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H.R. 139: Springfield Race Riot Study Act

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To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site associated with the 1908 Springfield Race Riot in the State of Illinois.

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Sponsor and status

Rodney Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 21, 2020

This bill passed in the House on September 21, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Davis Bill Recognizing 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site Gets Hearing
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

Natural Resources Committee Advances Legislation to Fund Water Infrastructure, Bolster Drought Protections for Communities Impacted by Climate Change
    — Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] on Mar 11, 2020

the daily leader: monday, september 21, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 21, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 139 will be negligible.

History

Jan 3, 2019
 
Introduced

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Mar 11, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 9, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Sep 18, 2020
 
Text Published

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Sep 21, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 139 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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