To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to permit a bipartisan majority of Commissioners to hold a meeting that is closed to the public to discuss official business.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on April 28, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)
Apr 28, 2016
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May 24, 2016
Considered by Innovation, Data, and Commerce
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H.R. 5116 (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. 5116. 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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