H.R.3354 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

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H.R.3354 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

Brief

The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 totals $31,456,000,000. This amount is $824,000,000 below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level and $4,256,911,000 above the (President’s) budget request.

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.

HR 3354 provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies.

Interior –

the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education.

Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices.

Provides appropriations to Interior for Department-Wide Programs, including:

Wildland Fire Management, the Central Hazardous Materials Fund, the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Fund, the Working Capital Fund, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT).

 

EPA.

 

Provides appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service.

 

Provides appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for:

the Indian Health Service, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Provides appropriations to other related agencies, including:

the Executive Office of the President for the Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Environmental Quality; the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board; the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation; the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development; the Smithsonian Institution; the National Gallery of Art; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;     the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Commission of Fine Arts; the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; the National Capital Planning Commission; the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum;     the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission; the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission; and the World War I Centennial Commission.

Sets forth permissible and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.

(Full text of H.R. 3354 at congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] (Introduced 07/21/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 211 – 198 (Roll no. 528).

House Amendments: Amendments can be read here

Motion to recommit: On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 527).

Text of the motion: The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike the $2.3 billion in total appropriated for a border wall and for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to purchase detention beds; and to transfer funds to the FEMA Federal Assistance Account to provide addition funds for pre-disaster mitigation services.

SENATE

On Passage:

Procedural Actions:

Senate Amendments:

COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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