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H.R. 3195 (116th): Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act

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To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jefferson Van Drew

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jun 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 19, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


232 Cosponsors (214 Democrats, 18 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 1081 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Nov 19, 2019


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Conservation, park funds now law
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 10, 2020

Rep. TJ Cox Questions Susan Combs, Assistant Secretary of Policy, Management, and Budget at the Department of the Interior, on the Presidents Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal
    — Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 10, 2020

congressman Morelle takes action to fight back against climate change and protect our planet for future generations
    — Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 14, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3195 will add $7.2 billion in new spending through 2029.


Jun 11, 2019

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Jun 19, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Nov 8, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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H.R. 3195 (116th) was 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. 3195. 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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