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S. 217: Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

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A bill to amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, to require the maintenance of databases on awards of fees and other expenses to prevailing parties in certain administrative proceedings and court cases to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Barrasso

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Jan 24, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jan 24, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 24, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

H.R. 752 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Feb 7, 2019

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History

Jan 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
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Signed by the President

S. 217 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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