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                                                 Union Calendar No. 551
113th Congress   }                                       {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                       {      113-720

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   LEGISLATIVE AND OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL 
                    RESOURCES 113TH CONGRESS (FINAL)

                                _______
                                

 December 30, 2014.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS

               Legislative and Oversight Accomplishments


                            Accomplishments


                             FULL COMMITTEE

    Through hearings, legislation, and oversight the House 
Natural Resources Committee focused extensively on creating and 
protecting American jobs and growing our economy through the 
smart and responsible management of our natural resources. The 
Committee was extremely productive during the 113th Congress 
and has the distinction of being one of the most active in 
Congress--holding more than 181 hearings and markups and 
passing 128 bills through the House.
    This Congress the Committee advanced legislation to expand 
American energy production on federal lands and waters, restore 
active management of federal forests, ensure greater public 
access to public lands, and protect hydropower and water 
supplies in the West. It also led a common sense effort to 
modernize and strengthen the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 
which culminated in the House passage of legislation to make 
targeted improvements to the ESA--the first time in almost a 
decade.
    The Committee also continued to conduct strong oversight of 
the Executive Branch's policies and actions, including the 
imposition of mandatory ocean zoning, the work of the Office of 
the Inspector General, the rewrite of coal regulations, 
proposed new energy regulations, and more.

Endangered Species Act

    This Congress the House Natural Resources Committee led an 
extensive review of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in order 
to modernize and strengthen it for the benefit of both species 
and people.
    Nearly a dozen oversight and legislative hearings were held 
examining ways in which the law could be improved. The ESA was 
created four decades ago in 1973. Since that time, over 1,500 
U.S. domestic species and sub-species have been listed. Most 
species remain on the list and hundreds more could potentially 
be added within just the next two years. Congress last renewed 
the ESA in 1988, which means it has been 26 years since any 
substantial updates have been made.
    The Committee specifically examined the impacts of ESA-
related litigation and closed-door settlement agreements. 
Excessive litigation has become one of the greatest obstacles 
to the success of the ESA. Instead of focusing on recovering 
endangered species, groups are using the ESA to file hundreds 
of lawsuits, threats of lawsuits, and petitions against the 
government. In response, agencies have focused significant time 
and financial resources addressing those lawsuits instead of on 
conservation efforts to avoid species listings. In 2011 the 
Interior Department announced it had negotiated, behind closed-
doors, mega-settlements with the Center for Biological 
Diversity and WildEarth Guardians. Together, these settlements 
(and others involving other groups with the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service) 
could increase the number of federal species listed by 50 
percent--up to 700 additional species by 2016.
    In 2013 Chairman Hastings, along with Rep. Cynthia Lummis, 
created the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group. 
Comprised of Republican Members from affected districts 
nationwide, this group held forums and received hundreds of 
public comments from all perspectives. In February 2014, the 
Working Group released its final report with more than 20 
recommendations. The Group found that while there is strong 
support for conserving endangered species, there are key areas 
where improvements could be made to make the law more effective 
for both species and people.
    In July 2014 the House of Representatives approved H.R. 
4315, the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness 
Act with bipartisan support. This common sense legislation 
focuses on sensible and specific updates to the ESA in order to 
increase data transparency and species recovery; encourage the 
use of state, local, and tribal data in federal listing 
decisions; require transparency for ESA-related litigation 
costs; and discourage costly attorneys' fees.
    Passage of the bill represents the first time in almost a 
decade that the House passed specific changes to the Endangered 
Species Act. It incorporated the following bills passed by the 
Natural Resources Committee:
           H.R. 4315, the 21st Century Endangered 
        Species Transparency Act (Hastings, WA-04)
           H.R. 4316, the Endangered Species 
        Transparency Act (Lummis, WY-At Large)
           H.R. 4317, the State, Tribal, and Local 
        Species Transparency and Recovery Act (Neugebauer, TX-
        19)
           H.R. 4318, the Endangered Species Litigation 
        Reasonableness Act (Huizenga, MI-02)
    Over 25 organizations endorsed the legislation, including 
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Family Farm Alliance, National 
Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Farm Bureau 
Federation, the National Association of Counties, National 
Cattlemen's Beef Association, the National Water Resources 
Association, the American Forest Resource Council, the American 
Loggers Association, Public Power Council, and National 
Association of Conservation Districts.
    Following House passage of H.R. 4315, the Natural Resources 
Committee held a hearing on six additional pieces of 
legislation aimed at updating and improving the ESA. The 
September 9, 2014 legislative hearing included:
           H.R. 1314 (Flores) To amend the Endangered 
        Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for 
        approval of certain settlements,
           H.R. 1927 (Costa), More Water and Security 
        for Californians Act,
           H.R. 4256 (Stewart), Endangered Species 
        Improvement Act of 2014,
           H.R. 4284 (Neugebauer), ESA Improvement Act 
        of 2014,
           H.R. 4319 (Crawford), Common Sense in 
        Species Protection Act of 2014, and
           H.R. 4866 (Mullin), Lesser Prairie Chicken 
        Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014
    The Full Committee has also conducted extensive oversight 
of the Interior Department's actions and decisions regarding 
potential listings under the Act.
    In July 2014, Chairman Hastings and House Agriculture 
Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (OK-03) sent a letter to 
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for a copy of a 
report, as required by law, on the cost and effectiveness of 
the Department's conservation measures for the lesser prairie 
chicken, which the Department has proposed to list as a 
threatened species.
    Members have highlighted ongoing concerns this Congress 
with the Department's potential future listing of the Greater 
Sage Grouse. Specifically with the Department's closed-door and 
seemingly selective process for evaluating relevant data and 
science, and failure to adequately coordinate with affected 
states that are developing their own data and conservation 
efforts to avoid the need for a listing.
    Chairman Hastings also issued a subpoena this Congress to 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking documents 
surrounding the process and science behind the decision to list 
the White Bluffs bladderpod as a threatened species under the 
ESA. The subpoena issued after the FWS failed to comply with 
multiple requests for documents.
    Committee staff released a report on the independence and 
accountability of the peer review process in recent ESA listing 
decisions. The report found numerous examples of potential bias 
and conflicts of interests with the peer reviewers and a lack 
of transparency and consistency in the peer review process.
    A field hearing in Bateseville, Arkansas examined the 
comprehensive impacts of federal critical habitat designations 
and flaws in the current critical habitat proposals for the 
Neosho mucket and Rabbitsfoot mussel. Another field hearing was 
held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on the potential listing of 
the Northern Long-Eared Bat and the economic impacts of a 
potential ESA listing.

Strengthening & Improving our Nation's Fisheries

    In May 2014, the Full Committee approved H.R. 4742, the 
Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in 
Fisheries Management Act. This legislation would renew and 
amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (last reauthorized in 2006 and expired in 2013), which 
governs the recreational and commercial harvest of fisheries in 
Federal waters.
    The bill strengthens and improves the law through common 
sense reforms that increase management flexibility, increase 
the ability to base management decisions on science, ensure 
greater government transparency for those affected by 
management decisions, promote responsible fishing while 
preventing overfishing, improve fisheries data collection, and 
provide predictability and certainty for fishermen and local 
communities whose economic livelihoods depend on fishing.
    Strengthening and improving the Magnuson-Stevens Act is 
necessary to protect American jobs and local economies. 
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), the U.S. seafood industry supports 
approximately 1.3 million full and part-time jobs in the U.S. 
and commercial and recreational fishing adds hundreds of 
billions of dollars to our economy. Updating this important 
statute will provide increased management flexibility and 
economic certainty for those who depend on the Nation's fishery 
resources while maintaining a transparent and science-based 
management system.
    Since 2011, the Committee has held ten hearings concerning 
the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and heard from 
almost 100 witnesses who offered suggestions on how this Act 
can be improved. H.R. 4742 is the culmination of all these 
recommendations, in addition to recommendations that came as a 
result of a number of independent reports and conferences, that 
will ultimately strengthen and improve the Magnuson-Stevens Act 
to ensure that there is a proper balance between the biological 
needs of fish and the economic needs of fishermen.

