H.R. 335: RAMP Act

Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee
28% chance of being enacted
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Charles Boustany Jr.
Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district
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Jan 22, 2013
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 104 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

S. 601 (Related)
Water Resources Development Act of 2013

Passed Senate
Last Action: May 15, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
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47% chance of getting past committee.
28% 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 ensure that amounts credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for harbor maintenance.


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111 cosponsors (56R, 55D) (show)

House Rules

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Water Resources and Environment

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Library of Congress Summary

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Realize America's Maritime Promise Act or RAMP Act - Requires the total budget resources for expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for harbor maintenance programs to equal the level of receipts plus interest credited to such Fund for that fiscal year. Limits the use of such resources to such programs only.
Declares that it shall be out of order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that would cause total budget resources for the Fund in a fiscal year for harbor maintenance programs to be less than the level of receipts plus interest credited to the Fund for that fiscal year.

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