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H.R. 5655 (115th): Camp Nelson National Monument Act

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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 recruiting and training depot for African American soldiers in the country. As freed slaves, many had no option but to bring their families along with them to the camp as they trained to fight. In November 1864, Brigadier General Speed ...

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Garland “Andy” Barr

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

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Apr 27, 2018
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 June 5, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


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R Street Institute estimates H.R. 5655 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.


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

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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.

Nov 29, 2018
Text Published

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Dec 4, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and 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.

H.R. 5655 (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. 5655. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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