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H.R. 2748 (115th): SOS Act of 2017

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To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, and for other purposes.

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Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 25, 2017
Length: 7 pages
May 25, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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47 Cosponsors (35 Democrats, 12 Republicans)


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Bill Sponsored by Sullivan and Whitehouse, Championed by Young, Bonamici Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK, 1973-2022] (Sponsor) on Oct 11, 2018

Bill Championed by Bonamici, Young to Clean Up Oceans Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2018

Comisionada residente anuncia $10.5 millones para iniciar los proyectos de control de la erosin de costas
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 6, 2018

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May 25, 2017

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H.R. 2748 (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. 2748. 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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