Engrossing Copy of S. 4

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S. 4 was referred to the House Committee on Public Works, which reported an amended bill on March 31, 1965. The most important amendment dropped the Senate provision authorizing the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to set water quality standards if the states failed to do so. Instead, the committee amended the bill and merely required each state to file notice of intention to set water quality “criteria.” This crucial change is evident in the first and last pages of the engrossing copy of the bill. The title of the Senate-approved bill authorized federal “standards of water quality” while the title of the House-amended bill provided for “water quality criteria.” On April 28, the House passed the House Public Works Committee’s version of S. 4.

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United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk. "Engrossing Copy of S. 4." Engrossing Copy of S. 4, March 31, 1965; “Senate Bills Amended S.4-S. 373” folder, Records of the Enrolling Clerk, Box 2; Office of the Clerk; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.. Accessed 25 June 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/293.

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Title

Engrossing Copy of S. 4

Subject

Water Quality Act of 1965

Description

S. 4 was referred to the House Committee on Public Works, which reported an amended bill on March 31, 1965. The most important amendment dropped the Senate provision authorizing the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to set water quality standards if the states failed to do so. Instead, the committee amended the bill and merely required each state to file notice of intention to set water quality “criteria.” This crucial change is evident in the first and last pages of the engrossing copy of the bill. The title of the Senate-approved bill authorized federal “standards of water quality” while the title of the House-amended bill provided for “water quality criteria.” On April 28, the House passed the House Public Works Committee’s version of S. 4.

Creator

United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk

Source

Engrossing Copy of S. 4, March 31, 1965; “Senate Bills Amended S.4-S. 373” folder, Records of the Enrolling Clerk, Box 2; Office of the Clerk; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

*1965-03-31

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

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