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USSB302IntroInternational Human Rights Defense Act of 2015 Directs the Secretary of State to establish in the Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples who shall: direct U.S. govern...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB320IntroMedical Innovation Act of 2015 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require certain drug manufacturers to make payments to fund research supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A d...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB278IntroCitizen Empowerment Act Requires any executive agency employee who is conducting a covered interaction with an individual to allow the individual to make an audio recording of such interaction at the individual's expense and with the individual's eq...
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2015-01-28
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB287IntroSafe Food Act of 2015 This bill establishes the Food Safety Administration (FSA) as an independent agency to administer and enforce food safety laws. The functions of specified federal agencies that relate to the administration or enforcement of food...
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2015-01-28
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB255IntroFifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2015 or the FAIR Act This bill modifies general rules governing civil forfeiture proceedings to: (1) ensure that a person contesting a civil forfeiture has legal representation without regard to whether t...
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2015-01-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB54IntroFrank Lautenberg Memorial Secure Chemical Facilities Act Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to set forth provisions for the regulation of security practices at chemical facilities. Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate: (1...
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2015-01-23
To House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Committee
USHB504IntroEnergy Star Program Integrity Act
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2015-01-23
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USHB448IntroWomen's Health Protection Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any government from imposing on abortion services: a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests or medical procedures; a requirement that the same clinician who performs a...
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2015-01-23
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB478IntroProtecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2015 Prohibits electronic cigarette advertisements that appeal to children younger than 18 years of age in states in which the sale of an electronic cigarette to such children is prohib...
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2015-01-23
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB492IntroUltrasound Informed Consent Act Amends the Public Health Service Act to require abortion providers, before a woman gives informed consent to any part of an abortion, to perform an obstetric ultrasound on the pregnant woman, provide a simultaneous exp...
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2015-01-23
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB104IntroCyber Privacy Fortification Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentional failures to provide required notices of a security breach involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Defines "sensiti...
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2015-01-22
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB112IntroThis bill restores a 10-year statute of limitations for the collection of debts by administrative offset. An administrative offset is the withholding of funds payable by or held by the United States to satisfy a debt, and this bill prohibits the proc...
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2015-01-22
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USSB233IntroWorking 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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2015-01-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB237IntroGeolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act or the GPS Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit intentionally: (1) intercepting geolocation information pertaining to another person; (2) disclosing to any other person such information pertaini...
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2015-01-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB204IntroStop Punishing Innocent Americans Act Reinstates the 10-year statute of limitations period applicable to the collection of amounts paid to Social Security beneficiaries by administrative offset. (This former statute of limitations was repealed effec...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB201IntroChild Custody Protection Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit knowingly transporting a minor child across a state line to obtain an abortion (deems such transporting to be a de facto abridgment of the right of a parent under any ...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB214IntroShareholder Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require that any solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any security of an issuer: (1) describe the specific nature (to the extent known) an...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB220IntroHealth Care Provider and Hospital Conscience Protection Act Prohibits the federal government and any state or local government that receives federal financial assistance from discriminating or retaliating against any individual or health care entity ...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB446IntroShareholder Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require that any solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any security of an issuer: (1) describe the specific nature (to the extent known) an...
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2015-01-21
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB217IntroWomen's Health Protection Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any government from imposing on abortion services: a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests or medical procedures; a requirement that the same clinician who performs a...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB424IntroEmpowering Citizens Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to revise the system of public financing for presidential primary and general elections occurring after January 1, 2016, and to establish a system...
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2015-01-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB425IntroStop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act 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 political commi...
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2015-01-21
To House Administration Committee
USHB411IntroStreamlined and Improved Methods at Polling Locations and Early (SIMPLE) Voting Act of 2015 Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to require each state to allow individuals to vote in a federal election on each day during the 15-day period...
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2015-01-20
To House Administration Committee
USHB37Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act TITLE I--BUSINESS RISK MITIGATION AND PRICE STABILIZATI...