Supporting Local Projects and Economic Growth

    This Congress, the House passed 103 bills under suspension 
of the rules that help support local economic development and 
job growth in communities across the country.
    The House also approved, the Natural Defense Authorization 
Act of 2015, which included a bipartisan agreement on 
provisions under the jurisdiction of the House Natural 
Resources Committee and the Senate Energy & Natural Resources 
Committee.
    This agreement represents a balanced approach to public 
lands management. It will create thousands of new jobs, support 
energy and mineral production, transfer land out of federal 
ownership, and protect treasured lands through the 
establishment of several locally supported parks and wilderness 
areas.
    Highlights of this agreement include opening the world's 
third largest undeveloped copper resource in Arizona; boosting 
American energy production on federal lands by reducing 
bureaucratic permit processing delays; reducing grazing permit 
backlogs; and increasing private funding of National Parks.
    The agreement designates less than 250,000 acres of 
wilderness. The designations protect private property and are 
balanced with economic development opportunities on other 
public lands. For example, the agreement provides for over 
110,000 acres of land to be conveyed out of federal ownership 
to be utilized for economic and community development. It also 
releases approximately 26,000 acres of current wilderness study 
areas.

                               OVERSIGHT

    The Committee took seriously its responsibility to conduct 
oversight of the Executive Branch and examined numerous Obama 
Administration policies, regulations, and actions. Through 
investigations and oversight hearings, the Committee sought 
answers from the Administration on behalf of the American 
people and promoted accountability and transparency.

Obama Administration's Efforts To Rewrite Regulations on Coal 
        Production

    This Congress, the Committee continued to conduct oversight 
into the Obama Administration's spending and actions to rewrite 
a 2008 coal production regulation, the Stream Buffer Zone Rule, 
that took over five years of environmental analysis and careful 
scientific consideration to complete. This new rulemaking is 
the result of a litigation settlement the Obama Administration 
entered into with environmental groups. Approximately $10 
million has been spent to date and the original contractor 
hired to help conduct an economic analysis for the revised rule 
was let go after job loss estimates were made public. Six years 
have passed, and a revised rule has yet to be proposed.
    In December 2013 the Department of the Interior's Office of 
Inspector General (OIG) released a report on the Department's 
rulemaking process. The OIG report confirmed the findings of 
the Committee's Majority staff's oversight efforts and exposed 
mismanagement of the rulemaking process and significant on-
going problems. Yet, key parts of the report have been 
redacted, including one section entitled ``Issues with the New 
Contract.'' The Committee has made multiple requests for this 
unredacted report and documents, including the issuance of a 
subpoena, and held two hearings with OIG officials in order to 
learn what the issues are with the new contract. The OIG 
refuses to comply with the Committee's subpoena and says that 
the unredacted report and related OIG documents are being 
withheld at the request of the Interior Department.

Retroactive Sequester Cuts To Secure Rural Schools Payments

    The Committee conducted oversight into the Obama 
Administration's decision to retroactively subject Secure Rural 
Schools (SRS) payments to sequestration cuts. On March 19, 
2013, the Obama Administration demanded repayment of $17.9 
million in FY 2012 SRS payments that had already been disbursed 
to states. SRS funds help to replace the timber receipts 
counties used to get to pay for vital services in rural 
communities including education, infrastructure, and emergency 
services.
    After months of stonewalling by the Administration and 
multiple attempts by the Committee to get answers about these 
retroactive cuts, subpoenas were issued to the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of Management and Budget 
for documents.
    The Committee released a Majority oversight staff report in 
January 2014 detailing information uncovered during the 
Committee's ongoing investigation into the matter. The report 
found that USDA attorneys who questioned the legal authority 
for the sequester decision were overruled and that the White 
House ordered the sequestration cuts for the SRS program. The 
report also found that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
decided to apply the cuts so all states receiving SRS money 
felt the pain of sequestration. At a Committee hearing in 
January 2014, a senior Obama Administration official confirmed 
the findings outlined in the staff report and admitted the 
Administration was considering withholding the sequestered 
amount from FY 2013 payments for states that did not repay the 
funds. However, after objections were raised by Chairman 
Hastings and other bipartisan Members of Congress, the 
Administration agreed it would make the payments in full.

The National Park Service's Implementation of the Government Shutdown

    During President Obama's government shutdown in October 
2013, the Committee conducted extensive oversight and held a 
joint hearing with the Oversight and Government Reform 
Committee on the Administration's arbitrary and unnecessary 
actions including the erection of metal barricades around 
certain national parks, monuments, and memorials in order to 
make the government shutdown as painful as possible.
    Americans were deliberately being denied access to open-air 
memorials and national parks--places that are open 24 hours a 
day, 365 days a year and were not closed by the Clinton 
Administration during the last government shutdown. Private 
businesses on federal lands were also initially forced to 
close.

Department of the Interior's Ethics Office

    For the past two years the Committee has conducted 
oversight of how political appointees and senior career 
officials within the Department of the Interior are complying 
with federal ethics and conflict of interest laws. In September 
2014 Committee Majority oversight staff released a report 
entitled ``Ethics Under Review: An Oversight Investigation into 
the Department of the Interior's Ethics Program and How 
Recusals are Managed for Senior Officials.'' The report 
identifies weaknesses in how the Department of the Interior 
manages its ethics program, including the timeliness of its 
review of financial disclosure forms and its advice about 
recusals to political appointees.

Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector General

    The Committee in February 2013 released a Majority 
oversight staff report documenting how the Department of the 
Interior's OIG has not been an independent watchdog for 
Congress and the American taxpayer. Instead, under Deputy 
Inspector General Mary Kendall, the OIG has had a more 
cooperative approach for working with the Department and its 
political appointees and senior management. Ms. Kendall has led 
the OIG on a temporary basis since 2009.
    The Committee Majority staff report, entitled ``Holding the 
Interior Watchdog Accountable,'' details mismanagement by Ms. 
Kendall while overseeing the OIG. These include: not pursuing 
investigations involving political appointees or Administration 
priorities; informing senior Department officials of problems 
without conducting formal investigations and not issuing 
reports to Congress and the public; not adequately documenting 
the management of OIG investigations and operations; serving in 
an appointed policy role in conflict with the OIG's 
investigative duties; preventing an investigator from seeking 
information from a White House official; and providing 
inaccurate and misleading information to Congress.
    The report also details how Ms. Kendall has openly 
expressed the desire to be nominated to become the permanent 
Inspector General while administering the OIG's oversight role 
in a manner that was privately accommodating to senior 
Department officials and the Obama Administration compared to 
the OIG's more assertive style in past Administrations. In a 
February 2013 letter, Chairman Hastings called on President 
Obama to nominate a permanent Inspector General without delay. 
Instead, the Obama Administration has allowed Ms. Kendall to 
remain as head of the Department's OIG.

Enforcement of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act & the Migratory 
        Bird Treaty Act

    This Congress the Committee conducted oversight into the 
enforcement policies and practices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service and the Department of Justice concerning the Bald and 
Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and the Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act (MBTA). The Committee has been reviewing the Obama 
Administration's policies for enforcing these historic laws in 
order to understand their impact on current and future domestic 
energy.
    There are ongoing concerns that the Obama Administration is 
implementing these wildlife laws in an arbitrary fashion. 
Despite the strict liability requirements of these laws, the 
Administration has prosecuted only select violations of the 
BGEPA and MBTA. A subpoena was issued for documents about the 
Administration's development of policies and regulations 
implementing these laws, as well as information about closed 
enforcement cases.

