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H.RES.285: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should ban and prevent the import of shark fins from sharks caught through the practice of finning, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 90 (76 Democrats, 1 Independent, 13 Republicans)
Introduced June 28, 2013
Latest Major Action June 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should ban and prevent the importation of shark fins from sharks caught through the practice of finning.

Recognizes the threat shark finning poses to sharks and condemns the practice worldwide.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 28, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
June 28, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources