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Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2018 -

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 12 bills, H.Res. 418 (U.S. Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis.), H.Res. 460 (U.S. Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis.), H.R. 5420 (U.S. Rep. John J. Faso, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6013 (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 6287 (U.S. Rep. Thomas MacArthur, R-N.J.), H.R. 6299 (U.S. Rep. Mark E Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 6599 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Knight, R-Calif.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam.),  H.R. 6678 (U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va.), H.R. 6687 (U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif.), and S. 2857 (U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.).

“These bills preserve the integrity of federal land, promote good governance, and honor sites of historical significance. Local communities will benefit as a result. I’m thankful for the hard work done on this legislation and look forward to moving these bills through Congress,” Chairman Bishop said. 

H.Res. 418, urges the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the cultural significance of Rib Mountain by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places.

H.Res. 460, requests the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the rich history of the logging industry and the importance of lumberjack sports by adding the Lumberjack Bowl to the National Register of Historic Places.

H.R. 5420, the FDR Historic Preservation Act, authorizes the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York.

H.R. 5513, the Big Bear Land Exchange Act, provides for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California, to enhance management of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest.

H.R. 6013, the Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act, amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck hunting season and establishes special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, and active military personnel.

H.R. 6287, the 9/11 Memorial Act, provides competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

H.R. 6299, the Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2018, modifies the process of the Secretary of the Interior for examining certain mining claims on Federal lands in Storey County, Nevada, facilitates certain pinyon-juniper-related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, modifies the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, and fully implements the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act.

H.R. 6599, modifies the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service.

H.R. 6665, the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, establishes offshore wind lease sale requirements, and provides dedicated funding for coral reef conservation.

H.R. 5532, the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act, redesignates the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park. 

H.R. 6599, modifies the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service.

H.R. 6678, the Claude Moore Farm Land Conveyance Act, directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain National Park Service land in Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Friends of the Claude Moore Farm.

H.R. 6687, directs the Secretary of Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California constituent with Congress’ longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore’s unique historic, cultural, scenic, and natural values.

S. 2857, the National Nordic Museum Act, designates the Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington, as the "National Nordic Museum.”

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