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USHB6Engross21st Century Cures Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through FY2018. The NIH Innovation Fund is established to fund a strategic plan, early stage investigators, and high-risk, hi...
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2015-07-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2680IntroHALT Campus Sexual Violence Act
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2087IntroArbitration Fairness Act of 2015 Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. Declares, further, that the validity and enfor...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB906IntroAmends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) to provide additional energy conservation standards applicable to grid-enabled water heaters for use as part of an electric thermal storage or demand response program (a program that enables custom...
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2015-06-09
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 102.
USHB2245IntroAmends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require the Federal Trade Commission to initiate and complete a rulemaking to consider making a special note in a prominent manner on any Energy Guide label for products that include Smart Grid capabil...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USHB2362IntroMedical Debt Relief Act of 2015
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2015-05-15
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB2198IntroRaechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015 Authorizes a rental company that receives a notification (approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) from the manufacturer of a covered rental vehicle about any equipment ...
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2015-05-08
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB1869IntroEnvironmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2015
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2015-05-07
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USSB1244IntroCommunity Access Preservation Act Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require certain cable system operators, with channel capacity for public, educational, or governmental (PEG) use that is designated by a franchising authority under existing c...
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2015-05-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1249IntroMilitary Families Credit Reporting Act This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act with respect to an item of adverse information about an active duty military consumer. Declares that, if the action or inaction that gave rise to the item occurred...
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2015-05-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB1200IntroFairness to Pet Owners Act of 2015 Directs the Federal Trade Commission to require prescribers of animal drugs to verify prescriptions and provide copies of prescriptions to pet owners, pet owner designees, and pharmacies, without the prescriber dema...
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2015-05-06
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2030IntroREAD Act
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Committee
USHB2177IntroEnergy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee
USHB2110IntroConsumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Declares a provision of a form contract to be void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts a person who is a party to the contract from engaging in written, verbal, or pictorial reviews, or other simil...
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB720IntroEnergy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015
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2015-04-30
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USHB2129IntroOnline Credit Card Disclosure Act of 2015 Amends the Truth in Lending Act to require the billing statement of a consumer's account under an open end online credit plan to make specified disclosures in a conspicuous and prominent location on its webpa...
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2015-04-30
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB2192IntroPRO Students Act
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2015-04-30
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB535PassEnergy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 Better Buildings Act of 2015 This bill requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to: (1) develop and publish model leasing provisions to encourage building owners and tenants to use greater cost-eff...
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2015-04-30
Became Public Law No: 114-11.
USSB1165IntroProtecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act This bill makes any institution of higher education (IHE) postsecondary program designed to prepare students for a recognized occupation or profession requiring licensing or other entry pre-conditions i...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1158IntroConsumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015 Establishes a criminal offense for concealment of a security breach of computerized data containing sensitive personally identifiable information that results in economic harm of $1,000 or more to any individua...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1044IntroAccess to Consumer Energy Information Act or the E-Access Act Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to encourage and support the adoption of policies that allow electricity consumers access to their own electricity data. Amends the Energy Policy a...
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2015-04-30
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB1173IntroRaechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015 Authorizes a rental company that receives a notification (approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) from the manufacturer of a covered rental vehicle about any equipment ...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2175IntroFEHBP Prescription Drug Oversight and Cost Savings Act Prohibits the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) from entering a contract or approving a health benefits plan with a carrier that is a party to a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) carrier arrange...
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2015-04-30
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB346IntroFinancial Literacy for Students Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states to: (1) integrate financial literacy education into each of their public elem...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
USHB2099IntroAmends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to develop a model form for a disclosure notice to be used by depository institutions and credit unions to inform consumers before they open a ch...
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2015-04-29
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB747IntroProprietary Education Oversight Coordination Improvement Act Establishes the Proprietary Education Oversight Coordination Committee to: coordinate federal oversight of proprietary institutions of higher education (IHEs); coordinate federal activitie...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB970IntroSupporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act Repeals certain Department of Education (ED) regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): ...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USSB1133IntroArbitration Fairness Act of 2015 Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. Declares, further, that the validity and enfor...
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2015-04-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1922IntroBan Toxic Dispersants Act of 2015
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2015-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Committee
USHB1944IntroFuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015
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2015-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USHB2017IntroCommon Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
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2015-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1980IntroAccess to Consumer Energy Information Act or the E-Access Act Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to encourage and support the adoption of policies that allow electricity consumers access to their own electricity data. Amends the Energy Policy a...
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2015-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USHB2024IntroSmartphone Theft Prevention Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require commercial mobile service providers to make available on smartphones, in coordination with smartphone manufacturers and operating system providers, a function th...
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2015-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee
USHB1195EngrossBureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act (Sec. 2) Amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to direct the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to establish a Small Business Advisory Board to: (1)...
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2015-04-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB1076IntroSmartphone Theft Prevention Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require commercial mobile service providers to make available on smartphones, in coordination with smartphone manufacturers and operating system providers, a function th...
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2015-04-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1982IntroRestoring Main Street Investor Protection and Confidence Act Amends the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to redefine "net equity." Bases the determination of net equity, the positions, options, and contracts of a customer reported to the ...
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2015-04-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1913IntroProtecting American Taxpayers from Fraud Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to develop referral procedures for, and establish a liaison to, tax preparation firms to seek recovery of refunds for taxpayers defrauded by employe...
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2015-04-21
To House Ways And Means 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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2015-04-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1802IntroEnergy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015
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2015-04-17
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USHB1741IntroTruth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any person from making any statement or engaging in any act that misrepresents: (1) whether the person holds a state health care license; or (2) the person's education, training, degree, l...
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2015-04-17
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHR195IntroExpresses the sense of the House of Representatives that United States should: (1) develop a national strategy to encourage development of the Internet of Things for connected technologies to empower consumers, foster future economic growth, and impr...
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2015-04-17
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB1878IntroKeeping Families Home Act of 2015 Directs each mortgage servicer to establish a deed-for-lease program which shall permit an eligible mortgagor to: enter into a deed in lieu of foreclosure agreement; continue to occupy and lease the property that is...
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2015-04-16
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB601Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action has occurred on the measure.) Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act (Sec. 2) Amends the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to exempt from its annual privacy...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1265Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act (Sec. 2) Amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to declare th...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB935IntroTax Refund Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to direct the Department of the Treasury to establish a program to license or certify and regulate tax return preparers. The program must: (1) require that the tax return pr...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB1778IntroTax Refund Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to direct the Department of the Treasury to establish a program to license or certify and regulate tax return preparers. The program must: (1) require that the tax return pr...
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2015-04-14
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB938IntroAmerica Star Act This bill directs the Secretary of Labor to establish within the Department of Labor a voluntary America Star program under which the Secretary annually shall designate certain companies, based on specified performance categories, a...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1737IntroReforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act 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 21, 2013...
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2015-04-13
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB889IntroFuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015
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2015-03-26
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR110Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses the sense of the Senate that United States should: (1) develop a strategy to incentivize development of the Internet of Things for co...
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2015-03-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1832; text as passed Senate: CR S1785-1786)
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