Text: H.Con.Res.27 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 27

 Expressing the sense of Congress that America's Federal public lands 
          are national treasures that belong to all Americans.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 15, 2017

 Mr. Lowenthal (for himself, Mr. Reichert, and Mr. Grijalva) submitted 
    the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Natural Resources

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing the sense of Congress that America's Federal public lands 
          are national treasures that belong to all Americans.

Whereas our current Federal public lands are a network of treasured places of 
        all varieties and designations used for a vast range of economic, 
        cultural, and recreational activities;
Whereas Federal public lands support thousands of jobs in gateway communities 
        across the country;
Whereas Federal public lands provide diverse outdoor recreation opportunities;
Whereas Federal public lands preserve invaluable habitat for fish and wildlife;
Whereas Federal public lands provide world-class hunting and fishing 
        opportunities;
Whereas Federal public lands produce essential ecosystem services;
Whereas Federal public lands contain places of cultural and religious 
        significance to American Indians and Alaska Natives, such as ancestral 
        burial grounds, fishing sites, and lands that supply traditional foods 
        and medicines;
Whereas Federal public lands provide priceless wilderness and solitude;
Whereas Federal public lands contain valuable energy, forestry, and mineral 
        resources;
Whereas the billions of dollars of revenues from developing those resources are 
        shared evenly with the States;
Whereas once Federal public lands are unsustainably developed, many of those 
        varied and invaluable attributes are lost indefinitely;
Whereas the history of America's Federal public lands provides understanding of 
        their ownership and the authority to regulate and dispose of those 
        lands; and
Whereas that understanding is affirmed by the Constitution and the Supreme Court 
        of the United States: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that America's Federal public lands 
are a national treasure that belong to all Americans and which should 
be maintained for future generations.
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