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USSB2428Intro
25%
Revises procedures under the False Claims Act (FCA), a law that rewards whistleblowers (known as relators) who bring claims on behalf of the government by allowing them to share in the recovery in cases where the government recovers funds lost to fra...
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2021-11-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 166.
USHB2930Intro
25%
Prohibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties. The b...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2662Engross
50%
Addresses issues regarding inspectors general (IGs) and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Integrity Committee. The committee is charged with investigating allegations of wrongdoing against office of IG official...
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2021-11-03
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB5706Intro
25%
Establishes formal sexual assault and harassment policies for the transportation industry. Among other things, the bill requires certain passenger transportation carriers, including passenger airlines and vessels, buses, commuter and intercity passen...
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2021-10-27
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB1794Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to provide testimonial subpoena authority, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-21
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB5497Intro
25%
To authorize humanitarian assistance and civil society support, promote democracy and human rights, and impose targeted sanctions with respect to human rights abuses in Burma, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-21
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2152Intro
25%
Requires the Office of Justice Programs within the Department of Justice to make grants (1) to replace bail systems that use payment of money as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases, and (2) to implement a National Pretrial Reporting Pro...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2864Intro
25%
Establishes a framework for sealing records related to certain federal criminal offenses. Courts must automatically seal records related to (1) a conviction for simple possession of a controlled substance or for any nonviolent offense involving marij...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2739Intro
25%
Establishes a grant program through which the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime must make grants for Indian tribes to provide programs and services to crime victims. These programs and services include domestic violence shelters, ra...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2858Intro
25%
To authorize the court to depart from a statutory minimum in the case of a juvenile offender, youthful victim offender, and certain other minors, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2219Intro
25%
Imposes restrictions related to adult aliens being admitted into the United States with a minor. An adult alien shall not be admitted with a minor unless the adult (1) presents documents or witness testimony proving that the adult is a relative or gu...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2901Intro
25%
Reauthorizes the EB-5 Regional Center program through FY2026 and makes various changes to the program, such as imposing various oversight requirements. (EB-5 visas provide permanent resident status to qualified alien investors. A regional center allo...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2814Intro
25%
Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or am...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB5532Intro
25%
Provides funding for and establishes within the executive branch a National Disaster Safety Board to study and make recommendations concerning the underlying causes of disaster-related fatalities and property damage. Specifically, the board shall rev...
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2021-10-12
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USSB2941Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.
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2021-10-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2937Intro
25%
A bill to authorize humanitarian assistance and civil society support, promote democracy and human rights, and impose targeted sanctions with respect to human rights abuses in Burma, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR336Intro
25%
This resolution implores Russia to present credible evidence of wrongdoing against U.S. citizen Paul Whelan or immediately release him. It also implores Russia to provide unrestricted consular access to Whelan and to ensure that he and all other poli...
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2021-09-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB2921Intro
25%
A bill to protect our democracy by preventing abuses of presidential power, restoring checks and balances and accountability and transparency in government, and defending elections against foreign interference, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-30
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB4250Engross
50%
Expands the Department of State's rewards program to authorize rewards for providing information leading to the arrest, conviction, or transfer of a foreign national accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide as such crimes are defin...
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2021-09-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR392Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
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2021-09-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6746; text: CR S6745)
USHB5314Intro
25%
Addresses issues involving (1) abuses of presidential power; (2) checks and balances, accountability, and transparency; and (3) foreign interference in elections. Specifically, regarding abuses of presidential power, the bill requires the Department ...
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2021-09-22
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USSB2093Intro
25%
Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-09-15
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (CR S6516-6517)
USHB5239Intro
25%
Extends liability protection for harm caused by acts or omissions by volunteer health care professionals in the course of providing certain health care services during specified public-health or national emergencies or major disasters. However, such ...
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2021-09-10
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5150Intro
25%
To reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-07
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USSB1Intro
25%
Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-08-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 123.
USSB1471Intro
25%
Prohibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties. The b...
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2021-07-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 109.
USHB3037Intro
25%
Makes certain individuals and households eligible for housing assistance in connection with a major disaster, including Hurricane Maria of 2017. To be eligible, an individual or household must be (1) residing on property located in the area for which...
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2021-07-28
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSR165Intro
25%
This resolution implores Russia to present credible evidence of wrongdoing against U.S. citizen Paul Whelan or immediately release him. It also implores Russia to provide unrestricted consular access to Whelan and to ensure that he and all other poli...
