H.R. 706 (113th): Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act


Feb 14, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 18, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Cicilline

Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2014
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Establishes the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a unit of the National Park System.Requires the Secretary to prepare a general management ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 14, 2013

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Sep 18, 2014
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 706”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 371 (Related)
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 16, 2013

H.R. 3979 (Related)
Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 19, 2014

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