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H.R. 2588 (93rd): Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Act

A bill to establish the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jan 22, 1973
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


Thomas Downing

Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district


See Instead

H.R. 3620 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Aug 30, 1974



Jan 22, 1973

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

H.R. 2588 (93rd) 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. 2588. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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