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USHB5324Engross
50%
Provides for the expansion of, and upgrades to, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio All Hazards network (NWR). NOAA shall expand coverage of NWR and ensure its reliability by maintaining support for existing syste...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5497Engross
50%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Bu...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR583Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for National Safe Digging Month, encourages all homeowners and excavators to call 811 before digging, and encourages damage prevention stakeholders to help educate homeowners and excavators about the importance of ca...
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2022-04-06
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2056; text: CR S2045)
USHR693Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the importance of Radio Free Asia on its 25th anniversary as an independent news organization chartered and funded by Congress with a mission to bring uncensored, accurate news to people living in closed societies in Asia. ...
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2022-02-22
To House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation
USSB673Intro
25%
Creates a four-year safe harbor from antitrust laws for print, broadcast, or digital news companies to collectively negotiate with online content distributors (e.g., social media companies) regarding the terms on which the news companies' content may...
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2022-02-02
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
USHB4045Engross
50%
Requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish the 6G Task Force to report on sixth-generation wireless technology, including the status of setting standards for and possible uses of such technology. The task force shall be composed of r...
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2021-12-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1550Engross
50%
Reauthorizes through FY2026 and expands Department of Health and Human Services activities to educate health care providers and the public about human papillomavirus (HPV), its association with certain cancers, and the importance of HPV vaccines. Spe...
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2021-12-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1064PassEstablishes measures to monitor, report on, and address corruption and human rights abuses in Nicaragua. Specifically, the bill directs U.S. leadership at international financial institutions to advocate for increased oversight with respect to any lo...
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2021-11-10
Became Public Law No: 117-54. (TXT | PDF)
USHCR33Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution declares 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,...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB5897Intro
25%
Directs the Federal Communications Commission to require certain online public inspection files to be made available to the public in a machine-readable format that supports automated searching, bulk downloading, aggregation, manipulation, sorting, a...
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2021-11-08
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USSR444Intro
25%
This resolution supports the designation of Public Radio Music Day. It also expresses deep appreciation for the role of public radio music stations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, in serving listeners, musicians, and hundreds of communiti...
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2021-11-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8055; text: CR S7799)
USHR759Intro
25%
This resolution supports the designation of Public Radio Music Day. It also expresses deep appreciation for the role of public radio music stations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, in serving listeners, musicians, and hundreds of communiti...
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2021-11-01
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB4067Engross
50%
Provides statutory authority for a council that makes recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission regarding ways to increase the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks.
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2021-10-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2937Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Bu...
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2021-10-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB5439Intro
25%
Prohibits operators of commercial online platforms that are directed to children from engaging in certain practices, including implementing features that encourage additional engagement with the platform, promoting certain types of content, and using...
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2021-10-01
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB2918Intro
25%
Prohibits operators of commercial online platforms that are directed to children from engaging in certain practices, including implementing features that encourage additional engagement with the platform, promoting certain types of content, and using...
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2021-09-30
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR394Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the importance of Radio Free Asia on its 25th anniversary as an independent news organization chartered and funded by Congress with a mission to bring uncensored, accurate news to people living in closed societies in Asia. ...
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2021-09-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2093Intro
25%
Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-09-15
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (CR S6516-6517)
USSB1Intro
25%
Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-08-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 123.
USSB1041Engross
50%
Establishes measures to monitor, report on, and address corruption and human rights abuses in Nicaragua. Specifically, the bill directs U.S. leadership at international financial institutions to advocate for oversight with respect to any loan or fina...
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2021-08-10
Held at the desk.
USSB2434Intro
25%
Allows individual taxpayers a tax credit up to $250 in any taxable year for subscriptions to one or more local newspapers for the taxpayer's personal use. It also allows a local news journalist employer a payroll credit for wages paid to local news j...
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2021-07-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB1754Engross
50%
Requires the Federal Communications Commission to consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in its biennial communications marketplace report.
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2021-07-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB807Intro
25%
Requires the Supreme Court to permit television coverage of all open sessions of the Court unless it decides by majority vote that allowing such coverage in a particular case would violate the due process rights of any of the parties involved.
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2021-06-24
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB818Intro
25%
Establishes a framework to allow federal court proceedings—in district courts, in circuit courts, and at the Supreme Court—to be photographed, recorded, broadcast, or televised. Specifically, it authorizes the presiding judge to permit media cove...
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2021-06-24
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB2152Intro
25%
Directs the Federal Communications Commission to require certain online public inspection files to be made available to the public in a machine-readable format that supports automated searching, bulk downloading, aggregation, manipulation, sorting, a...
