To provide for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected Federal lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, within the Rainy River Watershed in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Length: 6 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on September 30, 2020, 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).
47 Cosponsors (45 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Boundary Waters Protection Bill Highlighted in House Democrats Action Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis”
— Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2020
“Natural Resources Committee Advances Bills to Protect Boundary Waters From Mining, Remove Confederate Monuments, Protect Public Lands”
— Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ7] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 30, 2020
“Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 2/10/2020”
— Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7, 1991-2020] on Feb 20, 2020
Jan 14, 2020
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 30, 2020
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.
Dec 18, 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.
Jul 13, 2022
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2794 (117th).
Jan 31, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 668.
H.R. 5598 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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