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H.R. 2261 (115th): Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act

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To improve the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Coast Guard, and coastal States to sustain healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems by maintaining and sustaining their capabilities relating to oil spill preparedness, prevention, response, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2017
Length: 52 pages
May 1, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 1, 2017, 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).


18 Cosponsors (14 Democrats, 4 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Buchanan Earns High Marks for Bipartisanship
    — Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16] (Co-sponsor) on May 7, 2018

Francis Rooney meets with Interior Secretary Zinke For Discussion of Draft Proposed Offshore Drilling Plan
    — Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19, 2017-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 1, 2018

Congressman Francis Rooney Introduces Legislation to Permanently ban drilling in Eastern Gulf
    — Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19, 2017-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 12, 2018

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May 1, 2017

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

H.R. 2261 (115th) 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 H.R. 2261. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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