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Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For previous summaries, visit the Federal Bills Archive.

Volume 46, Issue 18

H.R. 5538, Committee Action

would make appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

S. 2816, Committee Action

would reauthorize the diesel emissions reduction program.

H.R. 5551, Bill Introduced

would require advance appropriations for the expenditure of any funds collected by EPA.

H.R. 5543, Bill Introduced

would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals.

S. 3080, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public lands.

S. 3079, Bill Introduced

would seek to improve the management of the federal coal leasing program.

S. 2848, Committee Action

would provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources and authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States.

H.R. 5531, Bill Introduced

would amend title 46, United States Code, to improve maritime transportation, and amend Section 1012 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 relating to oil spill disbursements auditing and reporting.

S. 3068, Committee Action

would make appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

H. Res. 791, Bill Introduced

would support the recognition of 2016 as the "Year of Pulse Crops" and acknowledge the nutritional benefit and important contribution to soil health of pulse crops.

H.R. 5520, Bill Introduced

would provide for the unencumbering of title to non-federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the federal reversionary interest to the city.

H.R. 5516, Bill Introduced

would establish a National Flood Research and Education Center to provide research, data, and recommendations on physical science, social science, economic analysis, policy analysis, risk analysis, monitoring, predicting, and planning as they relate to flooding and flood-related issues.

H.R. 5500, Bill Introduced

would protect taxpayers from liability associated with the reclamation of surface coal mining operations.

S. 3074, Bill Introduced

would authorize NOAA to establish a Climate Change Education Program.

S. 3066, Bill Introduced

would protect taxpayers from liability associated with the reclamation of surface coal mining operations.

H. Res. 788, Bill Introduced

would express the sense of the House of Representatives that Arctic lease sales which are already included in the Draft Proposed Plan must stay in the proposed 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program.

H.R. 5489, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property.

H.R. 5486, Bill Introduced

would reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

H.R. 5483, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (FERC project 12569).

S. 3062, Bill Introduced

would require the Federal Trade Commission to consider including smart grid capability on Energy Guide labels for products

S. 3059, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize and amend the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue and Response Grant Program.

H.R. 5478, Bill Introduced

would improve the implementation of the settlement agreement reached between the Pueblo de Cochiti of New Mexico and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

H.R. 5468, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment obligations under Repayment Contracts between the United States and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District.

H.R. 5467, Bill Introduced

would adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor.

S. 3054, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of significant civil rights sites.

H.R. 5464, Bill Introduced

would provide that certain project works on the St. Croix River, Maine, are not required to be licensed by FERC.

H.R. 5457, Bill Introduced

would redesignate Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park.

H. Con. Res. 112, Chamber Action

would express the opposition of Congress to the president's proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.

H. Con. Res. 89, Chamber Action

would express the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the U.S. economy.

H.R. 812, Chamber Action

would provide for Native American trust asset management reform.

H.R. 2212, Chamber Action

would take certain federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria.

H.R. 5050, Committee Action

would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation.

H. Con. Res. 136, Bill Introduced

would express the opposition of Congress to the President's proposed Coastal Climate Resilience Program.

H.R. 5451, Bill Introduced

would amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to exempt certain recipients of Department of Agriculture conservation assistance from certain reporting requirements.

S. 3049, Bill Introduced

would designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the state of New Mexico.

S. 3048, Bill Introduced

would withdraw certain federal land located in Malheur County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under public land laws; location, entry, and patent under mining laws; and operation under mineral leasing laws, to provide for the conduct of certain economic activities in Malheur County, Oregon.