112th Congress Transparency Bills

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January 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 4. A bill to repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
  • H.R. 10. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 59. A bill to define advisors often characterized as Czars and to provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries and expenses associated with such advisors; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 60. A bill to repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
  • H.R. 61. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to require Federal employees to use coach-class air travel in the United States except in limited circumstances, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 87. A bill to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, the Budget, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 122. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to limit the circumstances in which official time may be used by a Federal employee; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 124. A bill to provide that rates of pay for Members of Congress shall not be adjusted under section 601(a)(2) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 in the year following any fiscal year in which outlays of the United States exceed receipts of the United States; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 204. A bill to provide for a 5 percent reduction in the rates of basic pay for Members of Congress; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 209. A bill to require the Archivist of the United States to promulgate regulations regarding the use of information control designations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 213. A bill to establish a moratorium on regulatory rulemaking actions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 214. A bill to establish a Congressional Office of Regulatory Analysis, to require the periodic review and automatic termination of Federal regulations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 236. A bill to provide that rates of pay for Members of Congress shall not be adjusted under section 601(a)(2) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 in the year following any fiscal year in which outlays of the United States exceeded receipts of the United States; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 252. A bill to require an annual report on Federal funds distributed by Federal agencies through grant programs, formula programs, or otherwise, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 268. A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the limit on the amount of certain contributions which may be made to a candidate with respect to an election for Federal office; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 269. A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the conversion of leadership PAC funds to personal use; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 339. A bill to deem any adjournment of the House of Representatives which is in effect on the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held during a Congress to be adjournment sine die, and to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for automatic continuing appropriations if a regular appropriation bill for a fiscal year does not become law before the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held during such fiscal year; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 359. A bill to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 388. A bill to provide that the detention facility at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba remains open indefinitely and to require that individuals detained at the facility be tried only by military commission, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 402. A bill to facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects and new job creation through the establishment of a National Infrastructure Development Bank, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 407. A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to determine and disclose the costs incurred in taking a Member, officer, or employee of Congress on a trip outside the United States so that such costs may be included in any report the Member, officer, or employee is required to file with respect to the trip under applicable law or rules of the House of Representatives or Senate; to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 408. A bill to reduce Federal spending by $2.5 trillion through fiscal year 2021; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, the Budget, Rules, Appropriations, Agriculture, House Administration, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 414. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential elections, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 417. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the expansion of certain information reporting requirements to corporations and to payments for property, to impose a surcharge on high income taxpayers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
  • H.R. 423. A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prevent the addresses of the residences of Members of Congress from appearing on the computerized Statewide voter registration lists required to be maintained by States under such Act, and to permit a Member of Congress who seeks to be a candidate for election for public office in a State to meet any requirement under State law to provide the appropriate election official with the address of the Member's residence by providing the chief State election official with an affidavit certifying that the Member is a resident of the State; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 431. A bill to eliminate automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 453. A bill to prohibit States from carrying out more than one Congressional redistricting after a decennial census and apportionment, to require States to conduct such redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 455. A bill to protect 10th Amendment rights by providing special standing for State government officials to challenge proposed regulations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.H.R. 463. A bill to apply the Freedom of Information Act to the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation during any period that such entities are in conservatorship or receivership; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H. Res. 24. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union; to the Committee on Rules.
  • H. Res. 31. A resolution electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to. considered and agreed to.
  • H. Res. 37. A resolution electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to.
  • H. Res. 39. A resolution electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to.
  • H. Res. 42. A resolution electing certain Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to.
  • H. Res. 45. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to encourage bipartisan amendments; to the Committee on Rules.
  • H. Res. 52. A resolution electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to.
  • H. Res. 53. A resolution electing certain Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to.
  • H.J. Res. 20. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.J. Res. 22. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the United States from owning stock in corporations; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 7. A bill to reform the Federal tax code; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 9. A bill to reform America's political system and eliminate gridlock that blocks progress; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.S
  • S. 14. A bill to establish a Commission on Congressional Budgetary Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 18. A bill to repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 28. A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  • S. 72. A bill to repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 74. A bill to preserve the free and open nature of the Internet, expand the benefits of broadband, and promote universally available and affordable broadband service; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  • S. 89. A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 111. A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require new voting systems to provide a voter-verified permanent record, to develop better accessible voting machines for individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S. 119. A bill to preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 130. A bill to prohibit authorized committees and leadership PACs from employing the spouse or immediate family members of any candidate or Federal office holder connected to the committee; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S. 131. A bill to prohibit the use of stimulus funds for signage indicating that a project is being carried out using those funds; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • S. 133. A bill to repeal the provision of law that provides automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 149. A bill to extend the expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 until December 31, 2013, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 168. A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to establish standards for the distribution of voter registration application forms and to require organizations to register with the State prior to the distribution of such forms; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S. 178. A bill to reduce Federal spending by $2.5 trillion through fiscal year 2021; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 182. A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and its shell companies which have been given new names; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 194. A bill to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 211. A bill to provide for a biennial budget process and a biennial appropriations process and to enhance oversight and performance of the Federal Government; to the Committee on the Budget.
  • S. 219. A bill to require Senate candidates to file designations, statements, and reports in electronic form; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S.J. Res. 1. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

