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S. 1081 (116th): Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act

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A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, 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

Joe Manchin III

Sponsor. Senior Senator for West Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Apr 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1957: Great American Outdoors Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 4, 2020. (compare text)

59 Cosponsors (43 Democrats, 14 Republicans, 2 Independents)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Manchin Leads Bipartisan Group To Introduce The Great American Outdoors Act
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Sponsor) on Mar 9, 2020

Gardner, Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce the Great American Outdoors Act
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 9, 2020

Ohio Conservation Leaders Praise Bipartisan Legislation to Fund Maintenance Backlog on Federal Lands
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] on Mar 12, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 1081 will add $7.2 billion in new spending through 2029.


Apr 9, 2019

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

Nov 19, 2019
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S. 1081 (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 S. 1081. 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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