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                                                       Calendar No. 364
110th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                    110-166

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          NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART OF THE UNITED STATES

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               September 17, 2007.--Ordered to be printed

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   Mr. Bingaman, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                    [To accompany H. Con. Res. 116]

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was 
referred the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 116) 
expressing the sense of Congress that the National Museum of 
Wildlife Art, located in Jackson, Wyoming, shall be designated 
as the ``National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United 
States'', having considered the same, reports favorably thereon 
without amendment and recommends that the concurrent resolution 
do pass.

                                PURPOSE

    The purpose of H. Con. Res. 116 is to express the sense of 
Congress that the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in 
Jackson, Wyoming, should be designated as the ``National Museum 
of Wildlife Art of the United States.''

                          BACKGROUND AND NEED

    The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a private, non-
profit entity located just outside of Jackson, Wyoming, near 
the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park. The 
museum, which opened its doors in 1987, has a collection of 
nearly 4,000 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, and 
photography devoted to wildlife.
    Although the museum is not affiliated with the Department 
of the Interior, the National Park Service has worked 
frequently with the museum on special exhibits related to the 
park's history and resources.
    Because of the museum's unique collection of wildlife art, 
and its location near Grand Teton National Park, H. Con. Res. 
116 would express the sense of Congress that the museum should 
be designated as the ``National Museum of Wildlife Art of the 
United States.''

                          LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

    H. Con. Res. 116, sponsored by Representative Cubin, passed 
the House of Representatives by a voice vote on June 5, 2007. 
The resolution is similar to S. Con. Res. 6, sponsored by 
Senators Enzi and Thomas. S. Con. Res. 6 was favorably reported 
by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 23, 
2007 (S. Rept. 110-100) and is pending on the Senate Calendar 
(Cal. 230).
    During the 109th Congress, the Subcommittee on National 
Parks held a hearing on a similar measure, S. 2252, on April 6, 
2006 (S. Hrg. 109-447). No further action occurred with respect 
to the resolution.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in open 
business session on July 25, 2007, by a voice vote of a quorum 
present, recommends that the Senate pass H. Con. Res. 116.

                       SUMMARY OF THE RESOLUTION

    H. Con. Res. 116 expresses the sense of Congress that the 
National Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson, Wyoming, 
should be designated as the ``National Museum of Wildlife Art 
of the United States.''

                      REGULATORY IMPACT EVALUATION

    In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee makes the following 
evaluation of the regulatory impact which would be incurred in 
carrying out H. Con. Res. 116. The resolution is not a 
regulatory measure in the sense of imposing Government-
established standards or significant economic responsibilities 
on private individuals and businesses.
    No personal information would be collected in administering 
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal 
privacy.
    Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the 
enactment of H. Con. Res. 116, as ordered reported.

                        EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

    Because H. Con. Res. 116 is a concurrent resolution 
expressing the sense of Congress, the Committee did not request 
Executive Agency views on the resolution.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee notes that no 
changes in existing law are made by the resolution H. Con. Res. 
116, as ordered reported.