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H.R. 5520 (111th): Oil Spill Responsibility Act of 2010

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To require immediate payment by BP p.l.c to the United States of an amount for use to compensate all affected persons for removal costs and damages arising from the explosion and sinking of the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, to make that amount available to the Secretary of the Interior to pay such compensation, and for other purposes.

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Steve Kagen

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2010
Length: 3 pages

Jun 14, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 14, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jun 14, 2010

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H.R. 5520 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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