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H.R. 2773 (117th): Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021

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To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Debbie Dingell

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2022
Length: 36 pages
Apr 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 14, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


194 Cosponsors (152 Democrats, 42 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 2773 – Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2022 (Jun 13, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Thompson Votes to Protect and Conserve America's Wildlife and Support California Conservation Efforts
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 14, 2022

Courtney Votes to Protect Eastern Connecticut Fish and Wildlife as House Passes the Recovering Americas Wildlife Act
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 15, 2022

The DeSaulnier Digest: Upcoming Town Hall and Update on Legislation Passed to Help American Families
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA10] on Jun 21, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2773 will add $12.8 billion in new spending through 2032.


Apr 22, 2021

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Jan 19, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Jun 6, 2022
Text Published

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Jun 9, 2022
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jun 14, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2773 (117th) 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 H.R. 2773. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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