February 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 527. A bill 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; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 557. A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to move the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the Department of the Treasury; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 590. A bill to prohibit States from carrying out more than one Congressional redistricting after a decennial census and apportionment, to require States to conduct such redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 597. A bill to restore the Federal electoral rights of the residents of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 606. A bill to establish a Commission to provide for the abolishment of Federal programs for which a public need does not exist, to periodically review the efficiency and public need for Federal programs, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 611. A bill to foster transparency about the commercial use of personal information, provide consumers with meaningful choice about the collection, use, and disclosure of such information, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 633. A bill to rescind unused earmarks; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 638. A bill to impose a moratorium on the use of appropriated funds for official travel outside of the United States by Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives until the Comptroller General issues a report on the costs of such travel and makes recommendations regarding appropriate restrictions and reporting requirements on such travel; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 653. A bill to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to improve regulations dealing with the disclosure by financial institutions of nonpublic personal information, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 672. A bill to terminate the Election Assistance Commission, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 703. A bill to amend section 798 of title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for disclosure of classified information related to certain intelligence activities of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 727. A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide an Inspector General for the judicial branch, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 808. A bill to establish a Department of Peace; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, the Judiciary, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 819. A bill to prohibit Members of Congress and the President from receiving pay during Government shutdowns; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H. Con. Res. 14. Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that non-defense, non-security, non-veterans discretionary spending should be reduced by 20 percent; to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.J. Res. 26. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to Congressional succession; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.J. Res. 36. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President by the popular vote of all citizens of the United States regardless of place of residence; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H. Res. 72. A resolution directing certain standing committees to inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal Government, particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic growth; to the Committee on Rules.
  • H. Res. 82. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish the Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs; to the Committee on Rules.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 237. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to enhance the oversight authorities of the Comptroller General, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 241. A bill to expand whistleblower protections to non-Federal employees whose disclosures involve misuse of Federal funds; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 299. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 300. A bill to prevent abuse of Government charge cards; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 347. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting and disclosure by State and local public employee retirement pension plans; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 348. A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide an Inspector General for the judicial branch, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 354. A bill to amend the Classified Information Procedures Act to improve the protection of classified information and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 358. A bill to codify and modify regulatory requirements of Federal agencies; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 410. A bill to provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

