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S. 2646: Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act

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About the bill

Middle school social studies textbooks and Schoolhouse Rock songs paint a stereotypical portrait of how congressional legislation gets passed. But in real life, the story of how federal laws actually get enacted usually proves far more complex. To examine how, GovTrack Insider browsed through all the laws enacted by Congress in 2019–20, looking for one that seemed both particularly interesting and undercovered by national media.

We found the Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act. First, we traced its origins through interviews with local advocates who got it off the ground in the first place. Then we look at its slow momentum in Congress, including its House introduction by a Black Democrat and its Senate introduction by a white Republican. Finally, we looked at the legislative compromises that helped get ...

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Oct 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 434: Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 27, 2020. (compare text)
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

History

Oct 17, 2019
 
Introduced

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

S. 2646 is 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. 2646. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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