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USHB34EnrollTsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015 Reauthorizes the Tsunami Warning and Education Act through FY2017. (Sec. 4) Consolidates separate tsunami warning systems for the Pacific and Arctic Oceans and for the Atlantic Ocean into a single ...
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2016-12-08
Presented to President.
USSB2658IntroFederal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill reauthorizes through FY2017 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and specified FAA programs. The bill revises requirements for the airport improvement program and pilot progra...
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2016-12-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 715.
USHB5111EnrollConsumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (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 review...
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2016-12-02
Presented to President.
USHB5325PassLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 (Sec. 3) Specifies that references to "this Act" included in any division refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill expressly provides otherwise. (Sec. 4) Specifies that the sums in this ...
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2016-09-29
Became Public Law No: 114-223. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6179IntroRestricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2016 This bill prohibits the President from using the Armed Forces to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to a congressional declaration of war expressly authoriz...
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2016-09-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2012EngrossNorth American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016 This bill amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 with respect to energy effi...
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2016-09-08
Conference held.
USHB5757IntroCASE Act of 2016 Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2016 This bill establishes in the U.S. Copyright Office a small claims board to serve as an alternative forum for parties to voluntarily seek to resolve certain copyright claim...
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2016-07-27
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB636PassAmerica's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent after 2014 the $500,000 allowance for the expensing of depreciable business property (section 179 property) and the $2 million thres...
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2016-07-15
Became Public Law No: 114-190. (TXT | PDF)
USSR542IntroA resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary and the importance of the Lanham Act by designating July 2016 as "National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month". Recognizes the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Trademark Act ...
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2016-07-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5193-5194; text as passed Senate: CR S5174)
USSB3199IntroAgency Accountability Act of 2016 This bill requires any agency that receives a fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement to deposit the amount in the general fund of the Treasury. The funds may not be used unless the funding is provided in a...
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2016-07-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2812IntroSBIR and STTR Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2016 TITLE I--REAUTHORIZATION OF PROGRAMS (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Small Business Act to reauthorize and make permanent the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Techn...
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2016-06-29
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB5579IntroSecure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act
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2016-06-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2578EngrossCommerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), science agencies, and several related agencies. Department of Commerce Appropria...
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2016-06-23
S.Amdt.4860 SA 4860 fell when SA 4859 tabled.
USHB5499IntroAgency Accountability Act of 2016 This bill requires any agency that receives a fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement to deposit the amount in the general fund of the Treasury. The funds may not be used unless the funding is provided in a...
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2016-06-21
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB5312EngrossNetworking and Information Technology Research and Development Modernization Act of 2016 (Sec. 5) This bill amends the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to rename the National High-Performance Computing program as the Networking and Information ...
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2016-06-14
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5393IntroCommerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Provides FY2017 appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), science agencies, and several related agencies. Department of Commerce Appropria...
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2016-06-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
USHB3380IntroTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to broaden the scope of persons subject to criminal prosecution for manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance in schedule ...
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2016-06-03
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 469.
USSB1402EngrossPatents for Humanity Program Improvement Act (Sec. 2) This bill 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 Off...
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2016-05-27
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB2846IntroSmall Business Innovation Protection Act of 2016 (Sec. 4) This bill directs the Small Business Administration to develop partnership agreements that arrange for: development of high-quality training for small businesses related to domestic and intern...
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2016-05-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 483.
USSB2955IntroLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Provides appropriations to the Senate for: Expense Allowances; Representational Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; Salaries, Officers, and Employees; the Office of...
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2016-05-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 473.
USSB32PassTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to broaden the scope of persons subject to criminal prosecution for manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance in schedule ...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-154. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2837IntroCommerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 Provides FY2017 appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), science agencies, and several related agencies. Department of Commerce Appropria...
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2016-04-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 432.
USSB2713IntroAdvancing Precision Medicine Act of 2016 This bill permits the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out an initiative to address disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that may include collecting from a diverse cohort of indiv...
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 428.
USHB4948IntroArtist-Museum Partnership Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers who create literary, musical, artistic, scholarly compositions, or similar property a fair market value (determined at the time of contribution) tax d...
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2016-04-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB2793IntroSBIR and STTR Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2016 This bill amends the Small Business Act to reauthorize and make permanent the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The bill specifi...
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2016-04-13
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB2751IntroSupport Startup Businesses Act of 2016 This bill amends the Small Business Act to authorize a small business concern receiving a Phase II award (grants of up to $1 million, for up to 2 years, to facilitate expansion of Phase I startup results) under ...
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2016-04-06
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USHB4314EngrossCounterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the U.S. government must ensure that capacity-building assistance to combat terrorist travel is coordinated among departments and agenc...
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2016-04-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4829IntroTrade Protection Not Troll Protection Act This bill amends the Tariff Act of 1930, with respect to unfair practices in the import trade, to consider an industry in the United States to exist if there is in the United States substantial investment in ...
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2016-03-29
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
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. There...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USSB2733IntroVenue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016 This bill amends the federal judicial code to allow patent actions to be brought only in judicial districts where: the defendant has its principal place of business or is incorporated; the defen...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB779IntroFair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill requires each executive agency with annual extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to: (1) develop a federal research public access policy that is consistent ...
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2016-03-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 384.
USSB2648IntroCREATE Act of 2016 Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to prescribe a special rule for the deduction from a creator's gross income of the fair market va...
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2016-03-08
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2619IntroStartup Entrepreneur Empowerment Delivery Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Commerce to carry out a one-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of awarding financial assistance of up to $120,000, on a competitive b...
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2016-03-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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 produ...
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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB1137IntroPATENT Act Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Amends federal patent law to add requirements for court pleadings in patent infringement actions. Requires the Supreme Court to eliminate the current model patent infring...
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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB632IntroSTRONG Patents Act of 2015 Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth 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 patent...
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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
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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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB644PassAmerica Gives More 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 Partnership Against Terroris...
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2016-02-24
Became Public Law No: 114-125. (TXT | PDF)
USHB757PassNorth 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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2016-02-18
Became Public Law No: 114-122. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1057IntroPARTS Act Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2015 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, or off...
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2016-02-02
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR550IntroHonoring the achievements of Berry Gordy, Jr. and the musical history he created through Motown Records. Recognizes the achievements of Berry Gordy, Jr., who established the Motown record label, in creating the lasting musical sound of Motown. Recomm...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB4241IntroCopyright Office for the Digital Economy Act This bill establishes the U.S. Copyright Office as a separate independent agency in the legislative branch, to be headed by a Director appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. ...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB2029PassMilitary Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill expressly provides otherwis...
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2015-12-18
Became Public Law No: 114-113. (TXT | PDF)
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
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. There...
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2015-12-08
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB1356PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Sec. 3) Defines "congressional defense committees" as the House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees. (Sec. 4) Specifies procedures for determining the budgetary effects of t...
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2015-11-25
Became Public Law No: 114-92. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4023IntroClean Up the Code Act of 2015 This bill repeals provisions of the federal criminal code relating to the: (1) transportation of water hyacinths; (2) unauthorized application of a theft prevention decal or device to a motor vehicle; (3) fraudulent disp...
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2015-11-18
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB2287IntroATTAIN Act of 2015 Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation Act of 2015 This bill amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish the Office of Technology Transitions, directed by a Technology Transfer Coord...
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2015-11-17
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB1314PassEnsuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act TITLE I--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase the discretionary spending limits for FY2016 and FY2017. The b...
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2015-11-02
Became Public Law No: 114-74. (TXT | PDF)
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