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H.R. 3144 (115th): 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.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jun 29, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

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What legislators are saying

Reps. McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse Applaud White House Plan to Bring Certainty to Columbia and Snake River System
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] (Sponsor) on Oct 19, 2018

Bill to Protect Columbia and Snake River Dams Passes House
    — Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 25, 2018

Senator Murray Reaffirms Strong Opposition to H.R. 3144
    — Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] on Apr 25, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3144 will save $16 million through 2028.

History

Jun 29, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 12, 2017
 
Considered by Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

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Apr 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 18, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Apr 20, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Apr 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3144 (115th) 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 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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