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H.R. 5655: Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5655 establishes the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System.

Located in southern Jessamine County, Kentucky, and founded in 1863, Camp Nelson was constructed by Major General Ambrose Burnside and the 9th Corps of the Army of Ohio to serve as a supply depot, hospital facility, and training and recruiting center for the Union Army during the Civil War. Camp Nelson provided the Union Army with over 10,000 African American soldiers, making it the third largest ...

Sponsor and status

Garland “Andy” Barr

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Apr 27, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 5, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 5, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


30% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 27, 2018

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May 8, 2018
Ordered Reported

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May 21, 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.

Jun 5, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Aug 15, 2018
Considered by National Parks

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5655 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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