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  • Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013


    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-14

    GOODLATTE. Madam Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 403, I call up the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes,...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    CONYERS. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in opposition to H.R. 2655. I suggest that what we are doing here this afternoon will turn the clock back to a time when the...



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    Representative Trent Franks

    From: AZ District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-14

    FRANKS of Arizona. Madam Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding me this time. I also want to express my appreciation to Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Smith for both introducing and bringing forth...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    NADLER. Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 2655, the so-called Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Unfortunately, rather than reduce abusive litigation, this bill will have just the opposite...



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    Representative Lamar Smith

    From: TX District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-14

    SMITH of Texas. Madam Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Goodlatte for yielding me time and for also bringing the bill to the House floor today, and for all of his hard work on this legislation. The...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    JACKSON LEE. Madam Speaker, let me thank the gentleman for his outstanding leadership of this committee, and let me thank the manager as well. This is an important initiative. Using the time to be able...



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    Representative Matt Cartwright

    From: PA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    CARTWRIGHT. I thank the gentleman from Michigan. Madam Speaker, I come here as a freshman in this Congress. I come from northeastern Pennsylvania, my first time involved in the political theater. And...



    A picture of Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    DEUTCH. I thank my good friend from Michigan (Mr. Conyers). Mr. Speaker, make no mistake, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act is little more than a GOP effort to turn back the clock on civil rights, on...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 2655, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA). This deceptively-named bill would roll back Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil...



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    LEWIS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. LEWIS of Georgia. I am opposed to H.R. 2655. The SPEAKER...



    A picture of Representative John Lewis

    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    LEWIS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. LEWIS of Georgia. I am opposed to H.R. 2655. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Scott Perry

    From: PA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-14

    PERRY. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 2655--Motion to Recommit; I was off-site and my staff was unable to contact me regarding the vote due to a inoperative telephone. Had I been present, I would have...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and...



    A picture of Representative Richard M. Nolan

    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

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    A picture of Representative Chris Van Hollen

    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Thursday, November 14, 2013 Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition...



    A picture of Representative Jared Huffman

    Representative Jared Huffman

    From: CA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    HUFFMAN of california in the house of representatives Thursday, November 14, 2013 Mr. HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition...