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The materials on this page are not traditional legislative history documents. They are listed here to provide context for the Defend Trade Secrets Act's development and eventual passage.
Table of Contents
White House. HABS Collection, Library of Congress
The following are salient documents cited in House and Senate reports.
Sources of Statutory Text
Associated Legislative Histories
Economic Espionage Act of 1996
Congress.gov's legislative history for the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, Pub. L. No 104-294, 110 Stat. 3488 which the DTSA amends.
Theft Trade Secrets Clarification Act 2012
Congress.gov's legislative history to the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, Pub. L. No: 112-236, 126 Stat. 1627. Congress amended the jurisdictional requirements to the EEA in response to a narrow reading of the original language in U.S. v. Aleynikov, 676 F.3d 71 (2d Cir. 2012). This language was subsequently used in the DTSA as well.