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  • Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act (H.R. 5544)
    Committee Votes
    Aug 1, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 5544 Out of Committee (Passed 25-19. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would authorize a land exchange involving National Forest System land in the Superior National Forest and certain other National Forest System land in the State of Minnesota that have limited recreational and conservation resources and l... More
  • Healthy Forest Management Act of 2012 (H.R. 6089)
    Committee Votes
    Aug 1, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 6089 Out of Committee (Passed 28-19. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, address factors that contribute to insect infestation, and restore forest health by prioritizing and implementing hazardous fuels reduction projects on federal land. Tipton Amendment #040 ... More
  • On the Motion to Authorize the Issuance of Subpoenas
    Committee Votes
    Aug 1, 2012 -
    On the Motion to Authorize the Issuance of Subpoenas (Passed 26-17. View Roll Call Vote) This motion provided the Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee with authority to issue subpoenas to five specific individuals, and potentially others who have direct knowledge or involvement in the drafting, editing or review... More
  • Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan (H.R. 6082)
    Committee Votes
    Jul 18, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 6082 (Passed 24-17. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would replace the Obama Administration’s final offshore drilling plan, which keeps 85 percent of America’s offshore areas off-limits to energy production, with a real plan that creates new American jobs by allowing offshore American energy production in ... More
  • To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions (H.R. 3100)
    Committee Votes
    Jun 7, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3100 Out of Committee (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This bill would expand the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park boundary to include an additional 151 acres by donation that are currently owned or being managed by the National Park Service that are necessary to protect park resources. Bishop Ame... More
  • Retailers and Entertainers Lacey Implementation and Enforcement Fairness Act "RELIEF Act" (H.R. 3210)
    Committee Votes
    Jun 7, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3210 Out of Committee (Passed 25-19. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would strengthen the Lacey Act by addressing certain unintended consequences of the 2008 Amendments Fleming Amendment #001 – Increases Transparency on Lacey Act Provisions (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This amendment would establish an effe... More
  • To amend the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act to extend and expand the scope of the pilot forest management project required by that Act (H.R. 3685)
    Committee Votes
    Jun 7, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3685 Out of Committee (Passed 21-16. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would extend a bipartisan pilot project to implement forest management activities on 70,000 acres per year in Northern California to address the declining forest health and rural economies. Bishop Amendment #1 – Technical Amendment (Agre... More
  • Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act (H.R. 4039)
    Committee Votes
    Jun 7, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4039 Out of Committee (Passed 24-15. View Roll Call Vote) This would mandate the fair market sale of approximately 10,200 acres of public lands to the City of Yerington for economic, recreational, and cultural development. Bishop Amendment #059 – Release of Liability (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This amend... More
  • Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act (H.R. 4094)
    Committee Votes
    Jun 7, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4094 Out of Committee (Passed 24-18. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would protect jobs and small businesses by restoring and ensuring reasonable pedestrian and motorized access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina. * For complete legislative action for the June 7, 2012 F... More
  • Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4234)
    Committee Votes
    Jun 7, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4234 Out of Committee (Passed 27-15. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would improve and streamline the process for renewing livestock grazing permits and extend the length of permits to give producers a stable economic environment. Bishop Amendment #010 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This... More
  • Military Readiness and Southern Sea Otter Conservation Act (H.R. 4043)
    Committee Votes
    May 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4043 Out of Committee (Passed 24-13. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would create Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness Areas in three specific areas off the southern California coast. Sea otter range expansion would go forward as determined by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). However, military activi... More
  • Soda Ash Royalty Extension, Job Creation, and Export Enhancement Act of 2011 (H.R. 1192)
    Committee Votes
    May 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 1192 Out of Committee (Passed 27-10. View Roll Call Vote) This bill extends the current Soda Ash royalty rate through October 12, 2016. Lamborn Amendment #1 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This amendment changes the short title of the bill from ‘2011’ to ‘2012’. Tonko Amendment #001 – Ro... More
