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H.R. 1 (100th): Water Quality Act of 1987

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the renewal of the quality of the Nation's waters, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Jan 6, 1987
100th Congress (1987–1988)

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Feb 4, 1987

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on February 4, 1987.

Pub.L. 100-4

James Howard

Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 1987


167 Cosponsors (116 Democrats, 51 Republicans)



Jan 6, 1987

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 8, 1987
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jan 21, 1987
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 30, 1987

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Feb 4, 1987
Senate Overrides Veto

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

H.R. 1 (100th) was 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 H.R. 1. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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