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USHB4033EngrossNational Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act This bill amends the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 to: (1) reauthorize such Act through FY2023, and (2) provide for the Associate Director for Core Science Systems to replace the Associate Dir...
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2018-11-14
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB6784IntroManage our Wolves Act
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2018-11-14
Rule H. Res. 1142 passed House.
USHB6087IntroRemoving Barriers to Energy Independence Act
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2018-11-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 786.
USHB210IntroNative American Energy Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to allow the Department of the Interior, an affected Indian tribe, or a certified third-party appraiser under contract with the Indian tribe to appraise Indian land or...
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2018-10-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 775.
USHB6302IntroCormorant Relief Act This bill provides statutory authority for certain regulations that allow for the taking of double-crested cormorants (birds) to protect fish at aquaculture facilities and to protect public resources (e.g., fish, wildlife, plants...
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2018-10-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 776.
USSB3508PassSave Our Seas Act of 2018
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2018-10-11
Became Public Law No: 115-265.
USSB3172IntroRestore Our Parks Act
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2018-10-02
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1787IntroNational Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act This bill amends the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 to: (1) reauthorize such Act through FY2023, and (2) provide for the Associate Director for Core Science Systems to replace the Associate Dir...
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2018-10-02
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1403Intro21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to replace provisions that established the Public Lands Corps with provisions establishing the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to:...
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2018-10-02
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB3608IntroEndangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act
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2018-09-27
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 12.
USHB6355IntroPETITION Act of 2018 Providing ESA Timing Improvements That Increase Opportunities for Nonlisting Act of 2018 This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to revise the process by which the Department of the Interior or the Department of Comme...
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2018-09-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 14.
USHB6345IntroEMPOWERS Act of 2018 Ensuring Meaningful Petition Outreach While Enhancing Rights of States Act of 2018 This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to revise the process for listing, delisting, or reclassifying a species under the Act. Before...
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2018-09-27
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 12.
USHB6354IntroSTORAGE Act of 2018 Stop Takings On Reserves Antithetical to Germane Encapsulation Act of 2018 This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce from designating as critical ...
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2018-09-26
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB6013EngrossMigratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to revise requirements for hunting ducks, mergansers, and coots. Specifically, the bill establishes January 31 of each year as...
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2018-09-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB6364IntroLAMP Act of 2018 Localizing Authority of Management Plans Act of 2018 This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to revise requirements governing cooperative management agreements to manage areas established for the conservation of end...
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2018-09-26
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB6356IntroLIST Act of 2018 Less Imprecision in Species Treatment Act of 2018 This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to revise the process for removing a species from the endangered or threatened species lists. The Department of the Interior or the...
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2018-09-26
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB5895PassEnergy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Sec. 3) Specifies that, unless this bill expressly provides otherwise, references to "this Act" included in a division shall be treated as ...
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2018-09-21
Became Public Law No: 115-244.
USHB660EngrossBureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (Sec. 4) This bill directs the Department of the Interior to submit to Congress, make publicly available, and biennially update an Asset Management Report that describes the Bureau of Reclamation's efforts to ma...
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2018-09-17
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 573.
USHB6510IntroRestore Our Parks and Public Lands Act
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2018-09-13
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB1417EngrossSage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2018 This bill directs the Department of Interior to categorically exclude vegetative management activities that establish or improve habitat for greater sage-grouse and mule deer ...
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2018-09-07
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB5515PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs...
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2018-08-13
Became Public Law No: 115-232.
USSB756EngrossSave Our Seas Act of 2018 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Marine Debris Act to revise the Marine Debris Program to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to work with: (1) other agencies to address both land- and sea-based s...
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2018-07-26
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USHB3916IntroFISH Act Federally Integrated Species Health Act
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2018-07-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 648.
USHB995Engross21st Century Respect Act This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the General Services Administration to change the terminology used to describe the racial background or place of origin of people in regulations concerning: (1) USDA...
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2018-07-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 513.
USHB6119IntroTo remove the red wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife for North Carolina, and for other purposes.
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2018-06-14
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB5763IntroAlbatross and Petrel Conservation Act This bill authorizes the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to promulgate regulations to implement and enforce the Agreement on the Conservation of Al...
