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USHB2304IntroSecuring Participation, Engagement, and Knowledge Freedom by Reducing Egregious Efforts Act of 2015 or the SPEAK FREE Act of 2015 Amends the federal judicial code to allow a person against whom a lawsuit is asserted to file a special motion to dismis...
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2015-06-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB1469IntroFISA Reform Act of 2015 TITLE I--FISA BUSINESS RECORDS REFORMS Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to establish a new process to be followed when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) submits an application to a FISA ...
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2015-05-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2472IntroEverson Walls and Ron Springs Gift for Life Act of 2015 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a National Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Resource Center. The Center mus...
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2015-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB1457IntroAlabama-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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2015-05-22
To Senate Indian Affairs Committee
USSB1454IntroTransportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act This bill establishes a national hiring standard for motor carriers. The bill defines an"entity" as a person acting as: a shipper or a consignee; a broker, a freight forwarder, or a household goods fr...
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2015-05-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2486IntroStop Deducting Damages Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) deny a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred for compensatory or punitive damages in connection with any judgment in, or settlement of, any action against a governme...
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2015-05-20
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1987EngrossCoast Guard Authorization Act of 2015
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2015-05-19
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1222IntroContinuity of Electric Capacity Resources Act This bill amends the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to notify transmission organizations that they must file an electric capacity resources report if they ha...
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2015-05-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB1360IntroA bill to amend the limitation on liability for passenger rail accidents or incidents under section 28103 of title 49, United States Code, and for other purposes.
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2015-05-18
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1968IntroRestrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015 Amends the federal judicial code to deny federal courts jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation, or the validity under the Constitution, of: (1) any type of marriage, (2...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB2031IntroAnti-Swatting Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to trigger a response by a law enforcement agency. D...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1896IntroDemand Letter Transparency Act of 2015 Requires any entity that sends a specified number of demand letters during any 365-day period to submit to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with respect to each patent that was the subject in each l...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1935IntroRestoring the 10th Amendment Act Authorizes a designated state official to submit to the head of a federal agency proposing a rule, during the period when the proposed rule is open for public comment, a legal brief challenging the constitutionality...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB1933IntroEnd Racial Profiling Act of 2015 Prohibits any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. Grants the United States or an individual injured by racial profiling the right to obtain declaratory or injunctive relief. Requires fe...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2271IntroCritical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act Amends the Federal Power Act to authorize the Department of Energy (DOE), with or without notice, hearing, or report, to issue orders for emergency measures to protect the reliability of either the bul...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USHB2359IntroDisability 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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2015-05-15
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1907IntroTrade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill directs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that CBP partnership programs, such as the Customs-Trade Partn...
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2015-05-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 80.
USSB1353IntroEnsuring Access to Justice for Claims Against the United States Act Amends the federal judicial code with respect to the jurisdiction of federal courts over civil actions pending in, or on appeal from, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (USCFC) when th...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1341IntroStudent Privacy Protection Act Amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to prohibit funding of educational agencies or institutions that allow third parties to access student data, unless: the agency or institution, prior...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1314IntroCommercial UAS Modernization Act This bill amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to permit a person to operate a small commercial unmanned aircraft (drone) without an airworthiness certificate within the United States for the period beg...
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2015-05-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1332IntroMeat and Poultry Recall Notification Act of 2015 This bill amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, and the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to authorize the De...
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2015-05-13
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB1261IntroWireless Telecommunications Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015 Prohibits a state or a local jurisdiction from requiring a person to collect from, or remit on behalf of, any other person a state or local tax, fee, or surcharge imposed on the ...
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2015-05-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1200IntroFairness 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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2015-05-06
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB293IntroThis bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to revise provisions governing citizen suits against the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, that allege a failure of the relevant department to perform an act ...
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2015-05-06
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSCR11EngrossEstablishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2016 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2017-FY2025. TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS Subtitle A--Budgetary Levels in Both Houses (Sec. 1101) Recommends levels and amo...
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2015-05-05
Motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report to S. Con. Res. 11 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 170.
USSB1198IntroImproving the Integrity of Disability Evidence Act This bill amends the Social Security Act to prohibit the Commissioner of Social Security from considering (except for good cause) any medical evidence with respect to whether an individual is under a...
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2015-05-05
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2030IntroREAD Act
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Committee
USHR250IntroExpresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should pass no law that would exempt from its obligations, excuse from its criminal or civil penalties, or provide any other special consideration to Members of Congress, Supreme Court...
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2015-05-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB304Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on April 13, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act (Sec. 2) Prescribes certain whistleblower incentives and protections for...
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB2045IntroTargeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2015 Directs the Federal Trade Commission, and authorizes state attorneys general, to enforce against written communications (commonly referred to as demand letters) that represent in bad faith that the recip...
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB2110IntroConsumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Declares a provision of a form contract to be void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts a person who is a party to the contract from engaging in written, verbal, or pictorial reviews, or other simil...
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB1038IntroEnergy Star Program Integrity Act This bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to revise the Energy Star program to prohibit a disclosure relating to participation of a product in the program from creating a warranty or giving rise to pri...
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2015-04-30
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB1145IntroRobert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to require the Department of Labor, in conducting health and safety related accident investigations in coal or other mines, to: (1) determine why...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1158IntroConsumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015 Establishes a criminal offense for concealment of a security breach of computerized data containing sensitive personally identifiable information that results in economic harm of $1,000 or more to any individua...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1164IntroEnd Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2015 This bill prohibits a state or local government from levying or collecting a discriminatory tax on the rental of motor vehicles, the business of renting motor vehicles, or motor vehicl...
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2015-04-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB465IntroWorking Families Flexibility Act of 2015 Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensation...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB1431IntroAmends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to declare that nothing in those Acts shall be construed to preempt a law of any state, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia that prohibits, criminalizes, or creates a civil cau...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB846IntroStudent Non-Discrimination Act of 2015 Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orienta...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
USHB932IntroHealthy Families Act Requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to permit each employee to earn at least 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Authorizes small e...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB953IntroComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to develop: (1) best practices for pain management and prescribing pain me...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB1310IntroCampus 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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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB994IntroRadiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2015 Amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund until 19 years after enactment of this Act. Prescribes additional periods of required pres...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB12IntroVoter Empowerment Act of 2015 Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2015 Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration. Authorizes automated ...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB1680IntroPolice Creating Accountability by Making Effective Recording Available Act of 2015 or the Police CAMERA Act Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs t...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1627IntroNo Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act Amends the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to prohibit U.S. courts from recognizing, enforcing, or otherwise validating any assertion of rights by an individual (under c...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1695IntroParental Notification and Intervention Act of 2015 Prohibits any person or organization in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or who solicits or accepts federal funds, from performing, permitting facilities to be used to perform, or assisti...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB2074IntroToxics by Rail Accountability and Community Knowledge Act of 2015 or the TRACK Act Requires railroad carriers found at fault for an unintended release of hazardous materials (hazmat) due to a railroad accident or incident during calendar year 2010 t...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Committee
USSB1134IntroHeroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention, Education, and Enforcement Act of 2015 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the D...
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2015-04-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1352IntroStudent Loan Borrowers' Bill of Rights Act of 2015 Removes educational loans from the list of debts that are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy. Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to reinstate the six-year sta...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USSB1122IntroCourt Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2015 This bill makes procedures for the enforcement of arbitration agreements inapplicable to an enrollment agreement between a student and an institution of higher education (IHE). The bill also ...
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2015-04-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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