H.R. 2303: Save Our Soldiers’ Lungs Act

Jun 06, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Carol Shea-Porter
Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
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Jun 06, 2013
3 pages
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Last Action: Jun 14, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jun 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 06, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To define the term "covered waste" for purposes of the Department of Defense prohibition on the disposal of certain waste in open-air burn pits.


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House Armed Services


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Save Our Soldiers' Lungs Act - Includes within the definition of "covered waste" for purposes of the Department of Defense (DOD) prohibition against disposal of certain waste in open-air burn pits:
tires; treated wood; batteries; plastics, except insignificant amounts of plastic remaining after a good-faith effort to remove or recover plastic materials from the solid waste stream; munitions and explosives; compressed gas cylinders, unless empty with valves removed; fuel containers, unless completely evacuated of contents; aerosol cans; polychlorinated biphenyls; petroleum, oils, and lubricants products (other than waste fuel for initial combustion); asbestos; mercury; foam tent material; and any item containing any of such materials.

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