H.R. 3702: Smithsonian Collections Space Authorization Act

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Introduced:

Oct 7, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Oct 7, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 7, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Sam Johnson

Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2015
Length: 3 pages

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for additional space for the protection and preservation of national collections held by the Smithsonian Institution.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Oct 7, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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