This bill would require the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) to annually prepare a report detailing the amount of fees and other expenses awarded by federal courts to nonfederal entities when they prevail in cases against the U.S.
"Congress passed the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) as a means to help individuals, retirees, veterans, and small businesses recover attorney’s fees and costs associated with suing the federal government. Congress intended EAJA to remove a barrier to justice for those with limited access to the resources it takes to sue or defend against the federal government."
Under this legislation, the ACUS would
also be required to create a publicly-available searchable online
database with information on the cases where fees and expenses were
awarded by courts or federal agencies. The ACUS is an independent agency
that assists other agencies of the federal government in improving
regulatory and other administrative procedures.