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USSR408Intro
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This resolution designates October 2021 as National Co-Op Month, commends the cooperative business model for its contributions to the economy, and expresses confidence in cooperatives to continue their successes.
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2021-10-21
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 10/06/2021 CR S6944-6945)
USHB19Intro
25%
Establishes and modifies several programs and requirements to address prescription drug prices. The bill modifies provisions under Medicare and Medicaid relating to prescription drug coverage and price transparency. Among other changes, the bill requ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2738Intro
25%
To amend section 2702 of title 18, United States Code, to prevent law enforcement and intelligence agencies from obtaining subscriber or customer records in exchange for anything of value, to address communications and records in the possession of in...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2668Engross
50%
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to seek monetary relief in federal court from businesses that engage in unlawful commercial practices such as false advertising, consumer fraud, and anticompetitive conduct. Specifically, the FTC may seek...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHR711Intro
25%
Expressing support for the designation of October 2021 as "National Co-Op Month" and commending the cooperative business model and the member-owners, businesses, employees, farmers, ranchers, and practitioners that use the cooperative business model ...
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2021-10-08
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2873Intro
25%
To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit product hopping, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 16.
USSB297Engross
50%
Specifies that the Federal Trade Commission's regulation of the labeling of products as Made in the U.S.A. or Made in America supersedes any conflicting state laws.
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2021-09-17
Held at the desk.
USHR634Intro
25%
This resolution celebrates the contributions of small businesses in every U.S. community and supports the designation of National Small Business Week. Further, it supports efforts to provide small businesses with aid and assistance through certain pr...
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2021-09-10
To House Small Business Committee
USSB1880Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after consultation with Indian tribes, to report on unfair or deceptive practices that target tribes or tribal members. The FTC must submit the report to Congress and make it publicly available. Further, t...
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2021-08-04
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1388Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report about anticompetitive practices and other trends within the pharmaceutical supply chain that may impact the cost of prescriptions drugs. The FTC also must provide recommendations to increase trans...
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2021-07-29
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1435Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit product hopping, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-29
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2508Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to extend the consumer credit protections provided to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents under title 10, United States Code, to all consumers.
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2021-07-29
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB4685Intro
25%
To require the Government Accountability Office to carry out a study on the impact of the gamification, psychological nudges, and other design techniques used by online trading platforms, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 23.
USHB4807Intro
25%
Requires places of public accommodation to install compliant carbon monoxide detectors within each sleeping or dwelling unit. Further, during check-in, such accommodations must provide each guest with written notice of compliance with the requirement...
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2021-07-29
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USSB2499Intro
25%
A bill to establish data privacy and data security protections for consumers in the United States.
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2021-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR323Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the 75th anniversary of the enactment of the Lanham Act and designates July 2021 as National Anti-Counterfeiting and Consumer Education and Awareness Month.
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2021-07-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5111-5112; text: CR S5108)
USHB2467Engross
50%
Establishes requirements and incentives to limit the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, and remediate PFAS in the environment. PFAS are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of ...
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2021-07-22
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB4659Intro
25%
Establishes information privacy protections that require broadband internet access services and certain websites or mobile applications to provide users with the ability to opt-in or opt-out of the using, disclosing, or accessing of their user inform...
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2021-07-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB4678Intro
25%
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for greater spousal protection under defined contribution plans, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-22
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB2446Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for greater spousal protection under defined contribution plans, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2685Intro
25%
Requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to examine and report on the cybersecurity of mobile service networks and the vulnerability of these networks and mobile devices to cyberattacks and surveillance conducted by adv...
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2021-07-21
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHCR42Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that government entities should consider using a portion of proceeds from litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for drug take-back programs.
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2021-07-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB4483Intro
25%
Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to designate a coordinator within the Bureau of Consumer Protection to advise the FTC on preventing fraud targeting military veterans and service members and to assist the FTC in monitoring the market for ma...
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2021-07-19
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB4457Intro
25%
Allows a deduction from gross income (above-the-line deduction) for attorney fees and court costs in connection with a claim of a consumer protection violation.
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2021-07-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB409PassExpands the permissible uses of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Customer Protection Fund to include administrative expenses.
