Category Archives: Courts

H.R.469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 Brief – “This bill establishes public notice and comment procedures and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or unreasonably delaying an […]

H.R.732 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.732 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 Brief –     H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017,” prohibits terms in Justice Department settlements that direct or provide for payments to non-victim third-parties. “This bill prohibits government officials from entering into or enforcing a […]

H.R.4010 – Congressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.4010 – Congressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Revised Statutes of the United States and title 28, United States Code, to enhance compliance with requests for information pursuant to legislative power under Article I of the Constitution, and for […]

H.R.2229 – All Circuit Review Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2229 – All Circuit Review Act Brief – This bill makes permanent the authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers. The Merit System Protection Board hears whistleblower complaints against the federal government. The bill would permanently extend the authority for federal […]

H.R.2196 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2196 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients Brief – ‘The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) hears claims against federal agencies brought by whistleblowers. Expanding the scope of the protections to include additional supervisors could increase the number […]

H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Brief – “This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.” – crs The […]

H.R.3229 – 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

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.3229 – 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 Brief – The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requires certain government officials to file public disclosures of […]

H.R.2792 – Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2792 – Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 Brief – This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under […]

H.R.2471 – TRACER Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.2471 – TRACER Act Brief – HR 2471 would ‘direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to share with State, local, and regional fusion centers release information from a Federal correctional facility, including name, charging date, and expected place and date of release, of certain individuals who may pose […]

H.R.3178 – Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3178 – Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the delivery of home infusion therapy and dialysis and the application of the Stark rule under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. […]