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USHB730Intro
25%
Authorizes private civil causes of action for disparate impact violations (to the same extent as intentional violations) of federal regulations of general applicability that prohibit discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin in ...
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2021-11-23
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 117-177, Part I.
USHB5376Intro
25%
Provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build...
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2021-11-19
Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
USSB594Intro
25%
Doubles the penalties for providing misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB612Intro
25%
Expands a program that compensates individuals who were exposed to radiation from atmospheric nuclear testing and subsequently developed specified cancers. Under current law, the program compensates, among others, individuals who were present in a de...
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2021-11-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 13.
USSB1564Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide support, including financial support, to one or more university law school programs to provide veterans with legal assistance.
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1607Intro
25%
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve how the Department of Veterans Affairs discloses to individuals entitled to educational assistance from the Department risks associated with using such assistance at particular educationa...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB2620Intro
25%
Prohibits broker-dealers and investment advisers from including mandatory arbitration, forum selection restrictions, or bans on class action suits in a customer or client agreement. Issuers of securities are also prohibited from mandating arbitration...
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2021-11-16
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 23.
USSB2428Intro
25%
Revises procedures under the False Claims Act (FCA), a law that rewards whistleblowers (known as relators) who bring claims on behalf of the government by allowing them to share in the recovery in cases where the government recovers funds lost to fra...
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2021-11-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 166.
USHB3684PassAddresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill extends FY2021 enacted levels th...
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2021-11-15
Became Public Law No: 117-58.
USHB2937Intro
25%
Authorizes the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to bring a civil action in a U. S. District Court to enforce its preference rights over freight transportation in using a rail line, junction, or crossing.
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB3375Intro
25%
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivisions of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3117Intro
25%
Establishes a new federal criminal offense for failing to obtain medical attention for an individual in federal custody who displays medical distress. Specifically, the bill requires federal law enforcement officers and the Bureau of Prisons' personn...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3021Intro
25%
Generally exempts health care professionals and related health care entities (e.g., hospitals and medical clinics) from liability for harm caused in the course of arranging or providing health care services during the COVID-19 public health emergency...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2930Intro
25%
Prohibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties. The b...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3080Intro
25%
Establishes new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer. Additionally, the bill expands the list of statutory aggravating factors in death pena...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3287Intro
25%
Authorizes the mailing of alcoholic beverages by certain entities in accordance with the delivery requirements otherwise applicable to a privately carried shipment. The authorization applies to an entity (including a winery, brewery, or beverage dist...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB963Intro
25%
Prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2021-11-03
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 14.
USSB4Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-03
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 459) entered in Senate.
USHB4777Intro
25%
Addresses the release by bankruptcy courts of creditor or other third-party claims against non-debtors. Complex bankruptcies may involve third-party claims against non-debtors associated with the debtor, such as the debtor's officers, directors, or e...
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2021-11-03
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 17.
USSB998Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Justice to make grants to states that do not suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a driver's license of an individual based on such individual's failure to pay a civil or criminal fine or fee. Grants shall be awarded to (1...
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2021-10-28
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB5706Intro
25%
Establishes formal sexual assault and harassment policies for the transportation industry. Among other things, the bill requires certain passenger transportation carriers, including passenger airlines and vessels, buses, commuter and intercity passen...
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2021-10-27
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB3110Engross
50%
Expands workplace protections for employees with a need to express breast milk. Specifically, it expands the requirement that employers provide certain accommodations for such an employee to cover salaried employees and other types of workers not cov...
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2021-10-26
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 155.
USHB5686Intro
25%
To permit civil actions against the United States for COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
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2021-10-22
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB2747Intro
25%
Addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, and campaign finance. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail ...
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2021-10-20
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2747 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 420) entered in Senate.
USHB2358Intro
25%
To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2055Intro
25%
To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, the ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2504Intro
25%
Provides localities injured by the cancellation or relocation of certain sporting events a remedy for such action. Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for Major League Baseball to cancel or relocate a competition that is not a part of the regula...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB2708Intro
25%
To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2493Intro
25%
To provide for the restoration of legal rights for claimants under holocaust-era insurance policies.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB2025Intro
25%
Requires lawyers for plaintiffs in certain lawsuits to provide the court and other parties in the lawsuit with any agreement that entitles an outside business (i.e., a business that is not a party, class member, or counsel in the lawsuit) to receive ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
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
USHB2751Intro
25%
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to codify a Federal cause of action and a type of remedy available for individuals significantly exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to encourage research and accountability for irresponsible disc...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
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
USHB2085Intro
25%
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to civil forfeitures relating to certain seized animals.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2317Intro
25%
Prohibits discrimination based on an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status. Specifically, the bill bars certain commercial businesses from discriminating on the basis of an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status. In addition, the bill generally ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2148Intro
25%
Establishes a series of oversight and disclosure requirements relating to the prices of brand-name drugs. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review at least annually all brand-name drugs for excessive...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2224Intro
25%
Limits the remedies available for certain civil actions involving the deprivation of rights under color of law. Specifically, remedies will be limited to injunctive and declaratory relief for claims where the deprivation of rights consists of violati...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2366Intro
25%
Addresses data collection, treatment, harm reduction, and other issues related to substance misuse and addiction. It particularly focuses on opioids, fentanyl, and related substances. Specifically, the bill expands surveillance of fentanyl and relate...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2086Intro
25%
Revises provisions related to H-2A (temporary agricultural worker) visas, including to eliminate certain requirements to hire U.S. workers, expand the program to include dairy and ranch workers, and shift administrative responsibilities from the Depa...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2222Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish standards for facilities holding aliens in its custody, phases out using non-DHS facilities for such purposes, and contains other related provisions. The standards shall comply with the A...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2298Intro
25%
Expands the E-Verify program by requiring all employers to use it and permanently reauthorizes the program. Currently, E-Verify use is voluntary for most employers, although some states mandate its use. All employers shall use E-Verify to confirm the...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2434Intro
25%
Requires agencies to address and mitigate the disproportionate impact of environmental and human health hazards on communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities resulting from agencies' programs and policies. The bill also ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2814Intro
25%
Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or am...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3075Intro
25%
To address seafood slavery and combat illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB3670Intro
25%
To improve access for outdoor recreation through the use of special recreation permits on Federal recreational lands and waters, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2941Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.
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2021-10-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR406Intro
25%
A resolution to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Shawn Musgrave v. J. Thomas Manger, et al.
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2021-10-01
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6876; text: CR S6875)
USSR405Intro
25%
A resolution to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Shawn Musgrave v. Mark Warner and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
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2021-10-01
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6875-6876; text: CR S6875)
USHB4309Intro
25%
To advance innovation in and deployment of zero-emission electricity technology, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-01
Executive Comment Requested from Def Nuc Agcy.
USSB1486Intro
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Prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. A qualified employee is an employee or applicant who, with or without ...
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2021-09-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 141.
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