March 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 910. A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • H.R. 937. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the corporate rate of tax and to change to a more territorial method of taxing corporations; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
  • H.R. 940. A bill to establish standards for covered bond programs and a covered bond regulatory oversight program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 958. A bill to limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 979. A bill to amend chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to ensure program integrity, transparency, and cost savings in the pricing and contracting of prescription drug benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 994. A bill to require Congress to lead by example and freeze its own pay for a fiscal year unless the Federal government did not run a deficit in the previous fiscal year; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • H.R. 1056. A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, with respect to false marking; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1059. A bill to protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1061. A bill to require Federal agencies to show receipts and expenditures every two weeks on agency websites; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1062. A bill to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to repeal certain additional disclosure requirements, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1067. A bill to rescind earmarks for certain surface transportation projects, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • H.R. 1081. A bill to delay the implementation of proposed or final rules issued under the authority of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the reasonable and proportional fees and rules for electronic debit transactions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1082. A bill to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide a registration exemption for private equity fund advisers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1088. A bill to prohibit any increase in the amount established for the Members' Representational Allowance during a period of high unemployment and public debt; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 1094. A bill to abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1111. A bill to rescind $45 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • H.R. 1121. A bill to replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with a five person Commission; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1144. A bill to increase the transparency of the Federal Government, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1184. A bill to require greater transparency concerning the criteria used to grant waivers to the job-killing health care law and to ensure that applications for such waivers are treated in a fair and consistent manner, irrespective of the applicant's political contributions or association with a labor union, a health plan provided for under a collective bargaining agreement, or another organized labor group; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • H.R. 1255. A bill to prevent a shutdown of the government of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 1257. A bill to require the President to recommend specific reductions in nonsecurity discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2011 to offset the costs of Operation Odyssey Dawn; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 1261. A bill to establish an Office of the Federal Chief Technology Officer in the executive office of the President, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.J. Res. 46. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow the several States to nullify a law or regulation of the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.J. Res. 51. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to control Federal spending; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 474. A bill to reform the regulatory process to ensure that small businesses are free to compete and to create jobs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 475. A bill to enact President Obama's recommendations for program terminations; to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • S. 482. A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • S. 492. A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2013; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  • S. 496. A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act to repeal a duplicative program relating to inspection and grading of catfish; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
  • S. 498. A bill to ensure objective, independent review of task and delivery orders; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 549. A bill to require the Attorney General of the United States to compile, and make publically available, certain data relating to the Equal Access to Justice Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 586. A bill to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to apply whistleblower protections available to certain executive branch employees to legislative branch employees, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 602. A bill to require regulatory reform; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 627. A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays; to the Committee on the Judiciary
  • S. 650. A bill to require greater transparency concerning the criteria used to grant waivers to the job-killing health care law and to ensure that applications for such waivers are treated in a fair and consistent manner, irrespective of the applicant's political contributions or association with a labor union, a health plan provided for under a collective bargaining agreement, or another organized labor group; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 679. A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 681. A bill to provide greater accountability in the Small Business Lending Fund; to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • S. 690. A bill to establish the Office of the Homeowner Advocate; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

