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H.R. 3999 (110th): National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act of 2008

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To amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the safety of Federal-aid highway bridges, to strengthen bridge inspection standards and processes, to increase investment in the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges on the National Highway System, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

James Oberstar

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
Length: 34 pages
Oct 30, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 24, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Opening Statement: Improving the Federal Bridge Program: Including an Assessment of S. 3338 and H.R. 3999
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Sep 10, 2008

Conaway Moves One Step Closer to Securing America's Bridges
    — Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11] on Jul 24, 2008

Capuano's Amendment Establishing a Nationwide Highway Tunnel Inspection Program Passes in House
    — Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018] on Jul 24, 2008

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Oct 30, 2007

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Oct 31, 2007
Ordered Reported

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Jul 24, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 23, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

H.R. 3999 (110th) 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 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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