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H.R. 1171 (112th): Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012

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To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act.

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Sam Farr

Sponsor. Representative for California's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2012
Length: 8 pages
Mar 17, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)
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H.R. 2838: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2012. (compare text)

40 Cosponsors (33 Democrats, 7 Republicans)



Mar 17, 2011

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Jun 7, 2012
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Aug 1, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1171 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1171. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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