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Appropriations bill FY97, Interior (Identified by CRS)
Interior Department FY97 Appropriations bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • Father Aull Site Transfer Act of 1996
  • Snoqualmie National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 1996
  • Sugarbush Land Exchange Act of 1996

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
07/16/1996Committee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Gorton with amendments. With written report No. 104-319.
06/20/1996Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 174 (Roll no. 268).
06/18/1996The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 104-625, by Mr. Regula.
06/18/1996Introduced in House

All Actions (255)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/17/1996SenateS.Amdt.5353 Motion to table SP 5353 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50-50. Record Vote No: 291.
09/17/1996SenateMotion to table SP 5353 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50-50. Record Vote No: 291.
09/17/1996SenateS.Amdt.5351 Considered by Senate.
09/17/1996SenateS.Amdt.5353 Considered by Senate.
09/17/1996SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S10650, S10653-10657)
09/16/1996SenateS.Amdt.5353 Proposed by Senator Bumpers. To increase the fee charged for grazing on Federal land.
09/16/1996SenateAmendment SP 5353 proposed by Senator Bumpers.
09/16/1996SenateS.Amdt.5352 Amendment SP 5352 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/16/1996SenateAmendment SP 5352 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/16/1996SenateS.Amdt.5352 Proposed by Senator Wyden. To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements for the restoration and enhancement of biotic resources on watershed land.
09/16/1996SenateAmendment SP 5352 proposed by Senator Wyden.
09/16/1996SenateS.Amdt.5351 Proposed by Senator Pressler. To promote the livestock industry.
09/16/1996SenateAmendment SP 5351 proposed by Senator Pressler.
09/16/1996SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S10580-10599)
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5343 Amendment SP 5343 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5343 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5343 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To provide that the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior are authorized to limit competition for watershed restoration project contracts as part of the "Jobs in the Woods" component of the President's Forest Plan for the Pacific Northwest to individuals and entities in historically timber-dependent areas in the States of Washington, Oregon, and northern California that have been affected by reduced timber harvesting on Federal lands.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5343 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5342 Amendment SP 5342 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5342 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5341 Amendment SP 5341 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5341 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5340 Amendment SP 5340 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5340 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5339 Amendment SP 5339 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5339 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5338 Amendment SP 5338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5337 Amendment SP 5337 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5337 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5336 Amendment SP 5336 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5336 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5335 Amendment SP 5335 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5335 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5334 Amendment SP 5334 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5334 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5333 Amendment SP 5333 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5333 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5332 Amendment SP 5332 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5332 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5331 Amendment SP 5331 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5331 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5330 Amendment SP 5330 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5330 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5329 Amendment SP 5329 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5329 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5328 Amendment SP 5328 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5328 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5327 Amendment SP 5327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5326 Amendment SP 5326 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5326 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5325 Amendment SP 5325 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5325 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5324 Amendment SP 5324 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5324 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5323 Amendment SP 5323 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5323 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5322 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5322 Amendment SP 5322 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5321 Amendment SP 5321 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5321 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5320 Amendment SP 5320 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5320 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5319 Amendment SP 5319 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5319 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5318 Amendment SP 5318 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5318 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5342 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Stevens. To provide that $250,000 of the funds available to the Bureau of Land Management for the Alaska conveyance shall be available for activities preparatory to resumption of leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska pursuant to Public Law 96-514.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5342 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Stevens.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5341 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Sarbanes. To authorize the State of Maryland to set aside a portion of amounts made available under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 for use in undertaking acid mine drainage abatement and treatment projects.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5341 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Sarbanes.