A bill to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Mississippi. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 36 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
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
What stakeholders are saying
Jan 17, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 24, 2017
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.
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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