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H.R. 6031: PRINT Act

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Sponsor and status

Kristi Noem

Sponsor. Representative for South Dakota At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Jun 7, 2018


Introduced on Jun 7, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 7, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


8% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 7, 2018

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H.R. 6031 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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