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H.R. 2546: Protecting America’s Wilderness Act

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To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Diana DeGette

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2020
Length: 241 pages
Introduced
May 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 12, 2020

This bill passed in the House on February 12, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
23% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

House approves legislation to protect over 660,000 acres of Colorado wilderness
    — Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] (Sponsor) on Feb 12, 2020

LaMalfa Statement on Passage of Colorado Wilderness Package
    — Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1] on Feb 12, 2020

Remarks In Support of Mechanized Fire Mitigation - Motion to Recommit - HR 2546 Wilderness Package
    — Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] on Feb 12, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2546 will add $1 million in new spending through 2025.

History

May 7, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 10, 2019
 
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

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

Nov 20, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 4, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Feb 12, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2546 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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