Category Archives: Public Land

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.2182 – Plum Island Preservation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.2182 – Plum Island Preservation Act Brief – The bill would require the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report to Congress on the alternatives for the final disposition of Plum Island, including preservation of the island for conservation, education, and research, and for other […]

H.R.218 – King Cove Road Land Exchange Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.218 – King Cove Road Land Exchange Act Brief – “H.R. 218 would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to convey, at the request of the State of Alaska, 206 acres of federal land in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to allow for the construction of a […]

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.1719 – John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1719 – John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act Brief – “H.R. 1719 would expand and adjust the boundary of the John Muir National Historic Site in California to include approximately 44 acres of donated land. The bill stipulates that the land would be donated voluntarily by the […]

H.R.1541 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1541 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes. Brief – The boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site established in 1978 can expand through donations of […]

H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act Brief – The bill transfers jurisdiction of three parcels of land in Tucson, Arizona to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. After the transfer there shall be no Federal reserved right to surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust […]