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H.R. 1497 (116th): 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
Mar 5, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 29, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


57 Cosponsors (53 Democrats, 4 Republicans)


Position statements

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 estimates H.R. 1497 will add $11 billion in new spending through 2025.


Mar 5, 2019

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Oct 29, 2019
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Sep 4, 2020
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H.R. 1497 (116th) 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. 1497. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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