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USSB914EngrossCoordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (IOOS), which is a network of federal and regional entities that provide information about t...
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2020-08-07
Held at the desk.
USSB805IntroVeteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019 This bill limits the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recover overpayments of benefits from veterans. Among other requirements, the VA must update its information technology systems to allow fo...
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2020-08-05
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB2579IntroHardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019
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2020-08-04
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 374.
USHB1957PassTaxpayer First Act of 2019 This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% of...
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2020-08-04
Became Public Law No: 116-152. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7856IntroIntelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
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2020-07-31
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 11 - 8.
USHB4526IntroBrian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act
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2020-07-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB4212IntroCivil Justice for Victims of COVID Act Civil Justice for Victims of China-Originated Viral Infections Diseases Act
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2020-07-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 504.
USHB5139IntroStop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act This bill establishes formal sexual assault and harassment policies for the transportation industry. Among other things, the bill requires certain passenger transportation carriers, including p...
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2020-07-29
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 371.
USHB3879IntroSOAR Act Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act This bill sets forth and revises provisions regarding special recreation permits for use by individuals and groups to engage in recreational activities on federal recreational lands and waters.
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2020-07-29
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USSB3650IntroCoverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act This bill extends federal torts claim coverage for certain personal injury claims (i.e., medical malpractice liability protection) to urban Indian organizations and their employees by deeming them as par...
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2020-07-29
Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USHB6535IntroTo deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury, and for other purposes. This bill extends federal torts claim coverage for certain personal i...
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2020-07-29
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB4EngrossVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 This bill establishes new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices in these areas may take effect. (Preclearance is the process ...
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2020-07-27
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 107, enrollment corrections on H.R. 4 have been made.
USSB4318IntroAmerican Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act
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2020-07-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4317IntroSAFE TO WORK Act Safeguarding America's Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act
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2020-07-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB748PassMiddle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. DIVISION A--KEEPI...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB6800EngrossThe Heroes Act This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Among other things, the bill provides FY2020 emergency...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSB3841IntroA bill to protect 2020 recovery rebates for individuals from assignment or garnishment, and for other purposes. This bill prohibits the attachment of a 2020 recovery rebate by legal process, including assignment, levy, or garnishment. A 2020 recovery...
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2020-07-23
Ordered held at desk by unanimous consent.
USSB4148PassA bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. This bill extends the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program until J...
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2020-07-22
Became Public Law No: 116-150. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7710IntroOpen Schools Responsibly Act
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2020-07-22
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3670)
USHB7708IntroDefend COVID Research from Hackers Act
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2020-07-21
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3398IntroEARN IT Act of 2020 Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 This bill revises the framework governing the prevention of online sexual exploitation of children. Among other things, the bill does the following: e...
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2020-07-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 491.
USHB7120EngrossGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to e...
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2020-07-20
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 490.
USHB2EngrossMoving Forward Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill ext...
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2020-07-20
Received in the Senate.
USHB7682IntroSudan Democratic Transition, Accountability, and Fiscal Transparency Act of 2020
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2020-07-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7638IntroRestoring Worker Power Act of 2020
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2020-07-16
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB7634IntroIsolate COVID-19 Act of 2020
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2020-07-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6812IntroEmergency Limitation Periods Extensions for Workers Act This bill extends the limitation period for filing specified claims or complaints under federal labor or employment laws that overlap with the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public he...
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2020-07-13
To House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
USHB7506IntroJustice for Victims of Lawless Cities Act of 2020
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2020-07-10
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB7528IntroGet America Back to Work Act
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2020-07-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7538IntroEssential Workforce Parity Act
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2020-07-09
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB4197IntroA bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. This bill extends the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program through...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4142IntroEnding Qualified Immunity Act This bill eliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state authori...
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2020-07-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5332EngrossProtecting Your Credit Score Act of 2020 This bill revises provisions related to consumer credit reports and credit reporting agencies. (Sec. 2) Credit reporting agencies are directed to create a central online portal that allows consumers to (1) acc...
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2020-06-30
Received in the Senate.
USSB4117IntroPaycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act This bill modifies loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the bill prov...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4102IntroCollege Athlete Pandemic Safety Act This bill requires institutions of higher education (IHEs) to take certain health and safety actions to respond to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), specifically for college athletes. Specifically, the bil...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB7427IntroACCESS Act American Coronavirus/COVID-19 Election Safety and Security Act
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2020-06-30
To House Administration Committee
USSB4114IntroNo Tear Gas or Projectiles Act This bill establishes a framework to prohibit and impose civil penalties for the use of riot control agents (e.g., tear gas) and kinetic impact projectiles (e.g., rubber bullets) by law enforcement officers. Specificall...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3377EngrossAntitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Permanent Extension Act This bill permanently authorizes the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (ACPERA) of 2004. ACPERA provides incentives (e.g., limitations on civil liability) f...
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2020-06-29
Held at the desk.
USHB7036EngrossAntitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Permanent Extension Act This bill permanently authorizes the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (ACPERA) of 2004. ACPERA provides incentives (e.g., limitations on civil liability) f...
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2020-06-29
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 486.
USSB4096IntroA bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. This bill extends the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program through...
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2020-06-29
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4097IntroProtecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020 This bill expands the moratorium on evictions to include all tenants, as opposed to tenants of federally assisted properties, and extends the moratorium until March 27, 2021 (the current moratori...
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2020-06-29
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB7402IntroProtecting Renters from Eviction and Fees Act of 2020 This bill expands the moratorium on evictions to include all tenants, as opposed to tenants of federally assisted properties, and extends the moratorium until March 27, 2021 (the current moratoriu...
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2020-06-29
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7338IntroAdvancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2020
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2020-06-25
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7356IntroFacial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020
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2020-06-25
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7305IntroFederal Emergency Judicial Tolling Act
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2020-06-24
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB4042IntroFARM Laborers Protection Act Frontline At-Risk Manual Laborers Protection Act
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2020-06-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4036IntroReforming Qualified Immunity Act This bill modifies the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state author...
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2020-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4048IntroFair and Accurate Census Act
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2020-06-23
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4033IntroNatural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020
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2020-06-22
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB7296IntroMMAPPP Act of 2020 Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Price gouging Act of 2020
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2020-06-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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