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
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 4, 2020
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 4, 2020.
John 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)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Steven Horsford Celebrates Victory of Permanent, Full Land and Water Conservation Funding”
— Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 4, 2020
“Rep. Cisneros Votes to Pass Bipartisan Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act”
— Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 24, 2020
“Davis Supports the Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act”
— Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] on Jul 24, 2020
What stakeholders are saying
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 3422: Great American Outdoors Act
Ordered Reported on Mar 10, 2020. 100% 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. 1081: Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act
Ordered Reported on Nov 19, 2019. 72% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 1957 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Great American Outdoors Act, Pub. L. No. 116-152, H.R. 1957, 116th Cong. (2020).
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