H.R. 394 (112th): Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011


Jan 24, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 7, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 7, 2011.


Pub.L. 112-63


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2011
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

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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. 4113 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 28, 2010

S. 1636 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 2011

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 394” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Jan 24, 2011
Reported by Committee
Jan 26, 2011
Passed House
Feb 28, 2011
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Passed Senate with Changes
Oct 31, 2011
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House with Changes
Nov 18, 2011
Vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.
Senate Agreed to Changes
Nov 30, 2011
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 7, 2011


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Feb 28, 2011 6:55 p.m.
Passed 402/0

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