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S. 141: Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act

A bill to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 3, 2017
Length: 23 pages

Jan 12, 2017


Passed Senate (House next) on May 2, 2017

This bill passed in the Senate on May 2, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.


34% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 12, 2017

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Jan 24, 2017
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.

Mar 30, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 2, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 141 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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