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H.R. 5260 (116th): PROSWIFT Act

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To improve understanding and forecasting of space weather, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ed Perlmutter

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 22, 2019
Length: 25 pages
Nov 22, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
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S. 881: PROSWIFT Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 21, 2020. (compare text)

9 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Perlmutters Space Weather Bill Takes Important Step Forward with Committee Passage
    — Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7] (Sponsor) on Jan 9, 2020

Bipartisan Space Weather Research Bill Beneficial to Marshall Space Flight Center Passes U.S. House
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 16, 2020

Bipartisan Space Weather Research Bill Beneficial to Marshall Space Flight Center Passes House Science Committee
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 9, 2020

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Nov 22, 2019

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Jan 9, 2020
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H.R. 5260 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5260. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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