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H.R. 2989: Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act

H.R. 2989 establishes a 16-member commission to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. The Commission shall plan, develop, carry out, and recommend to Congress programs and activities that are fitting and proper to celebrate the anniversary in a manner that appropriately honors Frederick Douglass. No funds are authorized to carry out this Act, but the commission ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Jun 21, 2017


Passed House & Senate (President next) on Oct 18, 2017

This bill was passed by Congress on October 18, 2017 and goes to the President next.


Eleanor Norton

Delegate for the District of Columbia



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Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017
Length: 5 pages


93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 21, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017
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Oct 5, 2017
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Oct 6, 2017
On House Schedule

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Oct 11, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Oct 18, 2017
Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 2989 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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