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Recent Federal Bills

Volume 44, Issue 27

H.R. 5512, Bill Introduced

would require that certain Federal lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

H.R. 5511, Bill Introduced

would require that certain Federal lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5506, Bill Introduced

would amend title I of the National Housing Act to modify premium charges and the dollar amount limitation on loans for financing alterations, repairs, and improvements to, or conversion of, existing structures, including energy efficiency home improvements.

H.R. 5505, Bill Introduced

would improve the establishment of any lower ground-level ozone standards.

S. Res. 556, Chamber Action

would designate the week beginning on October 12, 2014, as National Wildlife Refuge Week.

S. 2845, Bill Introduced

would establish the Southern Prairie Potholes National Wildlife Refuge.

S. 2833, Bill Introduced

would improve the establishment of any lower ground-level ozone standards.

S. 1603, Chamber Action

would reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians.

H. Res. 727, Committee Action

would, among other things, provide for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; and to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably.

H.R. 5494, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.

H.R. 5483, Bill Introduced

would amend title 10, United States Code, to continue the national security exemption from emissions regulations when an excess Department of Defense vehicle covered by the exemption is transferred to a firefighting agency in a State or to any other State agency.

H.R. 5480, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from obligating or expending funds for alternative energy generation projects unless specifically authorized by law.

H.R. 5476, Bill Introduced

would modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees.

S. 2440, Chamber Action

would expand and extend the program to improve permit coordination by the Bureau of Land Management.

S. 2824, Bill Introduced

would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to promote sustainable conservation and management for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic fisheries and the communities that rely on them.

S. 2823, Bill Introduced

would require approval for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of oil or natural gas pipelines or electric transmission facilities at the national boundary of the United States for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or from Canada or Mexico.

S. 2820, Bill Introduced

would provide for the withdrawal of certain Federal land in Garden Valley, Nevada.

S. 2815, Bill Introduced

would amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to extend the term of marketing assistance loans in cases in which a purchaser has bought the loan commodity subject to the loan and declared bankruptcy prior to paying for the loan commodity.

H.R. 4119, Chamber Action

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia to evaluate the national significance of the Church and to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating such area as a unit of the National Park System.

H.R. 3222

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New York to, among other things, determine the suitability and feasibility of designating resources within the study area as a unit of the National Park System.

H.R. 2569, Chamber Action

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout River in the state of Vermont as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

H.R. 5205, Chamber Action

would authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation.

H.R. 3006, Chamber Action

would authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California.

H.R. 3044, Chamber Action

would approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi.

H.R. 83, Chamber Action

would require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources.

H.R. 4350, Committee Action

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to take lands and mineral rights on the reservation of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and other culturally important lands into trust.

H.R. 2158, Committee Action

would to exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 the expedited removal from the United States of certain snake species.

H.R. 3606, Committee Action

would permit certain activities to be conducted on Federal land within the Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest in the State of California at the level at which such activities were conducted on such land before the wilderness designation.

H.R. 4182, Committee Action

would provide that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of the National Park System.

H.R. 5205, Committee Action

would authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation.

H.R. 3006, Committee Action

would authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California.

S. 1603, Committee Action

would reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians.

S. 476, Committee Action

would amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.

H.R. 5469, Bill Introduced

would prevent future propane shortages.

H.R. 5467, Bill Introduced

would enhance the capabilities of metropolitan planning organizations.

H.R. 2, Bill Introduced

would remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; lower the cost of energy to consumers; enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs.

S. 2809, Bill Introduced

would require the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain a court order to garnish wages to pay a nontax debt.

S. 2803, Bill Introduced

would remove a use restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to the town of Tremont, Maine.

H.R. 5447, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to increase the availability of pesticides for the management of parasitic pests that adversely impact the health of managed pollinator bees.

H.R. 5439, Bill Introduced

would direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory and submit reports with respect to microcystins in drinking water.

H.R. 5437, Bill Introduced

would expand the Pajarita Wilderness and designate the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness in Coronado National Forest, Arizona.

S. 1275, Committee Action

would direct the Secretary of Commerce to issue a fishing capacity reduction loan to refinance the existing loan funding the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program.

S. 2791, Bill Introduced

would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards.

S. 2785, Bill Introduced

would direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory and submit reports with respect to microcystins in drinking water.

H.R. 5078, Chamber Action

would preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States.

H.R. 5428, Bill Introduced

would provide for the implementation of the negotiated property division regarding Former Fort Wingate Depot Activity in McKinley County, New Mexico.

H.R. 5425, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the use of Federal funds for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

S. 898, Chamber Action

would authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the Amy Biehl High School Foundation.