ESA Peer Review Process

    In 2014 the Committee issued a report on the independence 
and accountability of the peer review process in recent 
Endangered Species Act listing decisions. The report entitled, 
``Under the Microscope: An examination of the questionable 
science and lack of independent peer review in Endangered 
Species Act listing decisions'' studies the federal 
government's peer review process for 13 different ESA listing 
decisions made by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service since July 
2013.
    The report found numerous examples of potential bias and 
conflicts of interests with the peer reviewers and a lack of 
transparency and consistency in the peer review process.

Mismanagement of the Eisenhower Memorial Design Process

    The Committee continued its oversight this Congress on the 
Eisenhower Memorial Commission's activities and the process for 
designing the Memorial. Numerous concerns have been raised 
about the Memorial, including by the Eisenhower Family, about 
the design selection process, the Memorial Commission's 
expenses, and durability of the design.
    In July 2014 Committee Majority oversight staff released a 
report entitled ``A Five-Star Folly: An Investigation into the 
Cost Increases, Construction Delays, and Design Problems That 
Have Been a Disservice to the Effort to Memorialize Dwight D. 
Eisenhower.'' The staff report details how more than $16.4 
million has been spent on the Memorial design, and another 
$13.3 million on design contract management and administrative 
support.

               ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE

    Chaired by Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), the Energy and 
Mineral Resources Subcommittee focused this Congress on 
creating jobs and strengthening our economic security by 
expanding and protecting access to our energy and mineral 
resources. The Subcommittee had several pieces of legislation 
signed into law, advanced numerous other bills through the 
House, and conducted oversight on numerous issues.

Ensuring a Reliable Domestic Helium Supply

    This Congress, the Subcommittee worked to help preserve and 
expand our Nation's helium supplies, prevent an impending 
helium shortage, and inject free market principles into the 
federal helium program.
    Helium is essential to the high-tech manufacturing of 
computer chips and fiber optic cables, is used by hospitals for 
life-saving medical tests like MRIs, and is critical to 
national defense efforts. However, the closure of the Federal 
Helium Reserve slated for October 2013 would have created an 
immediate helium shortage--threatening America's economic 
competitiveness and costing tens of thousands of American jobs.
    To prevent this shortage, the House passed H.R. 527, the 
Responsible Helium Administration Stewardship Act, which the 
President signed into law (Public Law 113-40). This bipartisan 
bill put in place a common sense plan to sell helium from the 
Federal Helium Reserve in a responsible manner to prevent a 
global shortage, close the Federal Helium Reserve, and 
establish a fair market price for helium to ensure a fair 
return to the taxpayer.
    Following passage of this legislation, the Subcommittee 
focused on ways to secure and encourage future production of 
domestic helium. Subcommittee Chairman Lamborn and Full 
Committee Chairman Doc Hastings released draft legislation, the 
American Helium Security Act of 2014, that would create a 
federal leasing program for helium on federal lands and ensure 
a secure supply of domestic helium for national defense, 
federal researchers, and other industries that depend on helium 
for their business.

Expanding Offshore Energy Production

    In 2013, President Obama finalized a five-year offshore 
leasing plan that places over 85 percent of offshore areas off-
limits to energy production and includes the lowest number of 
lease sales ever offered in a plan. In response, the 
Subcommittee has worked to advance legislation to responsibly 
expand offshore energy production and open new areas.
    H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, passed the 
House with bipartisan support in June 2013. It proposes a 
drill-smart, job-creation plan that would require the 
Administration to move forward with new offshore energy 
production in areas containing the most oil and natural gas 
resources--including the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. It also 
requires oil and natural gas lease sales that have been delayed 
or cancelled by the Obama Administration to be held, including 
offshore Virginia, and implements a fair, equitable revenue 
sharing program for all coastal states. The bill also 
implements reforms to allow for the robust and safe production 
of our Nation's offshore energy resources. This legislation 
would generate $1.5 billion in new revenue over ten years 
according to the Congressional Budget Office and could create 
up to 1.2 million jobs long-term.
    The Subcommittee also advanced legislation to open new 
areas in the Gulf of Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico maritime 
border. H.R. 1613, the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary 
Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, enacts the terms of 
an agreement signed by the Obama Administration and Mexico to 
govern how to explore, develop, and share revenue from oil and 
natural gas resources along the maritime border. According to 
the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. State 
Department, these areas are estimated to contain 172 million 
barrels of oil and 304 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

Expanding Onshore Energy Production

      The House this year also passed a package of bills to 
protect and expand onshore American energy production. H.R. 
1965, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013, 
includes the following five Natural Resources bills:
      H.R. 1965, Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security 
Act--This bill would reform the leasing process for onshore oil 
and natural gas projects on federal lands to eliminate 
unnecessary delays; reform the process for energy permitting, 
once a lease is in hand, to encourage the timely development of 
our federal resources; ensure funds are available for efficient 
wind and solar permitting; and set clear rules for the 
development of U.S. oil shale resources.
      H.R. 1394, Planning for American Energy Act--This 
bill would establish common sense steps to create an all-of-
the-above American energy plan for using federal lands to meet 
our Nation's energy needs.
      H.R. 1964, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska 
Access Act--This bill would cut through bureaucratic red tape 
to unlock the full potential of energy resources in the 
National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).
      H.R. 555, BLM Live Internet Auctions Act--This 
bill would give the Secretary of the Interior the authority to 
conduct internet-based auctions for onshore leases to ensure 
the best return to the Federal taxpayer, reduce fraud, and 
secure the leasing process.
      H.R. 1548, Native American Energy Act--This bill 
would streamline burdensome and duplicative government 
regulations and remove the barriers erected by the Obama 
Administration that are blocking Indian tribes from developing 
energy resources on their own land and creating new jobs.
    The Subcommittee also held numerous oversight and 
legislative hearings on the Interior Department's proposed 
regulations of hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal 
lands. The Obama Administration's proposed federal regulations 
on hydraulic fracturing would cost American jobs, decrease 
American energy production, increase energy prices, and harm 
economic growth. According to a study by John Dunham & 
Associates, the proposed regulation would cost at least $345 
million annually.
    In November 2013, the House passed H.R. 2728, the 
Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security 
Act. This bipartisan bill would protect American jobs and 
American energy production by limiting the Obama 
Administration's ability to impose duplicative federal 
regulations on hydraulic fracturing. It prohibits the Interior 
Department from enforcing federal hydraulic fracturing 
regulations in any state that already has regulations and 
recognizes states' authority to regulate this type of activity.
    In December 2014, as part of the National Defense 
Authorization Act, the House approved (and the President signed 
into law) legislation to boost new energy production on federal 
lands and reduce permit delays by extending a successful pilot 
program that helps the BLM deal with a backlog of drilling 
permit applications.

Protecting U.S. Coal & Mineral Production

    The Subcommittee also worked to ensure a reliable supply of 
critical minerals and protect U.S. coal production.
    The House passed H.R. 761, the National Strategic and 
Critical Minerals Production Act, which would allow the U.S. to 
more efficiently develop our Nation's strategic and critical 
minerals and streamline the permitting process for mineral 
development.
    In November 2013, the House passed legislation to stop the 
Obama Administration from imposing job-destroying coal 
regulations. H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and 
Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act would save American 
jobs and taxpayer dollars by preventing the Obama 
Administration from imposing their rewrite of the 2008 Steam 
Buffer Zone Rule, which would cost 7,000 jobs.
    The National Defense Authorization Act also included the 
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. Sponsored 
by Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) it will open up the third largest 
undeveloped copper resource in the world supporting nearly 
3,700 American jobs and producing enough copper to meet 25 
percent of current U.S. demand.

Promoting American Energy Jobs

    Throughout this past year, the Committee held a series of 
hearings on economic opportunities surrounding America's energy 
renaissance. It's estimated that energy production provides for 
nearly 10 million American jobs.
    At these hearings, witnesses offered expert testimony on 
the positive impacts that America's energy renaissance is 
having on veterans, women and minorities, states and 
localities, education, American manufacturing, innovation, and 
skilled trades workers.
    One hearing featured testimony from Mike Rowe, former host 
of Discovery's ``Dirty Jobs'' and current host of CNN's 
``Somebody's Gotta Do It.'' Rowe underscored the importance of 
skilled trades and left the Committee with one resounding 
message, ``Work Hard AND Smart.''

      FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

    Chaired by Rep. John Fleming (LA-04), the Subcommittee on 
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs focused this 
Congress on promoting responsible management and conservation 
of our resources as well as economic development and fiscal 
responsibility in insular areas.

Protecting Access to our Oceans

    The Committee continued to conduct thorough oversight this 
Congress over President Obama's plan to unilaterally implement 
a new National Ocean Policy and mandatory ocean zoning. 
Established through Executive Order 13547, the President's 
National Ocean Policy is the latest regulatory weapon to impose 
new bureaucratic restrictions on nearly every sector of our 
economy. While marketed as a common sense plan for the 
development and protection of our oceans, it is instead being 
used to create a massive new bureaucracy that would harm our 
economy. The Committee examined how this initiative has been 
funded, the breadth of its reach, and the impacts it will have 
on jobs, our economy, and energy security.
    Moving forward with plans for ocean zoning, the President 
in September 2014 announced he was unilaterally expanding the 
Pacific Remote Islands Marine Monument under the Antiquities 
Act. This expansion was not based on science, was not developed 
in a transparent manner, ignored adverse economic impacts, and 
was done unilaterally with the stroke of a pen despite the 
concerns of many in the region. This action could have grave 
economic consequences, further erode the U.S. seafood industry 
and harm the well-being of the U.S. territories. Legislation 
introduced by Rep. Steve Southerland (FL-02), H.R. 4988, the 
Marine Access and State Transparency Act, would require 
Congressional approval of any marine monument designated under 
the Antiquities Act and require the consent of any affected 
Governors.

Oversight of National Wildlife Refuge System

    The Subcommittee conducted extensive oversight into the 
National Wildlife Refuge System, which is comprised of federal 
lands that have been acquired or designated for the 
conservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife, and on which 
compatible recreation is allowed. The current maintenance 
backlog recorded for the Fish and Wildlife Service now stands 
at $2.3 billion.
    The Subcommittee specifically examined the Fish and 
Wildlife's decision and the amount it would cost taxpayers to 
expand the boundaries of the Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie 
National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee by 120,078 acres. The 
expansion of the Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife 
Refuges is a classic case of the federal government's desire to 
buy an unlimited amount of private land, while ignoring its 
responsibilities to maintain the land it already owns. In 
response, the Full Committee adopted legislation sponsored by 
Subcommittee Chairman Fleming to require a Congressional 
authorization of all new national wildlife refuges and extend 
the conservation of wildlife on 30 million acres of military 
lands.
    The Subcommittee also examined the importance of oil and 
natural gas production occurring in the National Wildlife 
Refuge System and examined the potential effects of increased 
regulations. The Obama Administration's Fish and Wildlife 
Service is contemplating a proposed rule that would require 
individuals and companies to obtain a permit to access 
subsurface minerals even though they already have the rights to 
the minerals while requiring companies to obtain a bond to 
produce energy on their own lands.

Protecting Private Property

    In December the House passed H.R. 3572, to revise the 
boundaries of the Coastal Barrier Resources System. The bill 
would provide relief to homeowners by removing 156 acres of 
private property in Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and 
South Carolina that were mistakenly included within the system 
due to inaccuracies of hand drawn maps.

Examining Harmful Government Regulations and Red-Tape

    The Subcommittee this Congress continued to carefully 
examine the Lacey Act, a law first intended to protect native 
flora and fauna by banning the interstate transportation and 
sale of illegally obtained animal and plant products. However, 
since its enactment in 1900, the Lacey Act has been amended 
several times including expansions to include foreign laws, 
fish, and the importation and sale of timber and other plant 
products. The broad expansion of the law has increased job-
destroying red tape and resulted in unanticipated consequences 
that have negatively impacted individuals and American 
businesses. Specifically, the Subcommittee held a hearing 
examining the potential effects of the Fish and Wildlife 
Service's proposal to short-circuit, by executive fiat, 
existing rules for adding species to the Lacey Act's injurious 
wildlife list.
    The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service's decision to establish a ban on the sale of 
elephant ivory, to suspend sport hunted trophies from two 
African countries, and to arbitrarily limit the number of sport 
hunted trophies that Americans can legally import from the 
United States.

Supporting U.S. Territories & Insular Areas

    The Full Committee this Congress moved several pieces of 
legislation to support our U.S. territories and insular areas.
      H.R. 573 would provide the Commonwealth of 
Northern Mariana Islands management authority over 3 nautical 
miles of its territorial sea giving the Commonwealth parity 
with the other U.S. territories. It became Public Law 113-34.
      H.R. 4402 would give the Secretary of the Navy 
the authority to establish a surface danger zone over the Guam 
National Wildlife Refuge to support training and operations of 
the live-fire training range complex adjacent to the refuge on 
the Northwest Field at Andersen Air Force Base.
      H.R. 4296 would amend the U.S.-Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Covenant to continue 
existing provisions of law connected to the CNMI-only foreign 
worker program authorized under the Consolidated Natural 
Resources Act.
      H.R. 85 would create the Office of Chief 
Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands.
    The Subcommittee also held an oversight hearing on the 
United States Government Accountability Office's September 2013 
Report--Compact of Free Association Micronesia and the Marshall 
Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and 
Ensuring Accountability (GAO-13-675). The U.S. Compact of Free 
Association with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and 
the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) went into full 
effect in 1986. The Subcommittee heard testimony from the FSM, 
RMI and the Office of Insular Affairs.
    GAO made the following conclusions in the report: at the 
10-year mark, halfway through the compact funding period the 
FSM and the RMI must plan for reduced annual funding grants, 
resolve accountability issues, complete annual decrement plans, 
and determine new revenue sources to replace compact funding in 
2023. GAO also mentioned that the FSM and the RMI single audits 
continue to identify long-standing and recurring findings, 
which if addressed, could allow both countries to more 
effectively use U.S. resources and diminish potential losses 
due to waste, fraud and abuse.

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee

    Chaired by Rep. Don Young of Alaska, the Subcommittee 
focused this Congress on promoting job creation and economic 
growth on Tribal and Alaska Native lands.

Tribal Energy & Economic Growth

    The Subcommittee held multiple hearings on the development 
of tribal energy resources and the creation of energy jobs on 
Indian lands. While Indian lands contain vast energy resources, 
actions by the Obama Administration have prevented many tribes 
from developing resources, creating jobs, and improving their 
local tribal economies. Since taking office, the Obama 
Administration has implemented numerous roadblocks to Indian 
Energy development. The Subcommittee has conducted vigorous 
oversight of the Administration in order to shine light on 
these policies and ensure accountability.
    In November 2013, the House passed H.R. 1965, the Federal 
Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act. This bill included language 
from the Native American Energy Act, introduced by Subcommittee 
Chairman Young, which would streamline burdensome and 
duplicative government regulations and increase the opportunity 
for Indian tribes to develop energy resources on their own 
land.
    The House also passed H.R. 2728 in 2013, the Protecting 
States' Right to Promote American Energy Security Act, which 
included an amendment that would protect the rights of tribal 
nations by keeping the federal government from imposing 
additional hydraulic fracturing regulations on tribal lands. 
Many tribes have expressed concerns that they were left out of 
the Interior Department's rulemaking process on hydraulic 
fracturing and that the proposed rule could greatly impede 
Tribes' ability to develop their own energy resources.
    The Subcommittee also conducted oversight this year on the 
implementation of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 
rule on the Universal Service Fundand the importance of 
expanded broadband access to Indian and Alaska Native 
communities. Nearly one in three Native Americans lacks basic 
telephone service and only one in ten have broadband service.

