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S 550: Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2017

Sponsor: Patrick Leahy [D-VTnull] on 2017-03-07
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s550

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The Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act would ensure that mandatory arbitration clauses cannot be interpreted to preempt civil rights claims or other statutory causes of actions.

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S 537: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017

Sponsor: Alan Franken [D-MNnull] on 2017-01-20
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s537

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Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017 would prohibit the use of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration agreements in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust cases.

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S 405: Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act

Sponsor: Chris Coons [D-DEnull] on 2017-02-16
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s405

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The Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act has gained bipartisan support and would exempt from income tax federal and private student loans that are canceled due to the death of the student or the total and permanent disability of the borrower.

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AB 342: Vehicles: automated speed enforcement: five-year pilot program

Sponsor: Assemblymember David Chiu on 02/07/2017
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB342

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Would authorize a five-year pilot program allowing San Jose and San Francisco to implement “automated speed enforcement”. The fines, easily paid by wealthier drivers, have a disproportionate effect on poor people and families, who may be charged $100 or more for driving slightly above the speed limit and who could…

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HR 756: The Postal Reform Act of 2017

Sponsor: Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 2017-01-31
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr756

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This bi-partisan legislation—bill cosponsors with Chaffetz, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen Lynch (D-MA)—is designed to save the U.S. Postal Service from financial ruin. The legislation would allow a one-time one-cent increase in the price of a first-class stamp. Saturday delivery will not be discontinued.

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HR 482: Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017

Sponsor: Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] on 2017-01-12
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr412

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This bill aims to repeal the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which promotes fair housing choice and creates inclusive communities free from discrimination in areas that receive federal funding for housing. If enacted, the bill would nullify the HUD rule.

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S 34: Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017

Sponsor: Ron Johnson [R-WInull] on 2017-01-05
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s34

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Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to target and revoke mulitiple regulations that were passed in the final year of a President Obama's term. Many of the regulations on the potential chopping block address consumer, environmental, energy, and natural resources issues. 

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