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TopicBill numberAuthorsort iconInterest positionBecame law
Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007 H.R. 505 (110th) AbercrombieSupportNo
To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian… More
To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity. (by CRS) Hide
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 S. 192 (114th) AlexanderSupportNo
A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 S. 275 (111th) BaucusSupportNo
An original bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes. (by More
An original bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
American Dream Act H.R. 1275 (110th) BermanSupportNo
This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes, and to authorize the status of… More
This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes, and to authorize the status of those students who have entered the country as children and have been long-term U.S. residents. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend Title 35, United States Code, Relating to the Funding of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. H.R. 2336 (110th) BermanSupportNo
To amend title 35, United States Code, relating to the funding of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (by CRS)
Recidivism Reduction and Second Chance Act of 2007 S. 1060 (110th) BidenSupportNo
This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize, rewrite, and expand provisions for adult and juvenile offender state and local reentry demonstration projects… More
This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize, rewrite, and expand provisions for adult and juvenile offender state and local reentry demonstration projects to provide expanded services to offenders and their families for reentry into society. (by CRS) Hide
National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network Act S. 1515 (110th) BidenSupportNo
A bill to establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network to represent domestic violence victims. (by CRS)
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014 H.R. 4122 (113th) BonamiciSupportNo
To reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 H.R. 2102 (110th) BoucherSupportNo
This bill would limit the conditions under which the federal governement could force journalists to disclose information. (by More
This bill would limit the conditions under which the federal governement could force journalists to disclose information. (by CRS) Hide
Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 H.R. 985 (111th) BoucherSupportNo
To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by… More
To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by CRS) Hide
Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2015 H.R. 2045 (114th) BurgessSupportNo
To provide that certain bad faith communications in connection with the assertion of a United States patent are unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide that certain bad faith communications in connection with the assertion of a United States patent are unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 S. 754 (114th) BurrOpposeNo
An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes. (by More
An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Regulatory Improvement Act of 2007 H.R. 3564 (110th) CannonSupportYes
This bill authorizes appropriations for the Administrative Conference of the United States for FY2008-FY2011. (by CRS)
United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act H.R. 3080 (112th) CantorSupportYes
To implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. (by CRS)
Justice Integrity Act of 2009 S. 495 (111th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by More
A bill to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by CRS) Hide
Democracy Restoration Act of 2015 S. 772 (114th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration. (by CRS)
Justice Integrity Act of 2009 H.R. 1412 (111th) CohenSupportNo
To increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by More
To increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by CRS) Hide
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 S. 1959 (110th) CollinsOpposeNo
A bill to establish the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to establish the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2007 H.R. 3753 (110th) ConyersSupportNo
To increase the pay of Federal judges, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Democracy Restoration Act of 2015 H.R. 1459 (114th) ConyersSupportNo
To secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration. (by CRS)
Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R. 3596 (111th) ConyersSupportNo
To ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers.… More
To ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers. (by CRS) Hide
Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2015 S. 1762 (114th) CruzOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed. (by More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed. (by CRS) Hide
Kinship Caregiver Support Act H.R. 2188 (110th) DavisSupportNo
To establish kinship navigator programs, to establish kinship guardianship assistance payments for children, and for other purposes. (by More
To establish kinship navigator programs, to establish kinship guardianship assistance payments for children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act H.R. 2504 (110th) DeLauroOpposeNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the admission of L-1 intra-company transferee nonimmigrants. (by More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the admission of L-1 intra-company transferee nonimmigrants. (by CRS) Hide
Healthy Families Act H.R. 1542 (110th) DeLauroSupportNo
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
Healthy Families Act H.R. 2460 (111th) DeLauroSupportNo
To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by More
To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by CRS) Hide
Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2011 H.R. 1254 (112th) DentOpposeNo
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to place synthetic drugs in Schedule I. (by CRS)
Ensuring Access to Justice for Claims Against the United States Act H.R. 5683 (113th) DeSantisSupportNo
To ensure appropriate judicial review of Federal Government actions by amending the prohibition on the exercise of jurisdiction by the United States Court of Federal Claims of certain claims pending… More