April 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 1307. A bill to provide that Executive Order 13166 shall have no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1315. A bill to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1349. A bill to establish an advisory committee to issue nonbinding governmentwide guidelines on making public information available on the Internet, to require publicly available Government information held by the executive branch to be made available on the Internet, to express the sense of Congress that publicly available information held by the legislative and judicial branches should be available on the Internet, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1363. A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (Continuing Resolution)
  • H.R. 1376. A bill to require State governments to submit fiscal accounting reports as a condition to the receipt of Federal financial assistance, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1401. A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to alter the terms and conditions applicable to members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1404. A bill to reform the financing of House elections, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 1446. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for transparency of payments made from the Judgment Fund; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1454. A bill to require the salaries of Members of Congress to be held in escrow if all regular appropriation bills for a fiscal year have not been enacted by the beginning of the fiscal year, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 1471. A bill to prevent Government shutdowns by providing for the automatic continuation of Federal funding during a lapse in appropriations; to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • H.R. 1432. A bill to require formal rulemaking procedures for rules related to health care reform; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1435. A bill to amend chapter 141 of title 10, United States Code, to include disclosures made by Department of Defense contract employees to their immediate employers in the provisions providing protections against reprisals for certain disclosures; to the Committee on Armed Services.
  • H.R. 1473. A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 1496. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1512. A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to remove the representatives of the Federal Reserve banks from membership on the Federal Open Market Committee; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1539. A bill to repeal section 939G of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and to restore Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 436(g) repealed by such section; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 1564. A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1573. A bill to facilitate implementation of title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, promote regulatory coordination, and avoid market disruption; referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 1626. A bill to amend chapter 9 of title 44, United States Code, to limit the printing of the Congressional Record, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 1640. A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.J. Res. 54. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H. Res. 202. A resolution electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives; considered and agreed to. considered and agreed to.
  • H. Res. 230. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide that the House may not consider any reported bill until at least 72 hours after it is reported; to the Committee on Rules.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 717. A bill to establish an advisory committee to issue nonbinding governmentwide guidelines on making public information available on the Internet, to require publicly available Government information held by the executive branch to be made available on the Internet, to express the sense of Congress that publicly available information held by the legislative and judicial branches should be available on the Internet, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 726. A bill to rescind $45 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Budget.
  • S. 737. A bill to replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with a 5-person Commission, to bring the Bureau into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
  • S. 743. A bill to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform with certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the Special Counsel, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 746. A bill to repeal provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
  • S. 749. A bill to establish a revenue source for fair elections financing of Senate campaigns by providing an excise tax on amounts paid pursuant to contracts with the United States Government; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 784. A bill to prevent the shutdown of the Federal Government; to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • S. 768. A bill to provide for continuing operations of Government in a fiscally responsible manner; read the first time.
  • S. 756. A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the public availability of Medicare claims data; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 799. 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; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  • S. 814. A bill to require the public disclosure of audits conducted with respect to entities receiving funds under title X of the Public Health Service Act; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
  • S. 817. A bill to provide for the inclusion of independent regulatory agencies in the application of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.); to the Committee on the Budget.
  • S. 848. A bill to provide for the development of reports based on Medicare data, data that is publicly available, or private data that is provided by a requesting entity in order to improve the quality and efficiency of health care; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S.J. Res. 11. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve to 3 in the House of Representatives and 2 in the Senate; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

May 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 1696. A bill to establish an Office of Public Advocate within the Department of Justice to provide services and guidance to citizens in dealing with concerns involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 1934. A bill to improve certain administrative operations of the Library of Congress, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 1949. A bill to ensure efficient performance of agency functions; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1766. A bill to ensure efficiency and fairness in the awarding of Federal contracts in connection with natural disaster reconstruction efforts; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1771. A bill to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1778. A bill to assure quality and best value with respect to Federal construction projects by prohibiting the practice known as bid shopping; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1782. A bill to implement the recommendations of the report of the Government Accountability Office entitled “Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1786. A bill to provide for the application of sections 552, 552a, and 552b of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) to the Smithsonian Institution…
  • H.R. 1793. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to deter public corruption, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1800. A bill to temporarily extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 relating to access to business records and roving wiretaps and to permanently extend expiring provisions of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers…
  • H.R. 1823. A bill to modernize, shorten, and simplify the Federal criminal code, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1860. A bill to promote neutrality, simplicity, and fairness in the taxation of digital goods and digital services; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1866. A bill to require Members of Congress to disclose delinquent tax liability and to require an ethics inquiry into, and the garnishment of the wages of, a Member with Federal tax liability…
  • H.R. 1906. A bill to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit executive agencies from requiring the disclosure of political contributions by an entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1923. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit public officials from engaging in undisclosed self-dealing; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1924. A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to protect States that have in effect laws or orders with respect to pay to play reform, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • H.R. 1973. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit public officials from engaging in undisclosed self-dealing; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1974. A bill to require the Public Printer to establish and maintain a website accessible to the public that allows the public to obtain electronic copies of all congressionally mandated reports in one place, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 2008. 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; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 2035. A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for greater disclosure in the process for waiving annual limitation requirements under that Act; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • H.R. 2038. A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for limitations on expenditures in elections for the House of Representatives; to the Committee on House Administration.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 1028. A bill to increase transparency regarding debt instruments of the United States held by foreign governments, to assess the risks to the United States of such holdings, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance.
  • S. 1029. A bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to provide electric consumers the right to access certain electric energy information, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
  • S. 890. A bill to establish the supplemental fraud fighting account, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 927. A bill to require congressional approval before implementation of certain agency actions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
  • S. 945. A bill to save at least $5,000,000,000 by consolidating some duplicative and overlapping Government programs; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 991. A bill to ensure efficient performance of agency functions; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 994. A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to protect States that have in effect laws or orders with respect to pay-to-play reform, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • S. 995. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit public officials from engaging in undisclosed self-dealing; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 1061. A bill to amend title 5 and 28, United States Code, with respect to the award of fees and other expenses in cases brought against agencies of the United States, to require the Administrative Conference of the United States to compile, and make publically available, certain data relating to the Equal Access to Justice Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 1074. A bill to remove the extension of the sunset date for section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 1100. 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; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

