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H.R. 8210 (117th): SAD Act

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Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2022
Length: 7 pages
Jun 23, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 23, 2022, 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).


78 Cosponsors (78 Democrats)



Jun 23, 2022

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

H.R. 8210 (117th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8210. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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