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H.R. 8471: Set Sail Safely Act

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To establish a Federal Maritime Task Force and a private sector advisory committee to address the health, safety, security, and logistical issues relating to the continuation of maritime travel and the resumption of cruise operations in United States waters during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Sponsor and status

Jenniffer González-Colón

Sponsor. Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Oct 1, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 1, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 1, 2020. 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)

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What legislators are saying

Jenniffer Gonzlez radica legislacin para promover una reapertura segura de la industria de cruceros y ayudar al sector turstico
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] (Sponsor) on Oct 6, 2020

Representatives Shalala, Gonzalez-Colon Introduce Bill to Support Safe Tourism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    — Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 2, 2020

Jenniffer Gonzlez files a bill to promote a safe reopening of the cruise industry and help the tourism sector
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] (Sponsor) on Oct 6, 2020

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Oct 1, 2020

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