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H.R. 906 (115th): Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017

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To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Blake Farenthold

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Feb 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Goodlatte and Farenthold Praise House Judiciary Approval of the FACT Act
    — Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Feb 15, 2017

Goodlatte Praises House Passage of Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act
    — Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 9, 2017

house judiciary democrats call for emergency hearings after administration official reveals russia hacked u.s. voter rolls in 2016
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Feb 8, 2018

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History

Feb 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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Feb 15, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 24, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 906 (115th) 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. 906. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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