Tribal Forest Management

    During the 113th Congress, the Committee also held an 
oversight hearing to examine the successful model of forest 
management used by tribes throughout the country.
    Over the last two decades, federal regulations and 
environmental lawsuits have caused the rapid decline in timber 
sales across the country in federally managed forests. This 
lack of active federal forest management has destroyed tens of 
thousands of jobs, deprived rural counties of revenue, and made 
our National Forests increasingly susceptible to devastating 
wildfires and invasive species. Meanwhile, tribal forest 
managers continue to be more effective at using their limited 
resources to better protect forest health, prevent catastrophic 
wildfires and create jobs.

Tribal Self-Governance

    The Subcommittee this Congress held a legislative hearing 
on H.R. 4350, the Northern Cheyenne Lands Act (passed by the 
House), and H.R. 409, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act. These 
two bills would allow for increased tribal control of trust 
assets and fulfill a long-standing federal promise to the 
Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana. Witnesses at the hearing 
reiterated that tribes are better equipped to manage their own 
lands, trust assets, and mineral resources than the federal 
government, which has long practiced a paternalistic approach 
to tribal affairs resulting in high unemployment, poverty, and 
community health problems.

Alaskan Priorities

    As part of the National Defense Authorization Act, the 
House passed H.R. 740, Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement 
Finalization and Jobs Protection Act, sponsored by Chairman 
Young. The bill conveys 70,075 of acres of land to Sealaska, an 
Alaska Native corporation, as the full and final satisfaction 
of its remaining land entitlement under the Alaska Native 
Claims Settlement Act. The timber lands conveyed to Sealaska 
will support high-wage jobs for Natives as well as non-Natives 
in the forest industry.
    H.R. 623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land 
Transfer Act, sponsored by Chairman Young was also enacted into 
Public Law 113-68. The bill provides for the transfer of 
certain Indian Health Service land to the Alaska Native Tribal 
Health Consortium (ANTHC), which administers the Service's 
medical and health services for Alaska Natives. The ANTHC plans 
to use the property for patient housing.

Oversight of the Cobell Settlement

    The Subcommittee continued to conduct oversight of the $3.4 
billion Cobell Settlement Agreement, signed into law in 
December 2010. Specifically, the Subcommittee examined the 
delays and uncertainty in the land buyback program authorized 
as part of the Cobell Settlement.
    ``The Land Buy-Back program for Tribal Nations is a $1.9 
billion provision in the Cobell settlement through which the 
Secretary of the Interior will purchase on a willing-seller 
basis fractionated Indian lands and consolidate them in tribal 
ownership. Fractionation is a phenomenon that has plagued 
Indian Country for more than a century and it is a major reason 
why large tracts of Indian lands are unused. Unfortunately, 
flaws in this program are standing in the way of jobs and 
economic growth on these Indian lands. In order to fix this 
problem, the Interior Department needs work with Tribal leaders 
to ensure this program is working in the best interest of 
everyone involved,'' said Subcommittee Chairman Young at an 
oversight hearing.

Indian Gaming

    The Subcommittee conducted oversight on the Executive 
Branch standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming 
purposes. This hearing examined concerns that have been 
expressed by tribes, state and municipal governments, and 
private organizations that the Bureau of Indian Affairs' policy 
guidelines do not adequately take into consideration the 
adverse impacts of off-reservation gaming. Indian gaming 
revenues have grown from a very small amount in 1988, to $16.8 
billion in 2003, to $27.9 billion in 2012, the highest revenue 
amount on record. There are more than 420 casinos run by about 
240 tribes across 28 states.

Child Welfare

    The Subcommittee conducted oversight on whether 
Congressional action is needed to address systematic problems 
with the child welfare and justice system on the Spirit Lake 
Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
    Over the past two years, numerous reports in state and 
national media have documented what the New York Times and CNN 
have described as ``epidemic'' and ``rampant'' child abuse, 
rape, and assault on the reservation. In virtually all reported 
cases, both the victim and offender are members of the tribe 
and therefore fall under the criminal and civil jurisdiction of 
the federal government. This hearing examined the current 
status of child welfare and protection services on the 
reservation that is publicly unknown because relevant federal 
and tribal agencies lack transparency.
    Several federal officials considered whistleblowers by the 
media have alleged that child abuse problems continue on the 
Spirit Lake Reservation and in one instance, federal 
supervisors reportedly attempted to silence the whistleblowers.

         NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS SUBCOMMITTEE

    Chaired by Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), the Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation focused this Congress 
on policies to ensure that America gets the full range of 
recreational, environmental, and economic benefits our federal 
lands can provide.

Protecting Public Access to Public Lands

    Since taking office, President Obama has designated 13 
National Monuments under the Antiquities Act, a century-old law 
that allows the President to unilaterally designate National 
Monuments without any input or involvement from the people who 
would be directly impacted. Since its establishment, the 
Antiquities Act has at times been used properly to protect some 
sites but it has also been misused for political purposes by 
presidents on both sides of the political aisle. The worst 
cases of abuse have occurred when the Act is used not to 
protect a specific antiquity but to impose rigid federal land 
use control over vast areas of landscape without regard to its 
effect on the families who live and work in the area.
    In response, the House in March 2014 passed H.R. 1459, the 
Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National 
Monuments Act, introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Bishop. This 
legislation would require public participation before a 
presidentially declared National Monument is made official 
under the Antiquities Act. It would guarantee the American 
people an opportunity to participate in the decisions that 
impact their communities and ensures that the designation 
process is transparent through the application of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
    The House also passed legislation to promote and protect 
access to public lands. H.R. 2954, the Public Access and Land 
Improvements Act, is a bipartisan package of 10 bills to 
protect and promote access to lands; improve opportunities by 
removing red tape that stands in the way of responsible, local 
economic development and jobs; and encourage transparent, 
community-centered land management. These bills would advance 
important local projects that will have a direct impact on jobs 
and economic growth in communities throughout the country.

Restoring Active Forest Management

    In 2013 the House passed legislation to renew the federal 
government's commitment to manage portions of our vast federal 
forests for the benefit of rural schools and counties.
    Over a hundred years ago, the federal government made a 
promise to rural schools and counties that they would share in 
the benefits of wise management of our forests. However, due to 
faulty federal regulations and litigation, forest management 
and forest health have dramatically declined. As a result, 
thousands of people have lost their jobs, counties lack the 
resources to pay for basic services, and our forest became 
increasingly susceptible to disease and wildfire.
    H.R. 1526, Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy 
Communities Act, would create over 200,000 direct and indirect 
jobs; provide stable funding for counties to use for education 
and other basic services; provide nearly $400 million in 
savings over 10 years; improve local management of our federal 
forests; and help reduce the risk of wildfires.
    The Subcommittee also held multiple oversight hearings 
examining the differences between state and federal forest 
management. Subcommittee Members heard about the inadequacies 
and burdens of current federal forest management practices that 
have contributed to poor forest health, underfunded schools, 
lost jobs, and suppressed economic activities and recreational 
opportunities. In comparison, state managed forests can often 
produce hundreds of times more revenue from just a fraction of 
the land base while maintaining vibrant, healthy forests to 
support local communities.

Preventing Cabin Fee Price Spikes

    The House once again passed legislation to prevent volatile 
price spikes for families who own cabins in our National 
Forests. H.R. 5476, the Cabin Fee Act of 2014, (included in the 
National Defense Authorization Act) would modify the current 
cabin fee formula to make it more predictable and fair.
    Many cabins in our National Forests have been passed down 
within a family for several generations; however cabin owners 
have recently been faced with arbitrary, skyrocketing fees as a 
result of a faulty appraisal system that has allowed annual 
cabin fees to increase exponentially. The Cabin Fee Act of 2014 
uses a new formula for calculating fees to ensure that fees are 
not beyond the reach of American families.

