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    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), and 16 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell expressing ongoing concerns with the Department’s potential future listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Specifically, the letter notes concerns with the Department’s closed-door and seemingly selective process for evalu...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would extend the public comment period an additional 60 days for the proposed critical habitat designation of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. The Service’s actions are in direct response to a letter sent to the Service’s Director, Dan Ashe, from 18 Members of Congress representing 11 states calling to extend the comment period. “The l...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter today to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell responding to her September 9th letter on the Committee’s oversight efforts. In the letter, Chairman Hastings explains how the Department has still not fully complied with subpoenas and oversight requests for documents, how the Department is wasting time and taxpayer dollars by purposely withholding information from Congress and redacting documents that have al...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement to unilaterally designate almost half of the Angeles National forest as the San Gabriel National Monument amid local opposition and without public input. “President Obama once again is using unilateral action to lock up hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands, ignoring local input and circumventing Congressional action. Local leaders, business owners, f...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) along with 17 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe, urging the Service to extend the comment period for the proposed critical habitat designation of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. This proposed listing, driven by a 2011 court mega-settlement and not by sound science, would have devastating negative effects on small businesses, farmers, ranchers, forest management, and A...... read more
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    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), and 16 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell expressing ongoing concerns with the Department’s potential future listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Specifically, t...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would extend the public comment period an additional 60 days for the proposed critical habitat designation of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. The Service’s actions are in direct response to a letter sent to the Service’s Director, Dan A...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement to unilaterally designate almost half of the Angeles National forest as the San Gabriel National Monument amid local opposition and without public input. “President Obama once again is using unilateral action to lock up hundreds of thousands of acres of public l...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) along with 17 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe, urging the Service to extend the comment period for the proposed critical habitat designation of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. This proposed listing, driven by a 2011 court mega-settlement and not by sound science, woul...... read more
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    Yesterday, during a speech at Northwestern University, President Obama touted America’s abundant energy resources, including natural gas, and the jobs it provides: “Our 100-year supply of natural gas is a big factor in drawing jobs back to our shores.” The President may sing the praises of natural gas in public speeches, but in reality, the actions of his Administration will ultimately stand in th...... read more
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  • TWITTER | 10/31/2014

    Energy prod on federal lands is down, despite a boom on private&state lands. Obama Admin continues policies that harm http://t.co/PHpwFVb6r2

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  • TWITTER | 10/24/2014

    ICYMI: @WSJ op-ed: Why The Oil Price Swoon Won’t Stop the Shale Boom http://t.co/9V67WSrM8j #energy #jobs

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  • TWITTER | 10/23/2014

    For the 113th Congress, @NatResources has the most bills signed into law. 38 bills, 1 resolution. via @politico http://t.co/CymgZIdO31

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  • TWITTER | 10/15/2014

    “US crude output, which makes up about 2/3s the cost of gas,has surged to a 28 year high" Great read via @bloomberg http://t.co/bM8DuCVOYu

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    Chair @DocHastings: President unilaterally designates new national monument, cirumvents local oppo @NatResources http://t.co/AmpqzptB7b

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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter today to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell responding to her September 9th letter on the Committee’s oversight efforts. In the letter, Chairman Hastings explains how the Department has still not fully complied with subpoenas and oversight requests for documents, how the Department is wasting time and taxp...... read more
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    Wednesday, March 19th the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight field hearing in Fresno, CA on "California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions." This field hearing is designed to focus on the need to resolve differences in order to bring immediate and long-term water supplies to the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of California. The lack of ra...... read more
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    Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns Washington Examiner March 13, 2014 When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington wi...... read more
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    This week the House will consider H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, introduced by the Republican California delegation, addresses the emergency drought in California by restoring some water supplies San Joaquin Valley Farmers. The lack of rainfall has exacerbated the man-made drought caused by federal regulations and environmental lawsuits. On January 17, 2...... read more
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    On Thursday, September 18, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) addressed the House floor in support of H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act.
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act.
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    Oversight Hearing on "The Status of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Responses to Committee Subpoenas and the Continued Lack of Transparency about Its Implementation and Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and Oversight of the Department of the Interior’s Solicitor’s Office."
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    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following floor statement in support of H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act.
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) addressed the House floor in support of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gas Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act.
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  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES | 09/19/2014

    Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4924

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    Legislative Hearing on:

    • H.R. 4924 (Gosar), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement
      Agreement, to provide for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona. “Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014”

