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H.R. 497: Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 497 directs the Secretary of the Interior to exchange 327 acres of federal land in San Bernardino County, California, for 310 acres of land owned by the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District. The federal land is adjacent to existing mining operations and would allow the expansion of those aggregate mines, creating $8.5M in new infrastructure projects (widening roads, installing trails and creating water recharge projects) and a $36M increase in new jobs. In exchange, the federal government would consolidate land to enhance water storage (recharging 77 ...

Sponsor and status

Paul Cook

Sponsor. Representative for California's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017
Length: 8 pages

Jan 12, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 27, 2017

This bill passed in the House on June 27, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


53% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 12, 2017

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Apr 26, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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

Apr 27, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 2, 2017
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.

Jun 27, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

May 17, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 497 is 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.

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