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USSB2591IntroWARN Act of 2016 Whistleblower Augmented Reward and Nonretaliation Act of 2016 This bill amends the Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act of 1990 governing the rights of a private person (declarant) who files a declaration of a violation ...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1428PassJudicial Redress Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to designate foreign countries or regional economic integration organizations whose natural citizens may bring civil actions under the Privacy Act of 1974 agai...
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2016-02-24
Became Public Law No: 114-126. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4558IntroUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Protection Act This bill authorizes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to seek compensation from individuals or entities for costs or damages for destroying, causing the loss of, or injuring an...
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2016-02-17
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB4526IntroStop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016 This bill amends the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act (ROSCA) to prohibit a third party online hotel reservation seller (an online seller that is not affiliated with the person who owns the hotel or provid...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB4516IntroData Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 This bill prohibits data brokers from obtaining or causing to be disclosed personal information or any other information relating to any person by making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent state...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB4517IntroAPPS Act of 2016 Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act of 2016 This bill directs mobile device application developers, before the application collects personal data about the user, to notify the user and obtain the user's consent regardin...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB2547IntroReal Transparency in Airfares Act of 2016 This bill sets at $55,000, or $2,500 for an individual or small business, the maximum civil penalty assessed on a person for an unfair or deceptive practice relating to unfair methods of competition in air tr...
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2016-02-11
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4435IntroComprehensive Behavioral Health Reform and Recovery Act of 2016
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2016-02-10
To House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Committee
USSB2519IntroEmpowering Patients First Act of 2015 This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. This bill replaces...
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2016-02-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB4188PassCoast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 TITLE I--AUTHORIZATIONS (Sec. 101) This bill authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for FY2016-FY2017 as well as an end-of-year strength for active duty personnel of 43,000 for each of them and specified a...
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2016-02-08
Became Public Law No: 114-120. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4496IntroFUNDS Act Funding Unpaid National Debt with Settlements Act This bill requires funds collected by the federal government through legal settlements, fines, and penalties (excluding penalties or interest collected by the Internal Revenue Service under ...
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2016-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB4460IntroYouth 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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2016-02-05
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB2506IntroRestoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2016 This bill amends the Federal Arbitration Act to invalidate arbitration agreements between parties in certain commercial contracts or transactions if they require arbitration of a clai...
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2016-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4450IntroIncorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act
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2016-02-03
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB2489IntroIncorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act
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2016-02-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB357IntroFACT Act Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015 Amends federal bankruptcy law concerning a trust formed under a reorganization plan following the discharge in bankruptcy of a debtor corporation in order to assume the debtor's liability wi...
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2016-02-03
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USHB4321IntroSeparation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress that any executive order, memoranda, proclamation, or signing statement issued by the President that infringes on the powers and duties of ...
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2016-02-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB4356IntroCrackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2016 This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to inspect or examine the inventory and records of a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer of firearms to ensur...
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2016-02-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4355IntroCorey Jones Act of 2016 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require an applicant under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to certify that no law enforcement agency that receives COPS grant f...
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2016-02-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4430IntroSecure our Skies Act of 2016 This bill requires each air carrier providing passenger air transportation to provide flight attendants, pilots, and dispatchers who are employees or contractors of the carrier with training to combat human trafficking in...
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2016-02-03
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USSB2469IntroA bill to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings from being brought against ...
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2016-01-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4371IntroArticle I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments, 2016 This bill amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 to restrict federal agencies from using appropriations for certain activities. The bill includes restrictions that affect policy and reg...
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2016-01-19
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB4249IntroPolice Agency Investigation Improvement Act of 2015
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4290IntroPuerto Rico Emergency Financial Stability Act of 2015 This bill grants a temporary stay (until April 1, 2016, with specified exceptions) of any litigation, liens, or other collection actions to recover debts owed by the government of the Commonwealth...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB4176IntroTo amend title 18, United States Code, to limit the recovery of damages in a civil action related to the disclosure of certain personal information from State motor vehicle records, and for other purposes. This bill amends the federal criminal code l...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4282IntroCatalyst Theory Restoration Act of 2015 This bill defines "prevailing party" for purposes of determining the meaning of provisions in federal laws, federal regulations, or any judicial or administrative rules that provide for recovery of attorney's f...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB712EngrossSunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2016 TITLE I--SUNSHINE FOR REGULATORY DECREES AND SETTLEMENTS Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2016 (Sec. 102) This Act defines: (1) "covered...