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable Tom McClintock
    Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    The Honorable Marietta J. Pagilawa
    Council Member
    Hualapai Tribe 
    Peach Springs, Arizona

    Mr. Francis McAllister
    Vice President of Land & Water
    Freeport Minerals Corporation
    Phoenix, Arizona
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Thomas Buschatzke
    Assistant Director
    Arizona Department of Water Resources
    Phoenix, Arizona
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    The Honorable Michael Black
    Director
    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Department of the Interior
    Washington, DC 

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    Full Committee Markup on:

    • H.R. 69 (Bordallo), To strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes. (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2013)
    • H.R. 706 (Cicilline), To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes. (Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act)
    • H.R. 712 (Frelinghuysen), To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024.
    • H.R. 1363 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes. (Exploring for Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act) 
    • H.R. 1839 (Tipton), To designate certain Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes. (Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013)
    • H.R. 3226 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.
    • H.R. 3227 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.
    • HR 3326 (Huffman), To provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. (Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2013)
    • H.R. 3608 (Nolan), To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. (Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act)
    • H.R. 3980 (McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes. (Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act)
    • H.R. 3981 (Hastings of Washington), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and water users, to provide surface water storage enhancement, and for other purposes. (Accelerated Revenue, Repayment, and Surface Water Storage Enhancement Act)
    • HR 4166 (Thompson of California), To transfer recreational management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes. (Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2014)
    • H.R. 4534 (Cramer), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes. (Native American Children's Safety Act)
    • H.R. 4846 (Polis), To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes. (Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)
    • H.R. 5003 (Gingrey), To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes. (Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)
    • H.R. 5040 (Labrador), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes. (Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act)
    • H.R. 5049 (Simpson), To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes. (Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014)
    • H.R. 5050 (Simpson), To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes. (May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act)
    • H.R. 5139  (Clawson), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System areas included in Florida System Unit P-16. 
    • H.R. 5162 (Goodlatte), To amend the Act entitled "An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center" to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes. 
    • H.R. 5167 (Young of Alaska), To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 
    • H.R. 5412 (Hastings of Washington), To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law. (Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act)
    • H.R. 5476 (Hastings of Washington), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes. (Cabin Fee Act of 2014) 
    • S. 363 (Wyden), A bill to expand geothermal production, and for other purposes. (Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013) 
    • S. 609 (Udall of New Mexico), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes. (San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act)

    Committee Action Summary:

    The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on September 18, 2014, to consider the following bills:

    H.R. 69 (Bordallo), To strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes.  (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2013) 

    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 69 by unanimous consent.

    • An amendment offered by Ms. Bordallo.002 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent.  

    H.R. 706 (Cicilline), To establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes.  (Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act)  

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 706 by unanimous consent.

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 712 (Frelinghuysen), To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024.

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 712 by unanimous consent.

    • An Amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 1363 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes.   (Exploring for Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act)

    The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1363 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

    H.R. 1839 (Tipton), To designate certain Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes.  (Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013) 

    The Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources, and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1839 by unanimous consent.

    • An Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

    • An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, as amended, offered by Mr. Tipton.048 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 22 yeas and 18 nays. 

    H.R. 3226 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.

    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3226 by unanimous consent. 

    • An Amendment offered by Mr. Fleming.001 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

    H.R. 3227 (Rice), To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina.

    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3227 by unanimous consent.

    • An Amendment offered by Mr. Fleming.001 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

    H.R. 3326 (Huffman), To provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest.  (Trinity County Land Exchange Act of 2013)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3326 by unanimous consent.

    • An amendment offered by Mr. LaMalfa.038 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 3608 (Nolan), To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.  (Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act)  

    The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3608 by unanimous consent.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 3980 (McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.   (Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act)

    The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3980 by unanimous consent. 

    • An amendment offered by Mr. McClintock Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 22 yeas and 16 nays.

    H.R. 3981 (Hastings of Washington), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and water users, to provide surface water storage enhancement, and for other purposes.  (Accelerated Revenue, Repayment, and Surface Water Storage Enhancement Act)

    The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3981 by unanimous consent.

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 16 nays.

    H.R. 4166 (Thompson of California), To transfer recreational management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes.  (Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2014)

    The Subcommittees on Water and Power and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4166 by unanimous consent. 

    • An amendment offered by Mr. McClintock Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 4534 (Cramer), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes.  (Native American Children's Safety Act)

    The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4534 by unanimous consent. 

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Cramer.018 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 4846 (Polis), To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes.  (Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4846 by unanimous consent. 

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 5003 (Gingrey), To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.  (Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5003 by unanimous consent.

