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H.R. 5346: Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5346 amends title 51, United States Code, National and Commercial Space Programs, to provide for licenses and experimental permits for space support vehicles and flights.

A GAO report issued in November 2016 recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration examine its current regulatory framework for space support vehicles and suggest legislative or regulatory changes, as applicable. The Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act was largely developed with input from a Department of Transportation report on approaches for streamlining the licensing and permitting process of hybrid launch vehicles to enable non-launch ...

Sponsor and status

Bill Posey

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Mar 20, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 27, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 27, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


39% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 20, 2018

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Mar 22, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jun 25, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jun 27, 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.

Jun 27, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5346 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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