H.R. 6460 - Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008

Water pollution. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the remediation of sediment contamination in areas of concern, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 25, 2008.

Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008

H.R. 6460 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the remediation of sediment contamination in areas of concern, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the remediation of sediment contamination in areas of concern, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008
  • Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008
  • Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008
  • Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008
  • Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008
Sponsor
Vernon Ehlers
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Water pollution
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Authorization
  • Budgets
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental research
  • Environmental technology
  • Federal aid to water pollution control
  • Government contractors
  • Government information
  • Government publicity
  • Law
  • Liability for environmental damages
  • Natural resources
  • Pollution measurement
  • Public contracts
  • Research and development
  • Restoration ecology
  • Science policy
  • Sedimentation
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
  • Water resources
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    Major Actions
    Introduced7/10/2008
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Passed House9/18/2008
    Passed Senate9/25/2008
    Signed by President10/08/2008
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 6460 Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008 - Under Suspension of the Rules9/18/2008This bill PASSED the House
    371 voted YES 20 voted NO 42 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5649 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/25/2008PASSED by voice vote
    currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/25/2008PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseSuspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 6460 Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 20089/28/2008This motion PASSED the House
    411 voted YES 9 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/10/2008
    7/10/2008Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Science and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    7/10/2008Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
    7/10/2008Referred to House Science and Technology
    7/11/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
    7/14/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
    7/31/2008Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
    7/31/2008Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
    Put on a legislative calendar7/31/2008Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
    9/15/2008Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 110-849, Part I.
    9/15/2008Committee on Science and Technology discharged.
    Put on a legislative calendar9/15/2008Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 549.
    9/17/2008Ms. Johnson, E. B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
    9/17/2008Considered under suspension of the rules.
    9/17/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6460.
    9/17/2008At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Boozman objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
    9/18/2008Considered as unfinished business.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/18/2008On Passage - House - H.R. 6460 Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008 - Under Suspension of the Rules
    9/22/2008Received in the Senate, read twice.
    9/25/2008Amendment SA 5649 proposed by Senator Nelson FL for Senator Levin.
    select this voteVote9/25/2008Amendment SA 5649 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    9/25/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/25/2008Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    9/25/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    9/27/2008Mr. Oberstar moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
    9/27/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6460.
    9/28/2008At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
    Presented to President9/28/2008Cleared for White House.
    select this voteVote9/28/2008Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 6460 Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008
    Presented to President9/30/2008Presented to President.
    Signed10/08/2008Signed by President.
    Enacted10/08/2008Became Public Law No: 110-365.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 5649Levin, Carl [D-MI]September 25, 2008Passed by voice vote on September 24, 2008.

    To limit the duration of reauthorization.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from Environmental policy, which…

    supported this bill

    Environmental policy$1,977,009
    $1,977,009

    3 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

    3 organizations supported this bill

    Great Lakes Commission
    (n.d.). Letter from John Cherry, Director. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Healing Our Waters-great Lakes Coalition
    (n.d.). Coalition Supports Efforts to Clean Up Great Lakes Toxic Hot Spots. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Wildlife Federation
    (n.d.). Ask Congress to Protect the Great Lakes. Retrieved n.d., from .

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Environmental policy interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    NamePartysort iconState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Amy KlobucharDMN$64,000$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,000$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$108,442$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$195,356$0Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$7,150$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$35,951$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$300$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$66,513$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$33,660$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$1,250$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$23,095$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$4,100$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$39,498$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$48,110$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$62,405$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$2,300$0Yes
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$10$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$30,310$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$38,850$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$21,160$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,500$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$18,403$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$37,748$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$139,250$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,001$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$40,740$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$4,710$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,560$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$44,700$0Yes
    John KerryDMA$18,920$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$110,977$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$127,863$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$160,365$0Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$0$0Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,416$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$18,950$0Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$12,700$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$75,299$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$3,500$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$39,308$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$37,410$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$60,610$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$11,120$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$5,800$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$2,300$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,046$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$40,570$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$37,200$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$4,600$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$500$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$2,000$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,000$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$3,800$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$6,950$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$4,600$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$7,750$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$3,000$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,250$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$11,250$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$7,100$0Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$10,400$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,300$0Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$2,300$0Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$2,300$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$17,650$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$1,000$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$10$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$500$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$18,950$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$4,710$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,001$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$195,356$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$60,610$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,300$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$160,365$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$35,951$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$2,300$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$66,513$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$139,250$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$7,100$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$17,650$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$2,000$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$4,100$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$1,250$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$21,160$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$39,308$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$38,850$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,250$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,000$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$3,000$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,046$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$2,300$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$5,800$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$11,120$0Yes
    John KerryDMA$18,920$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$64,000$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,416$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$18,403$0Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$12,700$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$23,095$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$37,200$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$300$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$6,950$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$11,250$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$7,750$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$48,110$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$4,600$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$33,660$0Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$7,150$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$75,299$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,500$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$62,405$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$108,442$0Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$0$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,560$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$37,748$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$44,700$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$127,863$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$40,570$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$39,498$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$2,300$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$4,600$0Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$10,400$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,000$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$30,310$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$1,000$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$110,977$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$3,800$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$40,740$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$37,410$0Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$2,300$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$3,500$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$1,977,009

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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