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 >
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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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Jan 3, 1985
Reported by Committee
Apr 30, 1985
Passed House
May 13, 1985
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed Senate with Changes
Oct 17, 1986
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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