Category Archives: Public Land

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.2600 – To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.2600 – To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes. Brief – HR 2600 directs the Department of the Interior to convey to the state of […]

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.2582 – Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2582 – Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act Brief – “This bill allows the state of Utah to select certain lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Department of the Interior that are identified as available for disposal by land […]

H.R.2316 – Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2316 – Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 2316 would repeal provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 related to the development of privately-owned oil and gas resources located under federal land (known as split estates) in the Allegheny National Forest.” –cbo […]

H.R.1547 – Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.1547 – Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act  Brief – The purpose of H.R. 1547 is to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City. […]