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Bills in the U.S. Congress.

S.5 Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] "Class Action Fairness Act of 2005" A bill to amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and defendants, and for other purposes.

Related Bills: H.RES.96

Latest Action: Became Public Law No: 109-2

H.R.841 Rep. Sensenbrenner, James, Jr. [WI-5] "Continuity in Representation Act of 2005" To require States to hold special elections to fill vacancies in the House of Representatives not later than 45 days after the vacancy is announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in extraordinary circumstances, and for other purposes.

Latest Action: 2/24/2005 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 3.

H.R.241 Rep Thomas, William M. [CA-22] "Tsunami Relief bill" To accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Latest Action: Became Public Law No: 109-1

H.R.27 Rep McKeon, Howard P. (Buck) [CA-25] "Job Training Improvement Act of 2005" To enhance the workforce investment system of the Nation by strengthening one-stop career centers, providing for more effective governance arrangements, promoting access to a more comprehensive array of employment, training, and related services, establishing a targeted approach to serving youth, and improving performance accountability, and for other purposes.

Latest Major Action: 2/25/2005 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 4.

S.51 Sen Brownback, Sam [KS] "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2005" A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed regarding the pain experienced by their unborn child.

Latest Action: 1/24/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.567 Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge bill" To preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, as wilderness in recognition of its extraordinary natural ecosystems and for the permanent good of present and future generations of Americans.

Latest Action: 2/2/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Resources.

S.131 Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] "Clear Skies Act of 2005" A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce air pollution through expansion of cap and trade programs, to provide an alternative regulatory classification for units subject to the cap and trade program.

Latest Action: 2/2/2005 Senate committee/ subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.

H.J.Res 10 Rep Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [CA-50] "Flag Desecration resolution" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Latest Action: 1/25/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.121 Sen DeWine, Mike [OH] "Military Death Gratuity bill" A bill to amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to improve the benefits provided for survivors of deceased members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. Includes an increase of death benefit from $12,000 to $100,000.

Latest Action: 1/24/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8 Rep Hulshof, Kenny C. [MO-9] "Estate Tax bill" To make the repeal of the estate tax permanent.

Latest Action: 2/17/2005 Introduced in House

H.R.310 Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] "FCC Indeceny Penalties bill" To increase the penalties for violations by television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane material, and for other purposes. Would raise the maximum penalty to $500,000 for each violation.

Related Bills: H.RES.95

Latest Action: 2/18/2005 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 17.

S.306 Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] "Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2005" A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.

Latest Action: 2/17/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment by

Yea-Nay. 98--0. Record Vote Number: 11.

H.R.800 Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] "Firearms Manufacturers Protection bill" To prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages or injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others.

Latest Action: 2/15/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.418 Rep Sensenbrenner, James, Jr. [WI-5] "Immigrant Security Standards bill" 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.

Related Bills: H.RES.71, H.RES.75

Latest Major Action: 2/17/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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