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USHB2650IntroProtecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act This bill amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to establish an unlawful employment practice when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investigations, pr...
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2017-05-25
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB2463IntroShark Sales Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark parts or any product containing shark parts. A person may possess a shark part that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain cir...
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2017-05-24
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB2593IntroFederal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017
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2017-05-24
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB2431IntroMichael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act and related federal law with respect to immigration law enforcement within the United States. The bill authorizes...
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2017-05-24
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 13.
USHB2461IntroAccountability Through Electronic Verification Act This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make the E-Verify program permanent. The bill requires: (1) federal agencies, contractors, and critical emp...
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2017-05-24
To House Subcommittee on Social Security Committee
USHB2616IntroHOMES Act of 2017 Halting Of Mortgage Exploitation of Servicemembers Act of 2017 This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to establish a 10-year statute of limitations for civil actions for violations of such Act brought by the Department...
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2017-05-23
To House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee
USHB1188EngrossAdam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act to reauthorize through FY2022 the Sex Offender Management Assistance program. (Sec. 3) The bill reauthorizes through FY2022 the activi...
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2017-05-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2610IntroTRUMPED Act of 2017 Taxpayers Require Urgent Mandatory Protection from Egregious Debt Act of 2017 This bill allows state and local governments to recover their costs for providing protection to government officials and other individuals allowed Secre...
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2017-05-23
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB1190IntroA bill to extend the waiver of limitations with respect to excluding from gross income amounts received by wrongfully incarcerated individuals. This bill amends the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 to extend the waiver of limitations o...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2340IntroTo extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. This bill extends the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 through FY2017, including provisions concerning secure payments to eligible state...
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2017-05-19
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB2439IntroFair Accountability and Innovative Research Drug Pricing Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require manufacturers of certain drugs and biological products with a wholesale cost of $100 or more per month to report to the Dep...
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2017-05-19
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2495IntroStop Online Booking Scams Act of 2017 This bill prohibits third-party online hotel reservation sellers from charging a consumer's credit card or financial accounts in an Internet transaction for a hotel unless they disclose: (1) a description of the ...
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2017-05-19
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
USHB2578IntroEmployee Benefits Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require the mandatory summary description of a group health plan to specify: (1) whether the plan permits either the plan sponsor...
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2017-05-19
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB793IntroShark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, sell, or transport shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under...
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2017-05-18
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1173IntroChild Custody Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly transport a minor across a state line to obtain an abortion without satisfying a parental involvement law in the minor's resident state. A...
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2017-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2392IntroNurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals to implement and submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a staffing plan that co...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB1159IntroEnd Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2017 This bill prohibits state or local taxes that discriminate against the rental of motor vehicles, the business of renting motor vehicles, or motor vehicle rental property, except where ...
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2017-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1145IntroTruth in Settlements Act of 2017 This bill sets forth new requirements for the public disclosure of any covered settlement agreement entered into by a federal executive agency. The bill defines "covered settlement agreement" as a settlement agreement...
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2017-05-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB1164IntroStop Online Booking Scams Act of 2017 This bill prohibits third-party online hotel reservation sellers from charging a consumer's credit card or financial accounts in an Internet transaction for a hotel unless they disclose: (1) a description of the ...
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2017-05-17
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1134IntroBack the Blue Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code: to establish new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer; to expand the l...
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2017-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1131IntroFair Accountability and Innovative Research Drug Pricing Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require manufacturers of certain drugs and biological products with a wholesale cost of $100 or more per month to report to the Dep...
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2017-05-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1119IntroFederal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017
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2017-05-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2418IntroPay Equity for All Act of 2017 This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to make it an unlawful practice for an employer to: screen prospective employees based on their previous wages or salary histories; seek the previous wages or salary...
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2017-05-11
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB2233IntroAmerican Jobs First Act of 2017 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: is offering an annual wage to the H-1B no...
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2017-05-11
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USSB1101IntroPregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Specifically, the bill...
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2017-05-11
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1092IntroInterstate Transport Act of 2017 This bill permits an individual to transport a knife for any lawful purpose between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess and carry such knife. The individual must comply with specified requirements. ...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2164IntroMedical Device Safety Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to declare that an action for damages or a person's liability under state law is not affected by the federal prohibition on state or local requirements regarding medi...
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2017-05-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB244PassHIRE Vets Act Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division of this bill refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill e...
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2017-05-05
Became Public Law No: 115-31. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2285IntroSchool-Based Respiratory Health Management Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise the conditions under which the Department of Health and Human Services, in making asthma-related grants, gives preference to a state. A preference...
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2017-05-05
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2356IntroMY DATA Act of 2017 Managing Your Data Against Telecom Abuses Act of 2017 This bill prohibits providers of Internet broadband services or of Internet content, applications, or devices from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to priva...
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2017-05-05
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
USSB1063IntroNurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals to implement and submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a staffing plan that co...
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2017-05-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1180EngrossWorking Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of not less than 1 1/2 hours for each hour of employment fo...
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2017-05-03
Received in the Senate.
USSB1027IntroA bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. This bill extends the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 through FY2017, including provisions concerning secure payments to eligibl...
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2017-05-03
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB2300IntroStudents Before Profits Act of 2017 This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Department of Education (ED) to recalculate the cohort default rate and redetermine title IV eligibility for an inst...
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2017-05-02
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHR287IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should pass no law that would exempt from its obligations or provide any other special consideration to elected or appointed Federal officials or any other Federal employee. Expresses...
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2017-05-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB1006IntroEquality Act This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. The bill defines: "sex" to include ...
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2017-05-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB662IntroNO HATE Act National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue grants to states and local governments to assist in implementing the National Incident-Based Reporting...
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2017-05-02
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USHB1980IntroPrivate Prison Information Act of 2017 This bill specifies that a record related to a non-federal prison, correctional, or detention facility that incarcerates federal prisoners is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the same manner a...
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2017-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2024IntroEnd Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2017 This bill prohibits state or local taxes that discriminate against the rental of motor vehicles, the business of renting motor vehicles, or motor vehicle rental property, except where ...
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2017-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USSB1000IntroProtecting America's Workers Act This bill amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to increase the scope of the Act by applying its coverage to federal, state, and local government employees. However, the bill makes OSHA inapplic...
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2017-05-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2049IntroRadiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2017 This bill amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund until 19 years after this bill's enactment. The trust fund compensates individual...
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2017-05-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB997IntroFlexibility for Working Families Act This bill allows 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 r...
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2017-05-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2275IntroGiving Workers a Fair Shot Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require employers to provide their employees with specified information concerning their pay, leave time, and eligibility for the minimum wage and overtime pay. E...
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2017-05-01
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB2271IntroFlexibility for Working Families Act This bill allows 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 r...
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2017-05-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2212IntroCREATES Act of 2017 Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017
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2017-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2119IntroTherapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 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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2017-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
USSB974IntroCREATES Act of 2017 Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017
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2017-04-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB965IntroCruise Passenger Protection Act This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to determine whether any of the enumerated rights in the international cruise line passenger bill of rights (adopted by the members of the Cruise Lines Internati...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2173IntroCruise Passenger Protection Act This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to determine whether any of the enumerated rights in the international cruise line passenger bill of rights (adopted by the members of the Cruise Lines Internati...
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2017-04-27
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
USSB964IntroMY DATA Act of 2017 Managing Your Data Against Telecom Abuses Act of 2017 This bill prohibits providers of Internet broadband services or of Internet content, applications, or devices from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to priva...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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