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Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2023
Length: 8 pages
Feb 28, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Feb 28, 2023

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 28, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


11 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 1 Independent)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 28, 2023

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S. 549 is 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 S. 549. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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