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Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2023
Length: 6 pages
Jan 24, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jan 24, 2023

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 24, 2023. 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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20 Cosponsors (20 Republicans)

0% chance of being enacted (details)


Jan 24, 2023

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S. 29 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 29. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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