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USHB473EngrossTo authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill authorizes the establishment on federal land in the District of Columbia of the E...
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2020-12-03
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
USSB199EngrossLeech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Agriculture to transfer to the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior all right, title, and interest of the United States in and...
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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB327EnrollWounded Veterans Recreation Act This bill instructs the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available, without charge and for the lifetime of the passholder, to (...
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2020-12-03
Signed by President.
USHB1049IntroNational Heritage Area Act of 2020 This bill establishes a National Heritage Areas System to recognize certain areas of the United States that tell nationally significant stories and to conserve, enhance, and interpret the areas' natural, historic, s...
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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB434EngrossA bill to require the collection of certain data relating to Bureau of Land Management land acquisitions, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Department of the Interior, after the submission of the President's budget for FY2020, to report ...
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2020-12-03
Held at the desk.
USSB496EngrossYoung Fishermen's Development Act This bill directs the National Sea Grant Office in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Young Fishermen's Development Grant Program to provide training, education, outreach, and technica...
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2020-12-03
Held at the desk.
USSB914EngrossCoordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 and revises the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (IOOS), which is a network of federal and regional entities that provide information about t...
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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB910EngrossNational Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the National Sea Grant College Program, through which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) supports university-based pro...
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2020-12-03
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB1342EngrossGreat Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act of 2019 This bill requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to update at least once every seven years its environmental sensitivity index products for each coastal area of the Great L...
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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB1069EngrossDigital Coast Act This bill provides statutory authority for and revises the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Digital Coast program. (The program currently exists under NOAA to provide data, tools, and training that communit...
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2020-12-03
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB3349EngrossRepublic of Texas Legation Memorial Act This bill authorizes the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate and honor those indiv...
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2020-12-03
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB3465EngrossFallen Journalists Memorial Act This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of America's commitment to a free press as represented by journalists who sacrificed th...
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2020-12-03
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB3682IntroLand Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to issue guidance related to certain community land grants in New Mexico made by Spain or ...
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2020-12-03
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USHB7045IntroTo require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on lands that could be included in a National Forest in Hawai'i, and for other purposes. This bill directs the Forest Service to conduct a study to identify available land within the islands ...
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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB970IntroRobert E. Lee Statue Removal Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to develop a plan to remove the monument to Robert E. Lee at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. Interior must submit to Congress a time line for the removal of ...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 500.
USHB4248IntroSurface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019 This bill reauthorizes the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund fees and expands the payments from the fund for abandoned coal mine cleanups. Specifically, the bill authorizes the Department of...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 501.
USHB5040IntroAIR Safety Act of 2020 Aerial Incursion Repercussion Safety Act of 2020 This bill directs the Bureau of Land Management to study the effects of drone incursions on the suppression of wildfires concerning lands managed by the Department of the Interio...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 499.
USHB5459IntroRocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to convey specified federal land to the owner of specified nonfederal land if the owner of the nonfederal land offers to exchange the land. The val...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 503.
USHB5458IntroRocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior to acquire, by donation, approximately 40 acres of specified nonfederal land for inclusion in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Upon ac...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 502.
USHB7098IntroSaguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2020 This bill modifies the boundary of Saguaro National Park in Arizona by adding approximately 1,150 acres to the park, and it requires the Department of the Interior to conduct a study to i...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 504.
USHB7489IntroLong Bridge Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to convey to Virginia or the District of Columbia any federal land or interest in federal land under the jurisdiction of the NPS that is identified by Virginia or the Distri...
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 505.
USHB7954EngrossTropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2020 This bill extends through FY2025 authority for debt-for-nature swaps and debt buyback programs that reduce or convert debt obligations from eligible countries to the United State...
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2020-11-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1248IntroYork River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2019 This bill designates specified segments of the main stem and the tributaries of Bass Cove Creek, Cider Hill Creek, Cutts Ridge Brook, Dolly Gordon Brook, Libby Brook, Rogers Brook, and Smelt Brook of the Y...
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2020-11-27
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 496.
