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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “Volcano Hazards: Exploring the National Preparation and Response Strategy.” This hearing examined the current state of volcanic hazards in the United States and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program that is designed to address these hazards, alert communities to pending eruptions, and mitigate devastating impacts to communities. "This hearing is particularly ...... read more
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    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society last night unveiled the official portrait of House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04). Chairman Hastings, first elected to Congress in 1994, was selected by his colleagues at the beginning of the 111th Congress to serve as the top Republican on the House Committee on Natural Resources and served as Chairman of the Committee during the 112th and 113th Congresses. Chairman Hastings’s wife Claire, their three children and spouses, their eig...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today on the Obama Administration’s listing of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act: “Despite the considerable work and significant investments from the states of Colorado and Utah, the Obama Administration took a drastic step today by listing the Gunnison Sage-Grouse as threatened. This decision is further evidence that the Administration is more interested in meet...... 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, 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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    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society last night unveiled the official portrait of House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04). Chairman Hastings, first elected to Congress in 1994, was selected by his colleagues at the beginning of the 111th Congress to serve as the top Republican on the House Committee on Natural Resources and served as Chairman of the Committee during the 112t...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “Volcano Hazards: Exploring the National Preparation and Response Strategy.” This hearing examined the current state of volcanic hazards in the United States and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program that is designed to address these hazards, alert communities t...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today on the Obama Administration’s listing of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act: “Despite the considerable work and significant investments from the states of Colorado and Utah, the Obama Administration took a drastic step today by listing the Gunnison Sage-Grouse...... read more
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    ICYMI: Lawmakers urge agencies to cut red tape on power-line maintenance Phil Taylor E&E Daily Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday urged federal agencies to make it easier for utilities to manage power lines crossing federal forests. The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management were accu...... 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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    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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    America can count on reliable and affordable electricity from coal for the foreseeable future. This will only happen if the Obama Administration stops its constant attacks on this abundant resource. In 2013, coal provided America with 40% of America’s electricity while providing countless direct and indirect jobs. Many communities around the country rely upon coal for their livelihoods. Needless t...... 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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    Oversight Hearing on:

    • "Is the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Being Properly Managed?"

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable John Fleming
    Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    Panel I:

    Mr. Kevin Foerster
    Regional Chief for the National Wildlife Refuge System in the Pacific Region
    United States Fish and Wildlife Service

    Mr. Chris Jordan
    Chris Jordan Photographic Arts
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Mike Daak
    Hilo, Hawaii

    Dr. James M. D'Angelo, USAF Retired
    Chairman
    International Midway Memorial Foundation
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Background:


    The Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge was established by Executive Order in 1988 and in 1999 it was designated by the Congress as a National Memorial to honor and remember the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway in June of 1942 was one of the most important battles of World War II and one of the most decisive naval battles in world history. 

    Since Congress designated the Memorial in 1999, the public has frequently been denied access. Witnesses at this hearing will offer testimony on the importance of allowing public access to this Memorial and give the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the opportunity to explain why it has repeatedly been denying the public the opportunity to honor those who valiantly fought in the Battle of Midway.  
     

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    Oversight Hearing on:

    • "Volcano Hazards: Exploring the National Preparation and Response Strategy"

    Member Statements:

    The Honorable Doug Lamborn
    Chairman

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    Dr. Charles Mandeville 
    Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator
    U.S. Geological Survey

    Mr. Tom Drean
    Director and State Geologist 
    Wyoming State Geological Survey

    Mr. Gordon Ito
    Insurance Commissioner 
    State of Hawaii

    Dr. Shanaka de Silva
    Professor
    College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
    Oregon State University
    (Truth in Testimony Form)

    Mr. Darryl Oliveira (via video conference)
    Director
    Hawaii County Civil Defense 

    Background:

    This hearing will examine the current state of volcanic hazards in the United States and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program that is designed to address these hazards, alert communities to pending eruptions, and mitigate devastating impacts to communities within the hazard zones. This hearing is especially timely in light of the  current encroachment of an active lava flow into a residential neighborhood in Hawaii.

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    Full Committee Markup on:

    • H.R. 1561 (Gardner),To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National Park Service, and for other purposes.
    • H.R. 1785 (Reichert), To establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.  (Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act)
    • H.R. 4220 (Nolan), To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota.  (School District 318 Land Exchange Act)
    • H.R. 4668 (Young of Alaska), To provide for the retention and future use of certain land on Point Spencer in Alaska, to support the statutory missions and duties of the Coast Guard, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the Bering Straits Native Corporation, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.  (Point Spencer Coast Guard and Public-Private Sector Infrastructure Development Facilitation and Land Conveyance Act)
    • 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)
    • H.R. 4979 (Thornberry), To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes.  (Red River Private Property Protection Act)
    • H.R. 5086 (Fortenberry),To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
    • H.R. 5176 (Lujan, Ben Ray), 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.
    • H.R. 5699 (Miller of California), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes.  (John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act)

    Committee Action Summary:

    The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on November 19, 2014, to consider the following bills:

    H.R. 1561 (Gardner), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National Park Service, and for other purposes.

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1561 by unanimous consent.

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

    H.R. 1785 (Reichert), To establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes. (Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1785 by unanimous consent.

    An amendment by Mr. Hastings of Washington.046 was AGREED TO by voice vote.

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

    H.R. 4220 (Nolan), To authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota. (School District 318 Land Exchange Act)

    The Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4220 by unanimous consent.

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

    H.R. 4668 (Young of Alaska), To provide for the retention and future use of certain land on Point Spencer in Alaska, to support the statutory missions and duties of the Coast Guard, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the Bering Straits Native Corporation, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. (Point Spencer Coast Guard and Public-Private Sector Infrastructure Development Facilitation and Land Conveyance Act)

    The Subcommittees on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4668 by unanimous consent.

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

    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)

    The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4924 by unanimous consent.

    An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. Gosar.188 was AGREED TO by unanimous consent.

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

    H.R. 4979 (Thornberry), To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes. (Red River Private Property Protection Act)

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4979 by unanimous consent.

    An amendment by Mr. Bishop of Utah.076, offered by Mr. Hastings of Washington, was AGREED TO by voice vote.

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

    H.R. 5086 (Fortenberry), To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5086 by unanimous consent.

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

    H.R. 5176 (Lujan, Ben Ray), 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.

    The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5176 by unanimous consent.

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

    H.R. 5699 (Miller of California), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes. (John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act)  

    An amendment offered by Mr. DeFazio 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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  • 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)

         Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 706

    • 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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