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S. 1590: RAWR Act

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A bill to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
May 22, 2019
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Oct 22, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on October 22, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 1590 will be negligible.

History

May 22, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Sep 25, 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.

Oct 22, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1590 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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