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USHB5111EngrossConsumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill makes a provision of a form contract void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts an individual who is a party to such a contract from engaging in written, oral, or pictorial review...
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2016-11-29
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB5143IntroTransparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill specifies U.S. objectives regarding international insurance standards. (Sec. 4) The United States may not agree to, accept, establish, enter into, or consent to the adoption of a final in...
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2016-11-22
[Hearing: Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm]
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 652.
USSB1490IntroSeniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish an office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection to advise the FTC on the prevention of fraud targeting seniors and to assist the FTC in...
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2016-11-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 663.
USHB2669EngrossAnti-Spoofing Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to expand the prohibition against knowingly transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller identification information to apply to: (1) persons outside the United States ...
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2016-11-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB6311IntroNational Opportunity for Lead Exposure Accountability and Deterrence Act of 2016
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2016-11-14
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6062IntroSERVICE Act Supporting, Employing, and Recognizing Veterans in Communities Everywhere Act
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2016-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB347IntroFacilitating Access to Credit Act of 2015 Amends the Credit Repair Organizations Act to exempt from its coverage any consumer reporting agency (or affiliate or subsidiary) described under the Fair Credit Reporting Act as: one that compiles and mainta...
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2016-09-27
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Prior to Referral.
USHB5983IntroFinancial CHOICE Act of 2016 This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, among other Acts, to: repeal the "Volcker Rule" (which restricts banks from making certain speculative investments); with respect to winding ...
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2016-09-23
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHB6127IntroTo amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the improvement of consumer confidence reports, and for other purposes. This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to revise regulations about consumer...
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2016-09-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6116IntroSafe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016
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2016-09-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB1014IntroPersonal Care Products Safety Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require cosmetics companies to register their facilities with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to submit to the FDA cosmetic ingredient statement...
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2016-09-22
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
USSB2848EngrossWater Resources Development Act of 2016 TITLE I--PROGRAM REFORMS (Sec. 1001) This bill amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (WRDA 1986) to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide technical assistance to nonfederal interests fo...
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2016-09-19
Held at the desk.
USHB4604IntroUnited States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act of 2016 This bill requires a business that employs 50 or more call center employees, excluding part-time employees, or 50 or more call center employees who in the aggregate work at least 1,...
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2016-09-19
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB5104EngrossBOTS Act Better On-line Ticket Sales Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits the sale of computer software that: (1) is primarily designed to circumvent technology that limits purchases made via an online ticket selling system, (2) has only a limite...
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2016-09-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2012EngrossNorth American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016 This bill amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 with respect to energy effi...
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2016-09-08
Conference held.
USSB3298IntroCarl's Law This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of a drug containing an opioid to prominently state that the drug contains an opioid and addiction to the drug is possible. (Opioids are drugs with effects simi...
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2016-09-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1820IntroEarly Participation in Regulations Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill defines a "major rule" as a rule that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) determines is likely to impose: (1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or mor...
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2016-09-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 614.
USSB764PassDefund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 This bill amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard. (Bioengineered food is commonly referred to as a genetically modified organism or ...
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2016-07-29
Became Public Law No: 114-216. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5655IntroAddiction Prevention and Responsible Opioid Practices Act
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2016-07-20
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB636PassAmerica's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent after 2014 the $500,000 allowance for the expensing of depreciable business property (section 179 property) and the $2 million thres...
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2016-07-15
Became Public Law No: 114-190. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4470EngrossSafe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require public water systems to notify their customers of lead concentration levels in drinking water that exceed lead limits under national pri...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR542IntroA resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary and the importance of the Lanham Act by designating July 2016 as "National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month". Recognizes the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Trademark Act ...
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2016-07-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5193-5194; text as passed Senate: CR S5174)
USHB5092IntroReinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2016 This bill amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to require the Federal Trade Commission's regulation of the labeling of products as "Made in the U.S.A." or "Made in America" to...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 21.
USHB3178EngrossStrengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends title I (General Provisions) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify consumer information disclosure requirements related to college costs and student characteristics....