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5340 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Robb. To provide $1,000,000 for land acquisition at Rappahannock National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5340 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Robb.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5339 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Nickles. To provide for the use of certain funds for the construction of a health care facility by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5339 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Nickles.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5338 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski. To protect State's management of fish and gam resources in Alaska.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5338 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5337 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski. To provide that the Secretary of Agriculture shall by March 31, 1997 report to the committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate on the status and disposition of all salvage timber sales started under the authority of Section 2001 of P.L. 104-121 and subsequently withdrawn or delayed and completed under different authorities as a consequence of the July 2, 1996 Directive on the implemenation of Section 2001 issued by the Secretary.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5337 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5336 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Johnston. To designate the visitor center at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park,located at 418 Rue Decatur in New Orleans, Louisiana as the "Laura C. Hudson Visitor Center".
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5336 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Johnston.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5335 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Hutchison. To move $250,000 from the Fish and Wildlife Service's Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge land acquisition project to the Forest Service's Lake McClellan dredging project. Both projects are in the State of Texas.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5335 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Hutchison.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5334 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Hatfield. To provide for the naming of the Bureau of Land Management's Visitors Center in Rand, Oregon as the William B. Smullin Visitor Center.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5334 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Hatfield.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5333 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Hatfield. To provide for the naming of Pacific Northwest Research Station Silviculture Lab in Bend, Oregon as the Robert W. Chandler building.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5333 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Hatfield.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5332 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To clarify the amount of funds provided to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Natural Communities Conservation Plan.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5332 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5331 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To strike the provision deeming approval of a telescope site on Mt. Graham consistant with the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5331 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5330 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To allow the National Park Foundation to expend remaining balances and accrued interest from funds granted to it by the National Park Service in Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 pursuant to the National Park System Visitor Facilities Fund Act of 1983 (P.L. 97-433, 96 Stat.2277).
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5330 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5329 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To designate the Colombia Wilderness in Oregon as the "Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness."
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5329 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5328 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To extend authority for the transfer of certain Bureau of Mines facilities.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5328 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5327 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To allow the National Park Service to reimburse the State of Washington for fish restoration activities.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5327 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5326 Proposed by Senator Gorton. A technical correction to correct per centum error in the National Forest System appropriation.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5326 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5325 Proposed by Senator Gorton. Technical correction to specify $3 million is available for Everglades research, planning, and interagency coordination in support of land acquistion.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5325 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5324 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To specify the amount of funds available for welfare assistance payments in bill language consistent with language contained in the FY 1996 Interior Appropriations bill.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5324 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5323 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To specify that any agreement with the State of Washington shall provide protection of the existing quality and availability of water.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5323 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5322 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To move $308,000 in construction funds from a Mt. Baker Snowqualimie National Forest project to a Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (Company Creek road repair) project. Both projects are in the Stae of Washington.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5322 proposed by Senator Gorton.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5321 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Faircloth. To remove a parcel of land from the Snowbird Wilderness Study area in North Carolina so that a road can be repaired.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5321 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Faircloth.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5320 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Dewine. To expand the moratorium on land acquisition for the Wayne National Forest in Ohio to include Gallia County.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5320 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Dewine.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5319 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Craig. To transfer funds from the Running Creek Ranch land acquisition project to the National Forest Service for an old logging road inventory in Idaho.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5319 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Craig.
