H.R. 5851 (111th): Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010


Jul 26, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 30, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.


George Miller

Representative for California's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2010
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide whistleblower protections to certain workers in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Summary (CRS)

7/30/2010--Passed House without amendment.Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010 - Section2 - Prohibits an employer from discharging, discriminating, against, or engaging in retaliatory actions against specified ... Read more >

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Jul 26, 2010

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Jul 30, 2010
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5851”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Jul 30, 2010 5:12 p.m.
Passed 315/93

Related Bills

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H.R. 503 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 2011

H.Res. 1574 (Caused-Action)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3534) to provide greater efficiencies, transparency, returns, ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 30, 2010

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