June 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 2081. A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 2093. A bill to establish the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Investigative Commission to investigate the policies and practices engaged in by officers and directors at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac responsible for making the decisions that led to the enterprises' financial instability and the subsequent Federal conservatorship of such enterprises; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 2136. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outside the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 2146. To amend title 31, United States Code, to require accountability and transparency in Federal spending, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2188. A bill to require government-wide application of continuous process improvement methods to reduce waste and improve the effectiveness of the Federal Government, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 2271. A bill to prohibit the awarding of contracts by the Federal Government to Chinese entities until the People's Republic of China signs the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.J. Res. 65. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit candidates for election to Congress from accepting contributions from individuals who do not reside in the State or Congressional district the candidate seeks to represent; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 1154. A bill to require transparency for Executive departments in meeting the Government-wide goals for contracting with small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • S. 1222. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to require accountability and transparency in Federal spending, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

July 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 2483. A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act to modify certain provisions relating to whistleblower incentives and protection; to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 2517. A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.J. Res. 72. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 2606. A bill to improve the accountability and transparency in infrastructure spending by requiring a life-cycle cost analysis of major infrastructure projects, providing the flexibility to use alternate infrastructure type bidding procedures to reduce project costs, and requiring the use of design standards to improve efficiency and save taxpayer dollars; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • H.R. 2572. To amend title 18, United States Code, to deter public corruption, and for other purposes.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 1360. A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
  • S. 1411. A bill to require the Public Printer to establish and maintain a website accessible to the public that allows the public to obtain electronic copies of all congressionally mandated reports in one place, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Rules and Administration
  • S. 1409. A bill to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within Federal spending; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

August 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 2728. A bill to amend the securities laws to require that registration statements, quarterly and annual reports, and proxy solicitations of public companies include a disclosure to shareholders of any expenditure made by that company in support of or in opposition to any candidate for Federal, State, or local public office; to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 2788. A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit a candidate for election to the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives from making campaign expenditures for the election from amounts that were not raised during the election cycle for that office, and for other purposes; to the Committee on House Administration.
  • H.R. 2802. A bill to provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 2796. A bill to require the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the committee in a manner that is open to the public; to the Committee on Rules.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 1466. A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays; considered and passed.
  • S. 1498. A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional reporting with respect to contributions to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S. 1501. A bill to require the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the Committee in a manner that is open to the public; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

September 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 2860. Deficit Committee Transparency Act. 
  • H.R. 2879. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to require that money and proceeds from gifts given to reduce the public debt are only deposited into the account established for those gifts; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
  • H.R. 3010. A bill to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 3044. A bill to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to repeal the Office of Financial Research; to the Committee on Financial Services.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 1530. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 15, United States Code, to provide for congressional review of agency guidance documents; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 1606. A bill to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 1628. A bill to provide for improvements in the federal hiring process, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

