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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 13

H.R. 1493, Chamber Action

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

H.R. 2908, Chamber Action

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

H.R. 1684, Chamber Action

would amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units.

H.R. 1523, Chamber Action

would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program.

H.R. 223, Chamber Action

would authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

H.R. 5055, Committee Action

would make appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

H.R. 5054, Committee Action

would make appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

H.R. 5070, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to provide for a school and child care lead testing grant program.

H.R. 5066, Bill Introduced

would authorize the President to provide assistance to Israel to protect the coastline of Israel and natural gas fields located in the exclusive economic zone of Israel.

H.R. 5050, Bill Introduced

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

S. 1579, Chamber Action

would enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States.

H.R. 1684, Committee Action

would amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units.

H.R. 3070, Committee Action

would clarify, for purposes of all federal laws governing marine fisheries management, the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between areas south of Montauk, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island.

H.R. 87, Committee Action

would modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.

S. 2848, Bill Introduced

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. 894, Committee Action

would extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act.

H.R. 3826, Committee Action

would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the state of Oregon.

H. Res. 700, Bill Introduced

would commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cascade Head Preserve, an Oregon natural icon.

H.R. 5040, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase for 2 years the residential energy credit and the investment tax credit with respect to solar property with a nameplate capacity of less than 20 kilowatts.

H.R. 5032, Bill Introduced

would allow certain property in the town of Louisa, Virginia, to be used for purposes related to compliance with water quality standards.

H.R. 5030, Bill Introduced

would authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain federal land.

H.R. 5025, Bill Introduced

would make supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding in the city of Houston, Texas.

H.R. 5024, Bill Introduced

would amend the Clean Air Act to establish criminal penalties for knowingly bypassing, defeating, or rendering inoperative air pollution control parts or components in motor vehicles.

H.R. 5017, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Maritime Administrator, to release all remaining right, title, and interest of the United States in and to a parcel of real property in Richland, Washington.

S. 2841, Bill Introduced

would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer continental shelf.

S. 2839, Bill Introduced

would amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

S. 2835, Bill Introduced

would amend the National Dam Safety Program Act to establish a program to provide grant assistance for the rehabilitation and repair of high hazard potential dams.