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H.R. 1957: 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

Introduced
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 4, 2020

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

Law
Pub.L. 116-152
Sponsor

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.

Text

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Length: 6 pages

Source

Position statements

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] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 24, 2020

Davis Supports the Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] on Jul 24, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1957 will add $17.3 billion in new spending through 2030.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3422: Great American Outdoors Act

Ordered Reported on Mar 10, 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)

S. 1081: Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act

Ordered Reported on Nov 19, 2019. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3195: Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act

Ordered Reported on Jun 19, 2019. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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

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

Apr 9, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 9, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jul 15, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

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 is 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 H.R. 1957. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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