09/13/1996SenateS.Amdt.5318 Proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Chafee. To provide that a portion of the admission and user fees collected by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the recreational fee demonstration program shall be available to the Secretary of the Interior until expended to be used in accordance with certain priorities specified in the Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986.
09/13/1996SenateAmendment SP 5318 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Chafee.
09/13/1996SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S10512-10533, S10535-10536, S10539)
07/19/1996SenateStar Print ordered on Report 104-319.
07/16/1996SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 495.
07/16/1996SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Gorton with amendments. With written report No. 104-319.
07/16/1996SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
07/12/1996SenateSubcommittee on Interior. Approved for full committee consideration with amendments favorably.
Action By: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies
06/21/1996SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
06/20/1996-5:55pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/20/1996-5:55pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 174 (Roll no. 268).
06/20/1996-5:35pmHouseOn motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 176 - 241 (Roll no. 267). (consideration: CR H6680)
06/20/1996-5:18pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered without objection.
06/20/1996-5:17pmHouseMr. Yates moved to recommit to Appropriations.
06/20/1996-5:16pmHouseH.Amdt.1183 On agreeing to the Kennedy (MA) amendment (A012) Failed by recorded vote: 211 - 211 (Roll no. 266).
06/20/1996-4:58pmHouseThe House adopted the remaining amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
06/20/1996-4:58pmHouseH.Amdt.1183 Mr. Kolbe demanded a separate vote on the Kennedy (MA) amendment (A012).
06/20/1996-4:57pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
06/20/1996-4:56pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3662.
06/20/1996-4:52pmHouseH.Amdt.1193 On agreeing to the Sanders amendment (A022) Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 237 (Roll no. 265).
06/20/1996-4:43pmHouseH.Amdt.1192 On agreeing to the Gutknecht amendment (A021) Failed by recorded vote: 128 - 291 (Roll no. 264).
06/20/1996-4:36pmHouseH.Amdt.1190 On agreeing to the Istook amendment (A019) Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 - 206 (Roll no. 263).
06/20/1996-4:29pmHouseH.Amdt.1189 On agreeing to the Furse amendment (A018) Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 211 (Roll no. 262).
06/20/1996-4:07pmHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - The Chair announced that Committee would proceed to further consideration of those amendments on which recorded votes had been requested and postponed. The amendments would be considered in the following order: Furse (18), Istook (19), Gutknecht (21), and Sanders (22).
06/20/1996-4:07pmHouseH.Amdt.1195 On agreeing to the Olver amendment (A024) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/20/1996-4:05pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 19, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Olver amendment.
06/20/1996-4:04pmHouseH.Amdt.1195 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. Olver.
06/20/1996-4:03pmHouseH.Amdt.1194 On agreeing to the Stupak amendment (A023) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/20/1996-4:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stupak amendment.
06/20/1996-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.1194 Amendment (A023) offered by Mr. Stupak.
06/20/1996-3:57pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Sanders amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Sanders requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed and the point of order was withdrawn.
06/20/1996-3:35pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 19, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Sanders amendment.
06/20/1996-3:35pmHouseH.Amdt.1193 Amendment (A022) offered by Mr. Sanders.
06/20/1996-3:34pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Gutknecht amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Gutknecht requested a recorded vote and, pending that request, made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed.
06/20/1996-3:10pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 19, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Gutknecht amendment.
06/20/1996-3:10pmHouseH.Amdt.1192 Amendment (A021) offered by Mr. Gutknecht.
06/20/1996-3:09pmHouseH.Amdt.1191 By unanimous consent, the DeFazio amendment was withdrawn.
06/20/1996-3:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 19, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment.
06/20/1996-3:03pmHouseH.Amdt.1191 Amendment (A020) offered by Mr. DeFazio.
06/20/1996-3:02pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Istook amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Dicks requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed.
06/20/1996-2:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 19, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Istook amendment.
06/20/1996-2:35pmHouseH.Amdt.1190 Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Istook.
06/20/1996-2:35pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Furse amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Ms. Furse requested a recorded vote and, pending that request, made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
06/20/1996-2:31pmHouseMotion to strike the enacting clause withdrawn.
06/20/1996-2:25pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate.
06/20/1996-2:25pmHouseMr. Obey moved to strike the enacting clause.
06/20/1996-1:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 19, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the Furse amendment.
06/20/1996-1:15pmHouseH.Amdt.1189 Amendment (A018) offered by Ms. Furse.
06/20/1996-1:13pmHouseH.Amdt.1187 On agreeing to the Shadegg amendment (A016) Failed by recorded vote: 168 - 254 (Roll no. 261).
06/20/1996-1:05pmHouseH.Amdt.1185 On agreeing to the Sanders amendment (A014) Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 - 206 (Roll no. 260).
