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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.
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
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.
USHB5104IntroBOTS 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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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB5111IntroConsumer 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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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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
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
USSB2848IntroWater Resources Development Act of 2016
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2016-06-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 523.
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.
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.
USHB5291IntroAirline Consumer Protection Act of 2016
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB5298IntroFood Date Labeling Act of 2016
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2016-05-19
To House Agriculture Committee
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.
USSB2947IntroFood Date Labeling Act of 2016
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2016-05-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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.
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.
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.
USHR702IntroCelebrating the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United States during "National Small Business Week", beginning on May 1 through May 7, 2016. Celebrates the contributions of small businesses and entreprene...
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2016-04-26
To House Small Business Committee
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.
USSB2821IntroTesting, Removal, and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure, and Pipes Act of 2016 True LEADership Act of 2016
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2016-04-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2819IntroHealthy Housing Council Act of 2016 This bill establishes in the executive branch an independent Interagency Council on Healthy Housing. The Council shall: review federal programs and services that provide housing, health, energy, or environmental se...
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2016-04-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
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
USSB2790IntroFinancial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2016 This bill prohibits a federal banking agency from formally or informally suggesting, requesting, or ordering a depository institution to terminate either a specific customer account, or group of c...
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2016-04-13
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2777IntroContact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016 This bill amends the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to require contact lens sellers to provide a toll-free telephone number and email address that prescribers can use to ask questions about ...
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2016-04-11
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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.
USSB2769IntroA bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish minimum standards for space for passengers on passenger aircraft. This bill requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prohibit any air carrier that transports passengers b...
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2016-04-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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
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