H.R. 439 (99th): A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the selection of the court of appeals to decide multiple appeals filed with respect to the same agency order.


Jan 3, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on October 17, 1986 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


Sam Hall Jr.

Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended) Amends the judicial code to require an administrative body to notify the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation if administrative review petitions regarding the same order are ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 3, 1985

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 30, 1985
Reported by Committee

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May 13, 1985
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 17, 1986
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 439”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3084 (98th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 1983

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