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115th CONGRESS - LEGISLATIVE BILL LIST

APPROPRIATIONS

S.2837
Latest Title: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [R-AL] (Introduced 04/21/2016)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Appropriations Committee Reports: S. Rept. 114-239
Latest Action: 04/21/2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 432. (All Actions)

H.R. 2029
Latest Title: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees:  Senate and House Appropriations
Introduced: Apr 24, 2015
Enacted - Signed by the President: Dec 18, 2015

H.R. 5393
Latest Title: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] (Introduced 06/07/2016)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees:  House - Appropriations
Committee Reports:  H. Rept. 114-605
Latest Action: 06/07/2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471. (All Actions)

H.R.2028
Latest Title: Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] (Introduced 04/24/2015)
Cosponsors:  (0)
Committees:  House - Appropriations | Senate - Appropriations
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 114-91; S. Rept. 114-54
Latest Action: 12/10/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-254. (All Actions)
Notes: Continuing appropriations through 4/28/2017.

H.R. 85:
Latest Title: To make 1 percent across-the-board recessions in non-defense, non-homeland security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Sponsor:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
Introduced: Jan 3, 2017
Last Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.86
Latest Title: To make 2 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Sponsor: Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 01/03/2017)
Cosponsors:  (0)
Committees:  House - Appropriations
Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. (All Actions)

H.R.87
Latest Title: To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Sponsor: Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 01/03/2017)
Cosponsors:  (0)
Committees:  House - Appropriations
Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. (All Actions)

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE

H.R. 69
Latest Title: Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act
Sponsor: Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] (Introduced 01/03/2017)
Cosponsors:  (3)
Committees:  House - Oversight and Government Reform | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: 01/05/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)

H.R.1022
Latest Title: Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 02/13/2017)
Cosponsors:  (46)
Committees:  House - Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration
Latest Action: 02/13/2017 Referred to House Administration (All Actions)

CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT

H.R.31
Latest Title: Federal Sunset Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 01/03/2017)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees:  House - Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions)

FEDERAL EEO

H.R.653
Latest Title: To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:  Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors:  (3)
Committees:  House - Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions)

H.R.652
Latest Title: To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to protect unpaid interns in the legislative branch from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors:  (3)
Committees:  House - House Administration
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration. (All Actions)

H.R.651
Latest Title:  To protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimination.
Sponsor: Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors:  (3)
Committees:  House - Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)

EQUAL PAY

S.44
Latest Title: End Pay Discrimination Through Information Act
Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 01/05/2017)
Cosponsors:  (0)
Committees:  Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 01/05/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)

ADA

H.R.620
Latest Title:  To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors:  (5)
Committees:  House - Judiciary
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

EQUAL RIGHTS

H.J.Res.33
Latest Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors:  (85)
Committees:  House - Judiciary
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

EDUCATION

H.R.691
Latest Title: CHOICE Act
Sponsor: Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors:  (2)
Committees:  House - Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to House Armed Services (All Actions)

BACKGROUND CHECKS / EMPLOYEMENT PRESCREENING

H.R.695
Latest Title: To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
Cosponsors: (27)
Committees:  House - Judiciary
Latest Action: 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.J.Res.42
Latest Title: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.
Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 01/30/2017)
Cosponsor:  (20)
Committees:  House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)

MISC.

H.R.501
Latest Title: VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 01/12/2017)
Cosponsors:  (1)
Committees:  House - Veterans' Affairs
Latest Action: 01/12/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)

114th CONGRESS - LEGISLATIVE BIL LIST

APPROPRIATIONS

H.R. 2578
Latest Title: Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)
Introduced: 5/27/15
Committees: House Appropriations
Committee Report: H.Rept. 114-130
Last Major Action: June 11, 2015 - Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Appropriations Committee: Vote to Report
Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (As amended) 27-3
June 16, 2015 - Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute by the Senate Appropriations Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. SRpt. 114-66 Congressional Record p. S4202

H.R.83
Latest Title: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI-At Large)
Introduced: 1/6/15
Committee Reports: H.Rept. 113-483
Latest Action: 12/16/2014 Become Public Law 113-235

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE

PREGNANCY

S.1512
Latest Title: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Sponsor: Senator Robert Casey (D-PA)
Introduced: 6/4/15
Committees: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Latest Action: 6/4/15 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension

H.R. 2654
Latest Title: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Sponsor:  Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NJ)
Introduced:  6/4/15
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, Judiciary
Latest Action: 06/04/2015 Referred to House Judiciary
11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

NONDISCRIMINATION ISSUES

S.620
Latest Title: A bill to clarify rules relating to nondiscriminatory employer wellness program as such programs relate to premium discounts, rebates, or modifications to otherwise applicable cost sharing under group health plans
Sponsor: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Introduced: 3/2/15
Latest Action: 3/2/15 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Age

S.192
Latest Title: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act
Sponsor: Sen. Lemar Alexander (R-TN)
Introduced: 1/20/15
Cosponsors: (27)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions | House - Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 04/19/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-144. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)

FOIA

S.337
Latest Title: FOIA Improvement Act -
A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor: Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Committee Reports: S. Rept. 114-4
Latest Action: 06/30/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-185

H.R. 653
Latest Title: FOIA Improvement Act
A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA)
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 114-391
Latest Action: 01/12/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

ENGLISH ONLY

H.R.997
Latest Title: English Language Unity Act of 2013
English Language Unity Act of 2013 - Makes English the official language of the United States. Requires, subject to exceptions and rules of construction, that: (1) official functions of the U.S. government be conducted in English, and (2) all naturalization ceremonies be conducted in English. Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization. Makes English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, presumptively consistent with the laws of the United States.
Introduced: 2/13/15
Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-4] (introduced 2//13/15)
Cosponsors: (42)
Latest Action: 03/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

Other Issues

S. 378
Latest Title: Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Transparency Act
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.
Sponsor: Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Introduced: 2/4/15
Latest Action: 02/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S777-778; text of measure as introduced: CR S778-779) (All Actions)

S. 303
Latest Title: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that individuals having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment.
Sponsor: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Introduced: 1/29/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee

H.R. 712
Latest Title: 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.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins (R-GA)
Introduced: 2/4/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee.

H.R. 501
Latest Title: Veterans and Service members Employment Rights and Housing Act
To prohibit discrimination on the basis of military service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. D Kilmer (D-Wash)
Introduced: 1/22/15
Latest Action: 1/22/15 This bill was assigned to a congressional committee, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

H.R. 726
Latest Title: Secure Data Act of 2015
To prohibit Federal agencies from mandating the deployment of vulnerabilities in data security technologies.
Sponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Introduced: 2/3/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on 2/4/15. - 03/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

H.R. 50
Latest Title: To provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Virginia Fox (R-NC)
Introduced: 1/6/15
Latest Action: This bill passed in the House on February 4, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.