H.R.428 – Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act

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H.R.428 – Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act


In general the bill ‘directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to commission a survey to identify the South Bank boundary line with respect to land along a specified 116-mile stretch of the Red River in Oklahoma and Texas…’

The term “gradient boundary survey method” means the measurement technique used to locate the South Bank boundary line in accordance with the methodology established in Oklahoma v. Texas, 261 U.S. 340 (1923) (recognizing that the boundary line along the Red River is subject to change due to erosion and accretion).

(Full text of H.R. 428 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] (Introduced 01/10/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 250 – 171 (Roll no. 92)

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Duplication of programs: Data not available

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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