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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
10/30/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 174 (Roll no. 597).
10/04/2019Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 116-224.
04/09/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (42)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/31/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
10/30/2019-5:18pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/30/2019-5:18pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 174 (Roll no. 597).
10/30/2019-5:12pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 222 (Roll no. 596).
10/30/2019-5:04pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10/30/2019-4:55pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Arrington motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the bill from going into effect if the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Governor of New Mexico, determines that the state of New Mexico would incur a loss of revenue in relation to the permanent withdrawal under the bill.
10/30/2019-4:55pmHouseMr. Arrington moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (text: CR H8638)
10/30/2019-4:53pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/30/2019-4:53pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2181.
10/30/2019-4:53pmHouseH.Amdt.658 On agreeing to the Arrington amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 245 (Roll no. 595).
10/30/2019-4:47pmHouseH.Amdt.657 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 243 (Roll no. 594).
10/30/2019-4:41pmHouseH.Amdt.656 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 233 (Roll no. 593).
10/30/2019-4:07pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Arrington amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Arrington demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/30/2019-3:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 656, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Arrington Amendment No. 4.
10/30/2019-3:57pmHouseH.Amdt.658 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Arrington. (consideration: CR H8635-8636, H8637-8638; text: CR H8635)
10/30/2019-3:56pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/30/2019-3:50pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 656, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment No. 3.
10/30/2019-3:50pmHouseH.Amdt.657 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H8634-8635, H8636-8637; text: CR H8634)
10/30/2019-3:49pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/30/2019-3:42pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 656, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment No. 2.
10/30/2019-3:42pmHouseH.Amdt.656 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H8633-8634, H8636; text: CR H8633)
10/30/2019-3:42pmHouseH.Amdt.655 On agreeing to the Lujan amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/30/2019-3:33pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 656, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Amendment No. 1.
10/30/2019-3:32pmHouseH.Amdt.655 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Lujan. (consideration: CR H8632-8633; text: CR H8632)
10/30/2019-2:40pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2181.
10/30/2019-2:38pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10/30/2019-2:38pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 656 and Rule XVIII.
10/30/2019-2:38pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 823, H.R. 1373 and H.R. 2181. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 823, H.R. 1373 and H.R. 2181. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from November 1, 2019 through November 11, 2019.
10/30/2019-2:38pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 656. (consideration: CR H8622-8640; text: CR H8631-8632)
10/29/2019-2:18pmHouseRule H. Res. 656 passed House.
10/28/2019-7:41pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 656 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 823, H.R. 1373 and H.R. 2181. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 823, H.R. 1373 and H.R. 2181. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from November 1, 2019 through November 11, 2019.
10/04/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 177.
10/04/2019HouseReported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 116-224.
07/17/2019HouseSubcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
07/17/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 14.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/17/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/17/2019HouseSubcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
06/05/2019HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
04/24/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/24/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/09/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
04/09/2019HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources04/09/2019 Referred to
07/17/2019 Markup by
10/04/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-224
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands04/24/2019 Referred to
06/05/2019 Hearings by
07/17/2019 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources04/24/2019 Referred to
07/17/2019 Discharged from
Senate Energy and Natural Resources10/31/2019 Referred to

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Passed House (10/30/2019)

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

This bill withdraws any federal lands and interests that are within the boundaries of the Chaco Cultural Heritage Withdrawal Area and any land or interest located in such area which is acquired by the United States after enactment of this bill from

  • entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws;
  • location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
  • operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

The Department of the Interior may convey the federal lands to, or exchange such lands with, an Indian tribe in accordance with an approved resource management plan.

Certain oil and gas leases for federal lands on which drilling options have not started before the end of the primary term of the applicable lease and that are not producing oil or gas in paying quantities

  • must terminate by operation of law pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act and federal regulations, and
  • may not be extended by Interior.

Any portion of federal land subject to such a lease that has been terminated, relinquished, or acquired by the United States shall also be withdrawn as described above.