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H.R. 2 (100th): Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987

About the bill

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The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-17, Apr. 2, 1987, 101 Stat. 132) is a United States Act of Congress, containing in Title I, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1987. It nominally gave power to apportion money to the Secretary of Transportation. Most noticeably it allowed states to raise the speed limit to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) on rural Interstate highways (§ 174 (101 Stat. 218) of the Act amending 23 U.S.C. 154).

It was followed by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.The local agencies (Counties and Cities) in California were assured that an equal or not less amount of monies will still be annually apportioned to the Counties and Cities as they received in 1990–91 under the Federal …

Sponsor and status

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

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Apr 2, 1987

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on April 2, 1987.

Pub.L. 100-17

Glenn Anderson

Representative for California's 32nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 2, 1987


65 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 24 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 21, 1987
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Feb 4, 1987
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 19, 1987
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Mar 27, 1987

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

Apr 1, 1987
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

Apr 2, 1987
Senate Overrides Veto

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

Apr 2, 1987
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 2 (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. 2. 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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