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H.R. 5548 (116th): Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act

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To improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jared Huffman

Sponsor. Representative for California's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Length: 31 pages
Jan 7, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


15 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 2346 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Dec 20, 2020


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Huffman, Rep. Palazzo Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Federal Fisheries Disaster Relief Program
    — Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2] (Sponsor) on Jan 8, 2020

Kilmer, Herrera Beutler Lead Legislation to Improve Federal Fishery Disaster Process, Increase Accountability
    — Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 8, 2020

Reps. Palazzo and Huffman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Federal Fisheries Disaster Relief Program
    — Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 8, 2020

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Jan 7, 2020

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Jan 14, 2020
Considered by Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

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H.R. 5548 (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. 5548. 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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