US Congress Representative Pete Sessions [R]

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USHB1890IntroBipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 States 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 nontariff b...
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2015-05-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 69.
USHB2210IntroTo prohibit the use of funds provided for the official travel expenses of Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the legislative branch for airline accommodations which are not coach-class accommodations, and for other purposes.
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2015-05-01
To House Administration Committee
USHB2128IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain stock of real estate investment trusts from the tax on foreign investments in United States real property interests, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-30
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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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB612IntroNational Right-to-Work Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement that is a union security agreement, to require employees to ...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions 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
USHB465IntroWorking Families Flexibility Act of 2015 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 compensation...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB596EngrossThis bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Provisions of law amended by that Act are restored. This bill repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act ...
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2015-04-29
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
USHB924IntroResponsibility in Federal Contracting Act Requires that the locally prevailing wage paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics working under federally-financed or federally-assisted contracts for construction, alteration, and repair of public...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB2044IntroTo require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-28
To House Oversight And Government Reform 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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2015-04-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2032IntroTo amend title 5, United States Code, to institute spending limits and transparency requirements for Federal conference and travel expenditures, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-27
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB1982IntroTo 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 change how trustees are appointed, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1995IntroTo prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development from implementing certain regulations, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1488IntroProtecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2015 Amends federal bankruptcy law to permit an individual debtor to exempt from the property of the estate in bankruptcy the debtor's aggregate interest, not to exceed $3,000, in a single firearm or firear...
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2015-04-21
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHCR28IntroExpresses the sense of Congress that specified memoranda issued by the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security regarding enforcement of immigration laws are unlawful notwithstanding the passage of the Department of Homeland Security Appropri...
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2015-04-21
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB622Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on April 6, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanen...
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2015-04-20
Received in the Senate.
USHB529Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on February 20, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) This bill makes changes to the rules for qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans). (Sec. 2) The Internal...
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2015-04-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 TITLE I--SGR REPEAL AND MEDICARE PROVIDER PAYMENT MODERNIZATION (Sec...
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2015-04-16
Became Public Law No: 114-10.
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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2015-04-16
To House Judiciary 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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2015-04-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB427IntroRegulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 States that the purpose of this Act is to increase accountability for and transparency in the federal regulatory process by requiring Congress to approve all new major regulations. Revi...
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2015-04-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 10.
USHB1150IntroFrank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2015 Amends the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA) to locate the Office on International Religious Freedom in the Office of the Secretary of State. Directs the Ambassador at Large ...
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2015-04-15
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Unanimous Consent .
USHB1480Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act (Sec. 2) Amends the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHR189IntroSets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 650) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 685) to amend the Truth in Lendi...
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2015-04-14
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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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2015-04-14
Committee Hearings Held.
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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2015-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1180IntroProtecting 2nd Amendment Rights Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any government entity from issuing or enforcing a regulation, or taking any other action, that would restrict or prohibit the manufacture, importation, or sale in the United States of a...
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2015-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1199IntroInnocent Sellers Fairness Act Exempts a lawful seller from liability for personal injury, monetary loss, or damage to property arising out of an accident or transaction involving a seller's products, unless the claimant proves one or more of the foll...
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2015-03-31
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB1365IntroAmmunition and Firearms Protection Act
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2015-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1716IntroNo Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2015 Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to exclude from creditable wages and self-employment income any wages earned for services by aliens perfor...
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2015-03-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1718IntroCollegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow tax-exempt charitable or educational organizations to make collegiate housing and infrastructure improvement grants to certain tax-exempt social clubs (e.g., ...
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2015-03-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1650IntroMedicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2015 Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow any Medicare beneficiary to enter into a contract with an eligible professional (regardless of whether a participating or non-participating ph...
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2015-03-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB653IntroFOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015 or the FOIA Act This bill makes changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to provide the public with greater access to information disclosable under such Act. The bill requires agencies, in admini...
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2015-03-25
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1624IntroProtecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
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2015-03-25
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1332IntroDeny Amnesty Credits Act of 2015
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2015-03-24
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1854-1855)
USHB1547IntroFamily Health Care Flexibility Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal provisions added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that: (1) restrict payments from health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, and ...
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2015-03-23
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR110IntroHonors Gibraltar's contribution to advancing U.S. security interests in the Mediterranean region. States that the views and rights of Gibraltarians should always be imperative in any discussion of Gibraltar's status as a British Overseas Territory.
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2015-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHB1453IntroAmbulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2015 Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require alignment of updates for ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services under a revised prospective payment system (PPS) with up...
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2015-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1030Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on March 2, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstrat...
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2015-03-19
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1029EngrossEPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015 This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to revise the process of selecting members of the Science Advisory Board, guidelines for participatio...
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2015-03-18
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1148IntroMichael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and related federal law with respect to immigration law enforcement within the United States. Authorizes: (1) states or their politica...
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2015-03-18
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB1153IntroAsylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit the government from bearing any expense of counsel for any person in a removal or related appeal proceedings. Adds an additional requirement in ord...
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2015-03-18
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 12.
USHR155Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Elects a named Member to the House Committee on the Budget.
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2015-03-18
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB1425IntroPreserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act of 2015 Prohibits any change from being made, except by Act of or authorization by Congress, to the military oaths required for: (1) original appointment as a regular commissioned officer, regular warran...
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2015-03-18
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB699IntroEmail Privacy Act Amends the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 to prohibit a provider of remote computing service or electronic communication service to the public from knowingly divulging to a governmental entity the contents of any comm...
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2015-03-17
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHCR17IntroDeclares that Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over-the-air, or on any business for suc...
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2015-03-17
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB816IntroLife at Conception Act Declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being. Prohi...
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB824IntroState Marriage Defense Act of 2015 Prohibits, in determining the meaning of any Act of Congress or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of U.S. administrative bureaus and agencies as applied with respect to individuals domiciled in a state or...
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB814IntroThin Blue Line Act Amends the federal criminal code to make the killing or attempted killing of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder an aggravating factor in death penalty determinations.
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
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