To ensure appropriate judicial review of Federal Government actions by amending the prohibition on the exercise of jurisdiction by the United States Court of Federal Claims of certain claims pending in other courts. (by CRS) Hide
Ensuring Access to Justice for Claims Against the United States Act H.R. 2329 (114th) DeSantisSupportNo
To ensure appropriate judicial review of Federal Government actions by amending the prohibition on the exercise of jurisdiction by the United States Court of Federal Claims of certain claims pending… More
To ensure appropriate judicial review of Federal Government actions by amending the prohibition on the exercise of jurisdiction by the United States Court of Federal Claims of certain claims pending in other courts. (by CRS) Hide
Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 S. 2285 (110th) DoddSupportNo
To reauthorize the Federal terrorism risk insurance program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2008 S. 3252 (110th) DoddSupportNo
A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act, to ban abusive credit practices, enhance consumer disclosures, protect underage consumers, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act, to ban abusive credit practices, enhance consumer disclosures, protect underage consumers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Require the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to Fully Insure Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts. H.R. 6398 (111th) DoggettSupportYes
To require the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to fully insure Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts. (by CRS)
John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007 S. 442 (110th) DurbinSupportNo
A bill to provide for loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders. (by CRS)
Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 S. 1789 (111th) DurbinSupportYes
A bill to restore fairness to Federal cocaine sentencing. (by CRS)
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 S. 729 (111th) DurbinSupportNo
A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation… More
A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Elder Justice Act H.R. 1783 (110th) EmanuelSupportNo
To amend the Social Security Act to enhance the social security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute… More
To amend the Social Security Act to enhance the social security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S. 1782 (110th) FeingoldSplitNo
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 S. 878 (113th) FrankenSupportNo
A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
To Impose a Mandatory Minimum Sentence on a Deportable Alien Who Fails to Depart or Fails to Attend a Removal Proceeding. H.R. 131 (110th) GalleglyOpposeNo
To impose a mandatory minimum sentence on a deportable alien who fails to depart or fails to attend a removal proceeding. (by More
To impose a mandatory minimum sentence on a deportable alien who fails to depart or fails to attend a removal proceeding. (by CRS) Hide
To Impose a Criminal Penalty on an Alien Who Fails Voluntarily to Depart the United States After Securing Permission to Do So, or Who Unlawfully Returns to the United States After Voluntarily Departing. H.R. 132 (110th) GalleglyOpposeNo
To impose a criminal penalty on an alien who fails voluntarily to depart the United States after securing permission to do so, or who unlawfully returns to the United States after voluntarily… More
To impose a criminal penalty on an alien who fails voluntarily to depart the United States after securing permission to do so, or who unlawfully returns to the United States after voluntarily departing. (by CRS) Hide
SAFE for America Act H.R. 1430 (110th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program. (by CRS)
Temporary Agricultural Labor Reform Act of 2007 H.R. 1792 (110th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
To simplify the process for admitting temporary alien agricultural workers under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, to increase access to such workers, and for other… More
To simplify the process for admitting temporary alien agricultural workers under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, to increase access to such workers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015 H.R. 1927 (114th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
To amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation. (by CRS)
Innovation Act H.R. 3309 (113th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
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
Innovation Act H.R. 9 (114th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
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
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2015 S. 1169 (114th) GrassleySupportNo
A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Fair Contracts for Growers Act of 2007 S. 221 (110th) GrassleySupportNo
A bill to amend title 9, United States Code, to provide for greater fairness in the arbitration process relating to livestock and poultry contracts. (by More
A bill to amend title 9, United States Code, to provide for greater fairness in the arbitration process relating to livestock and poultry contracts. (by CRS) Hide
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 S. 401 (114th) GrassleyOpposeNo
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 H.R. 1478 (111th) HincheySupportNo
To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to sue the United States for damages for certain injuries caused by improper medical care, and for other… More
To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to sue the United States for damages for certain injuries caused by improper medical care, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 H.R. 5233 (113th) HoldingSupportNo
To amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
ADA Amendments Act of 2008 H.R. 3195 (110th) HoyerSplitNo
To restore the intent and protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (by CRS)
Criminal Alien Accountability Act H.R. 26 (110th) IssaOpposeNo
This bill establishes minimum prison terms for alien crimes or those who aid in alien crimes. (by CRS)
Criminal Alien Accountability Act H.R. 45 (112th) IssaOpposeNo
To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other… More
