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H.R. 706 (114th): Justice Safety Valve Act of 2015

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Scott: Oregon Militia Occupation Ironically Highlights Whats Wrong With Mandatory Minimum Sentences
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Sponsor) on Jan 5, 2016

Paul, Leahy, Massie & Scott Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Introduction Of The Justice Safety Valve Act
    — Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] on Feb 4, 2015

Cicilline Leads House Effort to Fully Fund Blackstone River Valley National Park
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] on Dec 31, 2015

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Feb 4, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 706 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 706. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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