H.R.2768 – Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act

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H.R.2768 – Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act


Under HR 2768 two mountain peaks in the Uncompahgre National Forest in Colorado to Fowler Peaks and Boskoff Peak.

Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff were long-time residents of San Miguel County, Colorado, and champions for Colorado’s pristine backcountry; Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff died in an avalanche in November 2006 while attempting to summit Genyen Peak in Tibet

Congress finds that—

(1) Charlie Fowler was—

(A) one of the most experienced mountain climbers in North America, having successfully climbed many of the highest peaks in the world;

(B) an author, guide, filmmaker, photographer, and wilderness advocate;

(C) the recipient of the 2004 Robert and Miriam Underhill Award from the American Alpine Club, an award that—

(i) honors outstanding mountaineering achievement; and

(ii) is awarded annually to climbers who have “demonstrated the highest level of skill in mountaineering and who, through the application of this skill, courage, and perseverance, have achieved outstanding success in the various fields of mountaineering”; and

(D) a summiter of several 8,000-meter peaks, specifically Everest; Cho Oyu; and Shishapangma;

(2) Christine Boskoff—

(A) was one of the leading female alpinists in the United States, having climbed 6 of the 14 mountain peaks in the world that are higher than 8,000 meters, specifically Everest; Cho Oyu; Gasherbrum II; Lhotse; Shishapangma; and Broad Peak;

(B) gave countless hours to nonprofit organizations that supported—

(i) the rights of porters and Sherpas;

(ii) the education of women; and

(iii) global literacy and gender equality; and

(C) was recognized by the education communities in the United States and Nepal as a role model for students;

(Full text of H.R. 2768 congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 05/30/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0 (Roll no. 638)

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Cost to the taxpayersCBO estimates that enacting this legislation to name two mountain peaks on federal land would have no significant effect on the federal budget

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 2768 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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