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USHB2988Engross
50%
Establishes, modifies, and expands certain whistleblower protections for federal employees, including with respect to petitions to Congress, whistleblower identity, and protected disclosures. For example, the bill prohibits personnel action against e...
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2022-09-19
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2182Intro
25%
Creates several eviction-related grant programs and shields certain eviction records from consumer reports. Specifically, the bill requires the Bureau of Justice Assistance to award matching grants to state and local governments to support landlord-t...
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2022-08-02
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB2021Intro
25%
Establishes several environmental justice requirements, advisory bodies, and programs to address the disproportionate adverse human health or environmental effects of federal laws or programs on communities of color, low-income communities, or tribal...
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2022-07-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 21.
USHB4395Intro
25%
Requires retail businesses to accept cash as a form of payment for sales in amounts less than $2,000, and it prohibits them from charging cash-paying customers a higher price compared to customers not paying with cash. Such businesses are those engag...
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2022-05-17
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 17.
USSB4163Intro
25%
A bill to prohibit the imposition of certain substantial burdens, relating to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on religious exercise, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB314Engross
50%
Repeals the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act, which sets forth how funds credited to the Klamath Tribe must be distributed. The Department of the Interior must disburse to the tribe the balance of funds that were appropriated or deposited into per cap...
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2022-04-27
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB6102Intro
25%
Revises requirements for miners' claims for pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) benefits. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Labor to pay the attorneys' fees of specified parties on a qualifying benefit claim, give a claimant the oppor...
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2022-03-16
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
USHB6747Intro
25%
Amends certain laws relating to the District of Columbia (DC) courts. The bill revises and modifies the rules and procedures for the service of jurors in the DC courts, including to allow the exclusion from jury service of an individual who is 70 yea...
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2022-02-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1192PassRequires professionals employed in debt adjustment cases involving Puerto Rico to file verified statements disclosing their connections with interested parties before seeking compensation for their services. The Financial Oversight and Management Boa...
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2022-01-20
Became Public Law No: 117-82.
USHB4716Intro
25%
Prohibits, with specified exceptions, the use or possession of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The bill imposes on persons who possess or use such traps in the system (1) for a first offense, a civil fine of up to $500 for...
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2022-01-20
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB5746Engross
50%
Addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, campaign finance, and voting rights. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g....
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2022-01-19
Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Record Vote No. 9) withdrawn in Senate.
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
USHB5314Engross
50%
Addresses issues involving (1) abuses of presidential power; (2) checks and balances, accountability, and transparency; and (3) election integrity and security. Specifically, regarding abuses of presidential power, the bill requires the Department of...
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2021-12-13
Received in the Senate.
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
USSB2428Intro
25%
Revises procedures under the False Claims Act (FCA), a law that rewards whistleblowers (known as relators) who bring claims on behalf of the government by allowing them to share in the recovery in cases where the government recovers funds lost to fra...
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2021-11-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 166.
USHB3045Intro
25%
Modifies the authority of federal agencies to enter into consent decrees and limits the inclusion of attorney fees in consent decrees or settlement agreements that result in a regulation or guidance document.
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB3080Intro
25%
Establishes new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer. Additionally, the bill expands the list of statutory aggravating factors in death pena...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSB4Intro
25%
Establishes new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices may take effect. Preclearance is the process of receiving preapproval from the Department of Justice (DOJ) or...
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2021-11-03
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 459) entered in Senate.
USHB2025Intro
25%
Requires lawyers for plaintiffs in certain lawsuits to provide the court and other parties in the lawsuit with any agreement that entitles an outside business (i.e., a business that is not a party, class member, or counsel in the lawsuit) to receive ...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB2152Intro
25%
Requires the Office of Justice Programs within the Department of Justice to make grants (1) to replace bail systems that use payment of money as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases, and (2) to implement a National Pretrial Reporting Pro...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2192Intro
25%
Allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This action is available only to individuals who were exposed to conta...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2224Intro
25%
Limits the remedies available for certain civil actions involving the deprivation of rights under color of law. Specifically, remedies will be limited to injunctive and declaratory relief for claims where the deprivation of rights consists of violati...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2708Intro
25%
Establishes transparency and public accountability standards for federal agencies with respect to (1) certain civil actions seeking to compel agency action, and (2) related consent decrees and settlement agreements.For example, an agency must publish...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USSB2921Intro
25%
Addresses issues involving (1) abuses of presidential power; (2) checks and balances, accountability, and transparency; and (3) foreign interference in elections. Specifically, regarding abuses of presidential power, the bill requires the Department ...
