H.R. 2919 (113th): Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act


Aug 1, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 6, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.


Cynthia Lummis

Representative for Wyoming At Large



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Last Updated: May 7, 2014
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, to require annual reports to Congress on, and the maintenance of databases on, awards of fees and other expenses to prevailing parties in certain administrative proceedings and court cases to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/6/2014--Passed House without amendment.Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act - Amends the Equal Access to Justice Act and the federal judicial code to require the Chairman of the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 1, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 5, 2014
Reported by Committee

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May 6, 2014
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2919”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (4D, 3R) (show)
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. 384 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 14, 2015

S. 2770 (Related)
Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 31, 2014

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