US Congress Representative Pete Sessions [R]

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USHB22Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to add a provision to exempt any employee with coverage under a health ...
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2015-07-26
S.AMDT.2282 Ruling of the Chair that amendment SA 2282 is not in order to be proposed sustained by Voice Vote.
USHB3009EngrossEnforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make a state or local subdivision ineligible for state criminal alien assistance program funding if it: (1) has in effect any law, policy, or procedure prohibiting...
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2015-07-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1734EngrossImproving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015
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2015-07-23
Received in the Senate.
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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2015-07-22
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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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2015-07-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 161.
USHB3137IntroTo reaffirm the trust status of land taken into trust by the United States pursuant to the Act of June 18, 1934, for the benefit of an Indian tribe that was federally recognized on the date that the land was taken into trust, and for other purposes.
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2015-07-21
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB3134IntroDefund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 This bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify that the a...
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2015-07-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB891PassDesignates 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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2015-07-20
Became Public Law No: 114-33.
USHB3118IntroTo eliminate the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection by repealing title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.
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2015-07-20
To House Financial Services Committee
USHR367IntroExpresses disapproval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran on July 14, 2015. Reaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to: (1) prevent Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, and (2) ...
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2015-07-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2722EngrossBreast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins (to be made of "pink gold" containing at least 75% gold), 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 7...
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2015-07-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5EngrossStudent Success Act (Sec. 6) Authorizes FY2016-FY2021 appropriations for the programs under titles I, II, III, and IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by this Act. (Sec. 7) Expresses the sense of Congress that ...
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2015-07-13
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 147.
USHB985IntroConcrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015 This bill directs the Secretary of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products (concrete). Any such order must provide for the establishmen...
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2015-07-10
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2942IntroStop Catch and Release Act of 2015
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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB3014IntroMedical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2015
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2015-07-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3011IntroEstablishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2015 or Kate's Law This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.
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2015-07-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2905IntroSCOTUScare Act of 2015
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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
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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2015-07-09
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
USHB3002IntroMobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act Prohibits a state or local government from receiving federal financial assistance for a minimum of one year if it restricts or prohibits a government entity or official from: (1) sending to or receiving from t...
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2015-07-09
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR354IntroUrges the U.S. government to work with European governments and European law enforcement agencies encouraging them to: partner with, share information, and train Jewish community groups to strengthen preparedness and response to anti-Semitic attack...
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2015-07-09
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2973IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require for purposes of education tax credit that the student be lawfully present and that the taxpayer provide the social security number of the student and the employer identification number of the educ...
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2015-07-08
To House Ways And Means Committee
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
USHB2710IntroLawful Purpose and Self Defense Act
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2015-07-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations 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.
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
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 Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should b...
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2015-06-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2315IntroMobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015 Prohibits the wages or other remuneration earned by an employee who performs employment duties in more than one state from being subject to income tax in any state other than: (1) the state...
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2015-06-17
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 4.
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
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.
USHB2393Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 29. 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 t...
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2015-06-11
Received in the Senate.
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
USHB2289EngrossCommodity End User Relief Act TITLE I--CUSTOMER PROTECTIONS (Sec. 101) Amends the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to direct registered futures associations (RFAs) to require their futures commission merchant (FCM) members to: maintain written policies...
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2015-06-10
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
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
USHB2643IntroState Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015
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2015-06-03
To House Judiciary 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
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