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S. 33 (115th): Improved National Monument Designation Process Act

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A bill to provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments, to establish requirements for the declaration of marine national monuments, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lisa Murkowski

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Alaska. Republican.

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

This bill was introduced on January 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).


27 Cosponsors (27 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Murkowski: Monument Decisions Are Responsive to Local Input
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Sponsor) on Dec 6, 2017

Flake, McCain Statement on Successful Defeat of Arizona National Monument Proposal
    — Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 20, 2017

In Buffalo, Gillibrand Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Increase Access To Capital For Small Manufacturers
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] on May 7, 2018

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Jan 5, 2017

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

S. 33 (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. 33. 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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