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H.R. 5548: 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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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)

Introduced on Jan 7, 2020

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3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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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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