Markup on H.J. Res 120, H.R. 361, H.R. 3006, H.R. 3109, H.R. 4119, H.R. 4182, H.R. 4867, H.R. 5062, H.R. 5069, H.R. 5203, H.R. 5204, H.R. 5205, S. 311, S. 354, S. 476, and S. 1603
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Full Committee Markup on:

  • H.J.Res. 120 (Butterfield), Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
  • H.R. 361, (Reichert), To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. "Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act"
  • H.R. 3006 (Calvert), To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3109 (Young of Alaska), To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4119 (Johnson of Georgia), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes. "West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act"
  • H.R. 4182 (Smith of Missouri), To provide that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4867 (Ruiz), To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes. "Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act"
  • H.R. 5026 (Gosar), To prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes. "Fish Hatchery Protection Act"
  • H.R. 5069 (Fleming), To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes. "Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014"
  • H.R. 5203 (Bishop of Utah), To enhance the operation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. "Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission Reform Act"
  • H.R. 5204 (Bishop of Utah), To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes. "Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014"
  • H.R. 5205 (Amodei), To authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation, and for other purposes. "Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act"
  • S. 311 (Landrieu), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. "Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act"
  • S. 354 (Wyden), A bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes. "Oregon Caves Revitalization Act of 2013"
  • S. 476 (Cardin), A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
  • S. 1603 (Stabenow), A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes. "Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act"

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Committee Action Summary:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in open session on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to consider the following bills:

H.J. Res. 120, Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
Approved and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent. 

H.R. 361, To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes “Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act”
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 361 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3006, To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes.
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3006 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 3109, To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3109 by unanimous consent.

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


H.R. 4119,
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes “West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act.”
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4119 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 4182, To provide that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4182 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 15 nays. 

H.R. 4867,
To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes “Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act”
The Subcommittees on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, and Public Lands and Environmental Regulation were discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4867 by unanimous consent.

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


H.R. 5026,
To prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes. “Fish Hatchery Protection Act.”
The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5026 by unanimous consent.

Adopted and favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 17 nays. 

H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes. “Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014.”
The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5069 by unanimous consent.

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

H.R. 5203, To enhance the operation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. “Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission Reform Act.”

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

 

H.R. 5204, To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes. “Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014.”

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

H.R. 5205, To authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation, and for other purposes. “Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act.”

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

S. 311, A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act.” 
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 311 by unanimous consent.

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


S. 354, A bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes. “Oregon Caves Revitalization Act of 2013.”
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 354 by unanimous consent.

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

 

S. 476, A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation was discharged from further consideration of S. 476 by unanimous consent.

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

 

S. 1603, A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes. “Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act.”
The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 1603 by unanimous consent.

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

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