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As the Supreme Court explained, the FAA's venue provisions are discretionary, not mandatory. Cortez Byrd Chips, Inc. v. Bill Harbert Constr. Co. , 529 U.S. 193, 194-96, 120 S. Ct. 1331, 1334 (2000). Congress enacted the FAA in 1925 against the tapestry of a restrictive general venue statute, with the intent of liberalizing venue choice. Id. at 1336-37. Thus, the venue provisions of the FAA do not supplant the general venue provisions of 28 U.S.C.S 1391(a); rather, they are permissive and supplement those sections. Id. 

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