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.
Last Updated: May 1, 2017
Length: 52 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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18 Cosponsors (14 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
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
May 1, 2017
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Apr 22, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2352 (116th).
H.R. 2261 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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