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H.R. 5609 (115th): Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2018

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To establish a trust fund to provide for adequate funding for water and sewer infrastructure, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Keith Ellison

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2018
Length: 18 pages
Apr 25, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 25, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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Rep. Ellison Introduces Bill to Guarantee Safe Drinking Water on Flint Anniversary
    — Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018] (Sponsor) on Apr 25, 2018

Hosting a Maternal Health Symposium in Memphis
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 10, 2018

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Flint with Calls for Congress to Overhaul Crippled Water Infrastructure
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 28, 2018

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Apr 25, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5609 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5609. 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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