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  • Amendments to H.R. 1694 - Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017
    Posted in Amendments on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Ross (R-FL) - Amendment No. 1 - Manager's Amendment Clarifies that Fannie and Freddie may use FOIA’s confidential commercial information exemption regardless of whether the information was obtained from a person outside of Fannie or Freddie, and also extends the implementation date to six months after the bill’s enactment Adopted Voice Y ✓ N Johnson (D-GA) - Amendment No. 2 - Ensures that the traditional FOIA exemptions apply to this subsection Y 410 N 5 Plaskett (D-VI) - Amendment No. 3 - Clari... Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 1695 - Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
    Posted in Amendments on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Deutch (D-FL) - Amendment No. 1 - Adds a hiring requirement for future Registers of Copyrights. Y 410 N 14 Chu (D-CA) - Amendment No. 2 - Specifies that the underlying legislation has no impact upon current deposit copy requirements. Adopted Voice Y ✓ N Read more

  • Amendments
    Posted in Amendments on April 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    There are no amendments pending at the current time. Read more

  • Amendment to H.R. 1343 - Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017
    Posted in Amendments on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Polis (D-CO) - Amendment No. 1 - Requires GAO to report to Congress one year after the date of enactment the impact of the legislation on employee ownership Withdrawn Y N Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 1101 - Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017
    Posted in Amendments on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Herrera Beutler (R-WA) - Amendment No. 1 - Clarifies that existing association health plans may continue to operate under existing state and federal law. Adopted Voice Y ✓ N Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 1367 - VA Hiring
    Posted in Amendments on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Wenstrup (R-OH) - Amendment No. 1 - Manager's Amendment Extends the timeline to implement the fellowship program from 90 days to one year and extends the GAO reporting deadline from one to two years. Additionally, it removes the requirement to track a number of hiring effectiveness metrics, changes the establishment of a recruiting database from a “shall” to “may” authority, and stipulates that HR training be accomplished virtually. Adopted Voice Y ✓ N Meng (D-NY) Amendment No. 2 - Makes clear t... Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 1259 - VA Accountability First Act
    Posted in Amendments on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Roe (R-TN) - Amendment No. 1 - Manager's amendment makes a technical change to the bill to insert "to or" after the word "paid" on page 20, line 15 (10 minutes) Adopted Voice Y ✓ N Walz (D-MN) - Amendment No. 2 - Grants the VA Secretary improved authorities to hold VA senior executives and employees accountable, protects employees’ constitutionally guaranteed due process rights, and protects employees’ collective bargaining rights under federal law (10 minutes) Y 194 N 223 Hanabusa (D-HI) - Amen... Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 720 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act
    Posted in Amendments on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Soto (D-FL) - Amendment No. 1 - Reinstates the FRCP 11(c)(2) safe harbor provision to allow parties to avoid penalties by withdrawing or correcting the claims within 14 days from when the alleged violation of rule 11(b) becomes known, anytime up until the end of the discovery period Y 181 N 225 Rep. Jackson Lee (D-TX) - Amendment No. 2 - Strikes provision mandating the award of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs for filing frivolous claims Y 185 N 225 Rep. Conyers (D-MI) - Amendment No. 3... Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 725 - Innocent Party Protection Act
    Posted in Amendments on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Soto (D-FL) - Amendment No. 1 - Exempts lawsuits involving hydraulic fracturing and well stimulation from coverage under the bill Y 189 N 233 Cartwright (D-PA) - Amendment No. 2 - Exempts lawsuits involving insurer bad faith from coverage under the bill Y 187 N 229 Read more

  • Amendments to H.R. 985 - Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017
    Posted in Amendments on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Goodlatte (R-VA) - Amendment No. 1 - Amendment strikes the prohibition on the use of the same class counsel if the named plaintiff is a present or former client, or has a contractual relationship with, the class counsel. Because private securities litigation is already governed by conflict of interest and stay of discovery statutes, this amendment also removes private securities litigation class actions from the conflict of interest and stay of discovery requirements under the bill. The amendmen... Read more

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