H.R. 5698 (111th): To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect employees from retaliation for notifying government officials of violations of those Acts, and for other purposes.


Jul 1, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles Melancon

Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2010
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Summary (CRS)

7/1/2010--Introduced.Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit any person or employer from discharging any employee or discriminating against any employee with ... Read more >

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Jul 1, 2010

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5698”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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