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2021-07-06
Became Public Law No: 117-25. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3182Engross
50%
Makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell, or distribute crib bumpers or inclined sleepers for infants. Specifically, inclined sleepers for infants are those designed for an infant up to one year old and have an inclined sleep surface of greater than 10...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3723Engross
50%
Requires various agencies to explore the use of emerging technologies in the context of consumer products and safety. First, the Consumer Product Safety Commission must consult with relevant stakeholders, such as data scientists and product manufactu...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4146Intro
25%
Prohibits commercial conversion therapy, which is a practice or treatment designed to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity or otherwise change behaviors, thoughts, or expressions related to gender or sexual attraction. This prohibi...
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2021-06-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB2242Intro
25%
Prohibits commercial conversion therapy, which is a practice or treatment designed to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity or otherwise change behaviors, thoughts, or expressions related to gender or sexual attraction. This prohibi...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2278Intro
25%
Expands and provides statutory authority for notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures to require federal agencies to consider (1) whether a rulemaking is required by statute or is within the discretion of the agency, (2) whether existing laws or rule...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB4001Intro
25%
Requires sellers to conspicuously disclose the country of origin of imported foreign products sold over the internet.
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2021-06-17
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3991Intro
25%
Requires online sellers or distributors of mobile applications that maintain and store information in China to conspicuously disclose to users that such information is stored in China and whether the information is accessible by the Chinese Communist...
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2021-06-17
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB4000Intro
25%
Requires websites and online sellers or distributors of mobile applications that are located in China, or owned by the Chinese Communist Party, to conspicuously disclose that location or ownership to users. The bill provides for enforcement of this r...
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2021-06-17
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB1890Intro
25%
A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a study on scams that target travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2021-06-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2016Intro
25%
A bill to authorize elements of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
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2021-06-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2054Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen Federal-State partnerships in postsecondary education.
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2021-06-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3801Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to study and report on electronic commerce, including data sharing and data flow, and its impact on the U.S. economy. Such study shall involve a review of (1) the economic ben...
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2021-06-08
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3639Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Commerce to consult with the Federal Trade Commission and other relevant agencies to study potential applications of blockchain technology (i.e., the technology that supports digital currencies such as Bitcoin), including t...
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2021-05-31
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB3638Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to report on its efforts to address unfair or deceptive trade practices related to digital tokens (i.e., transferable units of a digital currency).
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2021-05-31
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB3424Intro
25%
To establish a global zoonotic disease task force, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights
USSB1913Intro
25%
Increases and establishes criminal penalties, which include imprisonment for up to one year, for an intentional violation of the prohibition on automated telephone marketing and messaging. In addition, a person may be imprisoned for up to three years...
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2021-05-27
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1897Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after consultation with Indian tribes, to report on unfair or deceptive practices that target tribes or tribal members. The FTC must submit the report to Congress and make it publicly available. Further, t...
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2021-05-27
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3489Intro
25%
Requires creditors to establish a hotline for assisting consumers who are 50 years of age or older to resolve billing errors and mitigate fraud.
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2021-05-25
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB1784Intro
25%
Revises the requirements for the verification of prescriptions related to the purchase of contact lenses. Specifically, online sellers of prescription contact lenses must provide consumers with a method to transmit a digital copy of their prescriptio...
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2021-05-20
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3439Intro
25%
Revises consumer credit protections for service members. Specifically, the bill (1) extends consumer credit protections to certain active duty uniformed consumers in a combat zone or aboard a U.S. vessel, and (2) prohibits the inclusion on a consumer...
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2021-05-20
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB2959Engross
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Establishes the Consumer and Investor Fraud Working Group to prevent fraud during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. The working group must report quarterly regarding resources available to consumers, public enforcement actions, ...
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2021-05-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB3353Intro
25%
Revises the requirements for the verification of prescriptions related to the purchase of contact lenses. Specifically, online sellers of prescription contact lenses must provide consumers with a method to transmit a digital copy of their prescriptio...
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2021-05-19
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1856Intro
25%
To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and certain regulations, to allow for interim carriage of television broadcast signals, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB3280Intro
25%
Prohibits an entity from requiring, as part of a customer agreement or other similar agreement, that an individual agree to submit to arbitration a dispute related to a security breach. With respect to this prohibition, the bill establishes a private...
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2021-05-18
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB1667Intro
25%
Requires online platform operators to inform a user, prior to a user creating an account or otherwise using the platform, that the user's personal data produced during online behavior will be collected and used by the operator and third parties. The ...
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2021-05-18
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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