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S. 2194: Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021

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A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the Coastal Program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to work with willing partners and provide support to efforts to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal areas that provide fish and wildlife habitat on which Federal trust species depend, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2021
Length: 12 pages
Jun 23, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 23, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 23, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cardin and Graham, Huffman and Gonzlez-Coln Introduce Bicameral Bill to Protect Americas Coastal Regions
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR] on Jun 24, 2021

Chairman Carpers Opening Statement: Hearing on Coastal Restoration and Habitat Conservation Legislation
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] on Jun 15, 2022

Cardin y Graham, Huffman y Gonzlez-Coln presentan medida bicameral para proteger las regiones costeras de Estados Unidos
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR] on Jun 24, 2021

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Jun 23, 2021

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Jun 15, 2022
Considered by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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S. 2194 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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