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S. 378: Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1033, which covers the same issue, would require the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) to create an online searchable database containing information about cases in which fees and expenses were awarded by courts or federal agencies to individuals or entities under the Equal Access to Justice Act.

The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was enacted ‘‘in response to widespread sentiment that administrative agencies were burdening small businesses with excessive regulation.’’[1] The EAJA provides for award of attorneys' fees for individuals and certain entities that ...

Sponsor and status

John Barrasso

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 5 pages

Feb 14, 2017


Introduced on Feb 14, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 14, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 1033 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Feb 27, 2017


Feb 14, 2017

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Ordered Reported

Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 378 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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