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H.R.4003: Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act

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Sponsor Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act - Redesignates the Civil War defenses of Washington, which were constructed at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 as a ring of fortifications in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and northern Virginia to protect the nation's Capital, as the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park.

Includes in the Park all areas associated with the Civil War defenses of Washington that are currently owned by the federal government and under the administration of the National Park Service (NPS), including Battleground National Cemetery.

Allows certain eligible sites and certain additional sites associated with the Civil War defenses of Washington to become affiliated with the Park pursuant to a cooperative agreement under this Act.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to study and consider creative and cost-effective ways to facilitate how the storied history of the Civil War for both the N...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.