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H.R. 5118 (117th): Continental Divide Trail Completion Act

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To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to prioritize the completion of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Neguse

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2022
Length: 598 pages
Aug 27, 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 July 29, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

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).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 4104: Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2023. (compare text)
S. 3308: Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2023. (compare text)
S. 3092: FIRE Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2022. (compare text)

3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 5118 – Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act (Jul 26, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Rep. Neguse, Sen. Bennet Announce Over $5.1 Million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Advance Wildfire Resilience in Colorado
    — Rep. Joe Neguse [D-CO2] (Sponsor) on Sep 23, 2022

The DeSaulnier Digest: Upcoming Town Hall and Recap of July Legislative Period
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA10] on Aug 1, 2022

Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend pause on student loans
    — Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] on Aug 4, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 5118 will add $275 million in new spending through 2032.


Aug 27, 2021

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Jan 19, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Jul 18, 2022
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 20, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Jul 29, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5118 (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. 5118. 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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