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TopicBill numberAuthorsort iconInterest positionBecame law
Job Protection Act S. 964 (112th) AlexanderSupportNo
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to clarify the applicability of such Act with respect to States that have right to work laws in effect. (by More
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to clarify the applicability of such Act with respect to States that have right to work laws in effect. (by CRS) Hide
Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 H.R. 2542 (113th) BachusSupportNo
To amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other… More
To amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Jobs and Premium Protection Act S. 603 (113th) BarrassoSupportNo
A bill to repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (by CRS)
Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011 S. 1737 (112th) BennetSupportNo
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy… More
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2013 S. 1106 (113th) BennetSupportNo
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy… More
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Better Buildings Act of 2013 S. 1191 (113th) BennetSupportNo
A bill to facilitate better alignment, cooperation, and best practices between commercial real estate landlords and tenants regarding energy efficiency in buildings, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to facilitate better alignment, cooperation, and best practices between commercial real estate landlords and tenants regarding energy efficiency in buildings, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Repeal the Annual Fee on Health Insurance Providers Enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. H.R. 763 (113th) BoustanySupportNo
To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (by CRS)
MAP-21 S. 1813 (112th) BoxerSupportNo
A bill to reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 S. 601 (113th) BoxerSupportNo
A bill to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of… More
A bill to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011 H.R. 942 (112th) BradySupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2012 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2012 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by CRS) Hide
Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act S. 328 (112th) BrownSupportNo
A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.… More
A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country. (by CRS) Hide
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 H.R. 3630 (112th) CampSupportYes
A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Reducing Federal Energy Dollars Act of 2011 S. 963 (112th) CarperSupportNo
A bill to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, and expand the use of renewable energy by Federal agencies, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, and expand the use of renewable energy by Federal agencies, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010 S. 3157 (111th) CaseySupportNo
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow time for pensions to fund benefit obligations in light of economic circumstances in… More
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow time for pensions to fund benefit obligations in light of economic circumstances in the financial markets of 2008, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 H.R. 1582 (113th) CassidySupportNo
To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion… More
To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy. (by CRS) Hide
Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 S. 1100 (112th) CollinsSupportNo
A bill to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the submission of political contribution information as a condition of… More
A bill to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the submission of political contribution information as a condition of receiving a Federal contract. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013 H.R. 1493 (113th) CollinsSupportNo
To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other… More
To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 S. 1392 (112th) CollinsSupportNo
A bill to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters,… More
A bill to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
End Anonymous Patents Act H.R. 2024 (113th) DeutchOpposeNo
To amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 H.R. 3200 (111th) DingellOpposeNo
To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 S. 336 (113th) EnziSupportNo
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 S. 743 (113th) EnziSupportNo
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Innovation Act H.R. 3309 (113th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013 H.R. 2122 (113th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents. (by CRS)
Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013 S. 714 (113th) GrassleySupportNo
A bill to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other… More
A bill to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Authority for Mandate Delay Act H.R. 2667 (113th) GriffinSupportNo
To delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 H.R. 2250 (112th) GriffithSupportNo
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and… More
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013 H.R. 634 (113th) GrimmSupportNo
To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2014 H.R. 2804 (113th) HoldingSupportNo
To amend title 5, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to publish information about rules on the Internet, and for other purposes.… More
To amend title 5, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to publish information about rules on the Internet, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 H.R. 2008 (112th) IssaSupportNo
To amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the submission of political contribution information as a condition of… More
To amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the submission of political contribution information as a condition of receiving a Federal contract. (by CRS) Hide
Alaskan Energy for American Jobs Act H.R. 3408 (112th) LambornSupportNo
To set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes. (by More
To set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
High-Performance Green Buildings Act of 2007 S. 506 (110th) LautenbergOpposeNo
A bill to improve efficiency in the Federal Government through the use of high-performance green buildings, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to improve efficiency in the Federal Government through the use of high-performance green buildings, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 S. 847 (112th) LautenbergOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately understood and managed, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately understood and managed, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Chemical Safety Improvement Act S. 1009 (113th) LautenbergSupportNo
