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USHB1787IntroFair Pay Act of 2015 Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin. (Allows payment of different wages under seniority systems, merit systems, systems that m...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB1856IntroEmployee Benefits Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require the mandatory summary description of a group health plan to declare: (1) whether the plan permits either the plan sponsor or any pa...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB2090IntroProtecting America's Workers Act Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to expand its coverage to federal, state, and local government employees. Authorizes the Secretary of Labor, under specified conditions, to cede OSHA jurisd...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB1893IntroProtecting 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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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB1926IntroRobert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to require the Secretary of Labor (Secretary), in conducting health and safety related accident investigations in coal or other mines, to: (1) det...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB1932IntroTo amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to allow employers a grace period to abate certain occupational health and safety violations before being subject to a penalty under such Act. This bill amends the Occupational Safety and Health...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB2680IntroHALT Campus Sexual Violence Act Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency on Campus Sexual Violence Act This bill amends the Department of Education Organization Act to require the Department of Education (ED) to make publicly available on its website: ...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB2192IntroPRO Students Act Protections and Regulation for Our Students Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require proprietary institutions of higher education (IHEs) to derive at least 15% of their revenue...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB2654IntroPregnant Workers Fairness Act Declares that it is an unlawful employment practice for employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, and other specified entities to: (1) fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations related to the...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB3383IntroChild Performers Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to revise the application of child labor requirements and prohibitions with respect to child performers to specify new limitations on the number of hours su...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB2300IntroEmpowering 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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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB3232IntroUnpaid Intern Protection Act of 2015 Prohibits employers from discriminating against unpaid interns on the basis of: (1) race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age; or (2) disability if such intern can perform the essential functions of the ...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB2873IntroLADDER Act Limiting the Ability to Demand Detrimental Employment Restrictions Act This bill: (1) prohibits employers from entering into not to compete covenants with low-wage employees engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, a...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB3433IntroPORTS Act Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments Act of 2015 This bill amends the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 to extend to labor slowdowns occurring at U.S. ports the President's authority to appoint a board of inquiry into ...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB2824IntroOffshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2015 Prohibits an employer from discharging, discriminating, or engaging in retaliatory actions against specified employees who report to a government official any violation or unsafe condit...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB3071IntroSchedules 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 amount ...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB2887IntroTime Off to Vote Act Entitles an employee to two hours of paid leave on the day of any federal election in order to vote. Gives the employer the right to determine the two-hour-period, excluding any lunch break or other break. Prohibits the loss of b...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB3060IntroStop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to require each covered program to prohibit child abuse and neglect and meet specified minimum standards. A "covered pr...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
USSB1334IntroIllegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 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 enforce specifi...
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2015-11-10
By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 114-166.
USSB2266IntroH-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2015 This bill amends the the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise employer and government requirements regarding visas for nonimmigrant aliens rated H-1B (specialty occupation) and L-1 (intracompany transfer to t...
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2015-11-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2270IntroLocation Privacy Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a covered entity (nongovernmental individual or entity) from knowingly collecting or disclosing to another covered entity geolocation information from an e...
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2015-11-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
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