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H.R. 4851 (115th): Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4851 designates the Landmark for Peace Memorial as a National Commemorative Site, and makes it part of the African American Civil Rights Network, but it would not be a unit of the National Park System. It also authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to enter into cooperative agreements for interpretation and education at the site, and authorizes a resource study to evaluate the national significance of the site and to determine the sustainability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System.

On April 4, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was scheduled to give a campaign speech in Indianapolis during his run for the presidency. Just before giving his remarks, Sen. Kennedy was informed about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sen ...

Sponsor and status

André Carson

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Jan 19, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 4, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 4, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-163

Position statements

What legislators are saying

SIGNED INTO LAW: President Trump Signs Carsons Kennedy-King Establishment Act
    — Rep. André Carson [D-IN7] (Sponsor) on Apr 4, 2018

Brooks, Young legislation memorializing MLK, RFK becomes law
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 6, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of March 19, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Mar 19, 2018

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Jan 19, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 15, 2018
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 14, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 19, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 19, 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.

Mar 22, 2018
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 22, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 4, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4851 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4851. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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