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USSB3580PassRevises requirements governing ocean shipping to increase the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to promote the growth and development of U.S. exports through an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economic...
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2022-06-16
Became Public Law No: 117-146.
USHB7457Intro
25%
To hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed approximately 981,000 Americans.
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2022-04-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3949Intro
25%
A bill to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7150Intro
25%
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen oversight and disclosures relating to foreign support for institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-18
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB4445PassInvalidates arbitration agreements that preclude a party from filing a lawsuit in court involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, at the election of the party alleging such conduct.
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2022-03-03
Became Public Law No: 117-90. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4616Engross
50%
Provides for the transition of certain financial contracts away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a reference interest rate based upon the lending terms certain banks offer to each other for various lengths of time. LIBOR is set to be r...
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2022-03-03
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB6887Intro
25%
To prohibit the owner or operator of a port in the United States to enter into a contract with certain entities for operation or management of such port.
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2022-03-02
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
USSB1605PassAuthorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities and programs for FY2022 and addresses various other issues. For example, the bill provides or extends procurement authority for certain helicopters and amphibious shipbuilding programs; imposes variou...
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2021-12-27
Became Public Law No: 117-81. (TXT | PDF)
USSB1428Intro
25%
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate proceedings against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim in connection with the sale of a drug or biological product. Such an agreement is presumed to hav...
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2021-12-09
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180.
USHB4996Engross
50%
Revises provisions related to ocean shipping policies and is designed to support the growth and development of U.S. exports and promote reciprocal trade in the common carriage of goods by water in the foreign commerce of the United States. Among othe...
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2021-12-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5609Engross
50%
Directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish and maintain a library or catalog of each type of contract offered by packers to producers for the purchase of all or part of the production of fed cattle (including cattle that are purchased ...
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2021-12-09
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHR805Intro
25%
This resolution modifies requirements for written statements required of nongovernmental witnesses who appear before standing committees of the House of Representatives. Specifically, the resolution eliminates a requirement that a witness disclose wh...
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2021-11-18
To House Rules Committee
USSB2342Intro
25%
Invalidates arbitration agreements that preclude a party from filing a lawsuit in court involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, at the election of the party alleging such conduct.
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2021-11-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 169.
USHB5851Intro
25%
Prohibits an employer from enforcing a noncompete agreement with an employee, or former employee, who has been fired for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general are authorized to enforce this bill.
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2021-11-04
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB3297Intro
25%
Establishes a student loan repayment program for public health professionals. As a condition of participation, recipients must agree to complete a period of full-time employment with a state, tribal, or local public health agency. Individuals eligibl...
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2021-11-04
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHB5374Intro
25%
To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for contributory liability for certain electronic commerce platforms for use of a counterfeit mark by a third party on such platforms, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 8.
USHB2891Intro
25%
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate proceedings against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim in connection with the sale of a drug or biological product. Such an agreement is presumed to hav...
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2021-09-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 13.
USHB5260Intro
25%
Establishes and alters several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. For example, the bill establishes and alters several requirements under Medicare and Medicaid, including requiring drug manufacturers to issue reba...
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2021-09-15
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB1815Intro
25%
Requires publicly traded companies to disclose information annually regarding workforce management policies, practices, and performance. This includes demographic information; data on temporary and contract workers; employee turnover rate; employee s...
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2021-09-14
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB5237Intro
25%
Establishes and alters several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. For example, the bill establishes and alters several requirements under Medicare and Medicaid, including requiring drug manufacturers to issue reba...
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2021-09-13
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB2593Intro
25%
Revises certain disclosure requirements for institutions of higher education (IHEs). Under current law, an IHE must disclose to the Department of Education (ED) a gift or contract from a foreign source that is valued at $250,000 or more, considered a...
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2021-08-03
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2668Engross
50%
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to seek monetary relief in federal court from businesses that engage in unlawful commercial practices such as false advertising, consumer fraud, and anticompetitive conduct. Specifically, the FTC may seek...
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2021-07-21
Received in the Senate.
USHB4264Intro
25%
Modifies the disclosure threshold regarding gifts or contracts from a foreign source that institutions of higher education (IHEs) must report to the Department of Education (ED). The bill also establishes new penalties for failure to report. Under cu...
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2021-06-30
To House Education and Labor 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
USHB3922Intro
25%
Requires sanctions on certain members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and officials of Chinese health agencies. It also addresses related issues. The President must impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions on any foreign person who is a CCP ...
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2021-06-23
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3077)
USHB4091Intro
25%
Allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to terminate certain contracts under the National Flood Insurance Program on the basis of detrimental conduct to the program by a covered entity (an attorney, law firm, consultant, or third-party ...
