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Committee Advances Land Management, Recreation Bills


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2018 -

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5727 (U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), H.R. 6118, (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6666 (U.S. Rep. Daniel Donovan, Jr., R-N.Y.), H.R. 6682 (U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 4644 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5636 (U.S. Rep. J. French Hill, R-Ark.), H.R. 6784 (U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.), H.R. 6255 (U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.), H.R. 6064 (U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y.), and H.R. 5706 (U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii).  

H.R. 5727, the Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018, establishes the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National Conservation Area in the State of Utah, designated wilderness areas in the State, and provides for certain land conveyances.

Passed by Voice Vote

H.R. 6118, directs the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an "American World War II Heritage City.”

Passed by Unanimous Consent

H.R. 6666, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion.

Passed by Unanimous Consent

H.R. 6682, the Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act, amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the transparency and oversight of land conveyances involving disposal or acquisition of National Forest System lands or Bureau of Land Management public lands, and provides protections and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying such public lands.

Passed by Voice Vote

H.R. 4644, the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, withdraws certain National Forest System land in the Emigrant Crevice area located in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park County, Montana, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States.

Passed by Roll Call Vote, 28-4

H.R. 5636, the Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act, designates additions to the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest. 

Passed by Unanimous Consent

H.R. 6784, the Manage our Wolves Act, provides for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. 

Passed by Roll Call Vote, 19-15

H.R. 6255, amends title 18, United States Code, and establishes measures to combat invasive lionfish.

Passed by Unanimous Consent

H.R. 6064, renames the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge.

Passed by Unanimous Consent

H.R. 5706, the World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act, establishes the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai'i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai'i. 

Passed by Unanimous Consent

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