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H.R. 2289 (114th): Commodity End-User Relief Act

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The Commodity End-User Relief Act (CEURA) would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC) as well as reform some aspects of the financial regulation required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The CFTC is an independent agency created in 1974 to regulate futures and options markets to prevent fraud and abuse. It was given increased authority on swap markets by Dodd-Frank after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. CEURA would reduce this authority, which has caused controversy. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR4) criticized that although the reauthorization of the CFTC is necessary, the bill would weaken it enough to allow for the danger of another financial crisis. The House Committee on Agriculture provided this press release in support of the bill. It has passed the House and …

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Michael Conaway

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Length: 80 pages
May 13, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 9, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Chairman Austin Scott Applauds Passage of Commodity Futures Trading Commission Reauthorization
    — Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 9, 2015

Congressman McGovern: House Republican CFTC Bill Weakens Dodd-Frank Protections and Increases Risk of Another Financial Crisis
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] on Jun 3, 2015

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2289
    — Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018] on Jun 9, 2015

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May 13, 2015

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May 14, 2015
Considered by House Committee on Agriculture

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May 29, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Agriculture

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Jun 9, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 2289 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2289. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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