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2021-09-30
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB4959Intro
25%
Addresses the right to vote in federal elections. Specifically, the bill declares that every citizen of legal voting age shall have the right to vote in federal elections that is free from any burden on the time, place, or manner of voting. In additi...
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2021-08-06
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB2615Intro
25%
Addresses the right to vote in federal elections. Specifically, the bill declares that every citizen of legal voting age shall have the fundamental right to vote in federal elections. In addition, the bill prohibits federal, state, and local governme...
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2021-08-04
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB375Intro
25%
Requires professionals employed in debt adjustment cases involving Puerto Rico to file verified statements disclosing their connections with the debtor, creditors, and other interested parties before seeking compensation for their services.
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2021-07-29
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB2507Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Justice to make grants for states to provide mental and behavioral health services to at-risk youth, including juveniles in secure detention facilities or secure correctional facilities in the state. A state that receives a ...
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2021-07-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4744Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Justice to make grants for states to provide mental and behavioral health services to at-risk youth, including juveniles in secure detention facilities or secure correctional facilities in the state. A state that receives a ...
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2021-07-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB4457Intro
25%
Allows a deduction from gross income (above-the-line deduction) for attorney fees and court costs in connection with a claim of a consumer protection violation.
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2021-07-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB961Engross
50%
Exempts juvenile prisoners (i.e., inmates who are under 22 years of age) from various requirements of the inmate grievance procedure, including the requirement to exhaust administrative remedies before filing a federal lawsuit regarding the condition...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2694Engross
50%
Expands the authority of federal judges to reimburse defendants for expenses related to attending court proceedings. The bill also broadens the authority of magistrate court judges. Currently, when a defendant is released pending further court appear...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4107Intro
25%
Modifies provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to whistleblower protections. Specifically, the bill revises the standard for review of whistleblower awards in the Tax Court to require a de novo review standard (currently, the standard is a...
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2021-06-23
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB2055Intro
25%
Modifies provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to whistleblower protections. Specifically, the bill revises the standard for review of whistleblower awards in the Tax Court to require a de novo review standard (currently, the standard is a...
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2021-06-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2039Intro
25%
A bill to improve the antitrust laws, and for other purposes.
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2021-06-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3814Intro
25%
Revises the environmental review process required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), including by establishing deadlines for federal agencies to complete reviews of the environmental effects of proposed major federal actions;...
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2021-06-14
To House Environment and Climate Change Committee
USHB3819Intro
25%
Allows 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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2021-06-11
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3813Intro
25%
Establishes requirements concerning the judicial review of cases about the environmental review process required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Specifically, the bill establishes standing requirements for NEPA claims, inc...
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2021-06-11
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB1715Intro
25%
Prohibits a state or local government from establishing a regulation, prohibition, or registration or licensing requirement with respect to a rifle or shotgun that is more restrictive (or that imposes a greater penalty or tax) than federal law.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1991Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Justice to study issues and make recommendations related to child custody and divorce in domestic violence cases.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3280Intro
25%
Prohibits an entity from requiring, as part of a customer agreement or other similar agreement, that an individual agree to submit to arbitration a dispute related to a security breach. With respect to this prohibition, the bill establishes a private...
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2021-05-18
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB2009Intro
25%
Establishes that U.S. district courts shall have jurisdiction over any lawsuit based on an alleged violation of a constitutional right by the United States or any agent, person, or entity acting in the name of the United States. (Generally, the Unite...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHR226Intro
25%
This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the federal government should begin a large-scale effort to reduce incarceration rates and reshape the American legal system by consulting with communities and individuals direc...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1481Intro
25%
Establishes a framework to collect and publish data on allegations of misconduct by law enforcement officers at the federal, state, and local levels. Specifically, the bill requires federal law enforcement agencies to report data to the Department of...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1680Intro
25%
Revises criminal provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition. An individual may transport a firearm between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm. During transport, ...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1691Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Homeland Security to issue guidance to identify licensed firearms manufacturers and licensed firearms dealers as essential businesses for purposes of any state or local order relating to a national emergency or a major disas...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSB1656Intro
25%
Modifies various tax enforcement procedures and requirements that affect small businesses and other taxpayers. The bill modifies requirements regarding awarding costs and fees to small businesses for administrative and court proceedings, the amounts ...
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2021-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1611Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the responses of the Department of Defense to sex-related offenses, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USHB3224Intro
25%
To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the responses of the Department of Defense to sex-related offenses, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-13
To House Armed Services Committee
USSB1599Intro
25%
Establishes new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer. Additionally, the bill expands the list of statutory aggravating factors in death pena...
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2021-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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