H.R. 5271: Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 2016

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Introduced:

May 17, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on May 17, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 17, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Michael Turner

Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district

Republican

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Last Updated: May 17, 2016
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

0% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To reauthorize chapter 40 of title 28, United States Code.

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History

May 17, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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