To reduce the size of the seat of the Government of the United States to the area comprised of the principal Federal monuments, the White House, the United States Capitol, the United States Supreme Court Building, and the Federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the United States Capitol, to provide for the retrocession of the remaining area of the District of Columbia to the State of Maryland, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Dakota At Large. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 6, 2020
Length: 23 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on October 6, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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What legislators are saying
Oct 6, 2020
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Jan 25, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 472.
H.R. 8539 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8539. 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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