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H.R. 2794: Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Betty McCollum

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Apr 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 13, 2022

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 13, 2022.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

52 Cosponsors (52 Democrats)

Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

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

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History

Apr 22, 2021
 
Introduced

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May 24, 2022
 
Considered by Energy and Mineral Resources

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Jul 13, 2022
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2794 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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