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S. 2722: SWAG Act

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Should the government have more characters like Smokey the Bear for the U.S. Forest Service?


The Department of Agriculture has “Sammy Soil.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development has “Franklin the Fair Housing Fox.” The Department of Energy has “the Green Reaper.” The U.S. Navy has “Brite the Light Bulb.” The National Park Service the talking cactus “Sunny Saguaro.”

All of these talking mascots might seem fun and harmless, but have been created on the taxpayers’ dime — money that could have gone elsewhere.

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Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Oct 29, 2019

Introduced on Oct 29, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 29, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 29, 2019

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