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USSB524IntroComprehensive 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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2015-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB590IntroInternational 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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2015-02-11
To House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Committee
USSB456IntroCyber Threat Sharing Act of 2015 Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit private entities to: (1) disclose lawfully obtained cyber threat indicators to a private information sharing and analysis organization and the national cybersecurity ...
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2015-02-11
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB457IntroCivil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015 Declares that the right of a U.S. citizen to vote in any election for federal office shall not be denied or abridged because the individual has been convicted of a non-violent criminal offense, unless, at ...
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2015-02-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB430IntroProtecting 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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2015-02-10
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB439IntroStudent 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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2015-02-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB413IntroGovernment Settlement Transparency and Reform Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand provisions relating to the nondeductibility of fines and penalties to prohibit a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred to any governmental entity r...
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2015-02-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB744IntroMedical 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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2015-02-06
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB776IntroStark Administrative Simplification Act of 2015 Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prescribe a single civil monetary penalty as an alternative sanction to those already established for compensation arrangements between a ph...
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2015-02-06
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB790IntroCompassionate Freedom of Choice Act of 2015 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to declare that nothing in it or in the Public Health Service Act prevents or restricts, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must not prevent...
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2015-02-06
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB409IntroStop 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 effe...
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2015-02-05
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB384IntroOpen Book on Equal Access to Justice Act Amends the Equal Access to Justice Act and the federal judicial code to require the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States to report to Congress annually on the amount of fees and other...
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2015-02-05
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB368IntroSafe and Responsible Gun Transfer Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a person who is not a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring a firearm to, or receiving a firearm from, another unlicensed person, excep...
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2015-02-05
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB419IntroKnife Owners' Protection Act of 2015 Entitles any person who is not otherwise prohibited by federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a knife to transport a knife from any place where such person may lawfully possess, carry, ...
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2015-02-05
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB404IntroChild Interstate Abortion Notification Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit 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 law ...
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2015-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB401IntroLawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 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 responsible for...
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2015-02-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB357IntroFurthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015 or FACT Act Amends federal bankruptcy law concerning a trust formed under a reorganization plan following the discharge in bankruptcy of a debtor corporation in order to assume the debtor's liability...
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2015-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB378IntroSunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015 Defines a "covered civil action" as a civil action seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or unreasonably delaying an agency action relating t...
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2015-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB191IntroRepeal 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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2015-02-02
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB234IntroCyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Directs the federal government to provide for the real-time sharing of actionable, situational cyber threat information between all designated federal cyber operations centers to enable integrated actions...
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2015-02-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB241IntroACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act of 2015 Amends the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prohibit an aggrieved person from commencing a civil action for discrimination based on the failure to remove a struct...
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2015-02-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB281IntroEvery Child is a Blessing Act of 2014 [sic] Prohibits recovery of damages in certain civil actions based on a claim that, but for the conduct of the defendant, a child, once conceived, would not or should not have been born. Makes such prohibition ap...
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2015-02-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB331IntroRadiation 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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2015-02-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB609IntroSafe 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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2015-01-30
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB33IntroLNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act Directs the Secretary 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, expa...
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2015-01-29
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-9.
USHB351Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act (Sec. 2) Directs the Department of Energy (DOE), for proposals that must ...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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
USHB504IntroEnergy 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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2015-01-23
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Power 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
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
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