H.R. 6586 (112th): Space Exploration Sustainability Act


Nov 9, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 14, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 2013.


Pub.L. 112-273


Steven Palazzo

Representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
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About the bill

Full Title

To extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014.

Summary (CRS)

1/14/2013--Public Law.Space Exploration Sustainability Act - Amends the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 to express the sense of Congress that the Administrator of the National Aeronautics ... Read more >


Nov 9, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 13, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 30, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jan 1, 2013
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 2, 2013
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 14, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6586”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (5R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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