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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.
USHB5111IntroConsumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 This bill makes a provision of a form contract void from the inception if it is used in the course of selling or leasing goods or services to: (1) prohibit or restrict an individual who is a party to such a contra...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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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2016-07-12
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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.
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.
USHB5325EngrossLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Provides appropriations to the House of Representatives for: Salaries and Expenses; House Leadership Offices; Members' Representational Allowances, including Members' Clerk Hire,...
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2016-06-13
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 516.
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.
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
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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2016-03-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USHB3873IntroInternational Cyber Policy Oversight Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of State to: (1) produce a comprehensive strategy, with a classified annex if necessary, relating to U.S. international cyberspace policy; and (2) publicly release such...
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2015-11-02
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB754EngrossCybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 Short Titles as Reported to Senate: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 TITLE I--CYBERSECURI...
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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); sc...
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2015-10-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 250.
USHB3496IntroGO PACK Act of 2015 Granting Our People the Ability to Cheer Kickoff 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 to rec...
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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.
USHB3585IntroSurface Transportation Research and Development Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop a five-year transportation research and development strategic plan for FY2018-FY2022. The head of each DOT modal administr...
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2015-09-23
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USSB2019IntroPreserve Access to Affordable Generics Act This bill amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate a proceeding against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim i...
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2015-09-22
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
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
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) proactive...
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2015-08-18
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
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