Protecting Hunting and Fishing Rights

    In February 2014, the House passed H.R. 3590, the 
Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. This 
bipartisan package of eight individual bills protects the 
traditional rights of American sportsmen to fish and hunt, 
removes government roadblocks and red tape, and promotes 
American job creation and economic growth by supporting 
recreational opportunities on these federal lands. This 
legislation is supported by over 35 sportsmen's organizations.

Improving and Updating Federal Recreation Fees

    In June 2014, the Full Committee approved H.R. 5204, the 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014. 
The bill will help expand and improve opportunities for public 
recreation on federal lands by reining in and updating how the 
Federal agencies collect and spend Federal recreation fees 
authorized by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act 
(FLREA).
    The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act authorizes the 
National Park Service to impose an entrance fee while the 
Bureau of Land Management the U.S. Forest Service are supposed 
to have fees only for use of developed sites such as improved 
campgrounds that provide amenities. While these fees are needed 
to maintain and fund necessary services and improvements that 
enhance the public visitor experience on federal lands, the 
bill more clearly defines when and where such fees can be 
imposed and requires Congressional approval any new fees or 
hikes in fees. The bill ensures that a minimum of 90% of fees 
collected are retained and used at the collection site so that 
recreation users are directly paying for the services used.

Eisenhower Memorial

    In June 2013, the Full Committee approved H.R. 1126, the 
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act. This bipartisan 
legislation, sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman Bishop, seeks 
to build consensus around a new Eisenhower Memorial by 
implementing a new design competition and providing a three-
year extension of the memorial site designation. The current 
design has little chance of ever being completed due to its 
controversial and unpopular design, runaway cost, flawed 
selection process and strong objections from members of the 
Eisenhower family who are opposed to the current extravagant 
and inappropriate design.

                      WATER AND POWER SUBCOMMITTEE

    Chaired by Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) the Subcommittee on 
Water and Power worked successfully this Congress to promote 
new domestic water and energy supply projects, protect existing 
supplies, and provide thorough oversight and review of federal 
regulations and proposals that threaten American jobs, water 
and electricity rates, and economic growth.

Promoting New Hydropower

    This Congress, several bills to expand development of 
clean, renewable hydropower became public law. Hydropower is 
one of the cheapest and cleanest forms of electricity. 
Expanding development will help lower energy costs for American 
families and small businesses while protecting the environment.
     H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit 
Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, was passed by the 
House in August 2013 and signed into law (P.L. 113-24) by 
President Obama. This law, authored by Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-
03) authorizes hydropower production on Bureau of Reclamation 
water canals and pipes and reduces administrative and 
regulatory costs for developing these clean and renewable 
energy projects. This will create jobs and generate thousands 
of mega-watts of hydropower at no cost to taxpayers and will 
create revenue for local power providers and the federal 
government.
     H.R. 1963, the Bureau of Reclamation Conduit 
Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act, was approved by the 
House in December 2013 and included in the National Defense 
Authorization Act. President Obama is expected to sign the 
latter into law. Authored by Rep. Steve Daines (MT-At Large), 
the bill removes outdated federal statutory barriers to conduit 
hydropower development at eleven Bureau of Reclamation projects 
in the intermountain west.
     H.R. 2640, Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security 
Act, by Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02) was also passed by the House 
numerous times, with the most recent being on December 11, 2014 
after productive negotiations with the Senate. The President is 
expected to sign this bill into law. It would effectively allow 
hydropower development at the Bureau of Reclamation's Bowman 
Dam by making a common sense Wild and Scenic administrative 
boundary change.
     H.R. 254, Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower 
Facilitation Act, authored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) also 
passed the House and was signed into law by the President (P.L. 
113-20) in 2013. The law facilitates hydropower production at 
specific federal facilities.

Restoring California Water Supplies

    In February 2014 the House passed H.R. 3964, the 
Sacramento--San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act. 
This bipartisan legislation, sponsored by the entire Republican 
California delegation, addresses the emergency drought in 
California by restoring some water supplies to provide job 
certainty to farmers and communities.
    It would codify the historic, bipartisan State/Federal 
agreement known as the ``Bay-Delta Accord;'' reform punitive 
federal laws to in order to provide fairness to ratepayers, 
promote transparency and accountability, and save taxpayers 
hundreds of millions of dollars; allow water users to pay off 
federal debt early; and protect private property and senior 
water rights.
    In December 2014, the House passed H.R. 5781, the 
California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014. The bill, 
sponsored by Reps. David G. Valadao (CA-21) and cosponsored by 
Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Ken Calvert (CA-42), Doug LaMalfa (CA-
01), Tom McClintock (CA-04), and Devin Nunes (CA-22), would 
provide short-term, emergency relief to the drought that's 
hurting California's communities and causing negative economic 
impacts nationwide.

Promoting New Water Storage

    This Congress the Committee approved with bipartisan 
support two bills to address the nation's critical need for new 
and expanded surface water storage projects. These bills will 
update and improve the process for studying, permitting and 
potentially constructing federal and non-federal surface water 
storage projects that could provide new water for human 
consumption, hydropower generation, recreation and fisheries 
needs, among other things. Additional surface storage will 
capture more water to help overcome severe drought in areas 
like California.
    H.R. 3980, the Water Supply Permitting Coordinating Act, 
sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (CA-04) and 
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large), sets up a ``one-stop-shop'' 
permitting approach that would require federal agencies to work 
together and coordinate their permits and approvals for surface 
storage projects in certain circumstances.
    The Committee also passed H.R. 5412, the Bureau of 
Reclamation Surface Water Storage Streamlining Act. Introduced 
by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, the 
bill streamlines the Bureau of Reclamation's environmental 
planning and study process for new surface water storage 
projects. The Family Farm Alliance and the National Water 
Resources Association have endorsed the bill.

Oversight of Federal Regulations

    The Subcommittee this Congress conducted oversight on 
several proposed rules and regulations by the Obama 
Administration that would destroy American jobs and impose new, 
severe water and land use restrictions.
    The Subcommittee led the way in questioning the validity 
and the potential effects of the Obama Administration's 
National Blueways Secretarial Order. Signed by former Interior 
Secretary Ken Salazar in 2012, the Blueways program allowed 
unilateral Secretarial discretion to designate entire 
watersheds as so-called Blueways even with very little local 
community involvement and questionable legal authority.
    In June 2013 Chairman Hastings sent a letter asking for 
explanations about the designation process, the makeup of the 
National Blueways Committee, the potential for federal land 
acquisition and regulations, and the involvement of the 
Interior Department's Senior Advisor Rebecca Wodder. The 
following month the Subcommittee held an oversight hearing on 
the Blueways program with a host of affected citizens and later 
held a field hearing in West Plains, Missouri examining the 
harmful effects of the National Blueways Order following the 
designation (and eventual rescission) of the White River 
Blueway. Over 500 local citizens attended this hearing while 
the Administration (Ms. Wodder) refused to testify once again. 
In response to the public concern and objections raised, 
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell eventually announced 
that she had ``paused'' the Blueways program.
    The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the proposed 
Environmental Protection Agency's ``Waters of the U.S.'' 
regulations and the U.S. Forest Service's Groundwater 
Directive. The Subcommittee heard testimony on how these Obama 
Administration proposals override state water law and undermine 
property rights and multiple uses on federal and non-federal 
lands.

Power Marketing Administrations

    The Subcommittee held multiple hearings this Congress to 
discuss the challenges and priorities of the Power Marketing 
Administrations. It examined the spending priorities outlined 
in the President's budget requests for the Bureau of 
Reclamation (Reclamation), the four Power Marketing 
Administrations (PMAs), and the U.S. Geological Survey's Water 
Program and discussed the importance of restoring abundance as 
the mission of federal water and power policies in order to 
prevent man-made water shortages, job losses, higher 
electricity prices, and questionable spending.
    It also held an oversight hearing focused on the 
electricity ratepayers who receive and pay for hydropower 
generated at federal dams and transmitted by the four federal 
PMAs. For generations, millions of electricity consumers have 
received low-cost hydropower generated at federal dams and 
reservoirs. The core mission of the four PMAs is to transmit 
this emissions-free resource to their customers. Through their 
rates, these customers pay for the electricity supply, the 
transmission needed to deliver this power, and the capital 
components of both generation and transmission infrastructure 
plus interest to the federal government.

