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S. 3044 (114th): Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief and Reconstruction Act

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has yet to end his presidential bid but has become mathematically incapable of winning the Democratic nomination through pledged delegates since May. Just like Cruz, he has only introduced one bill since that point in his race, out of the 30 bills he’s introduced this Congress. That would be S. 3044, the Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief and Reconstruction Act.

Earlier this summer Congress was crafting a measure to help rescue Puerto Rico, the U.S. commonwealth suffering from an extreme debt burden far worse than any of the 50 states. Sanders opposed the compromise plan that gained traction, arguing that its emergency governing board would be led by Republicans and thus likely lead to unfair outcomes such as a lowering of the minimum wage in Puerto …

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Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2016
Length: 72 pages
Jun 9, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 9, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Jun 9, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3044 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3044. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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