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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
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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
USSB2621IntroProtecting America's Workers Act
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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
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.
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
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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)
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.
USHB210IntroNative American Energy Act This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to permit certain entities to appraise Indian land or trust assets involved in a transaction requiring Department of Interior approval. (Currently, Interior sets appraisal requ...
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2017-10-04
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 15.
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
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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
USHB3553IntroBankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2017
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2017-09-06
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law 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.
USHCR72IntroExpressing 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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2017-07-24
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3285IntroSustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
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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
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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
USHB2134IntroEndangered Species Management Self-Determination Act This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to require the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce to obtain the consent of each state for adding species to the list...
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2017-04-25
To House Natural Resources Committee
USSB935IntroEndangered Species Management Self-Determination Act This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to require the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce to obtain the consent of each state for adding species to the list...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1795IntroDUE PROCESS Act of 2017 Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights Of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions related to federal civil forfeiture cases. Specifica...
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2017-04-24
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2095IntroFair Pay Act of 2017 This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin. (Payment of different wages is allowed under seniority systems, merit systems, ...
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2017-04-14
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB1704IntroACCESS Act of 2017 Accessible Care by Curbing Excessive lawSuitS Act of 2017 This bill establishes provisions governing health care lawsuits where coverage for the care was provided or subsidized by the federal government. The bill does not preempt c...
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2017-04-06
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSB855IntroBlack Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2017
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2017-04-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1912IntroBlack Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to revise requirements for miners' claims for pneumoconiosis (black lung) benefits. The Department of Labor must pay the attorneys' fees of prevailing parties on...
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2017-04-05
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB1525IntroStop Taxpayer Funded Settlements Act This bill prohibits federal officials and employees from entering into settlements that provide for payment of attorney's fees by the federal government in cases brought under the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water ...
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2017-03-31
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
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