H.R.2919: Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Cynthia M. Lummis, R-Wyo.
Total Cosponsors 7 (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act - Amends the Equal Access to Justice Act and the federal judicial code to require the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States to report to Congress annually on the amount of fees and other expenses awarded to prevailing parties other than the United States in certain administrative proceedings and civil action court cases (excluding tort cases) to which the United States is a party, including settlement agreements.

Requires that such reports: (1) describe the number, nature, and amount of the awards, the claims involved in the controversy, and any other relevant information that may aid Congress in evaluating the scope and impact of such awards; and (2) be made available to the public online.

Directs the Chairman to create and maintain online a searchable database containing specified...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
May 6, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3430-3431)
May 6, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2919.
May 6, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3430-3433)
May 6, 2014 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 322.
May 6, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-434.
Feb. 5, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Feb. 5, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 4, 2014 Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Discharged.
Oct. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.