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S. 500: Restore Our Parks 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 Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Rob” Portman

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Ohio. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Feb 14, 2019

Ordered Reported on Nov 19, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 19, 2019.

50% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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At Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, Portman Highlights Need to Pass USMCA & Continue Combating Influx of Synthetic Opioids at Southern Border
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Sep 25, 2019

With Federal Funding For Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor At Risk, Gillibrand, Schumer, Tonko, Higgins, Morelle, Delgado Push To Extend Canalway’s Funding Cap In Must-Pass National Defense Bill
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 15, 2019

Progressive Leader Barbara Lee Says \"Get the Economy Back on Track\"
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] on Jan 16, 2008

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Feb 14, 2019

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Nov 19, 2019
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S. 500 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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