H.R. 6285 (111th): To prohibit the importation into the United States of paper products that are not manufactured in accordance with requirements that are at least as stringent as the requirements under the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Introduced:
Sep 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Steve Kagen
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Sep 29, 2010
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 29, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 29, 2010
 
Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


9/29/2010--Introduced.
Prohibits importing or delivering for importation into the United States any paper product if:
(1) its labeling does not include an official certification that it was manufactured in accordance with air and water pollution requirements that are at least as stringent as those under the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act), respectively; or
(2) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that it was not manufactured in accordance with such requirements.
Provides for a civil penalty of up to $10 million per transgression for violations. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Administrator to enforce this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 6285 (111th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus