Category Archives: Public Land

H.R.1397 – To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1397 – To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes. Brief – “This bill transfers administrative jurisdiction over…0.342 acres of federal land within the boundary of the George Washington Memorial Parkway from the Department of the Interior […]

H.R.1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act Brief – “H.R. 1306 would convey federally owned portions of Oregon and California Railroad grant lands in the state of Oregon to local Indian tribes—about 17,500 acres to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and about 14,700 acres […]

H.R.597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains “The Lytton Rancheria of California is a federally recognized Indian tribe that lost its homeland after it was unjustly and unlawfully terminated in 1958. The Tribe was restored to Federal recognition in 1991, but the […]

H.R.1967 – Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1967 – Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act Brief –     H.R. 1967 authorizes pumped storage at Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) facilities in order to clear up regulatory confusion and stimulate non-federal pumped storage hydropower development in the seventeen western states.     The arid western United […]

H.R.1500 – Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1500 – Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 Brief – ‘This bill redesignates as “Robert Emmet Park” the small triangular property located at the corner of 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302.’ – crs Under […]

H.R.1073 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1073 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes. Brief – “H.R. 1073 would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to construct […]

H.R.497 – Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.497 – Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act Brief – “H.R. 497 would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to convey 327 acres of federal land to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District in California in exchange for 310 acres of land owned by […]

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 […]

H.R.1177 – Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.1177 – Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act Brief – Notwithstanding section 32(c) of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1011(c)), if the City of Old Town, Maine, makes a written request to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary shall release, convey, and quitclaim, […]