H.R. 2908, National Bison Legacy Act

H.R. 2908

National Bison Legacy Act

Sponsor
Rep. William Lacy Clay

Date
April 26, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Robert Goad

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, under suspension of the rules. The resolution was introduced on June 25, 2015 by Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported, as amended, by unanimous consent on March 1, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2908 adopts the North American bison as the national mammal of the United States.

 

Background

The bill contains 23 findings that identify the cultural, historical, and economic significance of the bison on the United States. The findings also specifically point out the significance of bison to American Indians and furthermore draw attention to historical conservation efforts that saved the bison from extinction.[1]

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[1] See House Report 114-483

Cost

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that implementing the legislation would have no effect on the federal budget. Because enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Rob Goad with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-1831.