H.R. 5546 (110th): Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008


Mar 6, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 16, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the antitrust laws to ensure competitive market-based rates and terms for merchants' access to electronic payment systems.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Sets forth a limited antitrust immunity to providers of covered electronic payment systems and merchants for negotiation of access rates and terms. Authorizes providers of a single covered ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 6, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 16, 2008
Reported by Committee

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5546”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


45 cosponsors (27D, 18R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2695 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 4, 2009

S. 3086 (Related)
Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 5, 2008

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