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H.R. 843: Reform EPA Act

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To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404 of such Act, and for other purposes.

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Bob Gibbs

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jan 29, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 29, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 29, 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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<span class='\"kicker\"'>House passes Smith bill</span>Smith statement as House debates Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Nov 18, 2020

Smith statement on the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act being debated by the House
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Nov 17, 2020

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Full Committee passed Smith's....</span>H.R. 8438Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Oct 1, 2020

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Jan 29, 2019

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