November 2015: Laws, Bills, & Hearings

Links to all of the laws, bills, and interesting hearings from from November 2015.


Laws


H.R. 3819: Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015


H.R. 3996: Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015, Part II


S. 799: Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015


H.R. 1314: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

  • Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote. Passed the Senate with changes 62-37. Passed the House of Representatives with changes 266-167. Passed the Senate with House changes 64-35
  • Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania
  • 56 Pages

S. 2036: Equity in Government Compensation Act of 2015

  • Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote
  • Sponsored by Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana
  • 2 Pages

H.R. 313: Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015

  • Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent
  • Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts
  • 2 Pages

S. 1356: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

  • Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives with changes 370-58. Passed the Senate with House changes 91-3
  • Sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
  • 584 Pages

H.R. 623: DHS Social Media Improvement Act of 2015

  • Passed the House of Representatives 328-51. Passed the Senate with changes by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives with Senate changes by Voice Vote
  • Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana
  • 3 Pages

H.R. 774: Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015

  • Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent
  • Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Bordallo Delegate for Guam
  • 22 Pages

S. 1362: A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs)

  • Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote
  • Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware
  • 1 Page

H.R. 208: Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015

  • Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote. Passed the Senate with changes by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives with Senate changes by Voice Vote
  • Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Valazquez of New York
  • 12 Pages

H.R. 639: Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act

  • Passed the House of Representatives by Voice Vote. Passed the Senate with changes by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives with Senate changes by Voice Vote
  • Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Pitts of Pennsylvania
  • 6 Pages

Bills


H.R. 3361: Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2015


H.R. 3505: Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act


H.R. 3598: Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2015


H.R. 3503: Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2015


H.R. 1853: To direct the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes


H.R. 2494: Global Anti-Poaching Act


S. 1203: 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act


H.R. 3144: Partners for Aviation Security Act


H.R. 1073: Critical Infrastructure Protection Act


H.R. 2583: Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015


H.R. 1478: Policyholder Protection Act of 2015


H.R. 3032: Securities and Exchange Commission Reporting Modernization Act


H.R. 1317: To amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to specify how clearing requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions, and for other purposes


H.R. 2297: Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015

  • Passed the House of Representatives 423-0. Passed the Senate with changes by Unanimous Consent
  • Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce of California
  • 22 Pages

H.R. 1694: Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015


H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015


H.R. 1737: Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guide


H.R. 1210: Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act


S. 1550: Program Management Improvement Accountability Act


S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015


S. 599: Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act

  • Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House of Representatives with changes by Voice Vote. Passed the Senate with House changes by Unanimous Consent
  • Sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Cardin of Maryland
  • 5 Pages

H.R. 3189: FORM Act of 2015


S. 1698: Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act


S. 611: Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act

  • Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Passed the House by Voice Vote
  • Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi
  • 2 Pages

H.R. 3490: Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act


H.R. 3279: Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act


H.R. 1541: Preservation Research at Institutions Serving Minorities Act


Hearings



  • Committee on Foreign Relations: Ukraine, November 3rd, 2015






  • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Wildfires, November 5th, 2015









  • Committee on Foreign Relations: Aftermath of Paris (Closed Hearing), November 18th, 2015





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