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2018-05-30
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USSB2942IntroMigratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act This bill amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to revise requirements for hunting ducks, mergansers, and coots. Specifically, the bill establishes January 31 of each year as the clos...
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2018-05-23
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB4426IntroSustainable Energy Development Reform Act
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Energy Committee
USHB3522IntroGeospatial Data Act of 2017 This bill establishes: (1) in the Office of Management and Budget the Federal Geographic Data Committee (the committee), which shall be the lead entity in the executive branch for the development, implementation, and revie...
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Environment Committee
USHB4395IntroGeospatial Data Act of 2017 This bill establishes: (1) in the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Geographic Data Committee (the committee), which shall be the lead entity in the executive branch for the development, implementation, and revi...
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Environment Committee
USSB346EngrossNational Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to establish the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System to monitor, issue warnings of, and protect U.S. citiz...
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2018-05-21
Held at the desk.
USHB3979PassKeep America's Refuges Operational Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize through FY2022: (1) the volunteer services, community partnerships, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System...
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2018-04-23
Became Public Law No: 115-168. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3400IntroRecreation Not Red-Tape Act This bill amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service to review the process for the issuance and renewal of special recreation permits, includin...
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2018-04-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB520IntroNational Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act This bill addresses the mine permitting process. Under the bill, projects that provide minerals vital to job creation, energy infrastructure, American economic competitiveness, and national secu...
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2018-04-11
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 482.
USHB5264IntroClean Water Partnership Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to make matching grants to assist states, Washington, DC, U.S. territories, or U.S. possessions in acquiring land, water, or interests (e.g., conservation easements) if the ...
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2018-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB1625PassTARGET Act Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that t...
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2018-03-23
Became Public Law No: 115-141.
USHB5210IntroNational Park Restoration Act This bill establishes the National Park Restoration Fund in the Treasury to be made available to the Department of the Interior for priority deferred maintenance needs that support critical infrastructure and visitor ser...
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2018-03-20
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2584IntroNational Park Service Legacy Act of 2017 This bill: (1) establishes the National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund, and (2) requires specified amounts of federal mineral revenues that are not otherwise credited, covered, or deposited pursuant to f...
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2018-03-20
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB2509IntroNational Park Restoration Act This bill establishes the National Park Restoration Fund in the Treasury to be made available to the Department of the Interior for priority deferred maintenance needs that support critical infrastructure and visitor ser...
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2018-03-07
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSR409IntroA resolution honoring the dedication and courage of the Buffalo Soldiers. Honors the dedication and courage of the Buffalo Soldiers and recognizes their legacy. Recognizes the contributions that the Buffalo Soldiers have made to the National Park Sys...
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2018-02-28
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1292-1293; text: CR 2/15/2018 S1168)
USHB717IntroListing Reform Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to allow the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, to prioritize the consideration of petitions to list a species as endangered or thr...
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2018-02-15
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 421.
USHB4429IntroCormorant Control Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to reissue the final rule that was published on May 28, 2014, relating to the extension and revision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of certain depredation orders allowing f...
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2018-02-15
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1809EngrossJuvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I--DECLARATION OF FINDINGS, PURPOSE, AND DEFINITIONS (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to revise an existing finding to specify that the increase ...
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2018-02-06
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 303.
USHB2504EngrossTo ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms. (Sec. 1) This bill: (1) exempts exporters of sea urchins and sea cucumbers that are designated as food for humans or animals or taken for recreational purposes ...
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2018-02-06
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1778IntroTo provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on Federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill provides that an order by the D...
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2018-02-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 410.
USSB2335IntroGO Act Guides and Outfitters Act
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2018-01-24
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB2987Intro21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to replace provisions that established the Public Lands Corps with provisions establishing the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to:...
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2018-01-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB4568IntroEnhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act This bill amends the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to allow the Department of the Interior to award noncompetitive leases on up to 640 acres of certain federal land for geothermal development. Inter...
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2018-01-09
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 375.
USHB424IntroGray Wolf State Management Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to reissue two rules that removed protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 for the gray wolf populations located in Wyoming and the western ...
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2018-01-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 361.
USHJR36EngrossProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation". This joint resoluti...
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2018-01-04
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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