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


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

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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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 492 (Related)
Safe Water: Currency for Peace Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 2, 2005

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 1973” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Apr 28, 2005
Reported by Committee
Sep 15, 2005
Passed House
Nov 7, 2005
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Passed Senate
Nov 16, 2005
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 1, 2005


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

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

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

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