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H.R. 988: NEAR Act of 2019

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To provide for a study by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science examining the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors in estuarine environments.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Bill Posey

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Feb 6, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 5, 2019

This bill passed in the House on June 5, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Poseys Bipartisan Coastal Acidification Bill
    — Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] (Sponsor) on Jun 5, 2019

House Science Committee Advances U.S. Rep. Bill Poseys Bipartisan Coastal Acidification Bill
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] (Co-sponsor) on May 6, 2019

Senators Markey and Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Health of Oceans
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Oct 25, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 988 will add $1 million in new spending through 2021.

History

Feb 6, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 9, 2019
 
Considered by Environment

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 1, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 23, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 5, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 988 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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