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S. 1694: One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act

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Should the location of the first humans to set foot on the moon be preserved, or risk being lost?

Context

Exactly 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, it’s becoming a busier place.

In January, China became the first country to land on the far side of the moon, with a robot. India is scheduled to land its first craft on the moon in September. Private companies — most notably Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin — are also ...

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2019
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 18, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on July 18, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
19% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Tiberi introduces strong customs enforcement legislation
    — Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018] on Apr 23, 2015

Boehner Statement on House-Passed Human Trafficking Bills
    — Rep. John Boehner [R-OH8, 1991-2015] on May 21, 2014

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 1694 will be negligible.

History

May 23, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jul 10, 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.

Jul 18, 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. 1694 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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