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S. 3277 (115th): Space Frontier Act of 2018

A bill to reduce regulatory burdens and streamline processes related to commercial space activities, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Length: 56 pages
Introduced:

Jul 25, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on December 21, 2018.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 3277 will add $64 million in new spending through 2028.

History

Jul 25, 2018
 
Introduced

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Aug 1, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 29, 2018
 
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.

Dec 20, 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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 21, 2018
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

S. 3277 (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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