About the bill
H.R. 3144 requires federally owned hydropower facilities within the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) in the Pacific Northwest to be operated according to the salmon management plan adopted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2014. H.R. 3144 brings certainty to the operations of the FCRPS by requiring the System to be operated according to the 2014 Supplemental BiOp issued by NMFS until 2022, or until certain conditions are met. In addition, the bill prohibits any structural modification or removal of the FCRPS hydropower dams, unless specifically and expressly authorized by an Act of Congress.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Bill to Protect Columbia and Snake River Dams Passes House”
— Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 25, 2018
“Senator Murray Reaffirms Strong Opposition to H.R. 3144”
— Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] on Apr 25, 2018
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 3144 (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. 3144. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes, H.R. 3144, 115th Cong. (2017).
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