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H.R. 1240: Young Fishermen’s Development Act of 2019

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To preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Feb 14, 2019

Introduced on Feb 14, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 14, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Golden, Young Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Create Opportunities for Young People in the Fishing Industry
    — Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 15, 2019

Amata-Cosponsored Fishing Bills Examined in Committee
    — Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0] (Co-sponsor) on May 8, 2019

Opening Statement: Ranking Member McClintock - Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee
    — Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] on May 8, 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

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May 8, 2019
Considered by Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

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H.R. 1240 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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