S. 1734 (104th): False Statements Penalty Restoration Act


May 8, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 16, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Jul 22, 1996
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit false statements to Congress, to clarify congressional authority to obtain truthful testimony, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/22/1996--Reported to Senate amended.False Statements Penalty Restoration Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to make provisions prohibiting anyone from knowingly and willfully making misrepresentations to the Government applicable to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 8, 1996

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Jul 16, 1996
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1734”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (6D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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