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H.R. 4491 (111th): Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2010
Length: 4 pages

Jan 21, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 18, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.


Jan 21, 2010

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May 5, 2010
Ordered Reported

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May 18, 2010
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 4491 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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