H.R. 4665, Outdoor Recreation’s Contributions Act of 2016

H.R. 4665

Outdoor Recreation’s Contributions Act of 2016

Rep. Donald Beyer

November 14, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

On­­­­ Monday, November 14, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4665, the Outdoor Recreation’s Contributions Act of 2016, under suspension of the rules. H.R. 4665 was introduced on March 2, 2016, by Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA) and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4665 directs the Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess and analyze the outdoor recreation economy of the United States and the effects attributable to it on the overall economy. In conducting the assessment, the Bureau may consider employment, sales, contributions to travel and tourism, and other appropriate contributing components of the outdoor recreation economy.


The Bureau of Economic Analysis produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy.[1] Outdoor recreation generates $646 billion in consumer spending and is responsible for 6.1 million direct jobs.[2]

[1] See Bureau of Economic Analysis: Mission, Vision, and Values
[2] See Outdoor Recreation Economy


A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate is not currently available. However, H.R. 4665 does not authorize any new funds.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Jake Vreeburg with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-1828.