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Titles (9)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Great American Outdoors Act

Other Short Titles

Great American Outdoors Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Great American Outdoors Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An Act to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date Actions Overview
08/04/2020Became Public Law No: 116-152. (TXT | PDF)
08/04/2020Signed by President.
07/24/2020Presented to President.
07/22/2020Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 310 - 107 (Roll no. 155).(text: CR H3642-3644)
06/17/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 25. Record Vote Number: 121.
04/09/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3151-3162)
04/09/2019Committee on Financial Services discharged.
04/09/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-39, Part I.
03/28/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (88)

Date Chamber All Actions
08/04/2020Became Public Law No: 116-152. (TXT | PDF)
08/04/2020Signed by President.
07/24/2020HousePresented to President.
07/22/2020-5:33pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/22/2020-5:33pmHouseOn motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 310 - 107 (Roll no. 155). (text: CR H3642-3644)
07/22/2020-2:07pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendments and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the Senate amendments until a time to be announced.
07/22/2020-2:06pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/22/2020-12:20pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053 and the order of the House of July 21, 2020, the House proceeded with 80 minutes of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957.
07/22/2020-12:19pmHousePursuant to H. Res. 1053, Mr. Grijalva moved to take H.R. 1957 from the Speaker's table, with the Senate amendments thereto and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H3642-3657, H3667-3668)
07/21/2020-5:48pmHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that, notwithstanding H. Res. 1053, during consideration of the motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957 pursuant to such resolution, debate on such motion to concur shall not exceed 80 minutes, with one hour equally controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.
07/20/2020-1:18pmHouseRule H. Res. 1053 passed House.
07/20/2020-9:12amHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1053 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6395, H.R. 7027, H.R. 7327 and H.R. 1957. Provides for the consideration of H.R. 6395, H.R. 7027, H.R. 7327, and the Senate Amendments to H.R. 1957. Rule also provides that H.Res. 967, as amended by H.Res. 1017, is further amended by inserting a new date.
06/18/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/17/2020SenateS.Amdt.1618 Amendment SA 1618 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
06/17/2020SenateS.Amdt.1618 Amendment SA 1618 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Gardner. (consideration: CR S3038; text: CR S3038) To amend the title.
06/17/2020SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 25. Record Vote Number: 121.
06/17/2020SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3027, S3031-3038)
06/16/2020SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2982, S2994-2996, S3006-3010)
06/15/2020SenateCloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 75 - 23. Record Vote Number: 120. (CR S2972)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Amendment SA 1617 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 24. Record Vote Number: 119.
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1627 SA 1627 fell when SA 1626 was tabled.
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1626 Motion to table amendment SA 1626 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1629 SA 1629 fell when SA 1628 was tabled.
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1628 Motion to table amendment SA 1628 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 1617 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 30. Record Vote Number: 118. (CR S2971)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Point of order that the amendment violates section 4106(a) of H. Con. Res. 71, 115th Congress, raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 1617.
06/15/2020SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2960, S2963-2972)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1629 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2960)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1628 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2960, S2972)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1627 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2960)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1626 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2960, S2972)
06/15/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2960, S2970-2972)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1632 SA 1632 fell when SA 1631 fell.
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1631 SA 1631 fell when SA 1630 fell.
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1630 SA 1630 fell when cloture invoked on SA 1617.
06/12/2020SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 1630) fell when cloture was invoked on SA 1617.
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Cloture on amendment SA 1617 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 19. Record Vote Number: 117. (CR S2956)
06/12/2020SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949-2956)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1632 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1631 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1630 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1629 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1628 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1627 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1626 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/12/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2949)
06/11/2020SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903, S2911-2920, S2922-2928)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1632 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1631 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1630 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1629 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1628 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1627 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1626 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/11/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2903)
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1632 Amendment SA 1632 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1631. (consideration: CR S2853; text: CR S2853) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1631 Amendment SA 1631 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1630 (the instructions of the motion to commit). (consideration: CR S2853; text: CR S2853) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1630 Amendment SA 1630 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S2853; text: CR S2853) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 1630) made in Senate. (CR S2853)
06/10/2020SenateCloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S2853)
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1629 Amendment SA 1629 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1628. (consideration: CR S2853; text: CR S2853) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1628 Amendment SA 1628 proposed by Senator McConnell to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 1617. (consideration: CR S2852-2853; text: CR S2852) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1627 Amendment SA 1627 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1626. (consideration: CR S2852; text: CR S2852) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1626 Amendment SA 1626 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 1617. (consideration: CR S2852; text: CR S2852) To improve the bill.
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Cloture motion on amendment SA 1617 presented in Senate. (CR S2852)
06/10/2020SenateS.Amdt.1617 Amendment SA 1617 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Gardner. (consideration: CR S2852) In the nature of a substitute.
06/10/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S2852-2853)
06/10/2020SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 18. Record Vote Number: 116.
06/10/2020SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S2841)
06/09/2020SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S2774)
06/08/2020SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 80 - 17. Record Vote Number: 114. (CR S2759)
06/08/2020SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S2748)
06/04/2020SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S2743)
06/04/2020SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
04/29/2019SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 75.
04/11/2019SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
04/10/2019SenateReceived in the Senate.
04/09/2019-2:25pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/09/2019-2:25pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3151-3162)
04/09/2019-1:47pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1957.
04/09/2019-1:47pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3151-3166)
04/09/2019-1:47pmHouseMr. Lewis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/09/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 19.
04/09/2019HouseCommittee on Financial Services discharged.
04/09/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-39, Part I.
03/28/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/28/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/28/2019HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means03/28/2019 Referred to
04/09/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-39
House Financial Services03/28/2019 Referred to
04/09/2019 Discharged from

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Public Law No: 116-152 (08/04/2020)

Great American Outdoors Act

This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands.

For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% of energy development revenues credited, covered, or deposited as miscellaneous receipts from oil, gas, coal, or alternative or renewable energy development on federal lands and waters. Deposited amounts must not exceed $1.9 billion for any fiscal year.

The fund must be used for priority deferred maintenance projects in specified systems that are administered by

  • the National Park Service,
  • the Forest Service,
  • the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
  • the Bureau of Land Management, and
  • the Bureau of Indian Education.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the effect of the fund in reducing the backlog of priority deferred maintenance projects for the specified agencies.

Additionally, the bill makes funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent. The President shall annually report to Congress specified details regarding the allocation of funds to the LWCF. Congress may provide for alternate allocations using specified procedures.