S. 2489: Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act

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Feb 3, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 3, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 3, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Sheldon Whitehouse

Junior Senator from Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 36 pages


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Feb 3, 2016

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Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2489 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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