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H.R. 963: FAIR Act of 2022

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To amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration.

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Sponsor and status

Henry C. “Hank” Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2022
Length: 9 pages
Feb 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 17, 2022

This bill passed in the House on March 17, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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203 Cosponsors (202 Democrats, 1 Republican)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 963 – Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act of 2022 (Mar 15, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Ketanji Brown Jackson, Trailblazers of GA-4, the FAIR Act & More
    — Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] (Sponsor) on Mar 24, 2022

Cicilline: We Must End the Abusive, Unfair Use of Forced Arbitration
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 18, 2022

Heres how the lawmakers who represent Centre County in Congress voted March 11-17
    — Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12] on Mar 22, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 963 will add $2 million in new spending through 2031.


Feb 11, 2021

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Oct 27, 2021
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Nov 3, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Mar 8, 2022
Text Published

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Mar 11, 2022
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Mar 17, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 963 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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