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Bills in the U.S. Congress.

S.271 Sen McCain, John [AZ] "527 Reform Act of 2005" A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify when organizations described in section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 must register as political committees, and for other purposes.

Related Bill: H.R.513 Latest Major Action: 3/8/2005 Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held.

H.R.418 Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5]"REAL ID Act of 2005" To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence. Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (the Secretary), in the Secretary's sole discretion, to waive all laws as necessary to ensure expeditious construction of certain barriers and roads at the U.S. border. Prohibits courts, administrative agencies, and other entities from reviewing the Secretary's decision or from ordering relief for damages alleged to have resulted from such decision. Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security, in addition to the Attorney General, to grant asylum retroactive to March 1, 2003. Removes the numerical limit on the number of aliens granted asylum who may become lawful permanent residents in any fiscal year (currently set at 10,000). Related Bills: H.RES.71, H.RES.75, H.RES.151, H.R.1268

Latest Major Action: 2/17/2005 Referred to Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1268 Rep Lewis, Jerry [CA-41] "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 Humanitarian Assistance Code of Conduct Act of 2005" An act making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.

Related Bills: H.RES.151, H.R.418 4/21/2005 Resolving differences / Conference--Senate actions. Status: Senate insists on its amendments, asks for a conference.

H.R.6 Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] "Energy Policy Act of 2005" To ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy. Extends Daylight Savings Time an additional two months from March to November. The Secretary of Energy shall accelerate efforts directed toward the improvement of batteries and other rechargeable energy storage systems, power electronics, hybrid systems integration, and other technologies for use in hybrid vehicles. Shall conduct a study of the energy conservation implications of the widespread adoption of telecommuting by Federal employees in the United States.

Related Bills: H.RES.219 Latest Major Action: 4/21/2005 Passed in House.

S.256 Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005" A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes. Amends Federal bankruptcy law to revamp guidelines governing dismissal or conversion of a Chapter 7 liquidation (complete relief in bankruptcy) to one under either Chapter 11 Reorganization) or Chapter 13 (Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income).

Related Bills: H.RES.211, H.R.685 Latest Action: Became Public Law No: 109-8
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