Category Archives: Environment & Natural Resources

H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act Brief – H.R. 2874 would authorize the National Flood Insurance Program to enter into and renew flood insurance policies through fiscal year 2022. HR 2874 aims to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to […]

H.R.2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 2936 would increase the share of proceeds from timber sales that the Bureau of Land Management pays to certain counties in Oregon. CBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase the amounts the federal government pays to […]

H.R.1488 – Indiana Dunes National Park Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.1488 – Indiana Dunes National Park Act Brief – H.R. 1488 would redesignate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, an existing unit of the National Park Service (NPS) system, as the Indiana Dunes National Park.     Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was established by Congress in 1966 through Public Law […]

H.R.3279 – Helium Extraction Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.3279 – Helium Extraction Act of 2017 Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3279 is to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that the extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas. […]

H.R.3567 – To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.3567 – To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes. Brief – HR 3567 “…directs the Department of Agriculture to sell and quitclaim all right, title, and interest […]

H.R.2941 – Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.2941 – Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act Brief – ‘The Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act conveys certain National Forest System land within the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana.’ The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) currently owns tracts of land in Louisiana that are inter-mixed with private land […]

H.R.2921 – National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.2921 – National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 2921 the National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017 establishes a pilot program on National Forest System land to better protect utility infrastructure from passing wildfire… it creates a […]

H.R.2937 – Community Reclamation Partnerships Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2937 – Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Brief –     The purpose of H.R. 2937 is to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to authorize partnerships between States and nongovernmental entities for the purpose of reclaiming and restoring land and water resources adversely affected by […]

H.R.289 – GO Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.289 – GO Act Brief – “H.R. 289 would change the way certain federal agencies issue special recreation use permits and would change how the affected agencies recover costs associated with the permitting process.” – cbo To that end: Interior and USDA may issue special recreation permits:     […]

HR 3219 House Amendments

HR 3219 House Amendments An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding for the Government Accountability Office (GAO). On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by voice vote An amendment, offered by Mrs. Love, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-259 to expand the permissible uses of […]