S. 546: RESPONSE Act of 2016

A bill to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Feb 24, 2015


Passed Senate on May 9, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on May 9, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Heidi Heitkamp

Junior Senator from North Dakota



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Last Updated: May 10, 2016
Length: 13 pages


Feb 24, 2015

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Mar 4, 2015
Reported by Committee

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May 9, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 546 is 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.

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