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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 47, Issue 5

H.R. J. Res. 69, Bill Introduced

would provide for congressional disapproval of the DOI rule relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska". 

H.R. J. Res. 68, Bill Introduced

would provide for congressional disapproval of the BLM rule relating to standards for measurement and reporting of gas removed or sold from federal and Indian lands and areas subject to communitization agreements.

H.R. 962, Bill Introduced

would prohibit operation of aquaculture facilities that contribute to pollution of wild and scenic rivers.

H.R. 961, Bill Introduced

would prohibit aquaculture in the Great Lakes.

H.R. 958, Bill Introduced

would eliminate certain EPA programs.

H.R. 951, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.

H.R. 939, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to extend and expand the provision requiring the use of iron and steel products that are produced in the United States in projects funded through a state drinking water treatment revolving loan fund.

H.R. 928, Bill Introduced

would clarify that a state has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land within the boundaries of the state. 

H.R. 919, Bill Introduced

would require compliant flame mitigation devices to be used on portable fuel containers for flammable liquid fuels.

H.R. 917, Bill Introduced

would control the export of electronic waste in order to ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter military and civilian electronics supply chains in the United States.

H.R. Res. 99, Committee Action

The bill would provide for a survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in Oklahoma and Texas.

H.R. 879, Bill Introduced

would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct periodic reviews of the flood insurance rates and flood insurance rate maps under the national flood insurance program. 

H.R. 877, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era.

H.R. 875, Bill Introduced

would streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or expanding water storage, rural water supply, and water recycling projects under Reclamation law. 

H.R. 873, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia. 

S. 316, Bill Introduced

would amend the Mineral Leasing Act to recognize the authority of states to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security.

S. 315, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era. 

S. 312, Bill Introduced

would redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site as the "Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park."

H.R. 698, Chamber Action

which would require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest, was passed by the House.

H.R. 689, Chamber Action

which would insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness, was passed by the House.

H.R. 688, Chamber Action

which would adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, was passed by the House. 

H.R. 618, Chamber Action

which would authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado, was passed by the House.

H.R. 494, Chamber Action

which would expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument, was passed by the House.

H.R. 337, Chamber Action

which would transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain BLM land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veteran Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, was passed by the House.

H.R. 870, Bill Introduced

would direct NASA to plan to return to the moon and develop a sustained human presence on the moon.

H.R. 869, Bill Introduced

would establish a commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. 

H.R. 865, Bill Introduced

would make a categorical exclusion available to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to develop and carry out a forest management activity on National Forest System lands derived from the public domain or public lands to address insect or disease infestation declared as an emergency in a state by the governor of such state. 

H.R. 857, Bill Introduced

would provide for conservation and enhanced recreation activities in the California Desert Conservation Area.

S.J. Res. 21, Bill Introduced

would provide for the disapproval of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.

H.R. J. Res. 41, Chamber Action

which would provide for the disapproval of the SEC rule "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers," was passed by the Senate.

H.R. J. Res. 60, Bill Introduced

would disapprove the FWS final rule relating to the use of compensatory mitigation as recommended or required under the ESA.

H.R. 837, Bill Introduced

would prohibit construction of a continuous wall or fence between the United States and Mexico.

H.R. 835, Bill Introduced

would maximize the acreage available for inclusion in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. 

H.R. 827, Bill Introduced

would establish certain conservation and recreation areas in California.

H.R. 825, Bill Introduced

would promote the development of renewable energy on public land.

S. 289, Bill Introduced

would adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest.

S. 287, Bill Introduced

would maximize the acreage available for inclusion in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. 

S. 285, Bill Introduced

would ensure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within Holy Cross Wilderness.

S. 282, Bill Introduced

would promote the development of renewable energy on public land. 

S. 279, Bill Introduced

would amend the Water Resources Development Act to modify a provision relating to acquisition of beach fill. 

H.R. J. Res. 38, Chamber Action

which would disapprove the Stream Protection Rule, was passed by the Senate.