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  • 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
  • Alaskan Energy for American Jobs Act (H.R. 3407)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 1, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3407 Out of Committee (Passed 29-13. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would open less than 3 percent of ANWR to responsible energy development by directing the Secretary of the Interior to establish lease sales in the North Slope. This is an area specifically set aside for energy production in 1980 by Pres... More
  • Energy Security and Transportation Jobs Act (H.R. 3410)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 1, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3410 Out of Committee (Passed 25-19. View Roll Call Vote) This bill ends the President’s offshore drilling ban by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to issue leases in new offshore ears containing the most oil and natural gas resources. It also requires the Secretary to conduct lease sales that were... More
  • Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security (PIONNERS) Act (H.R. 3408)
    Committee Votes
    Feb 1, 2012 -
    Reporting H.R. 3408 Out of Committee (Passed 27-16. View Roll Call Vote) This bill sets clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources and promotes shale technology research and development. Garamendi Amendment #072 to Tipton Amendment #001 (Failed 14-26. View Roll Call Vote) This amendment would ... More
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument Establishment Act of 2011 (H.R. 1545)
    Committee Votes
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 1545 Out of Committee (Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.) This bill establishes the Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas as a unit of the National Park System and requires the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with Baylor University and the city of Waco, to complete a general management plan fo... More
  • To Remove Restrictions from a Parcel of Land Situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia (H.R. 2087)
    Committee Votes
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2087 Out of Committee (Passed 32-11. View Roll Call Vote) This bill removes a federal deed restriction on a parcel of land in Accomack County, Virginia allowing the county to be able to use the property to further develop a site and connect a research facility that will create hundreds of jobs. Wittman A... More
  • Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act (H.R. 2834)
    Committee Votes
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2834 Out of Committee (Passed 29-14. View Roll Call Vote) This bill establishes that fishing, hunting, and shooting are important traditional activities that have a key place on our National Forests and public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Grijalva Amendment #001 – Prohibits ... More
  • Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011 (H.R. 2362)
    Committee Votes
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2362 Out of Committee (Passed 27-15. View Roll Call Vote) This bill promotes business development between Indian Tribes and Turkish entities on tribal lands that are leased or held in trust by the federal government. * For complete legislative action for the November 17, 2011 Full Committee Markup, click... More
  • Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act (H.R. 2938)
    Committee Votes
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2938 Out of Committee (Passed 32-11. View Roll Call Vote) This bill amends the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Act to prohibit gaming activities on lands that the Tohono O’odham Nation was authorized to purchase in Arizona in exchange for granting the federal government all right, title, and interest ... More
  • A bill to establish in the Department of the Interior an Under Secretary for Energy, Lands, and Minerals and a Bureau of Ocean Energy, an Ocean Energy Safety Service, and an Office of Natural Resources Revenue (H.R. 3404)
    Committee Votes
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 3404 Out of Committee (Passed 28-14. View Roll Call Vote) This bill formally abolishes the former Minerals Management Service (MMS) and creates three separate offshore agencies to ensure robust and safe American energy production to create jobs and strengthen national security. Tsongas Amendment #004 – T... More
  • "BOEMRE / U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team Report" Motion to Table
    Committee Votes
    Nov 2, 2011 -
    Motion to Table (Passed 17-13. View Roll Call Vote) A motion was made by Ranking Member Markey to subpoena the CEOs of the companies cited in the JIT/BOEMRE oil spill report. Mr. Lamborn offered a motion to table. The hearing on November 2nd occurred at the request of the Democrat Minority, who exercised their right un... More
  • To Facilitate a Proposed Project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River (H.R. 850)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 5, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 850 Out of Committee (Passed 30-14. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would allow a 4-lane highway bridge, which connects Minnesota and Wisconsin, to be built over the Lower Saint Croix River. Bishop Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) This amendment would include consensus la... More
  • National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (H.R. 1505)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 5, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 1505 Out of Committee (Passed 26-17. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking actions which impede Border Security from doing their job on federal land within 100 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico and Canada. Bishop Amendment in the Natu... More
  • Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (H.R. 3069)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 5, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 3069 Out of Committee (Passed 29-13. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would allows for the issuance of state and tribal permits to lethally remove increasing predatory, non-ESA listed sea lions that consume thousands of endangered salmon and other fish species in the Columbia River and their tributaries. B... More
  • American Taxpayer and Western Area Power Administration Customer Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2915)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 5, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2915 Out of Committee (Passed 26-17. View Roll Call Vote) This bill repeals the 2009 Stimulus Act’s questionable $3.25 billion Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) loan authority, including the taxpayer bailout provision for failed renewable energy transmission projects. This will save the taxpayer f... More
  • Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 2842)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 5, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2842 Out of Committee (Passed 30-12. View Roll Call Vote) This bill streamlines burdensome red tape and reduces administrative costs for the installation of increased small canal and pipeline hydropower development projects. Markey Amendment #001 – Duplicative Regulation (Failed 10-28. View Roll Call Vot... More
  • Cutting Federal Red Tape to Facilitate Renewable Energy Act (H.R. 2170)
    Committee Votes
    Jul 13, 2011 -
    Reporting H.R. 2170 Out of Committee (Passed 24-16. View Roll Call Vote) This bill would accelerate the development of clean, renewable energy projects on Federal lands and waters to create jobs and protect the environment. Hastings Amendment – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.) Holt Amendment #002 – (Faile... More
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