To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to prohibit a court from making an award of costs to a defendant except on a finding that an action was brought in bad faith.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Jul 14, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on July 14, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
May 9, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4624 (113th).
Jul 14, 2016
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H.R. 5796 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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