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2021-06-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3940Intro
25%
Allows individual and business taxpayers tax credits for the support of local newspapers and media. Specifically, individual taxpayers may claim an income tax credit up to $250 for a local newspaper subscription. The bill also allows local newspaper ...
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2021-06-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3341Intro
25%
Addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, innovation, and resiliency programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). It also sets forth requirements for the operation of railroad freight cars in ...
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2021-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHB1735Intro
25%
Creates a four-year safe harbor from antitrust laws for print, broadcast, or digital news companies to collectively negotiate with online content distributors (e.g., social media companies) regarding the terms on which the news companies' content may...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB1856Intro
25%
Establishes measures to prevent blackouts of television broadcast stations, including requiring good-faith negotiations in broadcast agreements and providing for outside arbitration of certain negotiation disputes. Specifically, the bill requires a s...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB3278Intro
25%
Provides that tax payments made through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System of the Department of the Treasury that are required to be made within a prescribed period or on or before a prescribed date shall be treated as made on the last day of ...
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2021-05-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3169Intro
25%
Establishes the Future of Local News Committee to examine, report on, and make recommendations related to the state of local news and the ability of local news to meet the information needs of the people of the United States. The duties of the commit...
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2021-05-13
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USSB1601Intro
25%
Establishes the Future of Local News Committee to examine, report on, and make recommendations related to the state of local news and the ability of local news to meet the information needs of the people of the United States. The duties of the commit...
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2021-05-12
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2967Intro
25%
Requires and authorizes activities related to U.S. foreign policy in the Pacific Islands, including the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The bill requires specified departments and agencies to develop and imple...
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2021-05-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2977Intro
25%
Allows an exclusion from gross income, for income tax purposes, of gain from the sale or exchange of the entire interest in a wholly-owned rural incumbent local exchange carrier. A rural incumbent local exchange carrier is a carrier that serves (1) a...
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2021-05-04
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSR191Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for National Safe Digging Month, encourages all homeowners and excavators to call 811 before digging, and encourages damage prevention stakeholders to help educate homeowners and excavators about the importance of ca...
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSCR9Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution declares 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,...
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1334Intro
25%
Addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosures of campaign expenditures, and requiring additional disclosures regarding certain political advertisements. ...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR329Intro
25%
This resolution supports the designation and celebration of National Amateur Radio Operators Day, and it recognizes the continuing importance of amateur radio operators and their role in bringing communities together.
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2021-04-19
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1Engross
50%
Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-03-11
Received in the Senate.
USHB1319PassProvides additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. TITLE I--COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTR...
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2021-03-11
Became Public Law No: 117-2. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1409Intro
25%
Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating in any manner the requirement that broadcasters present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance.
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2021-02-27
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USHB1362Intro
25%
Allows an individual taxpayer to elect a tax credit for 75% of qualified signal booster expenditures up to $400 in a single taxable year through 2025. The bill defines qualified signal booster expenditures as amounts paid for the purchase of any comm...
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2021-02-26
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USSB443Intro
25%
Addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosures of campaign expenditures, and requiring additional disclosures regarding certain political advertisements. ...
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2021-02-25
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB463Intro
25%
Terminates a declaration of national emergency made by the President after 72 hours unless Congress enacts a joint resolution to renew the declaration. It also bars subsequent presidential declarations of emergency during the remainder of a president...
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2021-02-25
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB1148Intro
25%
Establishes a 120-day deadline for a cable franchising authority to act on a complete request for a new franchise. Further, the bill deems such a request granted on the day after this deadline expires if the franchising authority has not granted or d...
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2021-02-19
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USHB1103Intro
25%
Revises the valuation of a cable system upon its sale or transfer, and it modifies the process for transferring a cable franchise to a person to whom such franchise was not initially granted. Specifically, the bill requires that after the denial of a...
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2021-02-19
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USHR133Intro
25%
This resolution honors the life and legacy of Rush Limbaugh and commends him for his devotion to the United States.
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2021-02-18
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1171Intro
25%
Generally revises disclosure requirements for political advertisements. First, the bill applies political advertising disclosure requirements currently applicable to candidates (also known as stand by your ad requirements) to entities such as corpora...
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2021-02-18
To House Administration Committee
USHB1064Intro
25%
Modifies the term and termination of cable franchises. Specifically, the bill provides that a cable franchise shall continue without any requirement for an operator to renew such franchise until the date the franchise is revoked or terminated. Under ...
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2021-02-16
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
USHB1061Intro
25%
Modifies the requirements governing decisions about the placement, construction, or modification of a facility that provides cable service to subscribers using an easement or public right-of-way. A franchise authority (i.e., a state or local entity t...
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2021-02-16
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
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