About the bill
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.’’ The EAJA provides for award of attorneys' fees for individuals and certain entities that prevail in cases (except in tort cases) against the federal government.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Wyoming. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Feb 14, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 27, 2017
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1033 (115th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 378 (115th).
Jan 24, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 217.
S. 378 (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 S. 378. 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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