State and the Administration to recognize officially the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization. Requests the Secretary of State to designate the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization and impose any and all appl...
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2015-05-14
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2210IntroCoach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill Act of 2015 Prohibits the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the official travel of a Member of Congress or other officer or employee of the legislative branch for airline accommodations whic...
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2015-05-01
To House Administration Committee
USHB1890IntroBipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or ...
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2015-05-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 69.
USHB2128IntroReal Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015
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2015-04-30
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2142IntroCapitalizing on American Methane Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) include in the tax credit for investment in a qualifying gasification project any qualified methane conversion technology, and (2) allow an alternative fuel excise...
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2015-04-30
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB458IntroAmends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to revise requirements permitting multiemployer plans to adopt alternative rules for computing the payment of an employer's withdrawal liability to include a plan in critical status whose pla...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
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