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H.R. 3990: National Monument Creation and Protection Act

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To amend title 54, United States Code, to reform the Antiquities Act of 1906, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Rob Bishop

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2017
Length: 8 pages

Oct 6, 2017


Ordered Reported on Oct 11, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 11, 2017.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Forests Forever: H.R. 3990 would significantly hinder a president's ability to preserve new monuments by amending the Antiquities Act of 1906. It would accomplish this by preventing protections for “natural geographic features,” by restrictively redefining “objects of antiquity,” and by limiting the size ...
Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship: CRS strongly opposes Congressman Bishop’s H.R. 3990. Peddled under the misnomer "National Monument Creation and Protection Act," it is a radical bill designed to, for all practical purposes, eliminate Theodore Roosevelt's Antiquities Act.


Oct 6, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017
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