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H.R. 3279 (114th): Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Doug Collins

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2015
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jul 29, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 30, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Congressmen Collins and Cohen Introduce the \"Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act\"
    — Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2015

Rep. Gosar Exposes Center for Biological Diversity for Dishonest Sue and Settle Tactics Forcing Arbitrary Listing of Species
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 26, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - December 04, 2015
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Dec 7, 2015

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History

Jul 29, 2015
 
Introduced

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Oct 27, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 30, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Nov 30, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 3279 (114th) 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.

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

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