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USSB2012IntroEnergy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
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2016-02-04
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 17) entered in Senate.
USHB757EngrossNorth Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016 TITLE I--INVESTIGATIONS, PROHIBITED CONDUCT, AND PENALTIES (Sec. 102) This bill requires the President to investigate any credible information of sanctionable activities by a person (individual or entity)...
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2016-02-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 359.
USHB1057IntroPromoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2015 or the PARTS Act Declares that it is not an act of infringement, with respect to a design patent that claims a component part of a motor vehicle as originally manufactured, to: (1) make, test...
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2016-02-02
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2029PassHighlights: The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 provides FY2016 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military construction, military family housing, the U.S. share of the Nort...
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2015-12-18
Became Public Law No: 114-113.
USSB2044EngrossConsumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill makes a provision of a form contract void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts an individual who is a party to such a contract from engaging in written, oral, or pictorial reviews...
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2015-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB644EngrossTrade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill directs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that CBP partnership programs, such as the Customs-Trade Partn...
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2015-12-14
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
USSB2257IntroNational Park Service Centennial Act This bill establishes the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund in the Treasury to finance signature projects and programs to enhance the National Park System (NPS) as it approaches its centennial in 2016. Ther...
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2015-12-08
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB1356Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on November 5, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Highlights: The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 authorizes FY2016 appropriations and sets...
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2015-11-25
Became Public Law No: 114-92.
USSB32EngrossTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having re...
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2015-11-17
Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held.
USHB3380IntroTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having re...
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2015-11-17
Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held.
USHB1314Pass(This measure has not been amended since the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment on October 30, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 TITLE I--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This ...
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2015-11-02
Became Public Law No: 114-74.
USSB754EngrossHighlights: This bill requires the Director of National Intelligence and the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense, and Justice to develop procedures to share cybersecurity threat information with private entities, nonfederal government age...
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2015-10-28
Held at the desk.
USSB2131IntroAn Act Making Appropriations for Law Enforcement and for Other Purposes, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations to: the Department of Commerce; the Department of Justice (DOJ); ...
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2015-10-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 250.
USHB3556IntroNational Park Service Centennial Act This bill establishes the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund in the Treasury to finance signature projects and programs to enhance the National Park System (NPS) as it approaches its centennial in 2016. Ther...
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2015-10-06
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB3496IntroGranting Our People the Ability to Cheer Kickoff Act of 2015 or the GO PACK Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require a cable operator or satellite carrier to provide to certain subscribers in specified Wisconsin counties who elect...
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2015-10-05
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USSB481IntroImproving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act to delay the effective date of approval of a drug, biological product, or animal drug...
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2015-10-01
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 245.
USHB3513IntroPrescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions related to the affordability of prescription drugs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Speci...
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2015-09-18
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USSB2023IntroPrescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions related to the affordability of prescription drugs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Speci...
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2015-09-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1137IntroHighlights: This bill amends federal patent law to add pleading and disclosure requirements for patent infringement actions. The bill sets standards for a court's consideration of a motion to stay an action against retailers or end users that agree t...
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2015-09-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 203.
USHB1597IntroAgile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress that all stakeholders in the acquisition system of the Department of Defense (DOD), including Congress and industry, should be: (1) successful, (2) proactiv...
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2015-08-18
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB1349IntroUnited States-Israel Anti-Tunnel Defense Cooperation Act This bill authorizes the President, upon request of the government of Israel, and acting through the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State, to: carry out research, development, and...
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2015-08-13
To House Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities Committee
USHB1590IntroIntegrated Electronic Health Records (iEHR) for Military and Veterans Act - Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly carry out a program to award a cash prize ($50 million) and contract to an entity that develops ...
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2015-08-13
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USSB1933IntroElectrify Africa Act of 2015 This bill directs the President to establish a multiyear strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa implement national power strategies and develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energ...
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2015-08-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB9IntroInnovation Act (Sec. 3) Directs a party alleging patent infringement in a civil action to include in the court pleadings, unless the information is not accessible after a reasonable inquiry, specified details concerning: all claims necessary to pro...
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2015-07-29
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 177.
USSB779IntroFair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 Requires each federal agency with extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to develop a federal research public access policy that is consistent with, and that advances, the purp...
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2015-07-29
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB2146PassDefending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the exemption from the 10% penalty tax on early distributions from a government retirement plan for qualified public safety employe...
