H.R. 3802, To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy

H.R. 3802

To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy

Sponsor
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch

Date
July 22, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 3802, To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 3802 was introduced on December 19, 2013 by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was marked up on April 9, 2014 and was ordered reported, as amended, by unanimous consent.[1]

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[1] House Committee Report 113-504.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3802 extends through December 20, 2020 the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy.  A previous extension of the authorizaton expired in 2013.

Background

Legislation enacted in November of 2001 “authorized the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia.  The memorial will honor former President John Adams, along with his wife Abigail Adams and former President John Quincy Adams, and the family’s legacy of public service.  The Foundation has been working toward securing a location for the memorial, but a previous extension of their authority expired in 2013.”[2]  The Foundation is a private non-profit organization, and the commemorative work will be established without the use of federal funds.[3]

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[2] Id. at 2.
[3] CBO Cost Estimate: H.R. 3802.

Cost

According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 3802 would not significantly impact the federal budget.  The bill would not affect revenues and any impact on direct spending would be insignificant.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.