A bill to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
America Invents Act S. 23 (112th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 S. 1720 (113th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to promote transparency in patent ownership and make other improvements to the patent system, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to promote transparency in patent ownership and make other improvements to the patent system, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act H.R. 639 (112th) LevinSupportNo
To amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.… More
To amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country. (by CRS) Hide
Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2011 H.R. 3057 (112th) LongSupportNo
To prevent the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2014 H.R. 2641 (113th) MarinoSupportNo
To provide for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 H.R. 2126 (113th) McKinleySupportNo
To promote energy efficiency, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 H.R. 2218 (113th) McKinleySupportNo
To amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal… More
To amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment. (by CRS) Hide
American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 H.R. 7 (112th) MicaSupportNo
To authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs, and for other purposes. (by More
To authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2013 H.R. 612 (113th) MichaudSupportNo
To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations applicable to the Interstate System, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations applicable to the Interstate System, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013 S. 1029 (113th) PortmanSupportNo
A bill to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents. (by CRS)
Representation Fairness Restoration Act H.R. 2347 (113th) PriceSupportNo
To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the criteria for determining employee units appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining. (by More
To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the criteria for determining employee units appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2012 H.R. 3862 (112th) QuayleSupportNo
To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other… More
To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act H.R. 3590 (111th) RangelOpposeYes
An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (by CRS)
Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 H.R. 6049 (110th) RangelSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other… More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Secret Ballot Protection Act H.R. 2346 (113th) RoeSupportNo
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. (by More
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. (by CRS) Hide
Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 H.R. 5820 (111th) RushSupportNo
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that the public and the environment are protected from risks of chemical exposure, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that the public and the environment are protected from risks of chemical exposure, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act S. 3295 (111th) SchumerOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such… More
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2013 S. 744 (113th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Job Protection Act H.R. 1976 (112th) ScottSupportNo
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to clarify the applicability of such Act with respect to States that have right to work laws in effect. (by More
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to clarify the applicability of such Act with respect to States that have right to work laws in effect. (by CRS) Hide
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 S. 761 (113th) ShaheenSupportNo
A bill to promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 S. 1000 (112th) ShaheenSupportNo
A bill to promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 H.R. 3080 (113th) ShusterSupportNo
To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 H.R. 2655 (113th) SmithSupportNo
To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 H.R. 527 (112th) SmithSupportNo
To amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other… More
To amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act H.R. 1249 (112th) SmithSupportYes
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
Commercial Building Modernization Act S. 3591 (112th) SnoweSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the deduction for new and existing energy-efficient commercial buildings, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the deduction for new and existing energy-efficient commercial buildings, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009 S. 1504 (111th) SpecterOpposeNo
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be… More
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large business organizations, but also groups devoted to civil justice. The NAACP testified in favor of the bill, and the National Senior Citizen Law Center wrote a letter in support. (by CRS) Hide
Inter-Affiliate Swap Clarification Act H.R. 677 (113th) StiversSupportNo
To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (by More
To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (by CRS) Hide
Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 H.R. 2681 (112th) SullivanSupportNo
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Debit Interchange Fee Study Act of 2011 S. 575 (112th) TesterOpposeNo
A bill to study the market and appropriate regulatory structure for electronic debit card transactions, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to study the market and appropriate regulatory structure for electronic debit card transactions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013 S. 1183 (113th) ThuneSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2013 S. 1084 (113th) UdallSupportNo
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the lead Federal agency for coordinating Federal, State, and local… More
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the lead Federal agency for coordinating Federal, State, and local assistance provided to promote the energy retrofitting of schools. (by CRS) Hide
Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 H.R. 5019 (111th) WelchSupportNo
To provide for the establishment of the Home Star Retrofit Rebate Program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 H.R. 684 (113th) WomackSupportNo
To restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS)