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H.R. 803: Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act

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To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Diana DeGette

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2021
Length: 404 pages
Feb 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 26, 2021

This bill passed in the House on February 26, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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


3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 803 – Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (Feb 23, 2021)

What legislators are saying

U.S. House approves landmark public lands package
    — Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] (Sponsor) on Feb 26, 2021

Congressman Gosar Denounces Democrat Land Grab in His District
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] on Feb 26, 2021

Stauber Votes Against Democrats’ Partisan Federal Land Grab Package
    — Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN8] on Feb 26, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

Great Old Broads for Wilderness Tucson Regional Great Old Broads for Wilderness Tucson Region Supports passage of HR 803 and urges introduction and passage in the Senate.
R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 803 will be negligible.


Feb 4, 2021

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Feb 16, 2021
Text Published

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Feb 26, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 803 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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