H.R. 2149 (104th): Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1995


Aug 1, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 1, 1996 but was never passed by the Senate.


Elmer “Bud” Shuster

Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 2, 1996
Length: 29 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reduce regulation, promote efficiencies, and encourage competition in the international ocean transportation system of the United States, to eliminate the Federal Maritime Commission, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Aug 1, 1995

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Aug 2, 1995
Reported by Committee

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May 1, 1996
Passed House

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4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 1, 1996 5:55 p.m.
Failed 197/224
May 1, 1996 6:25 p.m.
Passed 239/182

Related Bills

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S. 1356 (Related)
Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1995

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 23, 1995

H.R. 1081 (Related)
Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1995

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 1995

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