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USHB4057IntroInterstate Swatting Hoax Act
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2015-12-04
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB3888IntroBlair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm without a valid license. It prohibits transferring or receiving a handgun or a semiautomatic firea...
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2015-12-04
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB3981IntroIdentity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 This bill requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to: (1) establish a plan to reduce the administrative time required to process and resolve cases of identity theft in connection with tax return...
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2015-12-04
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4152IntroCardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2015 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to expand immunity from civil liability related to automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs), including by giving immunity to: (1) a person who owns, occupies, o...
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2015-12-04
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4118IntroVeterans Legal Support Act of 2015 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide support, including financial support, to one or more university law school programs to provide veterans with legal assistance.
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2015-12-03
To House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee
USHB4161IntroSCRA Rights Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to allow the use of arbitration to resolve a controversy that arises under a contract with a servicemember (or with a servicemember and spouse jointly) tha...
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2015-12-03
To House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee
USHB4182IntroPrompt Notification of Short Sales Act This bill requires each servicer of a home mortgage to provide in writing to a mortgagor of a residential mortgage loan specified prompt notifications and decisions regarding the mortgagor's written request for ...
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2015-12-03
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB4149IntroDiscouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act
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2015-12-02
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USHB3279EngrossOpen Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Equal Access to Justice Act and the federal judicial code to require the Administrative Conference of the United States to report to Congress annually for a specified period on th...
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2015-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB526IntroFurthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill 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 debt...
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2015-11-30
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
USHB3858IntroSeptember 11th VCF Reauthorization and U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Compensation Act
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3388IntroSOLDIER Act Statute Of Limitations for DOD Inactive Employee Repossessions Act This bill declares that, if the indebtedness of a member of the uniformed services to the United States occurs, through no fault of the member, as a result of the overpaym...
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3850IntroASSURE Act of 2015 Annuity Safety and Security Under Reasonable Enforcement Act of 2015 Amends the Truth in Lending Act to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to issue regulations requiring any payment to a recipient of a federal o...
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3815IntroJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages t...
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3830IntroReducing Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an additional tax of $100 on the sale of a firearm by a manufacturer, producer, or importer. Firearm purchases by federal, state, and local go...
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2015-11-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1210EngrossPortfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to create a safe harbor from lawsuit for creditors that are depository institutions for any failure to comply with certain requirements with respect to a res...
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2015-11-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2331IntroSCRA Rights Protection Act of 2015 This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to make any predispute arbitration agreement invalid or unenforceable against a servicemember, or a servicemember and the servicemember's spouse jointly, w...
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2015-11-19
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR318IntroA resolution to authorize deposition testimony and representation in Care One Management LLC, et al. v. United Healthcare Workers East, SEIU 1199, et al. Authorizes: (1) Rachel Pryor, former employee in the Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, to te...
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2015-11-18
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8111; text as passed Senate: CR S8082)
USHB1432IntroTo amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to prohibit the preemption of State identity theft laws. Amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to declare that nothing in those Acts shall be construed to...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Committee
USHB3408IntroFair Campus Act of 2015
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB3403IntroSafe Campus Act of 2015
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB1619IntroPaycheck Fairness Act Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages. Revises the excepti...
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2015-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
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. (TXT | PDF)
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
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