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USSB764EnrollDefund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) 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 t...
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2016-07-19
Presented to President.
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.
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
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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2016-07-12
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB3178EngrossStrengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act 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. Specific...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3179EngrossEmpowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act 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 participates in ...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1817IntroSmarter Regs Act of 2015 Smarter Regulations Through Advance Planning and Review Act of 2015 Requires a federal agency, when publishing a proposed or final major rule in the Federal Register, to include a framework for reassessing the rule, which sha...
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2016-06-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 522.
USSB1490IntroSeniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 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 monitoring the mar...
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2016-06-15
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
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.
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.
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.
USHB1486IntroTABS Act of 2016 Taking Account of Bureaucrats' Spending Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to eliminate provisions that fund the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) using transfers from the ea...
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2016-05-06
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 414.
USHB699EngrossEmail 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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2016-04-28
Received in the Senate.
USSB2555IntroMOBILE NOW Act Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communication...
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2016-04-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 446.
USSB421IntroFederal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish procedural rules concerning: (1) public notices for rulemakings, petitions, and app...
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2016-04-27
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2508IntroYouth Sports Concussion Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should review the National Academies' report on sports-related concussions and future rese...
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2016-04-27
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB1869IntroEnvironmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2015 This bill requires the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration to include in month...
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2016-04-20
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB4932IntroROBOCOP Act Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones Act This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to expand the prohibition against knowingly transmitting inaccurate caller identification information to apply to: (1) persons out...
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2016-04-15
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee
USSB2794IntroAmerican Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 This bill declares the sense of Congress that it should consider a miscellaneous tariff bill. The U.S. International Trade Commission shall: conduct a process, meeting specified requirements, for the...
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2016-04-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2663IntroReforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act This bill 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 ...
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2016-04-07
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB4697IntroPrevent Drug Addiction Act of 2016 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to award grants for consumer education about opioid addiction. (Opioids are drugs with...
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2016-04-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4721PassAirport and Airway Extension Act of 2016 TITLE I--AIRPORT AND AIRWAY PROGRAMS (Sec. 101) This bill reauthorizes for the period March 31, 2016, through July 15, 2016, the airport improvement program and specified related authorities, including: the co...
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2016-03-30
Became Public Law No: 114-141.
USHB4876IntroMedicare Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2016 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) authorize a Medicare prescription drug plan (PDP) sponsor to establish a drug management program under which the PDP sp...
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2016-03-29
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3551IntroRavi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB4533IntroNet Price Calculator Improvement Act
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB3948IntroStudent Loan Transfers Disclosure Act of 2015
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB3961IntroConsumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers Act of 2015 This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) and XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and Medicare bene...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB4260IntroServicemember Higher Education Protection Act
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
USHB4235IntroWomen's Pension Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to: (1) extend spousal consent requirements to defined contribution pension plans, and (2) allow certain long-term part-time workers t...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB4067IntroSAVE Act of 2015 Small Businesses Add Value for Employees Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to employer-established simple individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and pension plans, to: repeal restrictions on rollover...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB4170IntroNotification of Your Eldercare Rights Act This bill directs the Department of Labor to: draft disclosures which describe the rights and liabilities of customers and providers of domestic care services, require that any provider of domestic care servi...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB4405IntroKerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify fire safety reporting requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal stude...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB4462IntroTruth in Tuition Act of 2016 This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify eligibility requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) to participate in federal student aid programs. Specifical...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB4551IntroKeeping our Promise to Seniors Act This bill directs the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the Department of Labor to prepare and publish a monthly Consumer Price Index for Older Americans (CPI-OA) that: measures changes over time in the cost of li...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB4806IntroCLEAR Act of 2016 Copper and Lead Evaluation and Reporting Act of 2016 This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate new lead and copper regulations that would set a health-based, household ...
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2016-03-18
To House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Committee
USHB4596EngrossSmall Business Broadband Deployment Act (Sec. 2) This bill exempts for five years any small business broadband Internet access service provider with no more than 250,000 subscribers from the enhancements to the transparency rule of the Federal Commun...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2658IntroFederal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill reauthorizes through FY2017 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and specified FAA programs. The bill revises requirements for the airport improvement program and pilot progra...
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2016-03-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2673IntroWater Technology Acceleration Act of 2016
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2016-03-14
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1518IntroReinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) 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 Am...
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2016-03-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 381.
USHB4709IntroUnsubscribe From All Act of 2016 This bill amends the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 to require commercial email messages to contain an "unsubscribe from all" option that recipients may select, with not more than one additional action required by the recipient...
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2016-03-04
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB2621IntroBiotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require food that contains an ingredient from a genetically modified organism (GMO) to be labeled as genetically engineered. A food is exempt from...
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2016-03-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2609IntroAn original bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national voluntary labeling standard for bioengineered foods, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill amends the Agricultural M...
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2016-03-01
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 379.
USHB4528IntroENCRYPT Act of 2016 Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications Act of 2016
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2016-02-29
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
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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2016-02-26
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB2602IntroRestoring Internet Freedom Act This bill nullifies the rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26, 2015, relating to the reclassification of broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service. The FCC is...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2599IntroTruth in Hotel Advertising Act of 2016 This bill prohibits certain entities that are subject to the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from advertising a rate for a hotel room that does not include all required fees other tha...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2587IntroCLEAR Act Copper and Lead Evaluation and Reporting Act of 2016 This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate new lead and copper regulations that would set a health-based, household action l...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2593IntroUnited 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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2016-02-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2592IntroMedical Debt Relief Act of 2016 This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a consumer reporting agency from making any consumer report containing information related to: (1) a medical debt (arising from the receipt of medical services...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2017EngrossCommon Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise the nutritional information that chain restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose. The nutrient content disclosur...
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2016-02-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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