H.R.1863: To require the Secretary of State to submit a report on water sharing with Mexico.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Filemon Vela, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action June 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of State to report annually to Congress regarding: (1) efforts by Mexico to meet its deliveries of water to the Rio Grande in accordance with the Treaty between the United States and Mexico Respecting Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande; and (2) benefits to the United States of the Interim International Cooperative Measures in the Colorado River Basin through 2017 and Extension of Minute 318 Cooperative Measures to Address the Continued Effects of the April 2010 Earthquake in the Mexicali Valley, Baja, California.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
May 7, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.