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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.
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.
USHB2669IntroAnti-Spoofing Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to expand the prohibition on the provision of inaccurate caller identification information (which makes it unlawful to cause a caller identification service to knowingly transmit mislead...
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2016-09-21
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session 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 This bill prohibits: (1) intentionally using or selling software to circumvent a security measure, access control system, or other control or measure on a ticket seller's Internet website that is used ...
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2016-09-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5111EngrossConsumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 This bill makes a provision of a form contract void from the inception if it is used in the course of selling or leasing goods or services to: (1) prohibit or restrict an individual who is a party to such a contra...
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2016-09-13
Received in the Senate.
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.
USSB1820IntroEarly Participation in Regulations Act of 2015 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 more; (2) a major incr...
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2016-09-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 614.
USSB764PassDefund 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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2016-07-29
Became Public Law No: 114-216. (TXT | PDF)
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
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 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
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
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.
USHB5143IntroTransparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016 This bill specifies U.S. objectives regarding international insurance standards. The United States may not agree to, accept, establish, enter into, or consent to the adoption of a final international insura...
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2016-06-16
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 25.
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.
USSB3012IntroPublic Engagement at FERC Act
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2016-05-26
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB5348IntroPublic Engagement at FERC Act
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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
USHB5212IntroBereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights Act of 2016 This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prescribe rules prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the provision of funeral goods or services. The rules must: (1) require price ...
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2016-05-13
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5205IntroCleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2016 This bill requires cleaning products to bear a label with, and requires manufacturers to include on their websites, a list of all of the product's ingredients (including individual ingredients in dyes, fragr...
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2016-05-13
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5175IntroGI Bill Oversight Act of 2016 This bill directs the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to apply heightened scrutiny to any program of education if any federal or state agency has made a final determination or settlement that...
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2016-05-11
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
USHB5198IntroOverdraft Protection Act of 2016 This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit a depository institution from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with overdraft coverage, or in acts designed to evade the provisions ...
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2016-05-11
To House Financial Services Committee
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.
USHB5126IntroEarly Warning Reporting System Improvement Act of 2016 This bill revises early warning reporting requirements for manufacturers of motor vehicles regarding possible defects of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. The Department of Transportati...
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2016-05-06
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5097IntroSTALL Act Start Taking Action on Lingering Liabilities Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to require certain Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations involving civil investigative demands to terminate six months after the FTC ...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5115IntroSURE Act Statement on Unfairness Reinforcement and Emphasis Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide additional factors for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider before it may declare acts or practices to be unlawful ...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5093IntroTIME Act Technological Innovation through Modernizing Enforcement Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to require any consent order entered into by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to include a termination clause providing for the ...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5109IntroCLEAR Act Clarifying Legality and Enforcement Action Reasoning Act 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 concerning unfair or de...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5118IntroSHIELD Act Solidifying Habitual and Institutional Explanations of Liability and Defenses Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit guidelines or general statements of policy issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from: (...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB5098IntroFTC REPORTS Act FTC Robust Elderly Protections and Organizational Requirements to Track Scams Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to publish and submit to Congress annually: (1) the FTC'...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
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.
USSR450IntroA resolution honoring May 1 through May 7, 2016, as "National Small Business Week" and celebrating the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United States. Honors May 1-7, 2016, as National Small Business Week....
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2016-04-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2576-2577; text as passed Senate: CR S2565)
USSB2880IntroTherapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2016 This bill prohibits sexual orientation or gender identity conversion therapy from being provided in exchange for monetary compensation. It bars advertisements for such therapy that claim to: (1) change an indi...
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2016-04-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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.
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