Edmund S. Muskie Press Release on S. 4

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On January 6, 1965, Senator Edmund S. Muskie (D-ME) introduced S. 4, an administration-backed bill, and in this press release on the same day, declared that the purpose of the bill “is to encourage prevention of pollution as well as to attack the problem and to find more efficient ways of doing it.” Muskie, chair of the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works, enlisted bipartisan support and 25 co-sponsors. Since the Senate had passed a similar bill by a wide margin the previous year, the Public Works Committee promptly reported Muskie’s bill on January 27, and the Senate passed S. 4 by a vote of 68 to 8 the following day.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. "Edmund S. Muskie Press Release on S. 4." Edmund S. Muskie Press Release on S. 4, January 6, 1965; “S. 4” folder, Legislative Files, Box 1; Committee on Public Works; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 21 April 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/291.

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Edmund S. Muskie Press Release on S. 4

Subject

Water Quality Act of 1965

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On January 6, 1965, Senator Edmund S. Muskie (D-ME) introduced S. 4, an administration-backed bill, and in this press release on the same day, declared that the purpose of the bill “is to encourage prevention of pollution as well as to attack the problem and to find more efficient ways of doing it.” Muskie, chair of the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works, enlisted bipartisan support and 25 co-sponsors. Since the Senate had passed a similar bill by a wide margin the previous year, the Public Works Committee promptly reported Muskie’s bill on January 27, and the Senate passed S. 4 by a vote of 68 to 8 the following day.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

Source

Edmund S. Muskie Press Release on S. 4, January 6, 1965; “S. 4” folder, Legislative Files, Box 1; Committee on Public Works; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

*1965-01-06

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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English

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