US Congress Representative Pete Sessions [R]

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USHCR148IntroExpressing the sense of Congress that the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects the individual right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense and that the Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the Sta...
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2016-07-22
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR785IntroRecognizing the Boy Scouts of America for its long history of service on the 100th anniversary of the day it was granted a Federal charter. Recognizes the Boy Scouts of America for over 100 years of promoting community service and leadership developm...
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2016-07-20
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB5654IntroStop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act This bill prohibits a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program. A sanctuary jurisdiction is a state or po...
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2016-07-20
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB3700EnrollHousing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 This bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 and other housing laws to modify the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) rental assistance (including section 8 low-income ...
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2016-07-19
Presented to President.
USHB4877EnrollTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the "LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located ...
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2016-07-19
Presented to President.
USHCR142EngrossSupporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid.
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2016-07-15
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB24IntroFederal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to: (1) complete, within 12 months of enactment of this Act, the required audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board) and of the ...
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2016-07-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 536.
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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2016-07-14
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 569.
USHB1734EngrossImproving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends subtitle D (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to establish a permit program for coal combustion residuals (coal ash) th...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1475EngrossKorean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes a Wall of Remembrance, as part of the previously authorized Korean War Veterans Memorial, to include: a list by name of members of the Armed Forces who died in...
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2016-07-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 572.
USHB5119EngrossNo 2H2O from Iran Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits funds available to any federal department or agency for any fiscal year from being obligated or expended to purchase or issue a license to purchase heavy water produced in Iran.
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2646EngrossHelping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 This bill creates the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to take over the responsibilities of the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health S...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5816IntroTo suspend, and subsequently terminate, the admission of certain refugees, to examine the impact on the national security of the United States of admitting refugees, to examine the costs of providing benefits to such individuals, and for other purpos...
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2016-07-14
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5804IntroTo amend section 412(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to obtain the approval of the Governor of a State before placing or resettling a refugee with the State, and for other pur...
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2016-07-14
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5852IntroTo amend the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to confirm that a customer's net equity claim is based on the customer's last statement and that certain recoveries are prohibited, to provide the Securities and Exchange Commission with oversig...
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2016-07-14
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB5836IntroTo provide for the orderly disposal of certain Federal lands, to benefit education and other purposes through the sales of such lands, to consolidate Federal lands to improve management, to provide for the acquisition of lands for recreational and ot...
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2016-07-14
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB5903IntroTo establish the Transition to Independence demonstration program.
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2016-07-14
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5809IntroTo protect law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.
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2016-07-14
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5905IntroTo require full staffing at certain U.S. Border Patrol sectors, amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to provide for double-layered fencing along the entire southwest border, and for other purposes.
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2016-07-14
To House Homeland Security Committee
USHB4084EngrossNuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to revise the objectives of the civilian nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application programs of the Department of ...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB4992EngrossUnited States Financial System Protection Act of 2016 This bill applies to transfers of funds to or from Iran, or for the direct or indirect benefit of an Iranian person or the government of Iran, for a specified period only, the existing authorizati...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5631EngrossIran Accountability Act of 2016 This bill prescribes requirements for mandatory sanctions with respect to: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), its agents, and persons or entities it owns; Mahan Air; Iran's support of terrorism and money launderi...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1301IntroAmateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Directs the Federal Communications Commission to amend regulations concerning the height and dimensions of station antenna structures to prohibit a private land use restriction from applying to amateur service communi...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB4768EngrossSeparation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 This bill modifies the scope of judicial review of agency actions to authorize courts reviewing agency actions to decide de novo all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of constitutiona...
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2016-07-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB670IntroSpecial Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015 Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of revocable trusts for the benefit of an individual for purposes of meeting income requirements for Medicaid coverage. Exte...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB921IntroSports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015 Provides that for purposes of medical professional liability insurance or civil and criminal malpractice liability determinations, a physician or athletic trainer (covered sports medicine professional) wh...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5356IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the "E. Marie Youngblood Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, T...
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2016-07-12
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB1270EngrossRestoring Access to Medication and Improving Health Savings Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savin...
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2016-07-11
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 550.
USHB5710IntroMilitary Amnesty Prevention Act
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2016-07-11
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB985IntroConcrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill directs the Department of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products. An order regarding the generic research, educatio...
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2016-07-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 519.
USHB3765IntroADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for promoting access to public accommodat...
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2016-07-07
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 6.
USHCR141IntroProviding official recognition of the massacre of 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army who had been captured in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944. Recognizes ...
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2016-07-06
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB5621IntroTo posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby in recognition of his achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the Armed Forces during WWII.
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2016-07-05
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB5620IntroVA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
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2016-07-05
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR796IntroProviding for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4768) to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions; providing for proceedings during the period from June 23, ...
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2016-07-05
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5591IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the "Zapata Veterans Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata,...
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2016-06-28
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB5589IntroPlan Verification and Fairness Act of 2016 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require health insurance exchanges to verify an individual's eligibility for a special enrollment period before coverage is made effective. ...
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2016-06-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5430IntroPublic Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2016
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2016-06-23
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB3791EngrossTo raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill directs the Federal Reserve Board to revise the Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement on the Assessment...
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2016-06-23
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHR797IntroProviding for consideration of the conference report to accompany 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,...
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2016-06-23
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHJR88VetoDisapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary". This joint resolution disapproves and nullifies a Department of Labor rule published on April 8, 2016, relating to the definition of the te...
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2016-06-22
Motion to refer the bill and accompanying veto message to the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House.
USHB5486IntroPoarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act This bill reaffirms as trust land specified land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, including land in Escambia County, Florida, and Monroe, Es...
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2016-06-21
To House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Committee
USHB5499IntroAgency Accountability Act of 2016
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2016-06-21
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB5525IntroEnd Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016 This bill prohibits a provider of commercial mobile service or commercial mobile data service from receiving universal service support under specified provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 for the pr...
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2016-06-21
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 207 - 143 (Roll no. 334).
USHB5143IntroTransparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016
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2016-06-16
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 25.
USHB5457IntroTo redesignate Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park, and for other purposes. This bill redesignates as the "Nancy Reagan Memorial Park" the Gravelly...
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2016-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHCR89EngrossExpressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. Expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses and is not in the best interest of the Un...
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2016-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USHR343IntroExpressing concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and ...
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2016-06-13
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3728)
USHCR112EngrossExpressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil. Opposes a new tax on oil. Urges Congress, when considering a tax policy change, to review the detrimental impacts such change would place on industries...
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2016-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5410IntroHealth Coverage State Flexibility Act of 2016
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2016-06-08
To House Ways And Means Committee
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