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H.R. 2457: J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2457 authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, upon the request of the licensees for the projects numbered 12756 (Red River Lock and Dam No. 3 Project, Colfax, Louisiana), and 12757 and 12758 (Red River Lock and Dam No. 4 Project, Coushatta, Louisiana), to extend the time period during which the licensees are required to commence construction for up to three consecutive two-year periods from the date of the expiration of the original extensions.

Sponsor and status

Mike Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017
Length: 3 pages

May 16, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2017

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 16, 2017

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Jun 7, 2017
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Jun 12, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 12, 2017
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H.R. 2457 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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