Maintaining Electricity Rights-of-Way

    This Congress, the Subcommittee also examined the need for 
improved management and better communication with electricity 
providers on electricity rights of way on federal lands so that 
falling, dead, insect-infested or even growing trees do not hit 
power lines. Such contact can cause electricity blackouts and 
catastrophic fires.
    Electricity rights of way (ROW) or electricity corridors 
are less than a fraction of a percent of overall federal lands, 
yet the consequences from not effectively managing the ROW and 
power line corridors can be significant and catastrophic. When 
a ROW is not properly maintained, a tree can grow into or fall 
on to a power line, causing fires and electricity blackouts. 
The major blackout in 2003 in the Northeast which included New 
York City was caused by a falling tree in a ROW and left 50 
million people in the dark. A similar blackout impacted a 
number of western states and millions of electricity customers 
in 1996.

                              Organization

    The Committee on Natural Resources met on January 23, 2013, 
for an organizational meeting of the 113th Congress under the 
direction of Chairman Doc Hastings. The Committee membership 
was 47 Members with 26 Republicans and 21 Democrats.
    The Committee established five subcommittees: Energy and 
Mineral Resources (Doug Lamborn of Colorado, Chairman); 
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (John Fleming 
of Louisiana, Chairman); Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (Don 
Young of Alaska, Chairman); Public Lands and Environmental 
Regulation (Rob Bishop of Utah, Chairman); and Water and Power 
(Tom McClintock of California, Chairman).

                              Jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Committee on Natural Resources, as 
prescribed by clause (m)(1) of Rule X of the Rules of the House 
is as follows:
    (1) Fisheries and wildlife, including research, 
restoration, refuges, and conservation.
    (2) Forest reserves and national parks created from the 
public domain.
    (3) Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, 
including alien ownership of mineral lands.
    (4) Geological Survey.
    (5) International fishing agreements.
    (6) Interstate compacts relating to apportionment of waters 
for irrigation purposes.
    (7) Irrigation and reclamation, including water supply for 
reclamation projects and easements of public lands for 
irrigation projects; and acquisition of private lands when 
necessary to complete irrigation projects.
    (8) Native Americans generally, including the care and 
allotment of Native American lands and general and special 
measures relating to claims that are paid out of Native 
American funds.
    (9) Insular possessions of the United States generally 
(except those affecting the revenue and appropriations).
    (10) Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries 
administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks within the 
District of Columbia, and the erection of monuments to the 
memory of individuals.
    (11) Mineral land laws and claims and entries thereunder.
    (12) Mineral resources of the public lands.
    (13) Mining interests generally.
    (14) Mining schools and experimental stations.
    (15) Marine affairs, including coastal zone management 
(except for measures relating to oil and other pollution of 
navigable waters).
    (16) Oceanography.
    (17) Petroleum conservation on public lands and 
conservation of the radium supply in the United States.
    (18) Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of 
interest on the public domain.
    (19) Public lands generally, including entry, easements, 
and the grazing thereon.
    (20) Relations of the United States with Native Americans 
and Native American tribes.
    (21) Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (except ratemaking).

                           Activities Report


               Committee on Natural Resources Statistics

Total number of bills and resolutions referred...................   712
Total number of meeting days:
    Full Committee                                                 (55)
    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources                   (36)
    Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular 
      Affairs                                                      (23)
    Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs               (15)
    Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation      (36)
    Subcommittee on Water and Power                                (16)
  Total..........................................................   181
Total number of bills ordered reported from Committee............   218
Total number of reports filed....................................   208
Total number of bills referred to/discharged by Committee on 
  Natural Resources and passed by the House of Representatives...   128
Total number of public laws......................................    56
Total number of bills enacted into law...........................   153

