To control the spread of aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes basin and the Mississippi River basin, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014
Length: 7 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on December 11, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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11 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
Dec 11, 2014
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H.R. 5861 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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