06/20/1996-12:56pmHouseH.Amdt.1184 On agreeing to the Parker amendment (A013) Failed by recorded vote: 204 - 218 (Roll no. 259).
06/20/1996-12:28pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Committee of the Whole resumed consideration of amendments on which further proceedings had been postponed. Votes on amendments will occur in the following order: Parker, Sanders and Shadegg.
06/20/1996-12:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the Committee previously agreed to, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the pending amendments.
06/20/1996-12:00pmHouseEXTENDED DEBATE - Mr. Regula asked unanimous consent that prior to the resumption of consideration of amendments that have been postponed, there be a period of 20 additional minutes of debate on the subject matter of those amendments. Agreed to without objection.
06/20/1996-11:58amHouseH.Amdt.1188 Mr. Kolbe raised a point of order against the Faleomavaega amendment (A017). Mr. Kolbe stated that the provisions of the amendment constituted legislation in an appropriations bill because it sought to change existing law. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/20/1996-11:51amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Faleomavaega amendment.
06/20/1996-11:50amHouseRESERVATION OF POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Kolbe reserved a point of order against the Faleomavaega amendment.
06/20/1996-11:50amHouseH.Amdt.1188 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Faleomavaega.
06/20/1996-11:49amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shadegg amendment the Chair put the question and announced that by a voice vote, the noes had prevailed. Mr. Shadegg demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the day.
06/20/1996-11:18amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Shadegg amendment.
06/20/1996-11:16amHouseH.Amdt.1187 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Shadegg.
06/20/1996-11:15amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sanders amendment the Chair put the question and announced that by a voice vote, the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sanders demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the day.
06/20/1996-10:44amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Sanders amendment which had been pending and was re-offered after the disposition of the Hoekstra amendment.
06/20/1996-10:43amHouseH.Amdt.1185 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Sanders.
06/20/1996-10:43amHouseH.Amdt.1186 By unanimous consent, the Hoekstra amendment was withdrawn.
06/20/1996-10:36amHouseH.Amdt.1186 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Hoekstra.
06/20/1996-10:32amHousePERMISSION TO OFFER AN AMENDMENT - Mr. Hoekstra asked unanimous consent that he be permitted to offer his amendment prior to the time that the Committee would resume consideration on the pending Sanders amendment. Agreed to without objection.
06/20/1996-10:32amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
06/20/1996-10:32amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6635-6681)
06/20/1996-10:31amHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Regula asked unanimous consent that during the further consideration of H.R. 3662 in the Committee of the Whole, notwithstanding the order of the House of Wednesday, June 19, 1996, Mr. Stupak be allowed to offer an amendment regarding the "Pictured Rocks National Park" to be debatable for 10 minutes, equally divided. Agreed to without objection.
06/19/1996-11:24pmHouseSanders (regarding weatherization), 20 minutes; Fox (weatherization), 10 minutes; Parker ( weatherization) 10 minutes; Faelomavaega (Red Squirrel), 15 minutes; Hoekstra (NEA), 10 minutes; Shadegg (NEH), 30 minutes; Klug (timber contracts), 10 minutes; DeFazio (timber resourcing), 10 minutes; Olver (funding levels for codes and standards), 10 minutes; Condit (Endagered Species Act), 10 minutes; Sanders (PILT), 20 minutes; Furse/Porter (timber salvage), 60 minutes; Gutknecht (across-the-board cut), 20 minutes; Chenoweth (grizzly bears), 10 minutes; Istook (BIA), 20 minutes; Yates (Telcom), 10 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
06/19/1996-11:24pmHouseMr. Regula asked unanimous consent that, during the further consideration of the bill for amendment in the Committee of the Whole, pursuant to H. Res. 455: 1. the bill be considered as having been read; and 2. no amendment shall be in order except for the following amendments, which shall be considered as read, shall not be subject to amendment or to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole, and shall be debatable for the time specified, equally divided and controlled by the proponent and a Member opposed:
06/19/1996-11:24pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3662 as unfinished business.
06/19/1996-11:24pmHouseH.Amdt.1185 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Sanders.
06/19/1996-11:19pmHouseH.Amdt.1183 On agreeing to the Kennedy (MA) amendment (A012) Agreed to by recorded vote: 211 - 210 (Roll no. 258).
06/19/1996-10:32pmHouseH.Amdt.1184 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Parker.
06/19/1996-10:26pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of the debate on the Kennedy (MA) amendment, the Chair put the question and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kennedy subsequently demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the evening.
06/19/1996-9:18pmHouseH.Amdt.1183 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Kennedy (MA).
06/19/1996-9:17pmHouseMr. Schaefer raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Schaefer stated that the proviso contained on page 61, lines 2 through 11, directing the Secretary of Energy to draw down $220 milllion in oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, constituted legislation on an Appropriations bill and was therefor in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/19/1996-9:16pmHouseMr. Kolbe asked unanimous consent that Title II of the bill be considered as read and open to amendment at any point. Agreed to without objection.
06/19/1996-9:14pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
06/19/1996-9:14pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6880)
06/19/1996-9:13pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3662 as unfinished business.
06/19/1996-9:13pmHouseOn motion that the Committe rise Agreed to by voice vote.
06/19/1996-9:13pmHouseMr. Riggs moved that the Committe rise.
06/19/1996-9:12pmHouseH.Amdt.1182 On agreeing to the Richardson amendment (A011) Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 218 (Roll no. 257).
06/19/1996-9:05pmHouseH.Amdt.1181 On agreeing to the Miller (CA) amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 223 (Roll no. 256).
06/19/1996-8:55pmHouseH.Amdt.1180 On agreeing to the Vento amendment (A009) Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 242 (Roll no. 255).
06/19/1996-8:47pmHouseH.Amdt.1179 On agreeing to the Richardson amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 220 (Roll no. 254).
06/19/1996-8:25pmHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - The Chair announced that the Committee of the Whole would proceed with the further consideration of those amendments on which recorded votes had been requested and on which further proceedings had been postponed. Amendments would be considered in the following order: Richardson (08), Miller (CA) (09), Vento (10), Richardson (11).
06/19/1996-8:22pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conculsion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Richardson amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Richardson asked for a recorded vote and, pending that request, made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed. The point of order was withdrawn.
06/19/1996-8:03pmHouseH.Amdt.1182 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Richardson.
06/19/1996-8:00pmHouseAt the conculsion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Miller (CA) amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Miller (CA) requested a recorded vote and, pending that request, made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed. The point of order was withdrawn.
06/19/1996-7:47pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Miller (CA) amendment.
06/19/1996-7:46pmHouseMr. Regula asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Miller (CA) amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 15 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
06/19/1996-7:46pmHouseH.Amdt.1181 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Miller (CA).
06/19/1996-7:46pmHouseAt the conculsion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Vento amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Vento asked for a recorded vote and, pending that request, made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed. The point of order was withdrawn.
06/19/1996-6:49pmHouseH.Amdt.1180 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Vento.
06/19/1996-6:48pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conculsion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Richardson amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Richardson asked for a recorded vote and, pending that request, made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, further proceedings were postponed. The point of order was withdrawn.
06/19/1996-6:40pmHouseH.Amdt.1179 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Richardson.
06/19/1996-6:40pmHouseH.Amdt.1178 By unanimous consent, the Goss amendment was withdrawn.
06/19/1996-6:28pmHouseH.Amdt.1178 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Goss.
06/19/1996-6:26pmHouseH.Amdt.1177 On agreeing to the Calvert amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/19/1996-6:24pmHouseH.Amdt.1177 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Calvert.
06/19/1996-6:23pmHouseH.Amdt.1176 On agreeing to the Skaggs amendments (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/19/1996-6:19pmHouseH.Amdt.1176 Amendments (A005) offered by Mr. Skaggs.
06/19/1996-6:18pmHouseH.Amdt.1175 On agreeing to the Dicks amendment (A004) Agreed to by recorded vote: 257 - 164 (Roll no. 253).
06/19/1996-5:23pmHouseDEBATE LIMITATION - By unanimous consent, all further debate on the Dicks amendment and all amendments thereto would be limited to 30 minutes equally divided and controlled.
06/19/1996-3:52pmHouseDuring the course of debate on the Dicks amendment, Mr. Miller (CA) demanded that certain words of Mr. Riggs be taken down and reported to the Committee of the Whole. Subsequently, Mr. Miller withdrew his demand and Mr. Riggs withdrew the words in question and debate continued in order.
06/19/1996-3:23pmHouseH.Amdt.1175 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Dicks.
06/19/1996-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1174 On agreeing to the Walker amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 224 (Roll no. 252).
06/19/1996-2:32pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Walker amendment.
06/19/1996-2:32pmHouseMr. Regula asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Walker amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
06/19/1996-2:32pmHouseH.Amdt.1174 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Walker.
06/19/1996-2:30pmHouseMr. Yates raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Yates stated that the language on the bill contained in section 117 of the bill constituted legislation on an Appropriations bill and was therefore, in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/19/1996-2:28pmHouseMr. Dicks asked unanimous consent that Title I of the bill be considered as read and open to amendment at any point. Agreed to without objection.
06/19/1996-2:28pmHouseH.Amdt.1173 On agreeing to the Farr amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 235 (Roll no. 251).
06/19/1996-1:10pmHouseH.Amdt.1173 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Farr.
06/19/1996-1:09pmHouseH.Amdt.1172 On agreeing to the Rules amendment Agreed to pursuant to H. Res. 455.
06/19/1996-1:09pmHouseH.Amdt.1172 Amendment (A001) offered by the Committee on Rules.
06/19/1996-12:09pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
06/19/1996-12:08pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Burton to act as Chairman of the Committee.
06/19/1996-12:08pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 455 and Rule XXIII.
06/19/1996-12:08pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3662 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
06/19/1996-12:08pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 455. (consideration: CR H6537-6625)
06/19/1996-11:34amHouseRule H. Res. 455 passed House.
06/18/1996-6:34pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 455 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3662 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
06/18/1996-2:37pmHouseThe Chair announced that all points of order against the bill were reserved.
06/18/1996HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 313.
06/18/1996HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 104-625, by Mr. Regula.
06/12/1996HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
06/12/1996HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
06/05/1996HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior
06/05/1996HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior
06/05/1996HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior
05/07/1996HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior
02/28/1996HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior
02/06/1996HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Interior.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
02/06/1996HouseReferred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

