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S. 1590 (116th): 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. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
May 22, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
Cosponsors

39 Cosponsors (34 Democrats, 4 Republicans, 1 Independent)

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute 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.

S. 1590 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1590. 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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