US Congress Representative Pete Sessions [R]

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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.
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
USHB2393IntroTo amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken, and for other purposes.
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2015-05-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 38 - 6.
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
USHB1995IntroLocal Zoning and Property Rights Protection Act of 2015
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice 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
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.
USHB2331IntroNo Welfare for Weed Act of 2015
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2015-05-14
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB2328IntroLead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015
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2015-05-14
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2259IntroProtect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act
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2015-05-12
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2210IntroCoach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill Act of 2015
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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
USHB2123IntroEnhancing Veterans' Access to Treatment Act of 2015
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2015-04-30
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2142IntroCapitalizing on American Methane Act of 2015
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2015-04-30
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2130IntroRed River Private Property Protection Act
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2015-04-30
To House Natural Resources 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
USHB2042IntroRatepayer Protection Act of 2015 This bill postpones for 60 days after promulgation the mandatory compliance dates for final rules that target carbon dioxide emissions from existing sources that are fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit...
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2015-04-29
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
USHB1699IntroFederal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2015
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2044IntroFreedom from Government Competition Act of 2015
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2015-04-28
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB2032IntroGovernment Spending Accountability Act of 2015
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2015-04-27
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB1982IntroRestoring Main Street Investor Protection and Confidence Act Amends the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to redefine "net equity." Bases the determination of net equity, the positions, options, and contracts of a customer reported to the ...
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2015-04-23
To House Financial Services 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.
USHB1210IntroPortfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to create a safe harbor from lawsuit for creditors that are depository institutions for any failure to comply with certain requirements with respect to a residential...
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2015-04-16
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
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.
USHB1737IntroReforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act Declares without force or effect Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Bulletin 2013-02 (Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act), published March 21, 2013...
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2015-04-13
To House Financial Services 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
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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2015-03-27
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1624IntroProtecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
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2015-03-27
To House Subcommittee on Health 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
USHB1671IntroGovernment Neutrality in Contracting Act Directs the head of any federal agency that awards or obligates funds for any construction contract, or that awards grants, provides financial assistance, or enters into cooperative agreements for constructi...
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2015-03-26
To House Oversight And Government Reform 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.
USHB1332IntroDeny Amnesty Credits Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit to any illegal alien who has received employment authorization under a program for deferred action on removal t...
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2015-03-24
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1854-1855)
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