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S. 1956 (115th): A bill to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Lisa Murkowski

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Alaska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 5, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Oct 5, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 5, 2017, 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).


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Murkowski Introduces Bill to Authorize Cooperative Management Agreements Between District of Columbia and the National Park Service
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Sponsor) on Oct 23, 2017

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Passes Norton Bill for Improvements to Franklin Park and Other NPS-Owned D.C. Neighborhood Parks
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC] on May 17, 2018

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to Hold Hearing on Norton-Murkowski Bill to Allow D.C. to Work with NPS to Make Improvements to Franklin Park, Next Week
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC] on Feb 8, 2018

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Oct 5, 2017

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

Feb 14, 2018
Considered by National Parks

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

S. 1956 (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 S. 1956. 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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