S. 1140 (114th): Federal Water Quality Protection Act

This is legislation that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to revise its definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to take into account the limits of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction — as established by court decisions — and the impact on small businesses and state and local governments.

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 30, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on November 3, 2015.

Sponsor:

John Barrasso

Junior Senator from Wyoming

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015
Length: 54 pages

History

Apr 30, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 10, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 16, 2015
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Nov 3, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

S. 1140 (114th) 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 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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