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USHB3196IntroFair Franchise Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any franchise seller, in connection with any disclosure document, notice, or report required by any federal, state, or local law, from making an untrue statement of material fact or failing to state a m...
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2015-09-08
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3338IntroJustice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2015 Establishes in the Treasury the American Hostages in Iran Compensation Fund to: (1) make payments to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to their families, who are identified as members of ...
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2015-09-08
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3282IntroProtecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2015 This bill requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to ensure that its seafood inspection activities are coordinated with the national sea grant college program to provide outreach on ...
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2015-08-31
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB3304IntroForeign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2015 Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to jurisdiction of courts in the United States over foreign manufacturers that import products into the United States. Directs the Food and Drug Admi...
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2015-08-25
To House Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee
USHB2410IntroGenerating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act or the GROW AMERICA Act Prescribes requirements for environmental reviews with respect to state ...
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2015-08-18
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB3064IntroGenerating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act or the GROW AMERICA Act Prescribes requirements for environmental reviews with respect to state ...
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2015-08-18
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB1360IntroAmerica's Fund for Future Opportunities and Outcomes in the United States Act of 2015 or the America's FOCUS Act of 2015 Establishes a separate account in the U.S. Treasury to be known as the America's FOCUS Fund, into which shall be deposited: (1) r...
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2015-08-18
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB366IntroPutting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2015 Amends the: (1) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend through 2018 the veterans retraining assistance program, and (2) Wounded Warrior Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Secretary of Veter...
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2015-08-13
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3136IntroEnforcement Transparency Act of 2015 This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue and publish on its website guidelines relating to the calculation of civil fines for violating provisions of the Animal Welfare Act regarding the tr...
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2015-08-06
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Committee
USSB1960IntroAmends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish a 10-year statute of limitations governing an action or proceeding by the Securities and Exchange Commission for a civil monetary penalty. Tolls this statute of limitations any time an alleged ...
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2015-08-05
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB286EngrossDepartment of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2015 TITLE I--INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION Amends the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (the Act) to change the Department of the Interior's process for approving self-governa...
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2015-08-04
To House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Committee
USSB1929IntroDisability Fraud Reduction and Unethical Deception (FRAUD) Prevention Act Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to authorize the Social Security Administration (SSA) to disqualify or suspend...
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2015-08-04
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1919IntroHealth Care Conscience Rights Act Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to declare that nothing in that title requires an individual to purchase individual health insurance coverage that includes coverage of an abortion or ...
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2015-08-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3323IntroDental and Optometric Care Access Act or the DOC Access Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group health plans and individual health insurance coverage from setting rates for items and services provided by a doctor of optom...
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2015-07-31
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3353IntroTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit attorney fees and penalties in citizen suits, and for other purposes.
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2015-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USSB1912IntroNative American Voting Rights Act of 2015 This bill prohibits states and local governments from: eliminating the only polling place or voter registration site on an Indian reservation; moving or consolidating a polling place or voter registration si...
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2015-07-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2977IntroConsumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015
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2015-07-29
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB3345IntroDownwinders Compensation Act of 2015 This bill amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to expand eligibility for restitution relating to atmospheric nuclear testing to individuals who were present, during the periods of testing, in any part of...
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2015-07-29
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB1895IntroDownwinders Compensation Act of 2015 This bill amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to expand eligibility for restitution relating to atmospheric nuclear testing to individuals who were present, during the periods of testing, in any part of...
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2015-07-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB590IntroCampus Accountability and Safety Act Amends provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) that pa...
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2015-07-29
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
USHB3013IntroPrivate Property Rights Protection Act of 2015 Prohibits a state or political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent domain, or allowing the exercise of such power by delegation, over property to be used for economic development or over pro...
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2015-07-29
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3065IntroFinancial Services Conflict of Interest Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to declare that any pension, retirement, group life, health or accident insurance, profit-sharing, stock bonus, or other employee welfare or benefit plan maintaine...
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2015-07-29
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB1869IntroFederal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to implement an intrusion assessment plan to ...
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2015-07-29
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
USHB3174IntroFairness 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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2015-07-24
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB1484Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015 TITLE I--REGULATORY RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF CONSUMER ACCESS TO CREDIT (Se...