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 5040 (Labrador), To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.  (Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5040 by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 5049 (Simpson), To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes.  (Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014)

    The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5049 by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 5050 (Simpson), To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes.  (May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act)

    The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5050 by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 5139 (Clawson), To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16.

    The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5139 by unanimous consent. 

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Fleming.001 was AGREED TO by voice vote. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

    H.R. 5162 (Goodlatte), To amend the Act entitled "An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center" to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes.  

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5162 by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    H.R. 5167 (Young of Alaska), To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

    The Subcommittees on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5167 by unanimous consent.

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Young of Alaska.109 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent.  

    H.R. 5412 (Hastings of Washington), To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law.  (Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act)

    The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5412 by unanimous consent.  

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 23 yeas and 18 nays.

    H.R. 5476 (Hastings of Washington), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes.  (Cabin Fee Act of 2014)

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington.045 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent. 

    S. 363 (Wyden), A bill to expand geothermal production, and for other purposes.  (Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013) 

    The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of S. 363 by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

    S. 609 (Udall of New Mexico), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes.  (San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 609 by unanimous consent. 

    • An amendment offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah Amendment #1 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent. 

    Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by unanimous consent.

     

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    Legislative Hearing on:

    • H.R. 5066 (Benishek), To reauthorize the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Act of 2005 through 2019. “Data Preservation Act of 2014.”
    • H.R. 5176 (Lujan), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes.

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable Doug Lamborn
    Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    Johnathan D. Arthur, Ph.D., P.G. (H.R. 5066)
    President, Association of American State Geologists
    Director and State Geologist of Florida 
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Patrick J. Gooding (H.R. 5066)
    Kentucky Geological Survey
    University of Kentucky, Well Sample and Core Library 
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Theodore A. Pagano, P.G., P.E. (H.R. 5066)
    General Manager
    Michigan Potash Company, LLC
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Walter Phelps(H.R. 5176)
    Council Delegate
    Navajo Nation

    The Honorable Michael Nedd (H.R. 5176)
    Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management
    Bureau of Land Management
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Accompanied by:
    Kevin Gallagher (H.R. 5066)
    Associate Director of Core Science Systems
    U.S. Geological Survey 
    U.S. Department of the Interior

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    Oversight Hearing on:

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      Oversight of the Office of Inspector General and its Ongoing Failure to Comply with a Subpoena for Documents about a Recent Investigation."

    Archived Video Webcast:

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable Doc Hastings
    Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    The Honorable Mary Kendall
    Deputy Inspector General
    U.S. Department of the Interior

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    Legislative Hearing on:

    • ​​​H.R. 5412 (Hastings), To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law. ​"Bureau of Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act." 

    Archived Video Webcast:

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable Tom McClintock 
    Subcommittee Chairman

    The Honorable Doc Hastings
    Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    Mr. Dan Keppen
    Executive Director
    Family Farm Alliance
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Bennett Raley
    Attorney
    Trout Law
    Denver, Colorado
    (Truth in Testimony)

    Mr. Jeffrey P. Sutton
    General Manager
    Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
    Willows, California
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    TRULY SCARY FACT #1: Energy production on federal lands is still faltering, despite a boom on private and state lands. The Obama administration admitted last month that an increase in domestic production will lower energy prices for consumers, yet their policies have not changed. #scarierthanhalloween... read more
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    For the 113th Congress, House Committee on Natural Resources was the most productive House committee with 38 bills and 1 resolution signed into law.Bills that have passed the 113th Congresswww.politico.comWhat, exactly, has the 113th Congress been up to for the past 22 months? While gridlock has held the headlines, the chambers did move 185 bills and resolutions to the president's desk. So, let's ...... read more
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    “U.S. output of crude, which makes up about two-thirds of the cost of gasoline, has surged to a 28-year high as drillers pull record volumes out of shale formations from North Dakota to Texas. “ The increase in production of oil and natural gas is only on state and private lands, the Obama administration continues to block production on federal lands. It is time to #unlockourenergy http://www.bloo...... read more
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    Today, President Obama’s announced the creation of a National Monument that will unilaterally designate almost half of the Angeles National forest as the San Gabriel National Monument amid local opposition and without public input. To read Chairman Doc Hastings' statement: http://naturalresources.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397878 What do you think about the President's use of th...... read more
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    Yesterday, Chairman Doc Hastings and Representatives from 11 states called for an extended comment period in yellow-billed cuckoo ESA listing and habitat designation. The proposal would impact 546,335 acres in more than 65 counties across the west. http://1.usa.gov/1t2CgfW... read more
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