H.R. 6305 (109th): To provide compensation for United States citizens taken hostage by terrorists or state sponsors of terrorism.


Sep 29, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2006
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

9/29/2006--Introduced.Authorizes the President to compensate a U.S. national, or his or her estate, who:(1) has a claim pending in U.S. court against a foreign state seeking compensation for injuries caused ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 29, 2006

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6305”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

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