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USHB3843Intro
25%
Modifies and expands the schedule for graduated merger filing fees and requires that such fees be adjusted each year based on the Consumer Price Index.
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2022-09-29
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB3460Intro
25%
Exempts antitrust actions brought by states from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's processes regarding transfers and consolidations of cases. Under current law, civil actions that are pending in different federal courts, and that invol...
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2022-09-26
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 376.
USSB673Intro
25%
Creates a four-year safe harbor from antitrust laws for print, broadcast, or digital news companies to collectively negotiate with online content distributors (e.g., social media companies) regarding the terms on which the news companies' content may...
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2022-09-22
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3870Intro
25%
Establishes within the Department of Agriculture (USDA) the Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters. Specifically, the office must use all available tools (e.g., subpoenas) to investigate and prosecute violations of the Packers and...
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2022-07-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 436.
USSB4217Intro
25%
Expands prohibitions against manipulating fuel markets, establishes a body within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor fuel markets to ensure competitiveness, and addresses related issues. Prohibitions against the manipulation of wholesale f...
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2022-06-22
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB7606Engross
50%
Addresses provisions related to agriculture, food, and fuel, including by providing funds for nutrient management, precision agriculture, and biofuel infrastructure. Specifically, the bill provides funding for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ...
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2022-06-21
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB3580PassRevises requirements governing ocean shipping to increase the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to promote the growth and development of U.S. exports through an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economic...
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2022-06-16
Became Public Law No: 117-146.
USSB1787Engross
50%
Limits the transfer and consolidation of antitrust cases that are brought by states in federal court. Current law generally permits federal civil cases that are related to be transferred to a single district court and consolidated for pretrial procee...
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2022-06-15
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB4318Intro
25%
Denies a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred for punitive damages in connection with any judgment in, or settlement of, any legal action. The bill also requires the gross income of a taxpayer to include any amount paid to or on behalf of th...
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2022-05-26
To Senate Finance Committee
USSJR47Intro
25%
This resolution directs the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and report on the extent of anticompetitive practices such as price fixing within the beef packing industry.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7688Engross
50%
Prohibits any person from selling, during a proclaimed energy emergency, a consumer fuel at a price that (1) is unconscionably excessive, and (2) indicates that the seller is exploiting the emergency to increase prices unreasonably. The President may...
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2022-05-19
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 373.
USHB7800Intro
25%
Expands prohibitions against manipulating fuel markets, establishes a body within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor fuel markets to ensure competitiveness, and addresses related issues. Prohibitions against the manipulation of wholesale f...
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2022-05-17
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB977Intro
25%
Prohibits a foreign state from engaging in collective action impacting the market, supply, price, or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum product in the U.S. Specifically, a foreign state is prohibited from collective action that ...
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2022-05-05
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB4112Intro
25%
A bill to address issues involving the economic statecraft of the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7550Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and report on whether the price of gasoline is being manipulated by reducing refinery capacity or by any other form of market manipulation. The report must include a long-term strategy for the comm...
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2022-04-22
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB4048Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to investigate anticompetitive, collusive, or other conduct related to oil and gas companies and markets.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4049Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to investigate for evidence of market manipulation or reporting of false information in the oil, gas, petroleum, and petroleum product industries.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4055Intro
25%
Establishes the Regulatory Oversight and Review Task Force to evaluate, and provide recommendations for modification, consolidation, harmonization, or repeal of, federal regulations or guidance that impose substantial burdens on U.S. industries or in...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB963Engross
50%
Prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7101Intro
25%
To prohibit certain anticompetitive mergers, to amend the Clayton Act to permit the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to reject proposed acquisitions, to implement procedures for retrospective reviews and breaking up anticompetit...
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2022-03-17
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB3847Intro
25%
A bill to prohibit certain anticompetitive mergers, to amend the Clayton Act to permit the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to reject proposed acquisitions, to implement procedures for retrospective reviews and breaking up antic...
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2022-03-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2992Intro
25%
Prohibits certain large online platforms from engaging in specified acts, including giving preference to their own products on the platform, unfairly limiting the availability on the platform of competing products from another business, or discrimina...
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2022-03-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 301.
USHR937Intro
25%
This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that it is the duty of the federal government to carry out specified actions, including enacting a balanced budget amendment and abolishing the Department of Education.
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2022-02-23
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB583PassDirects the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to publish an annual report on a DHS website on projects that have used innovative procurement techniques within DHS to accomplish specified goals. Such goals are improvi...
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2022-02-22
Became Public Law No: 117-88.
USSB2710Intro
25%
Establishes rules related to the operation of an app store by a covered company (i.e., the owner or controller of an app store with more than 50 million U.S. users). An app is a software application or electronic service that may be run or directed b...
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2022-02-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 275.
USSB2801Intro
25%
Requires agencies, when publishing a proposed or final major rule, to include a framework for assessing whether the rule achieves its regulatory objective. An agency must assess a rule in the time frame included in the framework. The assessment must ...