October 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 3071. to amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 3121. A bill to require congressional approval for certain obligations exceeding $100,000,000; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 3124. A bill to amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • H.R. 3164. The Short Sale Transparency Act of 2011. To require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disclose the minimum purchase price that such an enterprise will accept on the short sale of a residence financed by a mortgage purchased by such an enterprise in order to make short sales a viable alternative to foreclosure. Referred to the Committee on Financial Services.
  • H.R. 3136. The Congressional Accountability Pay Act. To provide for rates of pay for Members of Congress to be adjusted as a function of changes in Government spending. Referred to the Committees on House Administration and Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 3159. Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  • H.R. 3204. Guidance Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011. Refereed to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • H.R. 3184. To amend the Small Business Act to ensure fairness and transparency in contracting with small business concerns. Referred to the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 3228. To require Federal law enforcement agencies to report to Congress serious crimes, authorized as well as unauthorized, committed by their confidential informants, to amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to certain tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of confidential informants, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 3209. To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide predictability, consistency, and transparency to the premarket review process; the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 1651. A bill to provide for greater transparency and honesty in the Federal budget process. Introduced on 10/4/2011, referred to the Committee on the Budget.
  • S. 1712. A bill to increase transparency in the payment of judgments and settlements by agencies, and for other purposes; the Committee on the Judiciary.

November 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 3332. The Truth in Government Accounting Act of 2011. Refereed to the House Committees on the Budget and Oversight and Government Affairs. 
  • H.R. 3262. The Government Results Transparency Act. Reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.R. 3309. To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
  • H.R. 3416. Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act. Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 
  • H.R. 4030. To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit former members of Congress from engaging in lobbying contacts. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. 
  • H.Res.478. Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Justices of the United States Supreme Court should make themselves subject to the existing and operative ethics guidelines set out in the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, most of which are already legally binding on them. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial, and Administrative Law. 

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S.Res.340. A resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to prohibit a Member, officer, or employee of the Senate from disclosing or using any material nonpublic information learned during the course of his or her service for personal gain.Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. 

December 2011

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 3565. Reconnecting Congress with America Act. Referred to the House Financial Services Committee. 
  • H.R. 3605. Global Online Freedom Act of 2011. Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, and Financial Services.
  • H.R. 3674. PRECISE Act of 2011. To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R. 3639. To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require federally elected officials to place their stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities in a blind trust. Referred to the House Committees on Administration and Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.R. 3550. Restoring Ethical Standards, Transparency, and Responsibility in Congressional Trading Act. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. 
  • H.R. 3699. The Research Works Act. Refereed to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.Res.480. Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, and officers and employees of the House from buying or selling securities while in possession of material, nonpublic information, and for other purposes. 

Senate Bills and Resolutions

January 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

Senate Bills and Resolutions

February 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 4030. Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 
  • H.R. 4061. The Student Right to Know Before You Go Act. Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
  • H.R. 4053. Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.R. 4054. The Restore Public Trust Act. To amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require the disclosure of political intelligence activities. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 
  • H.R. 3898. The Sunlight Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on House Administration. 
  • H.R. 3844. The Honest Budget Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on the Budget. 
  • H.R. 4010. The DISCLOSE Act of 2012. To Amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. 
  • H.R. 4009. To prohibit members of Congress, senior congressional staffers, and administration executives from making certain purchases or sales of registered securities, futures, swaps, security futures products, security-based swaps, and options, to prohibit bonus payments to executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R. 4057. Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. 
  • H.R. 4004. The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 2139. The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 
  • S. 2096. The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security. 

March 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 4116. The Regulatory Accountability and Economic Freedom Act of 2012. Referred to the Committees on the Judiciary, Rules, Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.R 4232. To amend section 522 of title 5, United States Code (popularly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), to provide that the exemptions to that section shall not apply to matters relating to certain transactions executed by an instrumentality of the Federal Government operating in a commercial manner. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • H.R. 4289. Transparency and Accountability in Congressional Travel Act of 2012. To enhance the disclosure of information on official foreign travel of Members and employees of Congress, to impose additional restrictions on such travel, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on House Administration. 
  • H.Res.595. Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3309) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency int he procedures followed by the FCC. Passed by the House, 3/27/2012.
  • H.Con.Res. 114. Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should preserve, enhance, and increase access to an open, global Internet. Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. 

