General commerce (Business and Commerce related)

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 H.R. 977 (111th) PetersonOpposeNo
Increases regulation and transparency of futures, options and over the counter markets. The goal is to prevent price distortions resulting from unrestrained speculative trading. Gives the Commodity… More
Increases regulation and transparency of futures, options and over the counter markets. The goal is to prevent price distortions resulting from unrestrained speculative trading. Gives the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) more oversight power of markets including the ability to suspend trading under certain circumstances, set trading limits for some commodities and to prosecute violators. CFTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) maintain clearing power over transactions and CFTC must report the trading activity of index funds and swap dealers in agriculture and energy markets. Requires foreign traders (such as from London's financial center) to share trading data. (by CRS) Hide
Small Business Lending Improvements Act of 2007 H.R. 1332 (110th) BeanSupportNo
To improve the access to capital programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Healthy Families Act H.R. 1542 (110th) DeLauroOpposeNo
To provide for paid sick leave to ensure that Americans can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by More
To provide for paid sick leave to ensure that Americans can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by CRS) Hide