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House Appropriations02/06/1996 Referred to
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06/18/1996 Reported original measure H. Rept. 104-625
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior02/06/1996 Referred to
05/07/1996 Hearings by
06/05/1996 Markup by
06/05/1996 Reported by
Senate Appropriations06/21/1996 Referred to
07/16/1996 Markup by
07/16/1996 Reported by S. Rept. 104-319
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies07/12/1996 Markup by
07/12/1996 Reported by

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Department of the Interior

Title II: Related Agencies

Title III: General Provisions

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997 - Title I: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for the FY 1997 operation of the Department of the Interior, setting forth uses and limitations.

Prohibits the National Park Service from spending any funds under this Act for activities in direct response to the United Nations Biodiversity Initiative in the United States.

Authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to transfer NPS funds to State, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations to carry out NPS programs.

Provides certain funds for closure of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, including payments for workers compensation and unemployment compensation for former Bureau employees.

Sets forth uses and prohibitions on the use of funds under this title.

(Sec. 114) Establishes in the Treasury a franchise fund pilot for capitalizing and operating central administrative services.

(Sec. 115) Allows the State of Washington, upon appropriation of a specified amount for the Federal Government to acquire the Elwha and Glines dams, and upon submission to Congress by the State of a binding agreement to remove them within a reasonable period of time, to purchase such dams from the Federal Government for $2. Repeals the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act upon purchase of the dams by the State.

(Sec. 116) Extends, for one year, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission (Massachusetts and Rhode Island).

(Sec. 117) Designates and ratifies assignment to the University of Utah as successor to, and beneficiary of, all the existing assets, revenues, funds and rights granted to the State of Utah under the Miners Hospital Grant and the School of Mines Grant. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to accept relinquishment of all remaining and unconveyed entitlement for quantity grants owed the State of Utah for the Miners Hospital Grant and any unconveyed entitlement that may remain for the University of Utah School of Mines Grant.

(Sec. 118) Directs the Secretary of the Interior, upon negotiation with a committee of Federal and tribal representatives and with certain other Federal officials, to propose to specified congressional committees a formula to distribute certain Indian programs funds in direct payments to Indian tribes, except those in Alaska, identifying the funds set aside to provide services to Indians in Alaska. Sets forth approval procedures.

Amends the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to increase from 20 to 50 the number of new tribes per year which the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Office of Self-Governance, may select from an applicant pool to participate in self-governance.

(Sec. 119) Allows the Indian Arts and Crafts Board to carry out specified revenue-generating activities, including charging museum admission fees, if such revenue is covered into a designated special fund.

(Sec. 120) Directs the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to transfer: (1) to Lander County, Nevada, title to the former BLM administrative site and associated buildings in Battle Mountain, Nevada; and (2) to the State of Nevada, title to the surplus BLM District Office building in Winnemucca, Nevada.

(Sec. 121) Recognizes Cook Inlet Region, Inc., an Alaskan Native regional corporation, as an Indian tribal entity.

(Sec. 122) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer a certain Grumman Goose aircraft to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska.

(Sec. 123) Amends the Mesquite Lands Act of 1988 to require the City of Mesquite, Nevada, to notify the Secretary of the Interior, within a specified period, as to which of specified public lands it wishes to purchase.