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 2195. Congressional and Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012. A bill to require members and employees of Congress and other Federal employees who file under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to disclose delinquent tax liability. 
  • S. 2169. The Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 
  • S. 2247. The Federal Reserve Modernization Act of 2012. To amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 
  • S.2253. Financial Disclosure to Reduce Tax Haven Abuse Act of 2012. To require individuals who file under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to disclose any financial accounts that are or have been deposited in a country that is a tax haven. Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 
  • S.2260. Accountability to Choices of Taxpayers in Our Nation's Budget Priorities. A bill to allow taxpayers the opportunity to specify their choice of Federal budget priorities, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

April 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 4343. The Foreign Lobbying Reform Act. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. 
  • H.R. 4481. The Veterans Affairs Employee Accountability Act. Referred to the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs. 
  • H.R. 4472. The Government Spending Accountability Act. Referred to the House Comittee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.R. 4631. The Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S.2285. A bill to increase civil penalties for institutions of higher education that fail to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 

May 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 5651. The Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
  • H.R. 5709. To Amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the public disclosure of charges for certain hospital and ambulatory surgical center treatment episodes. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
  • H.R. 5730. To Amend title XVII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet site medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians' services. Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 
  • H.R. 5691. To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices related to the marketing and provision of overdraft coverage programs at depository institutions, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 
  • H.R 5727. The Rebuild America Act...The minutes of a meeting, or portion thereof, exempt from disclosure pursuant to subparagraph (b) shall be exempt from disclosure under section 552(b) of title 5, United States Code. Referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, Science, Space, and Technology, Small Business, the Judiciary, Rules, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration. 
  • H.R. 5799. To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committees on Administration, Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce. 

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 2835. A bill to amend the higher education act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to post certain IRS returns on their websites. Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, and Labor. 
  • S. 3204. A bill to address fee disclosure requirements under the electronic Funds Transfer Act, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 
  • S. 3196. National Women's High-Growth Business Bipartisan Task Force Act of 2012. "(B) Report - The Chief Counsel for Advocacy Shall -- (i) submit a report containing the results of each study under subparagraph (A) to the Task Force, the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate, and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives; and (ii) make each report submitted...available to the public online. Referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 
  • S. 3201. Graduate Medical Education Reform Act of 2012. Section 3. Increasing Graduate Medical Education Transparency. Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
  • S. 3076. A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and the filing of such reports with the Executive Office for United States Trustees. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

June 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 5913: To create an independent advisory panel to comprehensively assess the management structure and capabilities related to the Department of Homeland Security and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of the Department. Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • H.R.5807: FEMA Regional Office Oversight Act. Referred to Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
  • H.R.5905: A bill to to combat international violence against women and girls. "Upon request, the Secretary of State shall provide to Congress the information made available under sections 5(b) and 6(b), including outcomes and impacts related to prevention and response to violence against women and girls internationally submitted by contractors, subcontractors, grantees, and subgrantees, unless such disclosure would inhibit the security or effectiveness of such entities." Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  • H.R. 5952: A bill to require each Federal agency to submit and obtain approval from the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy of guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of scientific information relied upon by the agency. "(1) When scientific information is considered by the agency in policy decisions... (C) except for information that is protected from disclosure by law or administrative practice, the agency makes available to the public the scientific information considered by the agency." Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 5956: A bill to provide safe, fair, and responsible procedures and standards for resolving claims of state secrets privilege. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 5979: Medicaid Accountability and Care Act of 2012. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • H.R. 33: Church Plan Investment Clarification Act. "Amends the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to when certain securities issued in connection with retirement income accounts available only to certain kinds of church plans are treated as exempted from registration and disclosure requirements under such Act." Passed Senate without amendment by unanimous consent.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S.3254. A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to improve nonretaliation provisions relating to equal pay requirements. "Subsection (a)(3)(B) [of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 shall not apply to instances in which an employee who has access to the wage information of other employees as a part of such employee's essential job functions discloses the wages of such other employees to an individual who does not otherwise have access to such information, unless such disclosure is in response to a charge or complaint or in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action under section 6(d), including an investigation conducted by the employer. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit the rights of an employee provided under any other provision of law." Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
  • S.3256. An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. "Sec. 3116. Quarterly reports to Congress on financial balances for atomic energy defense activities. [...] Sec. 3117. Transparency in contractor performance evaluations by the National Nuclear Security Administration leading to award fees." Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar.
  • S.3286. Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S.3295. An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes. Placed on the Senate legislative calendar under general orders.
  • S.3301. An original bill making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes. Placed on the Senate legislative calendar under general orders.
  • S. 3306. A bill to establish a United States Boxing Commission to administer the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, and for other purposes. "The Commission shall establish confidentiality standards for the disclosure of personally identifiable information to boxing commissions that will (1) protect the health and safety of boxers by making relevant information available to the boxing commissions for use but not public disclosure; and (2) ensure that the privacy of the boxers is protected." Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  • . Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
  • S.3312. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential elections, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S.3321. Protecting Adoption and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Act of 2012. "Limitation on disclosure of information: No information contained in the National Responsible Father Registry shall be disclosed to any person if the disclosure of the information would contravene a national security interest of the United States or if the disclosure would compromise the confidentiality of census data." Referred to the Committee on Finance.
  • S.3333. Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012. "A bill to require certain entities that collect and maintain personal information of individuals to secure such information and to provide notice to such individuals in the case of a breach of security involving such information, and for other purposes." Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

