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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: Nov 16, 2022
Length: 8 pages
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

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.

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9 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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 estimates new spending due to H.R. 570 will be negligible.


Jan 28, 2021

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Oct 13, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Nov 16, 2022
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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