H.R.4609: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a comprehensive study of the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane Valley Aquifer, located in Idaho and Washington.

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Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to study and report to Congress on the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane Valley Aquifer for the purpose of preparing a model of the aquifer and establishing for the States of Idaho and Washington a mutually acceptable understanding of the aquifer as a groundwater resource. Authorizes appropriations.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Executive Comment Requested from Interior.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
Subcommittee on Water and Power Discharged.
Reported by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 107-492.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 293.
Mr. Osborne moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4609.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 340 - 9 (Roll no. 283).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
April 25, 2002

Introduced in the House by George R. Nethercutt (R-Wash.)

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