To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Establish a Pilot Program in Certain United States District Courts to Encourage Enhancement of Expertise in Patent Cases Among District Judges. H.R. 628 (111th) IssaSupportYes
To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges. (by More
To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges. (by CRS) Hide
No More Tulias: Drug Law Enforcement Evidentiary Standards Improvement Act of 2009 H.R. 68 (111th) Jackson LeeSupportNo
To increase the evidentiary standard required to convict a person for a drug offense, to require screening of law enforcement officers or others acting under color of law participating in drug task… More
To increase the evidentiary standard required to convict a person for a drug offense, to require screening of law enforcement officers or others acting under color of law participating in drug task forces, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Traffic Stops Along the Border Statistics Study Act of 2013 H.R. 74 (113th) Jackson LeeSupportNo
To provide for the collection of data on traffic stops, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 H.R. 264 (111th) Jackson LeeSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to comprehensively reform immigration law, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Liberian Refugee Immigration Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 1941 (110th) KennedySupportNo
To adjust the immigration status of certain Liberian nationals who were provided refuge in the United States. (by CRS)
Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 S. 540 (111th) KennedySupportNo
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by More
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by CRS) Hide
Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 S. 1105 (110th) KennedySupportNo
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Healthy Families Act S. 1152 (111th) KennedySupportNo
A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by More
A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (by CRS) Hide
Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 S. 799 (112th) KerryOpposeNo
A bill to establish a regulatory framework for the comprehensive protection of personal data for individuals under the aegis of the Federal Trade Commission, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to establish a regulatory framework for the comprehensive protection of personal data for individuals under the aegis of the Federal Trade Commission, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2013 H.R. 917 (113th) KingSupportNo
To provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings. (by CRS)
RELIEVE Act S. 2698 (113th) KingSupportNo
A bill to provide regulatory easement for lending institutions that enable a vibrant economy. (by CRS)
English Language Unity Act of 2009 H.R. 997 (111th) KingOpposeNo
English Language Unity Act of 2009 - States that English is the official language of the United States. Requires that: (1) official functions of the United States be conducted in English; and (2)… More
English Language Unity Act of 2009 - States that English is the official language of the United States. Requires that: (1) official functions of the United States be conducted in English; and (2) all naturalization ceremonies to be conducted in English. Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization. Sets forth exceptions to and rules of construction for such requirements. States that English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, shall be presumptively consistent with the laws of the United States. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue for public notice and comment a proposed rule for uniform testing of English language ability of candidates for naturalization based upon the principles that: (1) all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws of the United States; and (2) any exceptions to this standard should be limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as asylum. (Summary by CRS) (by CRS) Hide
A Bill to Amend the Criminal Penalty Provision for Criminal Infringement of a Copyright, and for Other Purposes. S. 978 (112th) KlobucharSupportNo
A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act S. 702 (110th) KohlSupportNo
A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State courts interpreter programs. (by More
A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State courts interpreter programs. (by CRS) Hide
COPS Improvements Act of 2009 S. 167 (111th) KohlSupportNo
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2011 S. 623 (112th) KohlOpposeNo
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008 S. 2449 (110th) KohlOpposeNo
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 S. 537 (111th) KohlSplitNo
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 H.R. 3382 (113th) LabradorSupportNo
To focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders. (by CRS)
Federal Judgeship Act of 2008 S. 2774 (110th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit and district judges, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Court Security Improvement Act of 2007 S. 378 (110th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
A Bill to Amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to Address the Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine. S. 2450 (110th) LeahySupportYes
A bill to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. (by More
A bill to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. (by CRS) Hide
Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013 S. 1690 (113th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to reauthorize the Second Chance Act of 2007. (by CRS)
Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2008 S. 1638 (110th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to adjust the salaries of Federal justices and judges, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2008 S. 3155 (110th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 S. 1681 (111th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and… More
A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers. (by CRS) Hide
Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2011 S. 23 (112th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 H.R. 923 (110th) LewisSupportYes
This bill would create an Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Investigation Office in the Department of Justice and FBI. (by CRS)
