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Recent Federal Bills

Volume 45, Issue 2

H.R. 394, Bill Introduced

would prevent the escape of genetically altered salmon.

H.R. 393, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish.

H.R. 387, Bill Introduced

would provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

H.R. 385, Bill Introduced

would require the Office of Management and Budget to annually submit a report on all disaster-related assistance provided by the federal government to Congress. 

H.R. 383, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the United States from contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Green Climate Fund.

H.R. 352, Bill Introduced

would rescind funds made available to EPA if the agency fails to meet certain deadlines.

H.R. 351, Bill Introduced

would provide for expedited approval of natural gas exports.

H.R. 349, Bill Introduced

would require NOAA to create an electronic database of research and information on the causes of, and corrective actions being taken with regard to algal blooms in the Great Lakes, their tributaries, and other surface fresh waters.

H.R. 348, Bill Introduced

would provide for improved coordination of agency actions in preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations.

H.R. 339, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement an oil and gas leasing program that will result in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the Coastal Plain of Alaska.

H.R. 338, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage charitable contributions of real property for conservation purposes by Native Corporations.

H.R. 335, BIll Introduced

would reauthorize the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000, and the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004.

H.R. 332, Bill Introduced

would amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to prescribe an additional requirement for the designation of marine sanctuaries off the coast of Alaska.

H.R. 331, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce from authorizing commercial finfish aquaculture operations in the Exclusive Economic Zone except in accordance with a law authorizing such action.

H.R. 330, Bill Introduced

would provide for congressional approval of national monuments, restrictions on the use of national monuments, and establish requirements for declaration of marine national monuments.

H.R. 327, Bill Introduced

would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act  to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken during sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the ESA.

H.R. 326, Bill Introduced

would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the importation of polar bear trophies taken during sport hunts in Canada.

H.R. 325, Bill Introduced

would amend the Pribilof Islands Transition Act to require the Secretary of Commerce to provide notice of certification that no further corrective action is required at sites and operable units covered by the Pribilof Islands Environmental Restoration agreement.

H.R. 309, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the gas tax and establish a carbon tax on highway fuels.

H.R. 291, Bill Introduced

would establish a WaterSense lebeling program. 

H.R. 287, Bill Introduced

would enhance the energy security of allies of the United States. 

S. 175, Bill Introduced

would provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

S. 176, Bill Introduced

would advance integrative water management and development through innovation, resiliency, conservation, and efficiency.

S. 156, Bill Introduced

would prohibit EPA from promulgating certain energy-related final rules that are estimated to cost more than $1,000,000,000.

S. 154, Bill Introduced

would amend the Act of July 31, 1947, to provide for the termination of certain mineral materials contracts.

S. 145, Bill Introduced

would require theNational Park Service to refund to states all funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate units of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown.

H.R. 286, Bill Introduced

would extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.

S. 147, Committee Action

would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

s. 147, Bill Introduced

would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

S. 146, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreements with states and their political subdivisions providing for the continued operation of public land in the state during any period in which the secretary is unable to maintain a normal level of operations due to a lapse in appropriations.

S. 145, Bill Introduced

would require the National Park Service to refund all state funds used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown.

H.R. 3, Chamber Action

would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

H. Res. 25, Bill Introduced

would recognize the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people. 

H.R. 249, Bill Introduced

would amend the Act of June 18, 1934 to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes. 

H.R. 243, Bill Introduced

would direct EPA to publish a health advisory and submit reports regarding microcystins in drinking water.

H.R. 239, Bill Introduced

would preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. 

H.R. 212, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to provide for the assessment and management of cyanotoxins in drinking water.

H.R. 4742, Committee Action

would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen.

S. 363, Committee Action

would expand geothermal production.

S. 311, Committee Action

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System.

H.R. 5476, Committee Action

would modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees.

H.R. 5204, Committee Action

would amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests.

H.R. 5176, Committee Action

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination.

H.R. 5139, Committee Action

would correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16.

H.R. 4166, Committee Action

would transfer recreational management authority for Lake Berryessa in California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management. 

H.R. 3286, Committee Action

would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse states that used state funds to operate National Parks during the federal government shutdown.

H.R. 1839, Committee Action

would designate certain federal land in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado as wilderness.

H.R. 1785, Committee Action

would establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the state of Washington.

H.R. 361, Committee Action

would expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington and designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers. 

H.R. 69, Committee Action

would strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention.