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H.R. 443 (115th): James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 443 directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the James K. Polk Home and adjacent property in Columbia, Tennessee. In conducting this study, Interior shall evaluate the national significance of the site and determine the suitability and feasibility of designating it as a unit of the National Park System.

James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, lived in Columbia, Tennessee, from 1819 until 1824. Nominated as the first “dark-horse'' presidential candidate, Polk unified a split Democratic Party to defeat ...

Sponsor and status

Scott DesJarlais

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Jan 11, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 16, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

house passes rep. scott DesJarlais' bill to help preserve james k. polk home in columbia
    — Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4] (Sponsor) on Apr 17, 2018

Congresswoman Liz Cheney's February 2nd Newsletter
    — Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0] on Feb 2, 2018

My Votes – Week of April 16th
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Apr 20, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 443 will add $200,000 in new spending.


Jan 11, 2017

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Jan 17, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jan 29, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 12, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Apr 16, 2018
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. 443 (115th) 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 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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