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2021-07-22
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5056-5057; text: CR S5057)
USSR316Intro
25%
A resolution to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of AO Alfa-Bank v. John Doe, et al.
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2021-07-22
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5056; text: CR S5054-5055; Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5055)
USSB2453Intro
25%
Revises provisions related to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including provisions for air traffic controllers and protections for the aviation community. Among other things, the bill expands pilot protection to include that pilot facing a...
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2021-07-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2335Intro
25%
Establishes an exception to the immunity of a provider of an interactive computer service (e.g., a social media company) from liability for screening and blocking offensive content on its platform. Specifically, the bill removes this immunity from an...
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2021-07-13
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1014Intro
25%
A bill to reform sentencing laws and correctional institutions, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 98.
USHR503Intro
25%
This resolution establishes in the House of Representatives the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The select committee must (1) conduct an investigation of the relevant facts and circumstances relati...
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2021-06-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4194Intro
25%
To establish within the Department of Health and Human Services a Division on Community Safety, and for other purposes.
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2021-06-29
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB2988Intro
25%
Establishes, modifies, and expands certain whistleblower protections for federal employees, including with respect to petitions to Congress, whistleblower identity, and protected disclosures. For example, the bill prohibits personnel action against e...
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2021-06-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB818Intro
25%
Establishes a framework to allow federal court proceedings—in district courts, in circuit courts, and at the Supreme Court—to be photographed, recorded, broadcast, or televised. Specifically, it authorizes the presiding judge to permit media cove...
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2021-06-24
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB2062Engross
50%
Revises the evidentiary standard for age discrimination by establishing an unlawful employment practice when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation related to an age discrimination ...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4157Intro
25%
Modifies the prohibition against intentional racial discrimination in the context of economic activity such as employment, contracts, or other commercial transactions. Specifically, the bill makes an action that has a discriminatory effect a violatio...
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2021-06-24
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB2298Intro
25%
Modifies the prohibition against intentional racial discrimination in the context of economic activity such as employment, contracts, or other commercial transactions. Specifically, the bill makes an action that has a discriminatory effect a violatio...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3962Intro
25%
To authorize notaries public to perform, and to establish minimum standards for, electronic notarizations and remote notarizations that occur in or affect interstate commerce, to require any Federal court to recognize notarizations performed by a not...
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2021-06-18
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB2429Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish policies and procedures related to the accountability and staffing of its police force. Specifically, the bill requires the VA to publish specified summaries, statistics, and contact infor...
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2021-06-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB1922Intro
25%
Reauthorizes the Merit Systems Protection Board through FY2026 and modifies its authority. Specifically, the bill requires the board to establish and collect a filing fee to be paid by any individual filing a claim or appeal. The bill requires the bo...
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2021-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
USSB2052Intro
25%
Imposes limits on the use of biometric surveillance systems, such as facial recognition systems, by federal and state government entities. A federal agency or official may not in an official capacity acquire, possess, or use in the United States any ...
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2021-06-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3907Intro
25%
Imposes limits on the use of biometric surveillance systems, such as facial recognition systems, by federal and state government entities. A federal agency or official may not in an official capacity acquire, possess, or use in the United States any ...
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2021-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3814Intro
25%
Revises the environmental review process required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), including by establishing deadlines for federal agencies to complete reviews of the environmental effects of proposed major federal actions;...
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2021-06-14
To House Environment and Climate Change Committee
USSR262Intro
25%
This resolution authorizes (1) Laura Bowen, and any other employee of the Senate Post Office from whom relevant evidence may be necessary, to testify and produce documents in the case of United States v. Dodd (except concerning matters for which a pr...
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2021-06-08
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3997; text: CR S3992-3993)
USSR263Intro
25%
This resolution authorizes (1) Nicole Meservey, and any other current or former employee of Senator Mark Warner's office from whom relevant evidence may be necessary, to testify and produce documents in the case of United States v. Taylor (except con...
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2021-06-08
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3997; text: CR S3993)
USHB3800Intro
25%
Contains provisions related to (1) the protection of LGBTQI individuals globally; and (2) immigration protections for vulnerable individuals. The bill establishes (1) an interagency group to respond to urgent threats to LGBTQI people in foreign count...
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2021-06-08
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3557Intro
25%
Establishes various bodies and policies related to border security operations. It also limits when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may separate a child from a parent or legal guardian. The bill establishes the independent DHS Border Oversig...
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2021-05-28
To House Homeland Security Committee
USSB1891Intro
25%
Imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States. It also prohibits religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions, such as whether to issue an immigrant or nonimmigrant...
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2021-05-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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