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H.R. 5078 (113th): Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014

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To preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Steve Southerland

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014
Length: 10 pages
Jul 11, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 9, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


120 Cosponsors (115 Republicans, 5 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (Sep 8, 2014)

What legislators are saying

Sunshine State, not Feds, should control water destiny
    — Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014] (Sponsor) on Oct 8, 2014

Shuster Reelected Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    — Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 19, 2014

Huffman Offers Motion to Prevent Republican Bill from Threatening Clean Water Supplies
    — Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2] on Sep 10, 2014

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Jul 11, 2014

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Jul 16, 2014
Ordered Reported

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Sep 9, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 5078 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5078. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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