H.R. 1973 (109th): Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005

To make access to safe water and sanitation for developing countries a specific policy objective of the United States foreign assistance programs, and for other purposes.



Apr 28, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 1, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 1, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-121


Earl Blumenauer

Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2005
Length: 8 pages


Apr 28, 2005

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Sep 15, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Nov 7, 2005
Passed House

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Nov 16, 2005
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 1, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1973 (109th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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