A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a working group to recommend to Congress a definition of blockchain technology, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Indiana. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Length: 8 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on July 10, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
What stakeholders are saying
Feb 26, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 10, 2019
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.
Dec 17, 2019
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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.
May 27, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1869 (117th).
S. 553 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 553. 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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