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Markup on H.R. 527, H.R. 254, H.R. 291, H.R. 507, H.R. 588, H.R. 678, H.R. 716, H.R. 1033, and H.R. 1159
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Full Committee Markup on:

  • H.R. 527 (Hastings of WA, Markey, Flores, and Holt), To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes. "Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act"
  • H.R. 254 (Chaffetz), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. “Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act”
  • H.R. 291 (Noem), To provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. “Black Hills Cemetery Act”
  • H.R. 507 (Grijalva), To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes. “Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act”
  • H.R. 588 (Young of AK), To provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes. “Vietnam Veterans Donor vAcknowledgment Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 678 (Tipton), To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act”
  • H.R. 716 (Herrera Beutler), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the city of Vancouver, Washington, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1033 (Holt), To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program. “American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 1159 (Hastings of WA), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes. “Cabin Fee Act of 2013”

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Committee Action:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, to consider the following bills:

H.R. 254 (Chaffetz), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. “Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act”

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 254 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 291 (Noem), To provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. “Black Hills Cemetery Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 291 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 507 (Grijalva), To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes. “Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 507 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 527 (Hastings of WA, Markey, Flores, and Holt), To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes. “Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act”

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

H.R. 588 (Young of AK), To provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes. “Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 588 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 678 (Tipton), To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act”

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 678 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 12 nays.

H.R. 716 (Herrera Beutler), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the city of Vancouver, Washington, and for other purposes.

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 716 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 20 yeas and 14 nays.

H.R. 1033 (Holt), To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program. “American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1033 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 1159 (Hastings of WA), To modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes. “Cabin Fee Act of 2013”

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1159 by unanimous consent.

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

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