H.R.720: Water Quality Financing Act of 2007

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Bill Summary

Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 - Title I: Technical and Management Assistance - (Sec. 101) Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (popularly known as the Clean Water Act [CWA]) to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make grants to nonprofit organizations to provide: (1) technical assistance to rural and small municipalities for grants from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Funds;...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 55 - 13.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 110-30.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 11.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 229 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 720 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee of the Whole.
Rule H. Res. 229 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 229.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 720 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee of the Whole.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 229 and Rule XVIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Hilda L. Solis to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 720.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 229, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stupak amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 229, the Committe of the Whole proceede with 10 minutes of debate on the Baker amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Baker amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Baker demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res 229, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hall of New York Amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 229, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Platts amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 229, the Committe of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hirono amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 229, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Whitfield amendment.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 720.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Cantor moved to recommit with instructions to Transportation.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cantor motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment adding a new title which adds prohibitions on the issuance of transportation security cards to convicted felons.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: 359 - 56 (Roll no. 134).
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 303 - 108 (Roll no. 135).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Star Print ordered on the bill.
Jan. 30, 2007

Introduced in the House by James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.)

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