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H.R. 4858 (97th): Waterways Transportation Development and Improvement Act of 1981

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A bill to establish a national policy of promoting and facilitating the operation, maintenance and development of deep-draft seaports, inland river ports, the Saint Lawrence Seaway and related channels, and waterways necessary to domestic and foreign waterborne commerce, and to require recovery of certain expenditures of the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the operation, maintenance, and construction of inland shallow-draft and deep-draft navigational channels and other projects as appropriate; and to forgive all related construction debts owed to the United States.

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Oct 28, 1981
97th Congress (1981–1982)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 28, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


Edward Weber

Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district



15 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 4 Democrats)



Oct 28, 1981

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H.R. 4858 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4858. This is the one from the 97th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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