July 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R.1588: The Consumer Rental Purchase Agreement Act. "Amends the Consumer Credit Protection Act to prescribe consumer protection guidelines for rental-purchase transactions, including: (1) the determination of rental-purchase cost; (2) disclosure requirements." Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 405.
  • H.R.6041: Obtaining Information Through Leasing on (OIL) Money and Disclosure Act. "To provide that the Secretary of the Interior shall require the disclosure of political contributions as a condition of accepting bids for oil and gas leases of Federal onshore and offshore lands." Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
  • H.R.6042: Senior Executive Service Reform Act of 2012. "Sec. 305: Transparency of Senior Executive Service rankings and pay." Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.RES.730: Urging the Government of Ukraine to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections on October 28, 2012, by adhering to democratic standards, establishing a transparent electoral process and releasing opposition leaders sentenced on politically motivated grounds. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S.3340. Mental Health ACCESS Act of 2012. "Sec. 201: Transparency in Mental Health Care Services." Hearings held in Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  • S.3321. Protecting Adoption and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Act of 2012. "No information contained in the National Responsible Father Registry shall be disclosed to any person if the disclosure of the information would contravene a national security interest of the United States or if the disclosure would compromise the confidentiality of census data." Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
  • S.3360. Read the Bills Act. "A Bill to preserve the constitutional authority of Congress and ensure accountability and transparency in legislation." Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
  • S.3367. A bill to deter the disclosure to the public of evidence or information on United States covert actions by prohibiting security clearances to individuals who make such disclosures. Referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.
  • S.3369 A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

September 2012

House Bills and Resolutions

  • H.R. 6426. Grassroots Democracy Act 2012. Referred to the Committees on House Administration, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce.
  • H.R. 6406. The Non-Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012. Referred to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce. 
  • H.R. 6409. Private Sector Whistleblower Protection Streamlining Act of 2012. Referred to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce. 
  • H.R. 6424End the Congressional Revolving Door Act. Sponsored by Bill Posey (R-FL). Referred to the House Committees on Administration and Oversight and Government Reform. 
  • H.R. 6488. Empowering Citizens Act. To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential elections, to establish a system of public financing for Congressional elections, to promote the disclosure of disbursements made in coordination with campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes. Sponsored by Rep. David Price (D-NC). Referred to the Committees on House Administration and Ways and Means.

Senate Bills and Resolutions

  • S. 3625A bill to change the effective date for the internet publication of certain information to prevent harm to the national security or endangering the military officers and civilian employees to whom the publication requirement applies, and for other purposes. Introduced by Sen. Joseph Lieberan (I-CT) 9/21/2012. Passed 9/22/2012.
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