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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a working group to recommend to Congress a definition of blockchain technology, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/17/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with amendments. With written report No. 116-177.
02/26/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/17/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 373.
Action By: Senate
12/17/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with amendments. With written report No. 116-177.
07/10/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
02/26/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 02/26/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation02/26/2019 Referred to
07/10/2019 Markup by
12/17/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-177

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Introduced in Senate (02/26/2019)

Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of Commerce to establish the Blockchain Working Group to submit a report to Congress which contains a recommended definition of the distributed ledger technology commonly referred to as blockchain technology, and other specified recommendations regarding this technology.