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USHB762IntroHolocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2017 This bill allows a beneficiary of a Holocaust-era life, dowry, education, annuity, property, or other insurance policy to bring a civil action in a U.S. district court against the insurer for the covered...
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2017-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB237IntroLawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 This bill 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 respo...
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2017-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB84IntroKnife Owners' Protection Act of 2017
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2017-01-25
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
USHB59IntroFrank Lautenberg Memorial Secure Chemical Facilities Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to set forth provisions for the regulation of security practices at chemical facilities. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is authoriz...
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2017-01-25
To House Subcommittee on Environment Committee
USHB619IntroTo amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas ...
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2017-01-25
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
USSB197IntroRadiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2017
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2017-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB623IntroFairness to Pet Owners Act of 2017 This bill 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 presc...
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2017-01-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB640IntroTransparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services, for certain states awarded a grant to establish a health insurance...
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2017-01-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB644IntroConscience Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to codify the prohibition against the federal government and state and local governments that receive federal financial assistance for health-related activities penalizi...
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2017-01-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB224IntroChild Interstate Abortion Notification Act
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2017-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB223IntroSenior$afe Act of 2017
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2017-01-24
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB220IntroBorn-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of ...
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2017-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB204IntroTrickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2017 This bill requires the federal government to allow unrestricted manufacturing, distribution, prescribing, and dispensing of experimental drugs, biological products, and medical devices that are: (1) intended ...
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2017-01-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB651IntroUnpaid Intern Protection Act of 2017 This bill 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 functio...
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2017-01-24
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB147IntroPrenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2017 This bill 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, gender, color or race of the child, o...
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2017-01-23
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB180IntroH-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017 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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2017-01-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB179IntroAccountability Through Electronic Verification Act This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make the E-Verify program permanent. The bill requires: (1) federal agencies, contractors, and critical emp...
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2017-01-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB585IntroInvestor Choice Act of 2017
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2017-01-17
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB163IntroGun Manufacturers Accountability Act This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings from being brought against firearm or ammunition manuf...
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2017-01-13
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB158IntroCorey Jones Act This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require an applicant under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to certify that no law enforcement agency that receives COPS grant funds all...
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2017-01-13
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB548IntroHealth Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to deem a hospital or an emergency department and a physician or physician group of a hospital or emergency department to be an employee of the Public Healt...
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2017-01-13
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB540IntroPresidential Tax Disclosure Act of 2017 7 This bill requires any individual holding the office of President to submit federal tax returns to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). The individual must submit: (1) each return filed with the Internal Re...
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2017-01-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB517IntroEnsure Fair Prices in Title Insurance Act of 2017 This bill amends the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to exempt affiliated business arrangements from the prohibitions against kickbacks and unearned fees so long as no fee, kickback, or ...
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2017-01-13
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB37IntroBorn-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of ...
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2017-01-12
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB36IntroPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. A violator is ...
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2017-01-12
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB61IntroFair Chance for Youth Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish a process to expunge and seal certain youth criminal records. A youth is an individual who was arrested, prosecuted, or sentenced for a criminal offense committ...
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2017-01-12
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB38IntroConcealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. ...
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2017-01-12
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB135IntroCyber Privacy Fortification Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentional failures to provide required notices regarding security breaches of computerized data that there is reason to believe res...
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2017-01-12
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USSB124IntroPreserve Access to Affordable Generics Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate proceedings against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim in...
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2017-01-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB119IntroSunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 This bill establishes public notice and comment procedures and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withh...
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2017-01-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB302EngrossSports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill extends the liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional to another state when the professional provides medical services to an athlete, athletic team, or team ...
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2017-01-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB65IntroPresidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017
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2017-01-09
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB376IntroShareholder Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization with respect to certain political expenditures by an issuer. A violation of this requirement shall be considered a breach of ...
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2017-01-09
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB73IntroHousing Accountability Act of 2017 This bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to require an entity receiving low-income housing assistance payments for existing public housing units to maintain decent, safe, and sanitary conditions for an...
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2017-01-09
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB234IntroMaritime 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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2017-01-04
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee
USSB30IntroExtending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise the statute of limitations for a victim of a human trafficking offense or federal sexual offense to file a civil action to recover damages. Under...
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2017-01-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB17IntroGAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to obtain federal agency records required to discharge the GAO's duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative duties), including through br...
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2017-01-03
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHR5IntroAdopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress. Adopts the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress as the Rules for the 115th Congress, with amendments. (Sec. 2) Directs the Sergeant-at-Arms to impose a fine against a Memb...
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2017-01-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB202IntroLandlord Accountability Act of 2017 This bill amends the Fair Housing Act to make it unlawful to discriminate in connection with the rental of a dwelling because the current or prospective tenant holds a housing voucher for rental assistance under se...
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2017-01-03
To House Judiciary Committee
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