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H.R. 1957 (116th): Great American Outdoors Act

To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 4, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 4, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-152

John R. Lewis was the sponsor of this bill when it was introduced on Mar 28, 2019, but the bill’s text was subsequently replaced with unrelated provisions.


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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Length: 6 pages


28 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 10 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3422: Great American Outdoors Act

Introduced on Mar 9, 2020. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 7092: Great American Outdoors Act

Introduced on Jun 4, 2020. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3684: 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act

Introduced on May 11, 2020. 32% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 500: Restore Our Parks Act

Ordered Reported on Nov 19, 2019. 74% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 28, 2019

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Apr 2, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Apr 9, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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Apr 9, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Jun 17, 2020
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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Jul 15, 2020
Text Published

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Jul 22, 2020
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 4, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1957 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1957. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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