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

Introduced:

Apr 28, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 1, 2005

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

Law:

Pub.L. 109-121

Sponsor:

Earl Blumenauer

Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2005
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

Apr 28, 2005
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 15, 2005
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 7, 2005
 
Passed House

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

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.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
101 cosponsors (62D, 38R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 7, 2005 7:09 p.m.
Passed 319/34

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