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H.R. 3997 (109th): Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA)

To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide for secure financial data, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Steven LaTourette

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2006
Length: 108 pages

Oct 6, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 16, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead:

H.R. 4127 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Mar 29, 2006


Oct 6, 2005

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Mar 16, 2006
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

H.R. 3997 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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