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2015-06-29
Became Public Law No: 114-26.
USHB2370IntroEnd Anonymous Patents Act Requires entities issued a patent to file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a disclosure of the identity of the patent owner and any real parties in interest. Directs patent owners to also make such disclosur...
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2015-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB2578EngrossHighlights: The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 provides FY2016 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), science agencies, and several related agencies. The bill funds ...
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2015-06-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 120.
USSB1187IntroAmerica Implementing New National Opportunities To Vigorously Accelerate Technology, Energy, and Science Act or the America INNOVATES ActAmends the Department of Energy Organization Act to rename the Under Secretary for Science as the Under Secretary...
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2015-06-09
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USHB2701IntroDirects the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to report to Congress annually on the estimated annual loss of revenue to holders of U.S. intellectual property rights as a result of intellectual property rights violations in China. Requires the USTR to:...
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2015-06-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB178Pass(Although this measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate, the text was changed by H. Con. Res. 47 which made enrollment corrections, and the summary has been modified as necessary.) Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 ...
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2015-05-29
Became Public Law No: 114-22.
USHB1806EngrossAmerica COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 TITLE I--NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for FY2016-FY2017 for the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Sec. 103) Specifies policy objectives for the NSF in allocating reso...
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2015-05-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHR280IntroApplauds the contributions made by the House music genre and artists such as Frankie Knuckles to the culture of the United States. Supports the designation of a national day of recognition for Chicago House music pioneer Frankie Knuckles. Recommits...
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2015-05-21
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB1421IntroOrphan Product Extensions Now Accelerating Cures and Treatments Act of 2015 Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to extend by six months the exclusivity period for a drug or biol...
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2015-05-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1402IntroPatents for Humanity Program Improvement Act Allows the holder or successor of an acceleration certificate issued pursuant to the Patents for Humanity Program (a pilot awards program established by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] entitli...
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2015-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1158EngrossDepartment of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015 Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to rename the Under Secretary for Science as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy. Directs the Secretary of Energ...
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2015-05-20
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB2405IntroFacilitating Investments in Local Markets Act or the FILM Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the expensing of the costs of qualified film and television productions, to: (1) extend through 2016 provisions allowing such expensing, a...
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2015-05-19
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1791IntroGrace Period Restoration Act of 2015 Amends federal patent law to revise the one-year grace period under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that prohibits certain pre-filing disclosures made during the year preceding the effective filing date ...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1881IntroAmerican Royalties Too Act of 2015 Expands copyright owners' exclusive rights, in the case of a work of visual art, to include the right to collect or authorize the collection of a royalty if the work is sold by a person other than the author for at ...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1883IntroBreaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act of 2015 Revises procedures established under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for the Librarian of Congress to conduct an administrative rulemaking every three years to determine whether to exempt certain ...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1832IntroInnovation Protection Act Establishes in the Treasury the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund (Public Enterprise Fund) to be used as a revolving fund by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) without...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1896IntroDemand Letter Transparency Act of 2015 Requires any entity that sends a specified number of demand letters during any 365-day period to submit to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with respect to each patent that was the subject in each l...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1998IntroHuman Exploitation Rescue Operations Act of 2015 or the HERO Act of 2015 This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to operate, within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a Cyber...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Committee
USHB1733IntroFair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015 Amends federal copyright law to extend a sound recording copyright owner's rights to include the exclusive right to perform or authorize the performance of the recording publicly by means of any audio transmission, ther...
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2015-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1907IntroTrade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill directs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that CBP partnership programs, such as the Customs-Trade Partn...
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2015-05-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 80.
USSB1269Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This...
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2015-05-13
By Senator Hatch from Committee on Finance filed written report. Report No. 114-45.
USSB883IntroAmerican Mineral Security Act of 2015 This bill amends the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 to direct the President to: (1) establish an analytical and forecasting capability for identifying critical miner...
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2015-05-12
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB995IntroBipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or ...
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2015-05-12
By Senator Hatch from Committee on Finance filed written report. Report No. 114-42. Additional and Minority views filed.
USHB1916IntroTrade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 This bill directs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that CBP partnership programs, such as the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, provide trade benefits to importers...
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2015-05-06
To House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Committee
USSCR11EngrossEstablishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2016 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2017-FY2025. TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS Subtitle A--Budgetary Levels in Both Houses (Sec. 1101) Recommends levels and amo...
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2015-05-05
Motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report to S. Con. Res. 11 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 170.
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