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H.R. 6708 (115th): 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
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 5, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sep 5, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6708 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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