H. Rept. 115-16 1 (2017-02-24)

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115TH CONGRESS
   1st Session  J HOUSE   OF  REPRESENTATIVES


REPORT
115-16


         LAWSUIT ABUSE REDUCTION ACT OF 2017




FEBRUARY 24, 2017.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
                  of the Union and ordered to be printed




       Mr. GOODLATTE,   from the Committee  on  the Judiciary,
                      submitted  the following


                         REPORT


                           together with


                       DISSENTING VIEWS

                       [To accompany H.R. 720]

          [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The  Committee   on the Judiciary, to whom   was  referred the bill
(H.R. 720) to amend   Rule  11 of the Federal  Rules of Civil Proce-
dure  to improve  attorney  accountability, and for other  purposes,
having  considered  the  same,  reports  favorably thereon  without
amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

                             CONTENTS


Purpose and Sum m ary ............................................................................................
Background and Need for the Legislation .............................................................
Hearings              ...................................................................................................................
Com m ittee Consideration ........................................................................................
Com      m   ittee     Votes         ......................................................................................................
Com m ittee Oversight Findings ...............................................................................
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures .................................................
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estim ate ..........................................................
Duplication of Federal Program s ............................................................................
Disclosure of Directed Rule M akings .....................................................................
Perform ance Goals and Objectives .........................................................................
Advisory on Earm arks .............................................................................................
Section-by-Section Analysis ....................................................................................
Dissenting             Views           .....................................................................................................


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