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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: Sep 4, 2020
Length: 32 pages
Introduced
Mar 5, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Oct 29, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 29, 2019.

Prognosis
12% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Committee Approves Legislation to Improve Wastewater Systems, Reduce Climate Impacts
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

Water Quality and Job Creation Act Passes Committee
    — Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

Legislation to Help Small Communities Comply with EPA Regulations Approved by Transportation Committee
    — Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] on Oct 29, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1497 will add $11 billion in new spending through 2025.

History

Mar 5, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Oct 29, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 4, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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H.R. 1497 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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