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2022-02-02
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB6250Intro
25%
Addresses workplace conditions and safety with a particular focus on meat and poultry processing establishments and makes other changes to agricultural programs and activities. Generally, the bill provides funding through FY2027 for hiring additional...
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2022-01-04
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
USSB1428Intro
25%
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate proceedings against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim in connection with the sale of a drug or biological product. Such an agreement is presumed to hav...
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2021-12-09
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180.
USSB1425Intro
25%
Makes it an unfair method of competition to submit an objectively baseless petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an attempt to interfere with a competitor's application for market approval of a drug. The bill authorizes the Federal Tr...
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2021-12-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 179.
USSB3285Intro
25%
Addresses workplace conditions and safety with a particular focus on meat and poultry processing establishments and makes other changes to agricultural programs and activities. Generally, the bill provides funding through FY2027 for hiring additional...
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2021-11-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3147Intro
25%
Grants antitrust immunity to state occupational licensing boards in states that satisfy specified occupational licensing law requirements. These include (1) requiring a board's actions to be authorized by a non-frivolous interpretation of the state's...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2926Intro
25%
Consolidates antitrust enforcement authority in one agency by transferring all Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust functions, employees, assets, and funding to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The bill also transfers to DOJ the responsibility fo...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB3204Intro
25%
Requires federal agencies to repeal certain existing rules prior to issuing a new rule. Specifically, the bill prohibits an agency from issuing a rule that imposes a cost or responsibility on a nongovernmental person or a state or local government un...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB4028Engross
50%
Requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to report on the information and communication technology supply chain and to develop a strategy to ensure the economic competitiveness of trusted information and communication t...
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2021-10-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHR332Intro
25%
This resolution calls for the creation of a Green New Deal with the goals of achieving greenhouse gas and toxic emissions reductions needed to stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming; establishing millions of high-wage union jobs and ensuring econo...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2511Intro
25%
Removes the limited exemption from the antitrust laws for professional baseball clubs. For purposes of this bill, the term antitrust laws means laws to protect against unlawful restraints and monopolies (Clayton Act) and to protect against unfair met...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB19Intro
25%
Establishes and modifies several programs and requirements to address prescription drug prices. The bill modifies provisions under Medicare and Medicaid relating to prescription drug coverage and price transparency. Among other changes, the bill requ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2148Intro
25%
Establishes a series of oversight and disclosure requirements relating to the prices of brand-name drugs. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review at least annually all brand-name drugs for excessive...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2884Intro
25%
Limits in certain instances the number of patents that the manufacturer of a biologic drug can assert in a lawsuit against a company seeking to sell a biosimilar version of that drug. (A biologic drug is produced through natural processes or isolated...
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2021-09-30
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by Voice Vote.
USHB2883Intro
25%
Makes it an unfair method of competition to submit an objectively baseless petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an attempt to interfere with a competitor's application for market approval of a drug. The bill authorizes the Federal Tr...
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2021-09-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 9.
USHB2891Intro
25%
Authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate proceedings against parties to any agreement resolving or settling a patent infringement claim in connection with the sale of a drug or biological product. Such an agreement is presumed to hav...
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2021-09-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 13.
USHB2873Intro
25%
Prohibits product hopping by drug manufacturers and authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to sue in court or institute administrative proceedings to enforce this prohibition. Generally, product-hopping describes a situation where, when the patents ...
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2021-09-29
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 16.
USSB2861Intro
25%
Establishes restrictions and requirements for checkoff programs, which are programs overseen by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote and provide research and information for a particular agricultural commodity without reference to specific...
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2021-09-27
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB2804Intro
25%
Directs agencies to publish advance notice of a proposed rulemaking at least 90 days before publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking for a major rule that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) determines is likely to impose (1) an...
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2021-09-22
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5260Intro
25%
Establishes and alters several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. For example, the bill establishes and alters several requirements under Medicare and Medicaid, including requiring drug manufacturers to issue reba...
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2021-09-15
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5237Intro
25%
Establishes and alters several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. For example, the bill establishes and alters several requirements under Medicare and Medicaid, including requiring drug manufacturers to issue reba...
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2021-09-13
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5017Intro
25%
Establishes rules related to the operation of an app store by a covered company (i.e., the owner or controller of an app store with more than 50 million U.S. users). An app is a software application or electronic service that may be run or directed b...
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2021-08-13
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB1388Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report about anticompetitive practices and other trends within the pharmaceutical supply chain that may impact the cost of prescription drugs. The FTC also must provide recommendations to increase transp...
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2021-07-29
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1435Intro
25%
Prohibits product hopping by drug manufacturers, authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to enforce this prohibition, and imposes limits on patent litigation involving biological products. Generally, product-hopping describes a situation where, when ...
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2021-07-29
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB4103Intro
25%
Establishes within the Department of Agriculture's Packers and Stockyards Division the Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters. Specifically, the office must use all available tools (e.g., subpoenas) to investigate and prosecute vi...
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2021-07-28
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
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