H.R. 4447 (113th): Contempt Act

To direct the employing authority of any officer or employee of the Federal Government who is in contempt of Congress to not pay compensation to the officer or employee while the officer or employee remains in contempt, and for other purposes.

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Apr 10, 2014
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 10, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Blake Farenthold

Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district



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Apr 10, 2014

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H.R. 4447 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

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