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S. 2313 (115th): 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
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 16, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Jan 16, 2018

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S. 2313 (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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