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  • Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015


    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 420, I call up the bill (H.R. 758) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes,...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    COHEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I was duly impressed with the statement and position of my chairman, but I find it hard to believe it is on this bill because this bill...



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    Representative Lamar Smith

    From: TX District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Goodlatte) for bringing this legislation to the House floor. I appreciate all of his efforts to do so, and I appreciate his...



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    Representative Matt Cartwright

    From: PA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I will say, with due deference to respected colleagues from Virginia and Texas, this is a misguided piece of legislation. I speak as not only a Member of this House, but also...



    A picture of Representative Blake Farenthold

    Representative Blake Farenthold

    From: TX District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    FARENTHOLD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 758, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, commonly called LARA, sponsored by my good friend and colleague from Texas, Mr. Lamar Smith. The legal system...



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    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the so-called Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Today, Mr. Speaker, is Constitution Day. How is the House GOP celebrating Constitution Day? By trampling on our...



    A picture of Representative Dana Rohrabacher

    Representative Dana Rohrabacher

    From: CA District 48

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    ROHRABACHER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 758. This is not an attack on the Federal judiciary. This is an attack on those unscrupulous lawyers and con artists who are bilking the American...



    A picture of Representative Ryan A. Costello

    Representative Ryan A. Costello

    From: PA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, should those filing a frivolous lawsuit be held accountable to the victims of that frivolous lawsuit? I think most people would say yes. There are hard-working...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I oppose H.R. 758, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015.'' This bill is substantially identical to bills that we considered in the 112th and 113th Congresses, and we have...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and a strong defender of the civil rights and liberties of all Americans, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 758, the ``Lawsuit...



    A picture of Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    From: WA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    DelBENE. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentlewoman opposed to the bill? Ms. DelBENE. I am opposed, in its current form. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    BARR. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall Nos. 497-500, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yes'' on 497, 498, 499 and ``no'' on 500. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Thursday, September 17, 2015 Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in...



    A picture of Representative Lois Frankel

    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    FRANKEL of florida in the house of representatives Thursday, September 17, 2015 Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise...