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H.R. 2809 (115th): American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act

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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

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2018
Length: 72 pages
Introduced
Jun 7, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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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THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - April 27, 2018
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Apr 30, 2018

On the House Floor This Week - 4/23/18
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Apr 23, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of April 23, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Apr 23, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2809 will add $5 million in new spending.

History

Jun 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 8, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 24, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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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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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