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2016-01-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1927EngrossFairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal judicial code to prohibit federal courts from certifying any proposed class seeking monetary relief for personal injury o...
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2016-01-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2434IntroSeparation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress that any executive order, memoranda, proclamation, or signing statement issued by the President that infringes on the powers and duties of ...
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2016-01-11
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 343.
USHB4347IntroDebt Collection Practices Harmonization Act This bill amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to: cover debt owed to a state, and require the Consumer Financial Protection Board to prescribe a percentage increase based on the Consumer Price Ind...
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2016-01-07
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB571EngrossPilot's Bill of Rights 2 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue or revise medical certification regulations to ensure that an individual may operate as a pilot of a covered aircraft if the flight meets certain c...
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2015-12-18
By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 114-198. Additional views filed.
USHB2029PassMilitary Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill expressly provides otherwis...
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2015-12-18
Became Public Law No: 114-113. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2436IntroPuerto Rico Emergency Financial Stability Act of 2015 This bill grants a temporary stay (until April 1, 2016, with specified exceptions) of any litigation, liens, or other collection actions to recover debts owed by the government of the Commonwealth...
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2015-12-18
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2044EngrossConsumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill makes a provision of a form contract void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts an individual who is a party to such a contract from engaging in written, oral, or pictorial reviews...
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2015-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB4262IntroTransparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services, for certain states awarded a grant to establish a health insurance...
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2015-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4273IntroMedicare and Medicaid Improvements and Adjustments Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify payment rules and other provisions related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The bill...
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2015-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB2427IntroDisability Integration Act of 2015 This bill prohibits states or local governments that provide institutional placements for individuals with disabilities who need long-term assistance with daily living activities or health-related tasks, and prohibi...
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2015-12-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2413IntroTOTAL Act of 2015 Tallying of the Actual Liabilities Act of 2015 This bill prohibits a retailer under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from selling a product or service through an Internet website without presenting the total tr...
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2015-12-17
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2409IntroMedicare and Medicaid Improvements and Adjustments Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify payment rules and other provisions related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The bill...
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2015-12-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB1450IntroFlexibility for Working Families Act Authorizes an employee to request from an employer a temporary or permanent change in the terms or conditions of the employee's employment if the request relates to: (1) the number of hours the employee is require...
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2015-12-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB1318IntroNuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to expand provisions against violence against maritime navigation by prohibiting the use against or on a ship, or the discharg...
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2015-12-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 326.
USSB2405IntroMETH Disclosure Act Meth Exposure to the Home Disclosure Act This bill directs the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and any other federal agency with knowledge of methamphetam...
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2015-12-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2404IntroDo Not Track Online Act of 2015 This bill requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate: (1) regulations that establish standards for the implementation of a mechanism by which individuals can indicate whether they prefer to have personal...
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2015-12-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4242IntroHolding Individuals Accountable and Deterring Money Laundering Act This bill amends provisions of federal law known as the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 relating to money laundering violations to: (1) increase civil penalties for willful violations of ant...
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2015-12-11
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB4234IntroPrimary Care Physician Reentry Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program to facilitate physician reentry into primary care clinical practice. To be eligible to participate, a ...
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2015-12-11
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSR333IntroA resolution to direct the Senate Legal Counsel to appear as amicus curiae in the name of the Senate in Bank Markazi, The Central Bank of Iran v. Deborah D. Peterson, et al. (S. Ct.) Directs the Senate Legal Counsel to appear as amicus curiae on beha...
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2015-12-10
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8619; text as passed Senate: CR S8610)
USSB2394IntroAmerican Jobs First Act of 2015 This bill amends the the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the H-1B nonimmigrant visa (specialty occupation) program, including by declaring that a petitioner employer: must offer an annual wage to the H-1B non...
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2015-12-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2377IntroDefeat ISIS and Protect and Secure the United States Act of 2015 This bill directs the President to designate a person to coordinate federal government and international partner efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Presid...
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2015-12-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB8EngrossNorth American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 TITLE I--MODERNIZING AND PROTECTING INFRASTRUCTURE Subtitle A--Energy Delivery, Reliability, and Security (Sec. 1101) This bill amends the Natural Gas Act to revise procedures for consider...
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2015-12-07
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB1076IntroDenying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of a federal firearms and explosives license to any indi...
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2015-12-07
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Thompson (CA). Petition No: 114-3. ( ">Discharge petition text with signatures.)
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