To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to citizen suits and the specification of disposal sites, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Rice Introduces Legislation to Discourage Frivolous Lawsuits”
— Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7] (Sponsor) on Feb 17, 2017
Dec 1, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4149 (114th).
Feb 16, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 6, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5341.
H.R. 1179 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1179. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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