H.R. 4174 (110th): Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2008


Nov 14, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 9, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Thomas “Tom” Allen

Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2008
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish an interagency committee to develop an ocean acidification research and monitoring plan and to establish an ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Summary (CRS)

7/9/2008--Passed House amended.Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2008 or FOARAM Act - Section3 - Defines "ocean acidification," for this Act, as the decrease in pH of the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 14, 2007

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Jun 25, 2008
Reported by Committee

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Jul 9, 2008
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4174”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (15D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1581 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 4, 2007

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