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H.R. 502 (115th): Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization and Fairness Act

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To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Sponsor and status

Raúl Grijalva

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


242 Cosponsors (194 Democrats, 48 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Curbelo Leads Members from Florida Delegation Urging for Permanent Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    — Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 27, 2018

Larson, Malloy, Wyman, Blumenthal, Klee, Bronin Announce $750k Grant Award for Colt Park
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 5, 2018

Burgess Statement on House Passage of Harvey Funding
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Sep 6, 2017

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Jan 12, 2017

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Sep 13, 2018
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Dec 20, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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H.R. 502 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 502. 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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