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S. 820: Debbie Smith Act of 2019

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A bill to strengthen programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Mar 14, 2019
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on May 16, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on May 16, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

DNA Backlog Program Legislation Clears Senate Judiciary Committee
    — Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID] (Co-sponsor) on May 2, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 820 will add $644 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Mar 14, 2019
 
Introduced

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

May 2, 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 16, 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 Unanimous Consent 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. 820 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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