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H.R. 5178: Puerto Rico Small Business Contracting Assistance Act of 2018

To amend the Small Business Act to provide for small business concerns located in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Nydia Velázquez

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Mar 6, 2018


Ordered Reported on Mar 14, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 14, 2018.


27% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 6, 2018

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Mar 14, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5178 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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