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2021-06-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB4061Intro
25%
Exempts certain residential construction contracts from the requirement to use the percentage of completion method of accounting. The percentage of completion method is a tax accounting method in which the revenues and expenses of long-term contracts...
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2021-06-22
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB2143Intro
25%
Allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to terminate certain contracts under the National Flood Insurance Program on the basis of detrimental conduct to the program by a covered entity (an attorney, law firm, consultant, or third-party ...
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2021-06-21
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1187Engross
50%
Requires publicly traded companies to periodically disclose information related to environmental, social, and governance performance metrics; expenditures for certain political activities; compensation information regarding executive officers and emp...
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2021-06-17
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2125Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of federal funds for law enforcement officers in schools. It also establishes a grant program to replace law enforcement officers in schools with personnel and services that support mental health and trauma-informed services. Specif...
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2021-06-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4011Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of federal funds for law enforcement officers in schools. It also establishes a grant program to replace law enforcement officers in schools with personnel and services that support mental health and trauma-informed services. Specif...
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2021-06-17
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB3953Intro
25%
Requires that certain consumer protections are included in negative option agreements (i.e., an agreement under which a consumer's failure to take an affirmative action is considered approval to be charged for goods or services). These agreements are...
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2021-06-17
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB2072Intro
25%
Requires that certain consumer protections are included in negative option agreements (an agreement under which a consumer's failure to take an affirmative action is considered approval to be charged for goods or services). These agreements are prohi...
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2021-06-16
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB7Engross
50%
Addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex, which is defined to include pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics. Specifically, it limits an employer's defense that a pay differential is based on a factor other t...
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2021-06-08
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 50. Record Vote Number: 227. (CR S3981)
USSB1843Intro
25%
Makes an electronic commerce platform liable for infringement of a registered trademark by a third-party seller of goods that implicate health and safety unless the platform takes certain actions. Specifically, the platform may be contributorily liab...
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2021-05-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3471Intro
25%
Requires publicly traded companies to disclose information annually regarding workforce management policies, practices, and performance. This includes demographic information; data on temporary and contract workers; employee turnover rate; employee s...
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2021-05-25
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB3429Intro
25%
Makes an electronic commerce platform liable for infringement of a registered trademark by a third-party seller of goods that implicate health and safety unless the platform takes certain actions. Specifically, the platform may be contributorily liab...
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2021-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3322Intro
25%
Allows any Medicare beneficiary to enter into a contract with an eligible professional, regardless of whether the professional is a participating or non-participating physician or practitioner, for any item or service covered by Medicare. Such benefi...
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2021-05-19
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB1537Intro
25%
Contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may grant CAW status to an appl...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1856Intro
25%
Establishes measures to prevent blackouts of television broadcast stations, including requiring good-faith negotiations in broadcast agreements and providing for outside arbitration of certain negotiation disputes. Specifically, the bill requires a s...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USSB1667Intro
25%
Requires online platform operators to inform a user, prior to a user creating an account or otherwise using the platform, that the user's personal data produced during online behavior will be collected and used by the operator and third parties. The ...
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2021-05-18
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1655Intro
25%
Limits state authority over intrastate transportation by prohibiting states from regulating certain commercial motor vehicle service contracts.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1638Intro
25%
Modifies provisions barring certain aliens from admission and addresses other immigration-related issues. The bill repeals various admissions bars against aliens who were unlawfully present in the United States for certain amounts of time. The bill a...
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2021-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1444Intro
25%
Requires assessments, periodic reporting, and the development of an opt-out process for specified commercial entities that operate high-risk information systems or automated-decision systems, such as those that use artificial intelligence or machine ...
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2841Intro
25%
Generally prohibits an institution of higher education or a covered athletic organization (e.g., an athletic association, a conference, or an organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics) from restricting the ability of a student athlet...
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2021-04-27
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB850Intro
25%
Establishes name, image, likeness (NIL) and athletic reputation rights for college athletes. Specifically, the bill establishes a federal right for college athletes to market the use of their NIL or athletic reputation by prohibiting colleges and int...
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB994Intro
25%
Prohibits private for-profit entities from operating confinement facilities (e.g., prisons) or providing electronic monitoring of released persons at the federal, state, and local levels. The bill also establishes various requirements related to the ...
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2622Intro
25%
Addresses China's influence on postsecondary educational institutions through Confucius Institutes, which are cultural institutes directly or indirectly funded by the Chinese government. Specifically, the bill establishes requirements for postseconda...
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2021-04-16
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB1119Intro
25%
Prohibits as a condition to a loan or extension of credit a confession of judgment or similar agreement. (A confession of judgment is an agreement to a judgment of liability without notice and opportunity to be heard in court in the event of the defa...
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2021-04-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
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