House passes two technical bills updating U.S. legal code

During debate, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said the bill makes very technical revisions to this portion of the Code, including replacing an abbreviated table of contents, updating chapter headings, and other technical corrections.

The House also passed H.R. 1068 in a 409-0 vote. This bill would update the portion of the U.S. Code dealing with the National Park System.

Specifically, it takes portions of U.S. law dealing with the management of the National Park System that are spread throughout title 16 of U.S. code, and puts them all into one place within title 16. It also restates the Park Service provisions as a new "positive law title" in the U.S. code.

During debate, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said these changes would make it less cumbersome to use the code, and Bass said the bill otherwise makes no substantive changes to current law.

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