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2015-07-23
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1858IntroEquality Act 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. Defines: "sex" to include a sex s...
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2015-07-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1599Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on July 16, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhanceme...
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2015-07-23
Held at the desk.
USHB3203IntroVacant Homes Act of 2015 This bill provides the mortgage owner of a home in foreclosure who receives notice from the homeowner (or from the homeowner's designee) of a qualified offer to buy the home in a short sale 90 days after receiving the notice ...
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2015-07-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB1847IntroStop Errors in Credit Use and Reporting Act or the SECURE Act This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act, with respect to civil liability for either willful or negligent noncompliance by a consumer reporting agency with respect to consumer credit...
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2015-07-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB3162IntroEndangered Species Recovery Transparency Act
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2015-07-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB3142IntroCruise Passenger Protection Act 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 International Asso...
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2015-07-22
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
USHB3157IntroStudent Privacy Protection Act Amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to require educational agencies or institutions and state educational authorities to establish: (1) information security practices to protect students...
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2015-07-22
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB1838IntroStop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to treat as a campaign contribution any payment made by any person (other than a candidate, an authorized committee of a candidate, or a polit...
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2015-07-22
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB1842IntroProtecting American Lives Act This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to declare that a person or agency shall not prohibit or restrict a federal, state, or local government entity from undertaking any...
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2015-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1843IntroCriminal Alien Notification Act This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a law enforcement notification system for every state. "Law enforcement notification system" means a secure information sharing system...
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2015-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1806IntroSecurity and Privacy in Your Car Act of 2015 or the SPY Car Act of 2015 This bill directs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to conduct a rulemaking to issue motor vehicle cybersecurity regulations that require motor vehicles ...
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2015-07-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3086IntroWrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a wrongfully incarcerated individual an exclusion from gross income for civil damages, restitution, or other monetary awards received as compensation for a wrongful...
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2015-07-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3085IntroLead Exposure Accountability During Sales Avoids Lead Endangerment Act of 2015 or the LEAD SALE Act of 2015 This bill amends the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 with respect to federal regulations governing the disclosure of...
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2015-07-16
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB1773IntroConsumer Reporting Fairness Act of 2015 This bill requires a creditor that has provided or furnished to a consumer reporting agency any item of information pertaining to an account based on a debt discharged in a case under the federal bankruptcy cod...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1847EngrossSwap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2015 Amends the Commodity Exchange Act, with respect to derivatives clearing organizations and swap data repositories, to repeal the prerequisite that, before the Commodity Fut...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB2684IntroAlabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act This bill amends the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to repeal the prohibition against gaming activities by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas on its land...
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2015-07-15
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB1772IntroSchedules That Work Act Grants an employee the right to request that his or her employer change the terms and conditions of employment relating to: the number of hours or times the employee is required to work or be on call; the location; the amoun...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1779IntroFinancial Services Conflict of Interest Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to declare that any pension, retirement, group life, health or accident insurance, profit-sharing, stock bonus, or other employee welfare or benefit plan maintaine...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2647EngrossResilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 TITLE I--EXPEDITED ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND AVAILABILITY OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSIONS TO EXPEDITE FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES (Sec. 101) This bill shall apply whenever the Department concerned, either the Departm...
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2015-07-13
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB2644IntroNational Forest Collaborative Incentive Act of 2015 This bill shall apply whenever the Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Forest Service, with respect to National Forest System lands derived from the public domain, prepares an environment...
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2015-07-13
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB3020Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Highlights: The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Ac...
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2015-07-10
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 145.
USSB1728IntroAccess to Court Challenges for Exempt Status Seekers (ACCESS) Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the availability of the declaratory judgment legal remedy to all organizations that are currently classified as tax-exempt (currently...
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2015-07-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1730IntroStronger Enforcement of Civil Penalties Act of 2015 Amends the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to increase the money penalties in administrative...
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2015-07-09
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2856IntroCitizen Empowerment Act of 2015 Requires any executive agency employee who is conducting an in-person or a telephonic interview, audit, investigation, inspection, or other official interaction with an individual relating to a possible violation of fe...
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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2867IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more polling places to be located o...
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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
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