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S. 2313: Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018

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Chris Van Hollen Jr.

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2018
Length: 20 pages

Jan 16, 2018


Introduced on Jan 16, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 16, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


30% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 16, 2018

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