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S. 188: Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act

A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Bill Cassidy

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Jan 23, 2017


Passed Senate (House next) on Sep 18, 2017

This bill passed in the Senate on September 18, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.


23% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 23, 2017

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Mar 15, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Apr 24, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Sep 18, 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. 188 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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