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S. 168 (115th): Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

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A bill to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation.

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Sponsor and status

Roger Wicker

Sponsor. Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 36 pages
Jan 17, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Wicker Asks Coast Guard Commandant About Maritime Regulations
    — Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS] (Sponsor) on Mar 22, 2017

President Signs Coast Guard Reauthorization, Includes Inhofe Provisions
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 4, 2018

Commerce Committee Advances Coast Guard Reauthorization, Includes Inhofe Provisions
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on May 18, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates new spending due to S. 168 will be negligible.


Jan 17, 2017

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Jan 24, 2017
Ordered Reported

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

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S. 168 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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