Passed House — Oct 8, 2015
Last Action: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 173 (Roll no. 544).
Explanation: This bill passed in the House on October 8, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
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.
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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2005
Length: 8 pages
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.
Section4 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) in order to make the most effective use of amounts of official development assistance for water and sanitation and avoid waste ... Read more >
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
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.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1973”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1973 — 109th Congress: Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr1973
“H.R. 1973 — 109th Congress: Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. October 9, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr1973>
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