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S. 378 (115th): Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

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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 prevail in cases (except in tort cases) against the federal government.

Sponsor and status

John Barrasso

Sponsor. Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Feb 14, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 14, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

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



Feb 14, 2017

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S. 378 (115th) 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 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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