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S. 1678: DEJOY Act

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Good thing the legislation wasn’t introduced on a Sunday.


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Sponsor and status

Martin Heinrich

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Length: 2 pages
May 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 18, 2021

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2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)

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


May 18, 2021

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