H.R. 3285 (111th): To amend that portion of title 28, United States Code, commonly called the Tort Claims Act, in order to assure that individuals accompanying Federal employees who are engaged in missions for the United States Government in foreign countries have legal recourse against the Government for certain tort claims, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Jul 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Victor “Vic” Snyder
Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 21, 2009
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 21, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 21, 2009
 
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Immigration and Border Security

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7/21/2009--Introduced.
Amends the federal law commonly known as the "Tort Claims Act" to apply it to individuals accompanying, with the knowledge and consent of the U.S. government, federal employees engaged in missions for the U.S. government in foreign countries (thus assuring them of legal recourse against the U.S. government for certain tort claims).
Declares that the law of the place where the act or omission occurred which gives rise to the tort claim shall be deemed to be the law of the claimant's current or last U.S. domicile.

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