H.R.503: National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Phil Roe, R-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 107 (23 Democrats, 1 Independent, 83 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action June 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 6, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act - Authorizes the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor those who, as members of the Armed Forces, served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.

Prohibits the use of federal funds to pay any expense to establish the commemorative work.

Requires the Association, upon payment of all expenses for the memorial's establishment (including perpetual maintenance and preservation expenses), to transmit any remaining balance to the Secretary of the Interior for deposit in the separate account with the National Park Foundation (NPF) established for crediting money provided by a sponsor of a commemorative work.

Requires any r...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 2, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 403.
May 28, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 - 0 (Roll no. 242). (text: CR H4858)

May 28, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4867-4868)
May 28, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 503.
May 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4858-4860)
May 28, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 325.
May 6, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-437.
April 9, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
April 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 9, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Feb. 26, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.