H.R. 5382 (108th): Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004


Nov 18, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-492


Dana Rohrabacher

Representative for California's 46th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2004
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote the development of the emerging commercial human space flight industry, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - States that Congress finds that:(1) the goal of safely opening space to the American people and to their private commercial enterprises should guide Federal space investments, policies, and ... Read more >


Nov 18, 2004

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Nov 20, 2004
Passed House

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Dec 8, 2004
Passed Senate

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Dec 23, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5382”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (1R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Nov 20, 2004 2:32 p.m.
Passed 269/120

Related Bills

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S. 2998 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 18, 2004

H.R. 3752 (Related)
Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 4, 2004

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