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March 18, 2007

House Votes: H.R. 720 - Water Bill 3 of 3

H.Res. 229: Providing for consideration of H.R. 720
Passed 229-179, 25 not voting. 99% of Democrats supporting, 96% of Republicans opposing.

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

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Amendment to Amendment 2 to H R 720
(consideration: CR H2368-2370, H2373-2374; text: CR H2369)
An amendent numbered 3 printed in part B of House Report 110-36 to require that states, in the development of their priority list under section 606(g) of the Clean Water Act, consider whether the project or activity proposed for funding would first address the repair and replacement of existing wastewater infrastructure.
(On Agreeing to the Amendment)
Failed 140-280, 18 not voting. 73% of Republicans supporting, 100% of Democrats opposing.

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR H2374-2375; text: CR H2374)
(This motion sends a bill back to committee with instructions on how to proceed.)
Passed 359-56, 18 not voting. Bipartisan support.

On Passage
Passed 303-108, 22 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 58% of Republicans opposing.


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(Water Bills 1, 2)

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