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H.R. 4300: Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act

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To direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to make free National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes available to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jul 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 29, 2021

This bill passed in the House on July 29, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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

Cosponsors

151 Cosponsors (124 Republicans, 27 Democrats)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Miller-Meeks & Gallego Lead Bipartisan Effort to Honor American Heroes Ahead of Independence Day
    — Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks [R-IA2] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2021

Palazzo Cosponsors Veterans in Parks Act
    — Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 2, 2021

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson Says Hell Continue Fighting After Being Arrested While Protesting Voting Rights Inaction
    — Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] on Jul 30, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4300 will be negligible.

History

Jul 1, 2021
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 13, 2021
 
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 14, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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.

Jul 23, 2021
 
Text Published

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Jul 26, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jul 29, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 18, 2021
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4300 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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