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H.R. 6108 (115th): Preserving America’s Battlefields Act

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About the bill

How much should we pay to fund the preservation of Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields

Context and what the bill does

The American Battlefield Protection Program was created in 1991 to protect historic battlefield lands, as a division of the National Park Service. To date, it has preserved more than 30,000 acres of battlefields in 20 states from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and War of 1812.

The program is currently funded through 2021 at $10 million per year. The Preserving America’s Battlefields Act would double that ...

Sponsor and status

Jody Hice

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jun 14, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 10, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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History

Jun 14, 2018
 
Introduced

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

Sep 6, 2018
 
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

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

Sep 27, 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.

Nov 20, 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.

Dec 6, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 10, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 6108 (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.

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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