Category Archives: Environment & Natural Resources

H.R.3219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 Brief – The bill provide appropriations for most military functions of the Department of Defense. The defense provisions in Division A do not provide appropriations for military construction, military family housing, civil defense, and military nuclear warheads, for which requirements […]

H.R.2370 – Escambia County Land Conveyance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.2370 – Escambia County Land Conveyance Act Brief – “H.R. 2370 would authorize Escambia County in Florida to convey to private entities certain property that it received from the federal government. The specified properties were formerly part of the Santa Rosa Island National Monument and were transferred from […]

H.R.1927 – African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.1927 – African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 Brief – “This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate to the African American civil […]

H.R.806 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.806 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 806 would delay the implementation of a final rule promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015 related to ambient-air-quality standards for ozone emissions. That rule, published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2015, requires […]

H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 23 would amend the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act (SJRRS) to change water management plans and environmental restoration goals for the Central Valley region in California. The bill […]

H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 23 would amend the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act (SJRRS) to change water management plans and environmental restoration goals for the Central Valley region in California. The bill […]

H.R.2156 – Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.2156 – Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act Brief – “The bill establishes the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Monument on specified National Forest System land administered by USDA in Los Angeles County for the purpose of conserving and enhancing the cultural, archaeological, historical, watershed, educational, and […]

H.R.1913 – Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1913 – Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act Brief – The bill states it purpose “To establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such counties,” To that end ‘To promote environmentally responsible […]

H.R.1873 – Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1873 – Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act Brief – The bill reports states its purpose “HR 1873 amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and […]

H.R.1654 – Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1654 – Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act Brief – “H.R. 1654 would direct the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to act as the lead federal agency for coordinating with 17 western states for issuing permits to construct new water storage projects on land managed by the Department of the […]