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A Legislative History of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Floor Debate

A compilation of legislative source documents for the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. This legislation created a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.

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White House.  HABS Collection, Library of Congress

114th Congress

Supportive statements were made in both the Senate and House upon deliberation of S. 1890.  Votes are also listed below.

113th Congress

Aside from deliberation on S. 1890, the only other floor statement directly dealing with trade secret legislation was Senator Herb Kohl's introduction of S. 3389, the Protecting American Trade Secrets and innovation Act.

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