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H.R. 1497: Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019

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To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain water pollution control programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Peter DeFazio

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Mar 5, 2019

Introduced on Mar 5, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 5, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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March 05, 2019 Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano, Reps. Young, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Wastewater Infrastructure Challenges
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Sponsor) on Mar 8, 2019

Chairwoman Napolitanos Statement at Hearing on Clean Water Infrastructure
    — Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2019

congressman Morelle takes action to fight back against climate change and protect our planet for future generations
    — Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 14, 2019

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Mar 5, 2019

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