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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 44, Issue 26

S. 2780, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System.

H.R. 4527, Chamber Action

which would remove a use restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to the town of Tremont, Maine, was passed by the House.

H.R. 4231, Chamber Action

which would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, was passed by the House.

H.R. 4231, Chamber Action

which would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, was passed by the House.

H.R. 3109, Chamber Action

which would amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, as passed by the House.

S. 231, Chamber Action

which would reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp through 2016, the profits of which support programs to help to protect African and Asian elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles, was passed by the House.

H.R. 715, Committee Action

Would provide for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5078) to preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States, and for
consideration another bill (H. Res. 644).

H.R. 3109, Committee Action

Would amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts.

H.R. 5057, Committee Action

would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards.

H.R. 716, Bill Introduced

Would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the President and the Secretary of State should ensure that the Canadian Government does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.

H.R. 5412, Bill Introduced

Would facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law.

S. 2480, Committee Action

Would require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Elko County, Nevada, and to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2479, Committee Action

Would provide for a land conveyance in the State of Nevada, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2465, Committee Action

Would require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of Federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico, with amendments.

S. 2188, Committee Action

Would amend the Indian Reorganization Act to apply the Act to all federally recognized Indian tribes, regardless of when any tribe became recognized, reaffirming the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes.

S. 1447, Committee Action

would make technical corrections to certain Native American water rights settlements in the State of New Mexico, with an amendment.

S.2442, Committee Action

Would direct the Secretary of the Interior to take certain land and mineral rights on the reservation of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and other culturally important land into trust for the benefit of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.