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USHB210IntroNative American Energy Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to allow the Department of the Interior, an affected Indian tribe, or a certified third-party appraiser under contract with the Indian tribe to appraise Indian land or...
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2018-10-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 775.
USHB3553IntroBankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2017
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2018-09-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHCR72EngrossExpressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged. Expresses the sense of Congress that: ch...
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2018-09-26
Received in the Senate.
USHB6658IntroOffending Oil Polluters Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny certain tax credits or deductions to an offending oil polluter. The bill defines "offending oil polluter" as any person who is responsible for a vessel or facility from wh...
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2018-08-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6406IntroEMPOWER Act Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting Act
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2018-07-17
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB197IntroRadiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2017 This bill amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund until 19 years after this bill's enactment. The trust fund compensates individual...
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2018-06-27
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB2988IntroEMPOWER Act - Part 2 Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting Act - Part 2 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the tax treatment of expenses and payments related to workplace harassment a...
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2018-06-05
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5656IntroCatalyst Theory Restoration Act of 2018
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB2872IntroCongressional Accountability and Harassment Reform Act
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2018-05-21
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 421.
USSB2621IntroProtecting America's Workers Act This bill amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to increase the scope of the Act by applying its coverage to federal, state, and local government employees or individuals performing work for suc...
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2018-03-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5374IntroStudent Non-Discrimination Act of 2018 This bill prohibits discrimination, under a federally assisted program, against public school students on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates....
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2018-03-21
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB2587IntroA bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a program to allow States to assume certain Federal responsibilities under that Act with respect to agency actions applicable to highway projects within the States, and for other purpose...
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2018-03-21
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2584IntroStudent Non-Discrimination Act of 2018 This bill prohibits discrimination, under a federally assisted program, against public school students on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates....
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2018-03-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3131IntroEndangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to replace the current standard for awarding court costs, including attorney fees, in citizen suits with the federal judicial code standard ...
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2018-02-15
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 424.
USHB4974IntroTo amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to render overstaying a visa a criminal offense, and for other purposes.
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2018-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
USHJR128IntroDepartment of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 DIVISION B--FURTHER EXTENSION OF CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018 Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 This division amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to provide conti...
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2018-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB4712EngrossBorn-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of ...
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2018-01-20
Received in the Senate.
USSB139PassFISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue standards and procedures for using Rapid DNA instruments to analyze DNA samples of ...
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2018-01-19
Became Public Law No: 115-118. (TXT | PDF)
USHB38EngrossConcealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 TITLE I--CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT OF 2017 (Sec. 101) This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another...
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2017-12-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4514IntroStop Tax Subsidies for Sexual Abusers and Harassers Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit a tax deduction for: (1) any settlement or payment related to sexual harassment or sexual abuse if the settlement or payment is sub...
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2017-12-01
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB1IntroTax Cuts and Jobs Act Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Official Titles Official Titles - Senate Official Titles as Introduced An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of ...
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2017-11-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 269.
USSB237IntroLawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 This bill amends the sanctions provisions in Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the court to impose an appropriate sanction on any attorney, law firm, or party that has violated, or is respo...
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2017-11-08
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USHB4304IntroOffshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 This bill prohibits an employer from discharging or discriminating against employees working in waters above the Outer Continental Shelf who report or testify about violations of the Ou...
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2017-11-08
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB2936EngrossResilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 This bill shall apply whenever the Department concerned, either the Department of Agriculture for National Forest System (NFS) lands or the Department of the Interior for public lands, prepares an environmental a...
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2017-11-02
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHB469EngrossCongressional Article I Powers Strengthening Act This bill establishes public notice and comment procedures and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or u...
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2017-10-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2266PassBankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 This bill provides supplemental appropriations for disaster relief, reauthorizes temporary bankruptcy judgeships, and revises requirements regarding the U.S. Trustee System Fund and bankruptcy. DIVISION A--ADDITIONAL ...
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2017-10-26
Became Public Law No: 115-72. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4002IntroTo amend chapter 7 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that in the case of an agency that appeals the ruling of a court under that chapter, and does not prevail on appeal, the court shall award the prevailing party reasonable attorney's fees a...
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2017-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USSB1786IntroSECURE Act of 2017 Stopping Errors in Consumer Use and REporting Act of 2017 This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act with respect to civil liability for willful or negligent noncompliance with consumer credit protection requirements. Specifica...
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2017-10-17
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-132.
USSB1919IntroRefuge from Cruel Trapping Act This bill amends the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to prohibit the use or possession of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The bill imposes on persons who possess or...
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2017-10-04
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB3354EngrossInterior and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Commerce, Justice, Science, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State and Foreign Operations, Transportation, Housing ...
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2017-09-27
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
USSB1731IntroForest Management Improvement Act of 2017 This bill makes categorical exclusions, from requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to conduct environmental assessment and environmental impact statements, available to the F...
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2017-09-27
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-112.
USHB3590IntroEnvironmental Justice and Civil Rights Restoration and Enforcement Act
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2017-09-21
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3668IntroSHARE Act Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act This bill revises existing programs and establishes new programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on federal lands. TITLE I--FISHIN...
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2017-09-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 224.
USHB3576IntroSAGA Act Second Amendment Guarantee Act
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2017-09-06
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB1107EngrossBankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill reauthorizes 14 temporary bankruptcy judgeships in specified judicial districts in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Nevada, and North Carolina. (Sec. 3) It authorizes th...
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2017-09-06
Held at the desk.
USHB3583IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an above-the-line deduction for attorney fees and costs in connection with civil claim awards. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the deduction from gross income (above-the-line de...
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2017-07-28
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3285IntroSustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to extend through FY2023 the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP poli...
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2017-07-19
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee
USHB3257IntroPromote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act
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2017-07-14
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB3126IntroSpecial Needs Tax Credit Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an income-based tax credit, up to $5,000 in a taxable year, for legal expenses paid to establish a legal guardianship of a disabled family member.
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2017-06-29
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1215EngrossProtecting Access to Care Act of 2017 This bill establishes provisions governing health care lawsuits where coverage for the care was provided or subsidized by the federal government, including through a subsidy or tax benefit. (Sec. 2) In general, t...
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2017-06-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1368IntroSustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to extend through FY2023 the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP poli...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2437IntroBack the Blue Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code: to establish new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer; to expand the l...
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2017-06-07
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2656IntroPublic Engagement at FERC Act This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise and expand the Office of Public Participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and rename it as the Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy....
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2017-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Energy Committee
USHB2693IntroTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit attorney fees and penalties in citizen suits, and for other purposes. This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to limit the amount that ...
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2017-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USSB1240IntroPublic Engagement at FERC Act This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise and expand the Office of Public Participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and rename it as the Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy....
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2017-05-25
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB2675IntroTruth in Settlements Act of 2017 This bill sets forth new requirements for the public disclosure of any covered settlement agreement entered into by a federal executive agency. The bill defines "covered settlement agreement" as a settlement agreement...
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2017-05-25
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSB1145IntroTruth in Settlements Act of 2017 This bill sets forth new requirements for the public disclosure of any covered settlement agreement entered into by a federal executive agency. The bill defines "covered settlement agreement" as a settlement agreement...
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2017-05-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB1134IntroBack the Blue Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code: to establish new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer; to expand the l...
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2017-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1000IntroProtecting America's Workers Act This bill amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to increase the scope of the Act by applying its coverage to federal, state, and local government employees. However, the bill makes OSHA inapplic...
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2017-05-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2049IntroRadiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2017 This bill amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund until 19 years after this bill's enactment. The trust fund compensates individual...
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2017-05-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
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