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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 3

H.R. 862

would amend the National Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Public Lands

H.R. 855

would minimize the economic and social costs resulting from losses of life, property, well-being, business activity, and economic growth associated with extreme weather events by ensuring that the United States is more resilient to the impacts of extreme weather events in the short and long term.

Climate Change (generally)

H.R. 852

would amend the SDWA to address lead contamination in school drinking water.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

H.R. 844

would amend the FWPCA to allow for modified permits for industrial minerals remining operations.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

H.R. 843

would amend the FWPCA to clarify when the Administrator of EPA has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under §404 of the Act.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

H.R. 830

would amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the repair, expansion, and construction, without elevation, of agricultural structures located in special flood hazard zones.


S. 268

would reauthorize the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain wildlife conservation funds; establish prize competitions relating to the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, wildlife conservation, the management of invasive species, and the protection of endangered species; and amend the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 to modify the protections provided by the Act.

Wildlife (generally)

S. 264

would prohibit the construction of certain elements of a physical barrier along the southern border of the United States in federal wildlife and wilderness areas and on state land.

Land Use (generally)

S. 261

would extend the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024.


S. 258

would prohibit oil and gas leasing on National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District that is located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada.

Natural Resources (generally)