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H.R. 6708: PAPER Act of 2018

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Sponsor and status

Clay Higgins

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Length: 12 pages

Sep 5, 2018


Introduced on Sep 5, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 5, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Sep 5, 2018

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If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
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Passed House

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H.R. 6708 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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