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USHB774PassIllegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 (Sec. 101) This bill amends the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Coast Guard to enfo...
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2015-11-05
Became Public Law No: 114-81.
USSB2254IntroHardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 This bill prohibits the United States from issuing a patent for any mining claim, millsite, or tunnel site located unless a patent application meeting all applicable requirements was filed with the Departme...
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2015-11-05
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB3754IntroHalting Government Overreach Act of 2015 This bill removes exceptions that prohibit a prevailing party other than the United States from being awarded fees and expenses incurred in a civil action (other than a tort action) brought by or against the U...
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2015-11-04
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB3887IntroDriver Accountability and Accident Prevention (DAAP) Act of 2015 This bill increases civil and criminal penalties for violations of: commercial motor vehicle safety regulations (except those for minimum financial responsibility for transporting passe...
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2015-11-04
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USHB3719IntroSTOP ABUSE Act of 2015 Stop the Overdose Problem Already Becoming a Universal Substance Epidemic Act of 2015
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2015-11-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB3663IntroTo prevent certain discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property. This bill describes acts that unreasonably burden and discriminate against interstate commerce with respect to natural gas pipeline property. It prohibits states, political ...
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2015-11-03
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB3771IntroTerms of Credit Act This bill establishes expedited legislative procedures for spending reduction legislation, limits regulatory activity, and increases the debt limit. Eleven House committees must submit to the House Budget Committee legislation to ...
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2015-11-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB1314PassEnsuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act TITLE I--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase the discretionary spending limits for FY2016 and FY2017. The b...
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2015-11-02
Became Public Law No: 114-74.
USSB754EngrossCybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 Short Titles as Reported to Senate: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 TITLE I--CYBERSECURI...
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2015-10-28
Held at the desk.
USSB2216IntroSenior$afe Act of 2015 This bill provides that: (1) a supervisor, compliance officer, or legal advisor for a covered financial institution who has received training regarding the identification and reporting of the suspected exploitation of a senior ...
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2015-10-28
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2208IntroSecurity and Financial Empowerment Act of 2015 This bill amends the Violence Against Women Act to require the National Resource Center on Workplace Response provide information and assistance through domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions and...
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2015-10-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2123IntroSentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 TITLE I--SENTENCING REFORM (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to reduce from life to 25 years and from 20 to 15 years the enhance...
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2015-10-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 279.
USHB1937EngrossNational Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 TITLE I--DEVELOPMENT OF DOMESTIC SOURCES OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS (Sec. 101) Deems a domestic mine that will provide strategic and critical minerals to be an "infrastructure pr...
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2015-10-26
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2204IntroEnd of Suffering Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any federal or state law, regulation, or agency action from restricting the right of a mentally competent adult who is suffering from an advanced illness with intolerable pain or a terminal illness to ...
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2015-10-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB538EngrossNative American Energy Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to allow the Department of the Interior, an affected Indian tribe, or a certified third-party appraiser under contract with the Indian tribe to appraise Indian land or...
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2015-10-19
To Senate Indian Affairs Committee
USHB3760IntroOffending Oil Polluters Act
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2015-10-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3192EngrossHomebuyers Assistance Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits until February 1, 2016, enforcement against any person of integrated disclosure requirements for mortgage loan transactions under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, the Truth in L...
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2015-10-08
Received in the Senate.
USSB2180IntroProtecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act This bill amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to specify that an unlawful employment practice is established when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in ...
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2015-10-08
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2151IntroFamily Health Care Accessibility Act of 2015 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to deem a health professional volunteer providing primary health care to an individual at a community health center or through programs or events carried out ...
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2015-10-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2140IntroHide No Harm Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a business entity or business executive to knowingly conceal information about its business practices or products that pose an imminent risk of death or seriou...
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2015-10-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2132IntroAn Act Making Appropriations to Stop Regulatory Excess and for Other Purposes, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations for financial services and general government; the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency; the Departments ...
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2015-10-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 251.
