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


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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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014
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About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

4/10/2014--Introduced.Contempt Act - Prohibits the head of a federal agency from paying any agency officer or employee during a pay period in which such officer or employee is in a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 10, 2014

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. 4447”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


23 cosponsors (23R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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