H.R. 1696 (112th): Energy Regulatory Public Protection Act


May 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim Gerlach

Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 3, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To establish an Office of Public Advocate within the Department of Justice to provide services and guidance to citizens in dealing with concerns involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/3/2011--Introduced.Energy Regulatory Public Protection Act - Establishes within the Department of Justice (DOJ) an Office of Public Advocate to represent the interests of members of the general public affected by ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 3, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1696”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 1921 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 2, 2009

H.R. 1533 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 2013

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