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USSB1869IntroFederal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to implement an intrusion assessment plan to ...
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2015-07-29
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
USHB3174IntroFairness 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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2015-07-24
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSB1484Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015 TITLE I--REGULATORY RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF CONSUMER ACCESS TO CREDIT (Se...
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2015-07-23
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1858IntroEquality Act Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. Defines: "sex" to include a sex s...
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2015-07-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1599Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on July 16, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhanceme...
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2015-07-23
Held at the desk.
USHB3203IntroVacant Homes Act of 2015 This bill provides the mortgage owner of a home in foreclosure who receives notice from the homeowner (or from the homeowner's designee) of a qualified offer to buy the home in a short sale 90 days after receiving the notice ...
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2015-07-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB1847IntroStop Errors in Credit Use and Reporting Act or the SECURE Act This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act, with respect to civil liability for either willful or negligent noncompliance by a consumer reporting agency with respect to consumer credit...
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2015-07-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB3162IntroEndangered Species Recovery Transparency Act
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2015-07-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB3142IntroCruise Passenger Protection Act Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to determine whether any of the enumerated rights in the international cruise line passenger bill of rights (adopted by the members of the Cruise Lines International Asso...
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2015-07-22
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
USHB3157IntroStudent Privacy Protection Act Amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to require educational agencies or institutions and state educational authorities to establish: (1) information security practices to protect students...
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2015-07-22
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB1842IntroProtecting 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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2015-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1838IntroStop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act This bill 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 polit...
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2015-07-22
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB1843IntroCriminal Alien Notification Act This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a law enforcement notification system for every state. "Law enforcement notification system" means a secure information sharing system...
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2015-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1806IntroSecurity and Privacy in Your Car Act of 2015 or the SPY Car Act of 2015 This bill directs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to conduct a rulemaking to issue motor vehicle cybersecurity regulations that require motor vehicles ...
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2015-07-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3086IntroWrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a wrongfully incarcerated individual an exclusion from gross income for civil damages, restitution, or other monetary awards received as compensation for a wrongful...
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2015-07-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3085IntroLead Exposure Accountability During Sales Avoids Lead Endangerment Act of 2015 or the LEAD SALE Act of 2015 This bill amends the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 with respect to federal regulations governing the disclosure of...
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2015-07-16
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB1773IntroConsumer Reporting Fairness Act of 2015 This bill requires a creditor that has provided or furnished to a consumer reporting agency any item of information pertaining to an account based on a debt discharged in a case under the federal bankruptcy cod...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1847EngrossSwap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2015 Amends the Commodity Exchange Act, with respect to derivatives clearing organizations and swap data repositories, to repeal the prerequisite that, before the Commodity Fut...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB2684IntroAlabama-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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2015-07-15
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB1772IntroSchedules 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 amoun...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1779IntroFinancial Services Conflict of Interest Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to declare that any pension, retirement, group life, health or accident insurance, profit-sharing, stock bonus, or other employee welfare or benefit plan maintaine...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2647EngrossResilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 TITLE I--EXPEDITED ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND AVAILABILITY OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSIONS TO EXPEDITE FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES (Sec. 101) This bill shall apply whenever the Department concerned, either the Departm...
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2015-07-13
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB2644IntroNational Forest Collaborative Incentive Act of 2015 This bill shall apply whenever the Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Forest Service, with respect to National Forest System lands derived from the public domain, prepares an environment...
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2015-07-13
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB3020Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Highlights: The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Ac...
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2015-07-10
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 145.
USSB1728IntroAccess to Court Challenges for Exempt Status Seekers (ACCESS) Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the availability of the declaratory judgment legal remedy to all organizations that are currently classified as tax-exempt (currently...
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2015-07-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1743IntroMotor Vehicle Safety Act of 2015
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2015-07-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1730IntroStronger Enforcement of Civil Penalties Act of 2015 Amends the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to increase the money penalties in administrative...
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2015-07-09
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2856IntroCitizen Empowerment Act of 2015 Requires any executive agency employee who is conducting an in-person or a telephonic interview, audit, investigation, inspection, or other official interaction with an individual relating to a possible violation of fe...
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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2867IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more polling places to be located o...
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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB2805IntroHeroin 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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2015-07-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2329IntroEnsuring 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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2015-07-08
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB1717IntroAmends federal shipping law to extend through October 31, 2028, the exemption of certain vessels from the requirement that U.S. passenger vessels having berth or stateroom accommodations for at least 50 passengers be constructed of fire-retardant mat...
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2015-07-08
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1711IntroThis bill prohibits until January 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 Lending Act, and regulations issued u...
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2015-07-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2079IntroCourt 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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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB1879IntroForeclosure Fairness Act of 2015 Prohibits a court, in the case of any federally related mortgage loan made after enactment of this Act, from entering a deficiency judgment requiring the mortgagor to pay any balance on the mortgage loan after a for...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB1821IntroOpioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2015 This bill exempts individuals from liability for harm caused by the emergency administration of an opioid overdose drug under certain circumstances. (An opioid is a drug with effects similar to opium, such as her...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB2336IntroSunshine in Litigation Act of 2015 Amends the federal judicial code to prohibit a court, in any civil action in which the pleadings state facts relevant to the protection of public health or safety, from entering an order restricting the disclosure o...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB2888IntroInternet Poker Freedom Act of 2015 Prohibits a person from (and requires a fine under the federal criminal code, imprisonment up to five years, or both for) operating an Internet poker facility without a license in good standing issued by a specifie...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB2664IntroStructured Settlement Claimants Rights Act of 2015 Amends the federal judicial code to declare that a claimant in any civil action before a federal court shall have the right to retain a structured settlement broker to act on behalf of that claimant ...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USSB1684IntroVolunteer Organization Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 to expand liability protections to volunteer nonprofit organizations for harm caused by an act or omission of a volunteer on behalf of the organization. Prohib...
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2015-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1673IntroCruise Passenger Protection Act - Amends federal shipping law to direct the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop standards for passenger vessel owners to provide passengers with a summary of key terms of passage contracts before they are bin...
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2015-06-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1659IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more polling places to be located o...
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2015-06-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2851IntroEquality in Insurance Act of 2015 This bill requires an insurer, when rating and underwriting any insurance policy that takes into consideration the marital status of the proposed insured, to consider the proposed insured to be married if the propos...
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2015-06-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB1640IntroMichael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and related federal law with respect to immigration law enforcement within the United States. Authorizes: (1) states ...
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2015-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1610IntroBuilding and Lifting Trust In order to Multiply Opportunities and Racial Equality Act of 2015 or the BALTIMORE Act End Racial Profiling Act of 2015 This bill prohibits racial profiling by federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement agents or age...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1634IntroRailroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2015 Amends the Clayton Act to grant the United States exclusive authority to bring suit for injunctive relief against any common carrier that is not a rail common carrier and that is subject to the jurisdiction ...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1630IntroPreventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act of 2015 or the PLUS Act This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 to make it an unlawful labor practice for a labor organization or its agents while representin...
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2015-06-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB697IntroFrank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act This bill amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise the regulation of chemicals. A safety standard is established to ensure that no unreasonable risk of harm to health or the...
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2015-06-18
By Senator Inhofe from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 114-67. Minority views filed.
USHB2802IntroFirst Amendment Defense Act Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should b...
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2015-06-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB1598IntroFirst Amendment Defense Act Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should b...
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2015-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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