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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998

Short Titles as Reported to House

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998

Short Titles as Introduced

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1997

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish within the United States National Park Service the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date Actions Overview
07/21/1998Became Public Law No: 105-203. (TXT | PDF)
07/21/1998Signed by President.
07/14/1998Presented to President.
06/25/1998Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7078)
06/25/1998Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/09/1998Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 2 (Roll No. 214).
06/03/1998Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 105-559.
05/15/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (26)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/21/1998Became Public Law No: 105-203. (TXT | PDF)
07/21/1998Signed by President.
07/14/1998HousePresented to President.
06/26/1998SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/25/1998SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7078)
06/25/1998SenateSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/10/1998SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
06/10/1998SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Parks, Preservation and Recreation.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
06/09/1998-8:02pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/09/1998-8:02pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 2 (Roll No. 214).
06/09/1998-7:53pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
06/09/1998-4:24pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/09/1998-3:47pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
06/09/1998-3:47pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4260-4266, H4295)
06/09/1998-3:47pmHouseMr. Hansen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/03/1998HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 105-559.
06/03/1998HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 315.
05/20/1998HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Resources
05/20/1998HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Resources
10/07/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands
10/07/1997HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands
07/22/1997HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands
05/21/1997HouseExecutive Comment Requested from Interior.
05/21/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Resources
05/15/1997HouseReferred to the House Committee on Resources.
05/15/1997HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (150)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 05/15/1997
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-9]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-32]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Flake, Floyd H. [D-NY-6]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Gingrich, Newt [R-GA-6]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 05/15/1997
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 05/15/1997
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Christian-Green, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 05/15/1997
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 07/16/1997
Rep. Lazio, Rick [R-NY-2] 07/16/1997
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 07/16/1997
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 07/16/1997
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 07/16/1997
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 07/16/1997
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 07/16/1997
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31] 07/16/1997
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16] 07/16/1997
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 07/16/1997
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4] 07/29/1997
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 07/29/1997
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 07/29/1997
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] 07/29/1997
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 07/29/1997
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 07/29/1997
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 07/29/1997
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 07/29/1997
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 07/29/1997
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 07/29/1997
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 07/29/1997
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 08/01/1997
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 08/01/1997
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 08/01/1997
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 08/01/1997
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 08/01/1997
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 08/01/1997
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 08/01/1997
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 08/01/1997
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 08/01/1997
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 08/01/1997
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 08/01/1997
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 08/01/1997
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 08/01/1997
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 08/01/1997
Rep. Ensign, John [R-NV-1] 10/07/1997
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 10/07/1997
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7] 10/07/1997
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 10/07/1997
Rep. Baesler, Scotty [D-KY-6] 11/09/1997
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 11/09/1997
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 11/09/1997
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 11/09/1997
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 11/09/1997
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 11/09/1997
Rep. Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A. [D-PR-At Large] 11/09/1997
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 11/09/1997
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 11/09/1997
Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2] 11/09/1997
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 02/03/1998
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19] 02/03/1998
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 02/03/1998
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 02/03/1998
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10] 02/03/1998
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 02/03/1998
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 02/03/1998
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 02/03/1998
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 02/03/1998
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] 02/03/1998
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 02/03/1998
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 02/03/1998
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 02/03/1998
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 03/03/1998
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 03/03/1998
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 03/03/1998
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-42] 03/03/1998
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 03/03/1998
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 03/03/1998
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 04/01/1998
Rep. McHale, Paul [D-PA-15] 04/01/1998
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 04/01/1998
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 04/01/1998
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 04/01/1998
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 04/01/1998
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 04/01/1998
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 04/01/1998
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 04/01/1998
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 05/12/1998
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9] 05/12/1998

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Resources05/15/1997 Referred to
05/20/1998 Markup by
06/03/1998 Reported by H. Rept. 105-559
House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands05/21/1997 Referred to
07/22/1997 Hearings by
10/07/1997 Markup by
10/07/1997 Reported by
Senate Energy and Natural Resources06/10/1998 Referred to
06/25/1998 Discharged from
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation and Recreation06/10/1998 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (06/09/1998)

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish in the National Park Service (NPS) a program to be known as the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom under which the Secretary shall: (1) produce and disseminate educational materials about the Railroad; (2) provide technical assistance to other government agencies, private entities, or the Governments of Canada, Mexico, or any appropriate Caribbean country to ensure coordination of Federal and non-Federal elements of the Network; and (3) regulate use of an official symbol for the Network.

Includes within the Network: (1) NPS units or programs pertaining to the Railroad; (2) Federal, State, local, or privately-owned properties pertaining to the Railroad that have a verifiable connection to it and that are included or eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places; and (3) governmental or nongovernmental facilities or programs of educational, research, or interpretive natures that are directly related to such Railroad. Authorizes appropriations. Prohibits amounts from being appropriated for the purposes of this Act except to the Secretary for carrying out his or her responsibilities.