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H.R. 1957: Great American Outdoors Act

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An 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2020
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 3151: Taxpayer First Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 1, 2019. (compare text)
Prognosis
95% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. John Lewis Urges Appropriators to Amend Free File Policy Rider
    — Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5] (Sponsor) on May 7, 2019

Kelly, Lewis Legislation to Reform IRS Passes House of Representatives
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 9, 2019

Lankford Issues Statement on Lands Bill, Continues to Call for Reforms
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] on Jun 17, 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.

History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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

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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.

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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