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H.R. 2239 (113th): Stop Court-Packing Act

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Stop Court-Packing Act (H.R. 2239) was a proposed bill (law) that was introduced in the 113th United States Congress on June 4, 2013, with the full title of the bill stating to "reduce the number of Federal judgeships for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit". The chief sponsor of the legislation was Republican Tom Cotton (R-AR4), with no other notable co-sponsors. He proposed a bill that would reduce the number of judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from eleven to eight.

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Sponsor and status

Tom Cotton

Sponsor. Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 4, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Jun 4, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


16 Cosponsors (16 Republicans)



Jun 4, 2013

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H.R. 2239 (113th) was a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2239. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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