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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 3

S. 2200

which would reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System, was signed by President Trump on January 7, 2019.

Natural Disasters

S. 1023

which would reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 through fiscal year 2021, was signed by President Trump on January 14, 2019.

Forests

S. 756

which would reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, was signed by President Trump on December 21, 2018.

Oceans

S. 512

which would modernize the regulation of nuclear energy, was signed by President Trump on January 14, 2019.

Energy (generally)

H.J. Res. 31

which would make consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, was passed by the Senate.

Agencies

H.R. 795

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.

Natural Resources (generally)

H.J. Res. 28

which would make further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, was agreed to by the Senate.

Agencies

H.J. Res. 31

which would make consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, was passed by the House.

Agencies

H.R. 788

would amend and enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to improve the conservation of sharks.

Wildlife (generally)

H.R. 786

would amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require that a portion of revenues from new federal mineral and geothermal leases be paid to states for use to supplement the education of students in kindergarten through grade 12 and public support of institutions of higher education.

Mining