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3179EngrossEmpowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify loan counseling requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that partici...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5686IntroPink Tax Repeal Act This bill prohibits the sale of substantially similar services or consumer products from the same manufacturer if they are priced differently based on the gender of the individuals to whom the products are marketed or intended or ...
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2016-07-08
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5665IntroForeign Investment and Economic Security Act of 2016 This bill amends the Defense Production Act of 1950 to provide for: (1) national security reviews of transactions involving the construction of a new facility in the United States by any foreign pe...
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2016-07-07
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB5601IntroCarl's Law This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of a drug containing an opioid to prominently state that the drug contains an opioid and addiction to the drug is possible. (Opioids are drugs with effects simi...
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2016-06-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5510IntroFTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016 This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to: (1) provide additional factors for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider before it may declare acts or practices to be unlawful on the grou...
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2016-06-23
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB5547IntroHealth Care Price Transparency Promotion Act of 2016
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2016-06-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB1817IntroSmarter Regs Act of 2015 Smarter Regulations Through Advance Planning and Review Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill requires a federal agency, when publishing a proposed major rule and when publishing a final major rule, to include a framework for assess...
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2016-06-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 522.
USSB3075IntroAddiction Prevention and Responsible Opioid Practices Act
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2016-06-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5497IntroHospital Price Transparency and Disclosure Act of 2016 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): (1) the frequency of certain tr...
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2016-06-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5491IntroTo require the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to verify the accuracy of consumer complaint information before making such information available to the public. This bill amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to ...
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2016-06-15
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB2283IntroSmall Business Broadband Deployment Act of 2015 This bill exempts small businesses from the enhancements to the transparency rule of the Federal Communications Commission under which any person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access se...
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2016-06-15
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB5413IntroCFPB Data Accountability Act This bill amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to prescribe requirements for the consumer complaint website the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) must establish. The CFPB may only make consumer c...
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2016-06-08
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB2515IntroAnna Westin Act of 2015 This bill requires the Office on Women's Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to revise, promote, and make freely available the BodyWise Handbook and BodyWorks obesity prevention program. The handbook must inc...
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2016-06-03
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB3012IntroPublic Engagement at FERC Act This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise and expand the Office of Public Participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and rename it as the Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy....
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2016-05-26
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB5348IntroPublic Engagement at FERC Act This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise and expand the Office of Public Participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and rename it as the Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy....
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2016-05-26
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5326IntroEnergy Consumer Advocacy Act of 2016 This bill requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to use specified funds in FY2017 for its Office of Public Participation.
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2016-05-25
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5318IntroSHIELD Act of 2016 Solidifying Habitual and Institutional Explanations of Liability and Defenses Act of 2016 This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines or general statements of policy r...
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2016-05-24
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5315IntroCLEAR Act of 2016 Clarifying Legality and Enforcement Action Reasoning Act of 2016 This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to submit an annual report to Congress about its investigations concern...
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2016-05-24
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB4923PassAmerican Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill declares the sense of Congress that it should consider a miscellaneous tariff bill. (Sec. 3) The U.S. International Trade Commission shall: conduct a process, meeting specified req...
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2016-05-20
Became Public Law No: 114-159. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5291IntroAirline Consumer Protection Act of 2016 This bill prescribes certain consumer protection requirements for air passengers with respect to: airline delays or cancellations, whether changes to passenger itineraries are unfair or deceptive practices, ref...
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB5245IntroBetter Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act of 2016 This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate rules for the primary or secondary sale, distribution, or pricing of tickets for sporting event...
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5298IntroFood Date Labeling Act of 2016
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2016-05-19
To House Agriculture Committee
USSB2956IntroAgriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Provides FY2017 appropriations to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and related agencies. TITLE I-...
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2016-05-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 474.
USSB1802IntroConsumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to authorize any open-end investment company to elect, in its registration statement, to be a money market fund and to compute th...
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2016-05-19
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment. Hearings held.
USHB5282IntroComprehensive Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 2016 This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to revise requirements for reinvestigations of disputed information by a consumer reporting agency (CRA), establishing a new right to appeal, fr...
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2016-05-19
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB2947IntroFood Date Labeling Act of 2016
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2016-05-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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