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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
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 was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Francis Rooney Introduces Legislation to Permanently ban drilling in Eastern Gulf”
— Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 12, 2018
May 1, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 22, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2352.
H.R. 2261 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act, H.R. 2261, 115th Cong. (2017).
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