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H.R. 3990 (115th): National Monument CAP 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: Dec 19, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Oct 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 11, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Antiquities Act Reform Legislation
    — Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 10, 2017

All-of-the-Above Approach In House Natural Resources Committee
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2017

Representative Hanabusa's Statement on H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act
    — Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018] on Oct 12, 2017

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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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Dec 19, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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H.R. 3990 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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