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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/11/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
02/21/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/11/2020Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 02/11/2020
Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3]* 02/11/2020
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/11/2020
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2]* 02/11/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources02/11/2020 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands02/21/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/11/2020)

Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating a study area comprised of cities and counties in Virginia and counties in North Carolina as a National Heritage Area to be known as the Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area.

The study shall include analysis, documentation, and determinations on whether the study area (1) has an assemblage of natural, historic, and cultural resources that represent distinctive aspects of the people and culture of the United States; and (2) are worthy of recognition, conservation, interpretation, and continuing use.