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S. 3422 (116th): Great American Outdoors Act

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A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and 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

Cory Gardner

Sponsor. Senator for Colorado. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2020
Length: 16 pages
Mar 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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

This bill was enacted as:

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

59 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 15 Republicans, 3 Independents)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Warner, Portman, Alexander, King Announce National Parks Study Showing Restore Our Parks Legislation Will Support More Than 100,000 Jobs Over Next Five Years
    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 5, 2020

What They Are Saying: MT Conservation, Public Lands Leaders Applaud Daines’ Leadership on the Great American Outdoors Act
    — Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 17, 2020

Full conservation funding close
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jun 15, 2020

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Mar 9, 2020

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S. 3422 (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 S. 3422. 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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