Civil Rights Tax Relief Act of 2007 H.R. 1540 (110th) LewisSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and… More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act H.R. 3331 (113th) MaloneyOpposeNo
To amend title 31, United States Code, to ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited… More
To amend title 31, United States Code, to ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act S. 512 (111th) MartinezSupportNo
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9, United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Anti-Gun Trafficking Penalties Enhancement Act of 2007 H.R. 1895 (110th) McCarthySupportNo
To improve the tracking of stolen firearms and firearms used in a crime, to allow more frequent inspections of gun dealers to ensure compliance with Federal gun law, to enhance the penalties for gun… More
To improve the tracking of stolen firearms and firearms used in a crime, to allow more frequent inspections of gun dealers to ensure compliance with Federal gun law, to enhance the penalties for gun trafficking, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Protect America Act of 2007 S. 1927 (110th) McConnellOpposeYes
Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to state that nothing under its definition of "electronic surveillance" shall be construed to encompass surveillance directed… More
Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to state that nothing under its definition of "electronic surveillance" shall be construed to encompass surveillance directed at a person reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. (CRS) (by CRS) Hide
Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 H.R. 1314 (114th) MeehanSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations. (by More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations. (by CRS) Hide
Reuniting Families Act S. 1085 (111th) MenéndezSupportNo
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act of 2011 S. 967 (112th) MerkleySupportNo
A bill to establish clear regulatory standards for mortgage servicers, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Paycheck Fairness Act S. 2199 (113th) MikulskiSupportNo
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Indentured Servitude Abolition Act of 2007 H.R. 1763 (110th) MillerSupportNo
To provide for labor recruiter accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008 H.R. 5876 (110th) MillerSupportNo
Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008 (by CRS)
Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2009 H.R. 911 (111th) MillerSupportNo
Provides a federal standard for teen/youth rehabilitation facilities that aims to prevent child neglect and abuse. Prohibits residential facilities from abusing children or denying them basic… More
Provides a federal standard for teen/youth rehabilitation facilities that aims to prevent child neglect and abuse. Prohibits residential facilities from abusing children or denying them basic necessities and access to phones. Staff is to be trained in what constitutes abuse and in providing emergency medical care. Marketing for residential programs will be more transparent and they will be held accountable for breaking the law. Creates a toll-free national hotline for individuals to report cases of abuse and a website with information about substantiated cases of abuse at residential programs. States are responsible for licensing facilities that are in accordance with the laws and the Department of Health and Human Services will conduct inspections. (by CRS) Hide
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act H.R. 2847 (111th) MollohanSupportYes
Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes. (by More
Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007 H.R. 1416 (110th) NadlerSupportNo
To restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States and to repeal the prohibition on treaty obligations establishing grounds for certain claims. (by More
To restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States and to repeal the prohibition on treaty obligations establishing grounds for certain claims. (by CRS) Hide
Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 H.R. 1269 (110th) OberstarSupportNo
To improve the security of railroad, public transportation, and over-the-road bus systems in the United States, and for other purposes. (by More
To improve the security of railroad, public transportation, and over-the-road bus systems in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 H.R. 4853 (111th) OberstarOpposeYes
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for… More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 H.R. 1346 (111th) PalloneSupportNo
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by More
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by CRS) Hide
Fair Debt Collection Practices Technical Clarification Act of 2013 H.R. 2892 (113th) PerlmutterSupportNo
To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to preclude law firms and licensed attorneys from the definition of a debt collector when taking certain actions. (by More
To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to preclude law firms and licensed attorneys from the definition of a debt collector when taking certain actions. (by CRS) Hide
Restore Honor to Service Members Act H.R. 2839 (113th) PocanSupportNo
To direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member, and for other… More
To direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Second Chance Reauthorization Act S. 1513 (114th) PortmanSupportNo
A bill to reauthorize the Second Chance Act of 2007. (by CRS)
Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers' Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2015 S. 1514 (114th) PortmanSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' compensation settlement agreements and qualified… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions. (by CRS) Hide
Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act of 2009 H.R. 2178 (111th) RangelSupportNo
To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate certain mandatory minimum penalties relating to crack cocaine offenses. (by More
To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate certain mandatory minimum penalties relating to crack cocaine offenses. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers' Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2015 H.R. 2649 (114th) ReichertSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions. (by CRS) Hide
