A sponsor or patron is a person, usually a legislator, who presents a bill or resolution for consideration. Those who support it are known as cosponsors or copatrons.
A sponsor in the United States Congress is the first member of the House or Senate to be listed among the potentially numerous lawmakers who introduce a bill for consideration.Committees are occasionally identified as sponsors of legislation as well. A sponsor is also sometimes called a "primary sponsor."
It should not be assumed that a bill's sponsor actually drafted it. The bill may have been drafted by a staff member, by an interest group, or by others. In the Senate, multiple sponsorship of a bill is permitted.
In contrast to a sponsor, a "cosponsor" is a senator or representative who adds his or her name as a supporter to the sponsor's bill. An "initial cosponsor" or "original cosponsor" is a senator or representative who was listed as a cosponsor at the time of a bill's introduction, rather than added as a cosponsor later on. A cosponsor added later is known as an "additional cosponsor". Some bills have hundreds of cosponsors.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Sumitomo intends to build a facility to manufacture high-voltage cables for the offshore wind sector ... Sponsored ... to build a facility to manufacture high-voltage cables for the offshore wind sector.
Labor standards for offshore wind projects (HB 4080) ...It’s a hefty bill for a short session, but this could be the last chance for Oregon lawmakers to set labor standards for offshore wind, said Representative Dacia Grayber, the bill’s chief sponsor.
They have been flown to an Australian-sponsored offshore migrants processing center on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru, where their refugee claims will be assessed. For over a decade, Australia has employed tough border protection policies ... .
... 2008, as well as being a major proponent for wind energy for the Commonwealth, co-sponsoring legislation securing offshore wind projects, like Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind, as just a few examples.
The sold-out luncheon was sponsored by RWE and Vineyard Offshore, the companies leasing ocean land west of Eureka for an offshore wind project, and the meal was provided by C.C. Catering ... The Brannan’s have owned the building since November 2020 ... .
Being based offshore, then some Super Bowl bettors might question – can these sportsbooks can be trusted? ... This is backed up with these offshore sportsbooks often seen sponsoring big US sporting events each week.
It’s important that we ban offshore drilling, and we raise taxes on corporate polluters, and we fight for environmental justice policies which are included in the bill I co-sponsored, the Donald McEachinEnvironmental Justice (For All) Act.
Orsted, the Danish energy group that also operates much of the North Sea’s wind industry, will exit the offshore wind markets in Norway, Spain and Portugal and will minimise its focus on Japan.Sponsored.