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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 14

H.R. 3211, Committee Action

would provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the state of Oregon.

H.R. 1621, Committee Action

would modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the commonwealth of Virginia.

H. Res. 723, Bill Introduced

would express the support of the U.S. House of Representatives for the designation of a National Day of Recognition for the centennial of the Convention Between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds.

H.R. 5192, Bill Introduced

would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide for overflights of national recreation areas where the primary recreational activities involve motorized watercraft.

H.R. 2908, Public Law

would adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States.

H.R. 1493, Public Law

would protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters.

S. 2009, Committee Action

would provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

S. 2917, Committee Action

would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to ensure protection of futures customers and provide relief for farmers, ranchers, and end-users that manage risk to help keep consumer costs low.

H.R. 5180, Bill Introduced

would alleviate the ethanol blend wall under the renewable fuel program.

H.R. 5177, Bill Introduced

would seek to improve disaster mitigation programs.

S. 2918, Bill Introduced

would amend title 5, U.S. Code, to clarify the eligibility of employees of a land management agency in a time-limited appointment to compete for a permanent appointment at any federal agency.

S. 2916, Bill Introduced

would provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land.

S. 546, Chamber Action

would establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under FEMA's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads.

S. 2907, Bill Introduced

would amend the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, to strike the termination date for funding for pilot projects to increase Colorado River System water in Lake Mead.

S. 2902, Bill Introduced

would provide for long-term water supplies, optimal use of existing water supply infrastructure, and protection of existing water rights.

H.R. 2494, Committee Action

would support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, and designate major wildlife trafficking countries.

H.R. 5172, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and phase out the energy credit for certain property.

H.R. 5167, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for residential energy efficient property and the energy credit.

H.R. 2901, Chamber Action

would amend the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 to require that certain buildings and personal property be covered by flood insurance.

S. Res. 435, Chamber Action

would designate May 21, 2016, as "Kids to Parks Day."

H.R. 2908, Chamber Action

would adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States.

H.R. 5159, Bill Introduced

would amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize certain recycled water projects.

H.R. 5132, Bill Introduced

would adjust the eastern boundary of the Whychus-Deschutes Wilderness Study Area in the state of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities to protect adjacent private property.

H.R. 5129, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to issue permits for recreation services on lands managed by federal agencies.

H.R. 5121, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of Energy to carry out an energy storage research program, loan program, and technical assistance and grant program.

H.R. 5114, Bill Introduced

would establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States.

H.R. 5110, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to lower the action level for lead in drinking water to 5 parts per billion by the end of 2026.

H.R. 5089, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of Commerce to maintain and operate at least one Doppler weather radar site within 55 miles of each state capital city in the United States.

S. 2892, Bill Introduced

would accelerate the use of wood in buildings, especially tall wood buildings.

S. 2889, Bill Introduced

would amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010 to authorize an Innovation Corps.

S. 2888, Bill Introduced

would amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's review and publication of illnesses and conditions relating to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

S. 2886, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2000.

S. 2884, Bill Introduced

would address the liability of EPA relating to the lead contamination of the water supply of the city of Flint, Michigan.

S. 2882, Bill Introduced

would seek to facilitate efficient state implementation of ground-level ozone standards.

S. 2876, Bill Introduced

would require the Director of FWS to issue a scientifically valid and state-supported recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf.

S. 438, Committee Action

would provide for the repair, replacement, and maintenance of certain Native American irrigation projects.

H.R. 5087, Bill Introduced

would remove federal claim to navigational servitude for a tract of land developed due to dredging disposal from a harbor project in Valdez, Alaska.

H.R. 5086, Bill Introduced

would more accurately identify and transfer subsurface gravel sources originally intended to be made available to the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation in exchange for its relinquishment of related property rights.

H.R. 5078, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study on the economic and environmental risks to the Great Lakes of spills or leaks of oil.

S. 2860, Bill Introduced

would establish the Climate Change Advisory Commission to develop recommendations, frameworks, and guidelines for projects responding to the impacts of climate change, and would issue federal bonds, the proceeds of which would be used to fund projects that aid in adaptation to climate change.