USHB823EngrossColorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act This bill provides for the conservation of specified lands in Colorado. Specifically, the bill designates specified federal lands within the White River National Forest as components of the National Wildern...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB241IntroColorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act This bill provides for the conservation of specified lands in Colorado. Specifically, the bill designates specified federal lands within the White River National Forest as components of the National Wildern...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB1695IntroHuman-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act This bill requires the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior to authorize their respective local offices to determine all permissible forms of nonmotorized travel over routes within ...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB2804IntroPershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act This bill designates specified federal land in Nevada as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System and directs the Department of the Interior to conduct sales or exchanges of e...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB2875IntroSmith River National Recreation Area Expansion Act This bill expands the Smith River National Recreation Area in California into Oregon and designates specified segments of the North Fork Smith River as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rive...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB3492IntroElko National Cemetery Act This bill transfers jurisdiction over certain public land in Elko, Nevada, from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Veterans Affairs for use as a national cemetery.
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4215IntroBonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act This bill modifies the wilderness designations of certain lands in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah. The bill designates approximately 334.16 acres in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest a...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4569IntroSunset Crater Volcano National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act This bill modifies the boundary of the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Arizona to include approximately 97.71 acres of identified Forest Service land. The bill transfers admin...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4599IntroPecos Watershed Protection Act This bill withdraws identified federal land in the Pecos River watershed in New Mexico from entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and dispositio...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4616IntroGilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act This bill provides for a land conveyance to South Dakota. Specifically, if South Dakota submits an offer to the Forest Service to acquire approximately 266 acres of National Forest System land within the Gilt Edge Mine S...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4603IntroForest Health and Biomass Energy Act of 2020 This bill addresses biomass energy, particularly with respect to materials removed from high-hazard areas (e.g., areas that pose wildfire risks). The bill directs the Department of Energy, in coordination ...
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4625IntroNational Prescribed Fire Act of 2020
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4696IntroUniversity of Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act
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2020-11-18
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4905IntroChisholm National Historic Trail and Western National Historic Trail Designation Act
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2020-11-18
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB8771IntroChisholm National Historic Trail and Western National Historic Trail Designation Act
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2020-11-18
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB3548IntroBLUE GLOBE Act Bolstering Long-Term Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries Act This bill addresses data collection and monitoring of the Great Lakes, oceans, bays, estuaries, and coasts. Specifically, the bill i...
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB3919IntroCOASTS Act Creating Opportunity And Sustainability Through Science Act This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to implement a competitive grant program focused on interdisciplinary coastal resilience and sustainability a...
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB4093IntroNational Oceans and Coastal Security Improvements Act of 2019
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB5390IntroRegional Ocean Partnership Act This bill provides a mechanism for coastal states to participate in a Regional Ocean Partnership with one or more other coastal states that share a common ocean or coastal area. Specifically, the National Oceanic and At...
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB7387IntroShovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2020
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USSB4462EngrossFLOODS Act Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support Act
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2020-11-17
Held at the desk.
USHB8627IntroTo express the sense of Congress that the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall be the primary representative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Chesapeake Bay, to require the Se...
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USSB2346IntroFishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act This bill revises the review process for making fishery resource disaster determinations. Among other things, the bill maintains the authority of the Department of Commerce to determine the ...
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2020-11-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 586.
USSR766IntroA resolution honoring the individuals fighting and the individuals who have fallen responding to wildland fires during the ongoing 2020 wildfire season. This resolution recognizes the efforts and sacrifices of the wildland firefighters who have riske...
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2020-11-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: CR 10/26/2020 S6602)
USHB8738IntroTo withdraw certain Federal land in the San Bernardino National Forest in California from location, entry, and patent under mining laws, and for other purposes.
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2020-11-12
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB8741IntroTo provide that funds made available under chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, for Federal and State land acquisitions be used for the acquisition of lands and waters for coastal conservation, shoreline protection, and recreational access, ...
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2020-11-12
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB8739IntroTo withdraw certain Federal land in the San Bernardino National Forest in California from location, entry, and patent under mining laws, and for other purposes.
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2020-11-12
To House Natural Resources Committee
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