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S. 186 (115th): Fair RATES Act

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A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 4, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Jan 23, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 4, 2018 but was never passed by the House.

History

Jan 23, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 3, 2017
 
Considered by Energy

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Mar 8, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 18, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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Sep 4, 2018
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

S. 186 (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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