USSB2141IntroTRUST IT Act Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology Act of 2015 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to define "information blocking" and "interoperability" for health information technology (IT). ...
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2015-10-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2129IntroAn Act Making Appropriations to Improve the Nation's Infrastructure and for Other Purposes, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Dep...
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2015-10-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 248.
USHB3515IntroDismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2015
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2015-10-05
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB2135IntroA bill to address the liability of the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the Animas and San Juan Rivers spill. This bill removes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) immunity from claims relating to the August 2015 spill of hazardous...
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2015-10-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3326IntroDefend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Specifically, the bill authorizes a trade secret owner to file a civil action in a U.S. district ...
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2015-10-01
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USSB2117IntroA bill to prevent certain discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property. This bill prohibits states, political subdivisions, and any other taxing authority from: (1) assessing natural gas pipeline property at a value that has a higher rati...
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2015-10-01
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2110IntroWomen's Pension Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to: (1) extend spousal consent requirements to defined contribution pension plans, and (2) allow certain long-term part-time workers t...
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2015-09-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2098IntroStudents Before Profits Act of 2015
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2015-09-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3437IntroProtecting 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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2015-09-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USSB2084IntroProtecting American Jobs Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act to repeal the authority of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board to issue, and prosecute before the Board, complaints with respect to unfair labor practices. Rep...
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2015-09-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3563IntroMilk Freedom Act of 2015 This bill provides that federal departments, agencies, or courts must not prohibit, interfere with, regulate, or otherwise restrict the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk or milk products packaged for direct human consu...
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2015-09-25
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3564IntroInterstate Milk Freedom Act of 2015 This bill provides that federal departments, agencies, or courts must not prohibit, interfere with, regulate, or otherwise restrict the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk or milk products packaged for direct ...
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2015-09-25
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB3504EngrossBorn-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same d...
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2015-09-22
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 236.
USHB36EngrossPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the pro...
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2015-09-22
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S6868)
USSB2019IntroPreserve Access to Affordable Generics Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate a proceeding against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim i...
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2015-09-22
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
USSB2066IntroBorn-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of ...
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2015-09-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2070IntroGAP Act Gender Advancement in Pay Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to expand exceptions to the prohibition against sex discrimination to include payments pursuant to a differential based on expertise, shift, or a business-rel...
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2015-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB758EngrossLawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the sanctions provisions in Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the court to impose an appropriate sanction on any attorney, law firm, or party that has violated, or is respon...
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2015-09-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1603EngrossBorn-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same d...
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2015-09-21
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USHB3517IntroAmerican Red Cross Sunshine Act This bill authorizes the Comptroller General to review the involvement of the American National Red Cross (the corporation) in any federal program or activity the corporation carries out (current law), including in con...
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2015-09-18
To House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Committee
USHB3513IntroPrescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions related to the affordability of prescription drugs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Speci...
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2015-09-18
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB2059IntroCivil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) an exclusion from gross income for amounts received (whether by judgment or settlement, as lump sums or periodic payments) on account of a claim of unlawf...
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2015-09-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3550IntroCivil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) an exclusion from gross income for amounts received on account of a judgment or settlement resulting from a claim of unlawful discrimination, (2) income a...
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2015-09-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2791EngrossWestern Oregon Tribal Fairness Act TITLE III--OREGON COASTAL LANDS Oregon Coastal Lands Act (Sec. 303) This bill requires that 14,408 acres of land be held in trust for, and be part of the reservation of, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua...
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2015-09-17
Received in the Senate.
USSB2042IntroWAGE Act Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to award back pay and additional liquidated damages equal to double the back pay, without any r...
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2015-09-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2023IntroPrescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions related to the affordability of prescription drugs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Speci...
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2015-09-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3456IntroFlood Insurance Mitigation and Policyholder Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to require that any report of an on-site inspection of a property by...
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2015-09-09
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB3217IntroRefueling Assistance Act of 2015 Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to study motor vehicle refueling assistance to qualified individuals with disabilities. Requires the DOT to report to Congress the study results and any recommendations f...
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2015-09-08
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
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