Disaster Recovery Act of 2012 H.R. 1 (112th) RogersOpposeNo
An act making appropriations for disaster relief for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act H.R. 1215 (111th) Roybal-AllardSupportNo
To reform immigration detention procedures, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Kate's Law H.R. 3011 (114th) SalmonOpposeNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed. (by More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed. (by CRS) Hide
Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 H.R. 1237 (111th) SánchezSupportNo
To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Older Americans Act Amendments of 2013 S. 1028 (113th) SandersSupportNo
A bill to reauthorize and improve the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act H.R. 332 (113th) SchiffSupportNo
To provide victims of gun violence access to the same civil remedies as are available to those injured through other means. (by More
To provide victims of gun violence access to the same civil remedies as are available to those injured through other means. (by CRS) Hide
John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007 H.R. 916 (110th) ScottSupportNo
To provide for loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders. (by CRS)
Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 3013 (110th) ScottSupportNo
This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any U.S. agent or attorney from demanding or requesting disclosure by an organization (or affiliated person) of any communication protected by… More
This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any U.S. agent or attorney from demanding or requesting disclosure by an organization (or affiliated person) of any communication protected by the attorney-client privilege or any attorney work product. It would effectively prohibit the violation of attorney-client privilege in corporate investigations. (by CRS) Hide
Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2007 H.R. 4109 (110th) ScottSupportNo
To provide for the redress of prison abuses, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009 H.R. 3245 (111th) ScottSupportNo
To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Youth Prison Reduction Through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act H.R. 1064 (111th) ScottSupportNo
To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community… More
To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community strength and resiliency to ensure that youth lead productive, safe, healthy, gang-free, and law-abiding lives. (by CRS) Hide
Youth Promise Act H.R. 2721 (112th) ScottSupportNo
To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community… More
To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community strength and resiliency to ensure that youth lead productive, safe, healthy, gang-free, and law-abiding lives. (by CRS) Hide
Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2007 H.R. 1930 (110th) ShadeggSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase competitiveness in the United States, 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)
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2011 H.R. 2533 (112th) SmithSplitNo
To amend title 28 of the United States Code with respect to proper venue for cases filed by corporations under chapter 11 of title 11 of such Code. (by More
To amend title 28 of the United States Code with respect to proper venue for cases filed by corporations under chapter 11 of title 11 of such Code. (by CRS) Hide
Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011 H.R. 313 (112th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that persons who enter into a conspiracy within the United States to possess or traffic illegal controlled substances outside the United States, or… More
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that persons who enter into a conspiracy within the United States to possess or traffic illegal controlled substances outside the United States, or engage in conduct within the United States to aid or abet drug trafficking outside the United States, may be criminally prosecuted in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 H.R. 758 (114th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 H.R. 2655 (113th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act H.R. 1249 (112th) SmithSupportYes
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
Legal Workforce Act H.R. 1772 (113th) SmithSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007 S. 185 (110th) SpecterSupportNo
A bill to restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States. (by CRS)
Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 S. 2035 (110th) SpecterSupportNo
A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by… More
A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (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
National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 H.R. 822 (112th) StearnsOpposeNo
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. (by More
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. (by CRS) Hide
To Authorize an Additional District Judgeship for the District of Nebraska. H.R. 231 (110th) TerrySupportNo
To authorize an additional district judgeship for the district of Nebraska. (by CRS)
Fair Debt Collection Practices Technical Clarification Act of 2014 S. 2328 (113th) ToomeySupportNo
A bill to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to preclude law firms and licensed attorneys from the definition of a debt collector when taking certain actions, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to preclude law firms and licensed attorneys from the definition of a debt collector when taking certain actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010 S. 714 (111th) WebbSupportNo
A bill to establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. (by CRS)
Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act H.R. 2536 (111th) WexlerSupportNo
To provide relief for the shortage of nurses in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 H.R. 1508 (111th) WexlerSplitNo
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 S. 1718 (112th) WydenSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims. (by More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims. (by CRS) Hide