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USSB2012EngrossEnergy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 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 efficiency in buildings an...
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2016-04-21
Held at the desk.
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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2016-04-20
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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
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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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training 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.
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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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
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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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
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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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.
USHB644Pass(This measure has not been amended since the Conference Report was filed in the House on December 9, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFO...
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2016-02-24
Became Public Law No: 114-125.
USHB757PassNorth Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement 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 (individua...
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2016-02-18
Became Public Law No: 114-122.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
USSB2287IntroAccelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation Act of 2015 or the ATTAIN Act of 2015 This bill amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish the Office of Technology Transitions, directed by a Technology Trans...
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2015-11-17
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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.
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
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.
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.
USHB3585IntroSurface Transportation Research and Development Act of 2015
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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) 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
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.
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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2015-06-12
To House Subcommittee on Trade 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.
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
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