To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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46 Cosponsors (28 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Curbelo's Bipartisan Foreign Spill Protection Act Signed into Law”
— Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2017
“Rep. Soto Fires Back at Trump Administration Over Oil Drilling Deregulation Plans”
— Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 2, 2018
“Soto, Curbelos Foreign Spill Protection Act Signed Into Law”
— Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 12, 2017
Apr 26, 2016
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1684 (114th).
Jan 12, 2017
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H.R. 468 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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