Father Aull Site Transfer Act of 1996 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey without consideration certain land near Silver City, New Mexico, to St. Vincent DePaul Parish.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1997 to the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service, including additional amounts for emergency rehabilitation, presuppression due to emergencies, and wildfire suppression activities.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement any reorganization or "reinvention" of the Forest Service, without the consent of the congressional appropriations committees, other than the relocation of a specified regional office from San Francisco to excess military property at Mare Island, Vallejo, California.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement the Tongass Land Management Plan revision until the General Accounting Office certifies that the process to develop such plan complies with specified Federal laws.

Makes appropriations for FY 1997 to the Department of Energy (DOE) for fossil energy research and development, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), and the SPR Account, and other activities.

Rescinds a specified amount of funds for clean coal technology, making them available for any ongoing DOE project.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to sell a specified dollar amount of oil in FY 1997 from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and deposit the proceeds in an SPR Operating Fund.

Makes appropriations for FY 1997 to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Indian Health Service for services and facilities.

Appropriates funds for FY 1997 to: (1) the Department of Education for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for Indian Education; (2) the Office of Navajo and Hopi Relocation; (3) the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development; (4) the Smithsonian Institution; (5) the National Gallery of Art; (6) the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and (7) the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Makes FY 1997 appropriations for: (1) the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities; (2) the Institute of Museum Services; (3) the Commission of Fine Arts; (4) the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; (5) the National Capital Planning Commission; (6) the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission; and (7) the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

Sets forth uses and prohibitions on funds under this title.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth uses and limitations of funds appropriated by this Act.

(Sec. 307) Requires expenditures under this Act to comply with the Buy American Act. Expresses the sense of the Congress that entities receiving Federal assistance should purchase only American-made equipment and products. Prohibits Federal contracts with persons found to have falsely labeled a product with a "Made in America" inscription.

(Sec. 312) Permits the use of funds from this Act for the AmeriCorps program, subject to availability of funds under the VA-HUD and Independent Agencies FY 1997 appropriations bill, and only if the relevant agencies follow appropriate reprogramming guidelines.

(Sec. 316) Places limitations on the type of grant awards that can be made by the National Endowment for the Arts.

(Sec. 317) Authorizes U.S. Forest Service approval of Alternative site 2 (ALT 2), issued on December 6, 1993, and deems it permissible under the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988.

(Sec. 318) Prohibits the use of funds for final regulations, rules, or policies under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to assert jurisdiction, management, or control over navigable waters transferred to Alaska under the Submerged Lands Act of 1953 or the Alaska Statehood Act of 1959.

(Sec. 319) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to review or modify sourcing areas previously approved under specified provisions of the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 or to enforce or implement specified Federal regulations. Prohibits adoption of policies that would restrain domestic transportation or processing of timber from private lands or impose additional accountability requirements on any timber.

(Sec. 320) Extends through FY 1999 the authority to collect recreation fees under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program, and through FY 2002 the availability in accounts of the fees collected.

(Sec. 321) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for any activity in connection with a scenic shoreline drive in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan.

(Sec. 322) Transfers specified land, including the Bend Silviculture Lab, to the Central Oregon Community College, Bend, Oregon.

(Sec. 323) Prohibits the use of any funds for activities of the Office of Forestry and Economic Assistance, or any successor office.

(Sec. 324) Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) accept title to specified land in Prince Georges County, Maryland, adjacent to Oxon Cove Park, on condition that it has not become contaminated with hazardous substances; and (2) in exchange, convey to the Corrections Corporation of America specified land located in Oxon Cove Park in the District of Columbia.

(Sec. 325) Prohibits the obligation of any funds provided to the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Forest Service for the costs of employee relocation or transfer of duty at a level that exceeds 90 percent of the average amounts spent for this purpose in FY 1994 and 1995.

(Sec. 326) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain National Forest lands (including a wastewater treatment facility) in Chelan County, Washington, for certain lands owned by Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington.

Snoqualmie National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 1996 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to modify the boundary of the Snoqualmie National Forest to include specified adjacent lands in Washington State.

Sugarbush Land Exchange Act of 1996 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for conveyance to Sugarbush Resort Holdings, Inc. of certain land in the Green Mountain National Forest, in exchange for cash or other land, proceeds from the sale of which shall become part of such National Forest.