To provide for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected Federal lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, within the Rainy River Watershed in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2022
Length: 6 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on July 13, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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).
58 Cosponsors (58 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“McCollum Bill to Permanently Protect Boundary Waters Passes Committee”
— Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2022
“Draft Environmental Assessment Finds Major Risk to Boundary Waters from Sulfide-Ore Copper Mining”
— Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on Jun 23, 2022
“Hearing on Boundary Waters Bill Showcases Wide Support for Permanent Protection”
— Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on May 24, 2022
Sep 30, 2020
Earlier Version — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5598 (116th).
Apr 22, 2021
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 24, 2022
Considered by Energy and Mineral Resources
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Jul 13, 2022
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jan 31, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 668.
H.R. 2794 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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