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S.225: Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action June 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to study alternatives for the commemoration and interpretation of the role of the Buffalo Soldiers (African-American troops who, in the late 19th century and early 20th century, came to be known as the Buffalo Soldiers) in the early years of the National Parks, which shall include: (1) an historical assessment of the Buffalo Soldiers who served in National Parks in the years prior to the establishment of the National Park Service (NPS); (2) an evaluation of the suitability and feasibility of establishing a national historic trail commemorating the route traveled by the Buffalo Soldiers from their post in the Presidio in San Francisco to the Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks and to any other National Parks where they may have served; (3) identificat...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 107.
June 27, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. With written report No. 113-53.
May 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 23, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-27.
Feb. 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S473)