  • Planning for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4381)
    Committee Votes
    May 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4381 Out of Committee (Passed 24-14. View Roll Call Vote) This bill establishes common sense steps to create an all-of-the-above American energy plan for using federal lands to meet our Nation’s energy needs. Tipton Amendment #1 – Leasing Availability (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This amendment directs the... More
  • Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4382)
    Committee Votes
    May 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4382 Out of Committee (Passed 24-17. View Roll Call Vote) This bill makes reforms to the leasing process for onshore oil and natural gas projects on federal land in order to eliminate unnecessary government delays and hurdles. Coffman Amendment #1 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) Amendmen... More
  • Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4383)
    Committee Votes
    May 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4383 Out of Committee (Passed 25-15. View Roll Call Vote) This bill reforms the process for energy permitting, once a lease is in hand, to encourage the timely development of our federal onshore oil, natural gas, and renewable resources. Lamborn En Bloc Amendment #1 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Vo... More
  • National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 (H.R. 4402)
    Committee Votes
    May 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4402 Out of Committee (Passed 24-12. View Roll Call Vote) This bill will allow the U.S. to more efficiently develop our Nation's strategic and critical minerals, such as rare earth elements, that are vital to job creation, American economic competitiveness and national security. Amodei Amendment #1 – Tec... More
  • On the Motion to Authorize the Issuance of Subpoenas
    Committee Votes
    Mar 28, 2012 -
    On the Motion to Authorize the Issuance of Subpoenas (Passed 23-17. View Roll Call Vote) This motion provided the Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee with authority to issue subpoenas related to two ongoing oversight investigations: 1) regarding the Secretary of the Interior’s decision and the process to rewrit... More
  • To provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Alta, Utah (S. 684)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Reporting S. 684 Out of Committee (Passed by Voice Vote.) This bill would allow for the conveyance of a small parcel of land within the Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the town of Alta. Grijalva Amendment AM1– Allows for Conditional Approval by the Forest Service for Conveyance of the Parcel (Not Agreed to by Voice Vo... More
  • Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4089 Out of Committee (Passed 27-16. View Roll Call Vote) This bill reaffirms that fishing, hunting, and shooting are important and traditional activities that should continue on Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The bill provides a clear legislative basis for protecting spor... More
  • Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act (H.R. 3452)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3452 Out of Committee (Passed 20-18. View Roll Call Vote) This bill provides for the sale of approximately 30 acres of Federal land in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Salt Lake County, Utah, to permit the establishment of a transportation system for skiers, called "SkiLink,” to connect two ski res... More
  • Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act (H.R. 3409)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3409 Out of Committee (Passed 26-18. View Roll Call Vote) This job-saving bill would prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from approving any new rules or regulations that could adversely impact employment in coal mines, cause a reduction in federal, state or tribal revenue from coal mining, or diminish... More
  • Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act (H.R. 2512)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 2512 Out of Committee (Passed 27-17. View Roll Call Vote) This bill addresses a serious environmental, public safety, and abandoned mine reclamation issue in the City of Henderson, Nevada, while restoring the environment, improving safety, and creating jobs. * For complete legislative action for the Febr... More
  • A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (S. 897)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Reporting S. 897 Out of Committee (Passed by voice vote.) This bill clarifies that Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments from the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fund for high priority non-coal reclamation projects. Markey Amendment #003 (Failed 14-30. View Roll Call Vote) This Amendment would add a 12.5 p... More
  • Federal Forest County Revenue, Schools, and Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 4019)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 4019 Out of Committee (Passed 26-17-1. View Roll Call Vote) This bill aims to restore economic stability in forested counties that lost valuable revenue used to support schools, infrastructure and emergency services through the restoration of active, healthy forest management. Bishop En Bloc Amendment #1... More
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Water Reliability Act (H.R. 1837)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 16, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 1837 Out of Committee (Passed 27-17. View Roll Call Vote) This bill prevents future California man-made droughts by implementing a comprehensive solution that will bring jobs and water supply certainty to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys in California and decrease reliance on foreign food sources. ... More
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