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H.R. 570: Offshore Accountability Act of 2021

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To require operators of offshore oil and gas facilities to report failures of critical systems to the Secretary of the Interior, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Donald McEachin

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Ordered Reported on Oct 13, 2021

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 13, 2021.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

9 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

McEachin Bipartisan Bill to Increase Offshore Drilling Accountability Passes Natural Resources Committee
    — Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4] (Sponsor) on Oct 13, 2021

May 21, 2021 Newsletter
    — Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4] (Sponsor) on May 21, 2021

McEachin Presents Offshore Accountability Act at Natural Resources Subcommittee
    — Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4] (Sponsor) on May 13, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 570 will be negligible.

History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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Oct 13, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 570 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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