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2015-01-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB354IntroThis bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to assess a civil penalty of $10,000 against a railroad carrier for each complete hour in which a shift change of rail carrier employees causes a blockage of vehicular traffic at a grade crossing.
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2015-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Committee
USHB337IntroMaritime Lien Reform Act This bill revises federal shipping laws governing maritime liability to prohibit: (1) maritime liens (liens on vessels) from being imposed on state or federal fishing permits, or (2) civil actions to enforce maritime liens on...
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2015-01-14
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
USSB169IntroNo Tax Write-offs for Corporate Wrongdoers Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) deny a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred for punitive damages in connection with any judgment in, or settlement of, any legal action; and (2) include ...
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2015-01-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB177IntroData Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations requiring commercial entities, nonprofit and for-profit corporations, estates, trusts, cooperatives, and other specified entities ...
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2015-01-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB297IntroStop Tax Haven Abuse Act Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to impose restrictions on foreign jurisdictions or financial institutions operating in the United States that are of primary money laundering concern or that significantly impede U.S....
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2015-01-13
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB174IntroStop Tax Haven Abuse Act Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to impose restrictions on foreign jurisdictions or financial institutions operating in the United States that are of primary money laundering concern or that significantly impede U.S....
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2015-01-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB26Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 TITLE I--EXTENSION OF TERRORISM INSURANCE PROGRAM (Sec. 10...
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2015-01-12
Became Public Law No: 114-1.
USHB42IntroInfant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2015 Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require certain hospitals reimbursed under Medicare, and which provide neonatal and infant care, to have in effect security proce...
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2015-01-12
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB89IntroDomestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act Directs the Department of Energy (DOE), for proposals that must also obtain authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the United States Maritime Administration to site, construct, expand...
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2015-01-09
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee
USSB133IntroKlamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015 Authorizes, ratifies, and confirms the Hydroelectric Settlement (Settlement), the Klamath River Basin Restoration Agreement for the Sustainability of Public and Trust Resources and Af...
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2015-01-08
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB129IntroRepeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015 This bill shifts from the Attorney General to the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) the authority to parole an alien temporarily into the United States, on a case-by-case basis, and in the Secretary's sole disc...
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2015-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
USHR21IntroUphold the Oath Americans Trust and Honor (OATH) Resolution Directs the House of Representatives to bring a civil action in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge Department of Homeland Secu...
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2015-01-07
To House Administration Committee
USSB106IntroEnding Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to allow a defendant to remove from a state court to the U.S. district court a civil action involving a claim of environm...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB50IntroAbortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2015 Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the federal government and any state or local government receiving federal financial assistance from subjecting an institutional or individual health care entity...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB60IntroAmends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to prohibit unlawful aliens from being eligible for any postsecondary education benefit unless every citizen and national of this country is eligible to receive that benef...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB48IntroPrenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2015 or PRENDA Imposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly or knowingly attempts to: (1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex or gender of the child, (2) use force or the th...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB86IntroSmall Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2015 Amends the Paperwork Reduction Act to direct agency heads not to impose civil fines for first-time paperwork violations by small businesses unless there is potential for serious harm to the public interest,...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB79IntroRemittance Status Verification Act of 2015 Amends the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to require a remittance transfer provider, before initiating a transfer, to request from the sender of a remittance whose recipient is located in a country other than ...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHR11IntroAuthorizes the Speaker of the House of Representatives to initiate or intervene in civil actions on behalf of the House of Representatives in a federal court of competent jurisdiction to seek any appropriate relief regarding the failure of the Presid...
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2015-01-06
To House Administration Committee
USSB11IntroExecutive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2015 or the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2015 Authorizes either chamber of Congress, upon adoption of a resolution declaring that the President or any officer or e...
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2015-01-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB27IntroWildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act of 2015 This bill applies provisions of the federal criminal code concerning money laundering and racketeering to wildlife trafficking violations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the African Elephant Conserv...
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2015-01-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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