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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 48, Issue 33

S. 3653

would amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide that certain coal-fired power plants are eligible for loan guarantees.

S. 3646

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to accept certain properties in the state of Missouri.

S. 3645

would extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

S. 3643

would transfer a bridge over the Wabash River to the states of Illinois and Indiana.

S. 3642

would require the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain land in the Coconino National Forest in the state of Arizona.

S. 3634

would authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Bullhead City, Arizona.

S. 3630

would amend the FWPCA to prohibit sewage dumping into the Great Lakes.

S. 3628

would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.

H.R. 4895

would establish the Medgar Evers Home National Monument in the state of Mississippi.

H.R. 132

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project in Oklahoma to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District.

S. 2876

would amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the Pike National Historic Trail.

S. 2831

would redesignate Golden Spike National Historic Site and establish the Transcontinental Railroad Network.

S. 2297

would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota.

S. 2062

would require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey at market value certain National Forest System land in the state of Arizona.

S. 685

would authorize the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System and the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System in the states of Montana and North Dakota.

S. Con Res. 51

which would correct the enrollment of S. 140, which would amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the White Mountain Apache Tribe Settlement Fund, was agreed to by the Senate.

H.R. 7125

would rename the portions of the Gateway National Seashore located on Staten Island, New York, as the "Senator James L. Buckley National Seashore."

S. 3618

would authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to lease underused facilities of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

H.R. 6040

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project.

H.R. 4177

would enhance the federal government's planning and preparation for extreme weather and dissemination of best practices to respond to extreme weather, thereby increasing resilience, improving regional coordination, and mitigating the financial risk to the federal government from such extreme weather.

H.R. 2630

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona.

H.R. 2156

would provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 1928.

S. 3001

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project.

S. 1012

would provide for drought preparedness measures in the state of New Mexico.

H. Res. 1142

which would provide for consideration of H.R. 6784, which would provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 states from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife published under the ESA, was agreed to by the House.

H.R. 6666

which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to states and local governments easements and rights-of-way over federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion, was passed by the House.

H. Res. 1145

would express the need for bold climate action in response to the release of the United Nations report titled "Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty."

S. 3613

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Mancos Project features to the Mancos Water Conservancy District in the state of Colorado.

H. Res. 1142

would provide for consideration of H.R. 6784, which would provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 states from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife published under the ESA, and provide for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018.

H.R. 5319

would transfer U.S. Coast Guard property in the town of Jupiter Island, Florida, for inclusion in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.

S. 3265

would require the Secretary of Commerce to undertake certain activities to support waterfront community revitalization and resiliency.

S. 2242

would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to clarify the authority of the Administrator of NOAA with respect to post-storm assessments.

H.R. 6146

which would authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, was passed by the House.

H.R. 6064

which would rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge, was passed by the House.

H.R. 5706

which would establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the state of Hawaii, was passed by the House.

H.R. 5636

which would designate additions to the Flatside Wilderness in the Ouachita National Forest, was passed by the House.

H.R. 4033

which would reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992, was passed by the House.

H.R. 2615

which would authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore in Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was passed by the House.

S. 2074

which would establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the state of North Dakota, was passed by the House.

S. 440

which would establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the state of North Dakota, was passed by the House.

S. 3508

which would reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, was signed into law by President Trump on October 11, 2018.

S. 3021

which would provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, conservation and development of water and related resources, and water pollution control activities, was signed into law by President Trump on October 23, 2018.

S. 2269

which would reauthorize the Global Food Security Act of 2016 for five additional years, was signed into law by President Trump on October 11, 2018.

H.R. 6784

would provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 states from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife published under the ESA.

H.R. 2365

would convey certain federal land in California to Apple Valley, California, Twentynine Palms, California, Barstow, California, and Victorville, California.