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S. 890 (113th): Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2013

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A bill to clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2013
Length: 8 pages
May 7, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Senator Roberts Calls on Majority Leader Reid to Debate Waters of the U.S. Bill
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 10, 2014

Thornberry Introduces House Version of Bill to Protect Land Owner Rights
    — Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13] on Oct 31, 2013

Senator Roberts to EPA Administrator: Farmers and Ranchers, Rural America Under Attack from Agency
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2014

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May 7, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 890 (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.

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

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