To amend title 51, United States Code, to provide for the authorization and supervision of nongovernmental space activities, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2018
Length: 72 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 24, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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15 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
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Jun 7, 2017
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Jun 8, 2017
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Apr 24, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
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Apr 24, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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H.R. 2809 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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