H.R. 25 (94th): Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act


Jan 14, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on May 20, 1975

This bill was vetoed by the President on May 20, 1975 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.


Morris Udall

Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines.

Summary (CRS)

5/2/1975--Conference report filed in Senate.(Conference report filed in Senate, S. Rept. 94-101) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - =TitleI - Statement of Findings and Policy=Declares that most of the ... Read more >

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Jan 14, 1975

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Mar 18, 1975
Passed House

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Mar 20, 1975
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

May 20, 1975

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 25”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (20D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Mar 18, 1975 midnight
unknown 332/86

Related Bills

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H.R. 11500 (93rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 25, 1974

H.R. 5662 (95th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 28, 1977

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