Home > newsroom > Page
Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act (H.R. 5544)
August 1, 2012 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 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 lands owned by the State of Minnesota in trust for the public school system that have important recreational, scenic, and conservation resources.

Bishop Amendment #1 – Extend Completion Deadline (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
This amendment would make technical changes to the bill and extend the deadline for completion of the exchange from one year to eighteen months.

Grijalva Amendment #2 – Alter Authorization for Land Exchange (Failed 19-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would give the Secretary of the Interior the option of completing the land exchange under this legislation instead of requiring that the exchange be implemented. Also seeks to address changes to spending under current law.

* For complete legislative action for the August 1, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.




Latest News

Bishop Welcomes New and Returning Committee Members

Today, the House Republican Steering Committee released the Republican members that will serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 115th Congress. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the...... Read more

Bishop Statement on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion

Yesterday, President Obama, in the face of broad opposition from local communities and elected officials, unilaterally expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwest Oregon and northern ...... Read more

Bishop Statement on BOEM’s Denial of Six Seismic Permit Applications

Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) denied six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT)...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events