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USHB9IntroInnovation Act Directs a party alleging patent infringement in a civil action to include in the court pleadings, if the information is reasonably accessible, specified details concerning: each claim of each patent allegedly infringed; for each cla...
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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.
USHB1314EngrossTrade Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 102) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a for...
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2015-06-25
TABLING MOTION TO CONCUR - The Chair announced that, without objection, the pending motion to reconsider the vote on the question of concurring in that portion of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 comprising title II (except for section 212) is laid upon the table.
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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2015-06-24
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB2578EngrossCommerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations to: the Department of Commerce; the Department of Justice (DOJ); science agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (...
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2015-06-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 120.
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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2015-06-11
To House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee
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.
USSB1137IntroProtecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 or the PATENT Act Requires the Supreme Court to eliminate from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure the model patent infringement complaint form. Directs parties alleging infringement to in...
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2015-06-04
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
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
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
USHB1907IntroTrade 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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2015-05-14
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
USHB1890IntroBipartisan 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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2015-05-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 69.
USHB2045IntroTargeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2015 Directs the Federal Trade Commission, and authorizes state attorneys general, to enforce against written communications (commonly referred to as demand letters) that represent in bad faith that the recip...
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USHB2110IntroConsumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Declares a provision of a form contract to be void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts a person who is a party to the contract from engaging in written, verbal, or pictorial reviews, or other simil...
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2015-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Committee
USSCR11Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2016 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2017-F...
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2015-04-30
The House proceeded to consider the conference report H.Rept. 114-96 as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2702)
USHB275IntroEstablishes the Presidential Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to review, analyze, and report to the President and Congress on the following issues related to intercollegiate athletics: the interaction of athletics and academics, the financing...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB1627IntroNo Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act Amends the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to prohibit U.S. courts from recognizing, enforcing, or otherwise validating any assertion of rights by an individual (under c...
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2015-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB1999IntroProtecting the Rights of Musicians Act Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to deny a television broadcast station the right to consent to retransmissions of the station's signal by cable systems or other multichannel video programming distributors ...
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2015-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee
USSB1015IntroTrade 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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2015-04-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB977IntroAmerican 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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2015-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB990IntroBreaking 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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2015-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB754Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Requires the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Depart...
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2015-04-15
By Senator Burr from Select Committee on Intelligence filed written report. Report No. 114-32. Additional views filed.
USSB963IntroSmall Business Innovation Impact Act This bill requires the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration to submit an analysis, using existing resources, to specified congressional committees on: the investment of small businesse...
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2015-04-15
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB931IntroArtist-Museum Partnership Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers who create literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions or similar property a fair market value (determined at the time of contribution) tax deduction for co...
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2015-04-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB926IntroGrace 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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2015-04-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1283IntroSongwriter Equity Act of 2015 Amends federal copyright law regarding the exclusive rights of sound recording copyright owners to remove a provision that prohibits license fees payable for the public performance of sound recordings, by means of a digi...
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2015-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USSB632IntroSupport Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth Patents Act of 2015 or the STRONG Patents Act of 2015 Directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to prescribe regulations requiring the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to construe...
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2015-03-19
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB1477IntroFair 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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2015-03-19
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB684IntroNon-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2015 Amends the Trademark Act of 1946 to conclusively presume that a mark that uses the term "redskin" or any derivation of that term consists of matte...
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2015-03-17
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USSB757IntroNo Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act Amends the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to prohibit U.S. courts from recognizing, enforcing, or otherwise validating any assertion of rights by an individual (under c...
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2015-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB758IntroTrade Enforcement Act of 2015 Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to establish within the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) an Interagency Trade Enforcement Center to: serve as the primary forum within the federal government for coord...
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2015-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB849IntroGrants a federal charter to the National Academy of Inventors.
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB877IntroUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 with respect to the establishment in the Department of Homeland Security of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the B...
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB635IntroPromoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2015 Prohibits the President from restricting direct transfers from a Cuban depository institution to a U.S. depository institution in payment for a product authorized for sale under...
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
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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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB862IntroYou Own Devices Act Amends federal copyright law to allow the owner of a machine or other product operated in any part by a computer program to transfer an authorized copy of the computer program, or the right to obtain such copy, when the owner sell...
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2015-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet 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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2015-03-10
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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