                             Full Committee


                       I. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

A. Legislative Hearings, Markups and Administrative Business Meetings

    January 23, 2013--Full Committee met to organize for the 
113th Congress, adopt the Committee Rules, agree to an 
oversight plan, and adopt the Committee Staff Hiring 
Resolution.
    February 14, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 527, To amend the 
Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium 
reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability 
in the helium markets while protecting the interests of 
American taxpayers, and for other purposes.
    March 20, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 254, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of 
hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central 
Utah Project; H.R. 291, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System 
land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota; H.R. 507, To 
provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by 
the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 527, To amend the Helium Act to complete 
the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a 
competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium 
markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 588, To provide for donor 
contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam 
Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes; H.R. 
678, To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities 
for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 716, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal land to the city of 
Vancouver, Washington, and for other purposes; H.R. 1033, To 
authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally 
significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American 
Battlefield Protection Program; and H.R. 1159, To modify the 
Forest Service Recreation Residence Program by implementing a 
simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining 
cabin user fees, and for other purposes.
    April 24, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 3, To approve the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL 
pipeline, and for other purposes; H.R. 85, To create the Office 
of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin 
Islands, and for other purposes; H.R. 126, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide 
for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around 
the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; H.R. 251, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of 
the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley 
Electric Service District, and for other purposes; H.R. 253, To 
provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest 
System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah 
to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes; H.R. 330, 
To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at 
the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California; H.R. 356, 
To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled ``An Act to 
define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian 
Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes''; 
H.R. 462, To require the conveyance of certain public land 
within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the 
training and readiness of the Utah National Guard; H.R. 520, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of 
alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the 
Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 573, To amend Public Law 93-435 with 
respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa; H.R. 674, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, 
historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park 
System; H.R. 723, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and 
Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island 
for study for potential addition to the National Wild and 
Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes; H.R. 739, To 
require the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a 
crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake 
Bay watershed, to require the Environmental Protection Agency 
to develop and implement an adaptive management plan, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 767, To amend the Energy Policy Act of 
2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit 
Streamlining Pilot Project; H.R. 829, To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in 
Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild 
and Scenic Rivers System; H.R. 862, To authorize the conveyance 
of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the 
Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that 
were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an 
erroneous survey conducted in May 1960; H.R. 876, To authorize 
the continued use of certain water diversions located on 
National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No 
Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the 
State of Idaho, and for other purposes; H.R. 885, To expand the 
boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to 
conduct a study of potential land acquisitions, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 934, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 
related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 993, To provide for the conveyance 
of certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city 
of Fruit Heights, Utah; H.R. 1156, To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather 
Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to 
allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while 
ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or 
the Wilderness, and for other purposes; H.R. 1157, To ensure 
public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the 
Hanford Reach National Monument for educational, recreational, 
historical, scientific, cultural, and other purposes; H.R. 
1158, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue 
stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National 
Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan 
National Recreation Area; H.R. 1206, To grant the Secretary of 
the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue 
electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes; H.R. 1208, To 
establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, 
Washington, and for other purposes; H.R. 1241, To facilitate a 
land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in 
the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
1377, To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease 
adjudicated water rights.
    May 15, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 687, To facilitate the 
efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona 
by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-
Federal land, and for other purposes; H.R. 761, To require the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and 
mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to 
United States economic and national security and manufacturing 
competitiveness; H.R. 819, To authorize pedestrian and 
motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
Recreational Area, and for other purposes; H.R. 910, To 
reauthorize the Sikes Act; H.R. 957, To reduce temporarily the 
royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal 
lands, and for other purposes; H.R. 981, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a global rare earth 
element assessment, and for other purposes; H.R. 1063, To 
require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an assessment 
of the capability of the Nation to meet our current and future 
demands for the minerals critical to United States 
manufacturing and agricultural competitiveness and economic and 
national security in a time of expanding resource nationalism, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 1080, To amend the Sikes Act to 
promote the use of cooperative agreements under such Act for 
land management related to Department of Defense readiness 
activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
facilitate interagency cooperation in conservation programs to 
avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness 
activities; H.R. 1169, To direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy certain Federal land 
in Churchill County, Nevada; H.R. 1299, To provide for the 
transfer of certain public land currently administered by the 
Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of 
the Secretary of the Army for inclusion in White Sands Missile 
Range, New Mexico, and for other purposes; H.R. 1300, To amend 
the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer 
programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national 
wildlife refuges, and for other purposes; H.R. 1384, To provide 
for the issuance of a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation 
Semipostal Stamp; H.R. 1574, To amend the Dayton Aviation 
Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the park; 
H.R. 1613, To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to 
provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of 
transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1672, To withdraw and reserve certain public lands 
administered by the Bureau of Land Management for exclusive 
military use as part of the Limestone Hills Training Area, 
Montana, and for other purposes; H.R. 1673, To provide for the 
transfer of certain public land currently administered by the 
Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of 
the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in Naval Air Weapons 
Station China Lake, California, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1676, To designate the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway 
Vehicle Recreation Area in San Bernardino County, California, 
to authorize limited military use of the area, to provide for 
the transfer of the Southern Study Area to the administrative 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the 
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and by 
recreational users, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1691, To 
provide for the transfer of certain public land currently 
administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the 
administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for 
inclusion in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, 
California, and for other purposes.
    June 12, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 412, To amend the Wild 
and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of 
the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes; H.R. 
657, To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 697, To provide for the conveyance 
of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the 
environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids 
Mine Project Site, and for other purposes; H.R. 740, To provide 
for the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native 
Claims Settlement Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 841, To 
amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical 
corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 931, To provide for 
the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the 
Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon; H.R. 1126, To facilitate 
the completion of an appropriate national memorial to Dwight D. 
Eisenhower; H.R. 1411, To include the Point Arena-Stornetta 
Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a 
part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1497, To amend title 36, United States 
Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service of the 
United States Armed Forces may contain religious symbols, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1548, To facilitate the development of 
energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that 
impede tribal development of Indian lands, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1825, To direct Federal public land management 
officials to exercise their authority under existing law to 
facilitate use of and access to Federal public lands for 
fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1964, To amend the Naval Petroleum 
Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct an expeditious program of competitive 
leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in 
Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the Reserve each 
year in the period 2013 through 2023, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 2166, To direct the Secretary of the Interior and 
Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal 
lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary 
for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 2231, To amend the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the 
Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing 
for all coastal States, implement the reorganization of the 
functions of the former Minerals Management Service into 
distinct and separate agencies, and for other purposes.
    July 24, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 555, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-
based live lease sales, and for other purposes; H.R. 586, To 
provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park 
and Preserve in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 638, To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966 to require that any new national 
wildlife refuge may not be established except as expressly 
authorized by statute; H.R. 1394, To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above energy 
production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all onshore 
Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the 
Forest Service; H.R. 1410, To prohibit gaming activities on 
certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain 
gaming compacts; H.R. 1459, To ensure that the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 applies to the declaration of 
national monuments, and for other purposes; H.R. 1513, To 
revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park 
to include the Gettysburg Train Station and certain land along 
Plum Run in Cumberland Township, to limit the means by which 
property within such revised boundaries may be acquired, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1965, To streamline and ensure onshore 
energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and 
give certainty to oil shale development for American energy 
security, economic development, and job creation, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2197, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries 
for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and 
Scenic Rivers System; H.R. 2337, To provide for the conveyance 
of the Forest Service Lake Hill Administrative Site in Summit 
County, Colorado; H.R. 2640, To amend the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide 
water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for 
other purposes; S. 130, A bill to require the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell 
Recreation District in the State of Wyoming; S. 157, A bill to 
provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park 
and Preserve in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; S. 
304, A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey 
to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within 
the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other 
purposes; and S. 459, A bill to modify the boundary of the 
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South 
Dakota, and for other purposes.
    July 31, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 255, To amend certain 
definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act 
for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 553, To designate the exclusive 
economic zone of the United States as the ``Ronald Wilson 
Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States'''; H.R. 
623, To provide for the conveyance of certain property located 
in Anchorage, Alaska, from the United States to the Alaska 
Native Tribal Health Consortium; H.R. 908, To preserve the 
Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the 
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; H.R. 930, To authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
study of the archeological site and surrounding land of the New 
Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1168, To direct the Secretary of the Interior, 
acting through the Bureau of Land Management, to convey to the 
City of Carlin, Nevada, in exchange for consideration, all 
right, title, and interest of the United States, to any Federal 
land within that city that is under the jurisdiction of that 
agency, and for other purposes; H.R. 1170, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land 
Management and the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey, by 
quitclaim deed, to the City of Fernley, Nevada, all right, 
title, and interest of the United States, to any Federal land 
within that city that is under the jurisdiction of either of 
those agencies; H.R. 1526, To restore employment and 
educational opportunities in, and improve the economic 
stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, 
while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by 
ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue 
from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary 
extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes; H.R. 1684, 
To convey certain property to the State of Wyoming to 
consolidate the historic Ranch A, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1818, To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to 
allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts 
in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a 
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973; 
H.R. 1963, To amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act 
to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and 
issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed 
pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and 
Utilization Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 2388, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal 
lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for 
the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2463, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of 
additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States; 
H.R. 2650, To allow the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or transfer certain 
land; and H.R. 2728, To recognize States' authority to regulate 
oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, 
development, and job creation.
    October 30, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 298, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield 
located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the 
feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 585, To provide for the unencumbering 
of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Anchorage, 
Alaska, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of 
the Federal reversion interest to the City; H.R. 1846, To amend 
the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National 
Historic Site, and for other purposes; H.R. 2799, To establish 
the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory 
Committee to advise the Secretaries of the Interior and 
Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting, 
recreational shooting, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2954, 
To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain 
property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National 
Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to 
restrictions on use and reconveyance.
    November 14, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 1308, To amend the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on 
endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 2798, To amend Public Law 106-206 
to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
Agriculture to require annual permits and assess annual fees 
for commercial filming activities on Federal land for film 
crews of 5 persons or fewer; H.R. 2824, To amend the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the ongoing 
waste by the Department of the Interior of taxpayer resources 
and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining waste, and 
buffers for perennial and intermittent streams, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 3008, To provide for the conveyance of a small 
parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National 
Forest in California, and for other purposes; H.R. 3188, To 
expedite the planning and implementation of salvage timber 
sales as part of Forest Service and Department of the Interior 
restoration and rehabilitation activities for lands within the 
Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park and 
Bureau of Land Management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 
Rim Fire in California; and H.R. 3189, To prohibit the 
conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on 
the transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water 
right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior 
and Agriculture.
    December 4, 2013--Markup held on H.R. 915, To authorize the 
Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes; H.R. 1425, To amend the 
Marine Debris Act to better address severe marine debris 
events, and for other purposes; H.R. 1491, To authorize the 
Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities 
for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts 
of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2319, To clarify certain provisions of 
the Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 
1994; H.R. 3286, To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to 
reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks 
during the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes; 
and S. 230, A bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative 
Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of 
Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.
    January 16, 2014--Business meeting held to consider a 
motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for the 
production of documents and to issue subpoenas to individuals 
to appear before the Committee on Natural Resources on matters 
within the Committee's jurisdiction.
    January 28, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 163, To designate as 
wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping 
Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 433, To designate the Pine Forest Range 
Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada; H.R. 2095, To 
prohibit an increase in the lands administered by the Bureau of 
Land Management until a centralized database of all lands 
identified as suitable for disposal by Resource Management 
Plans for lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the 
Bureau is easily accessible to the public on a website of the 
Bureau; H.R. 2259, To withdraw certain Federal land and 
interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under 
the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and 
geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing uses; H.R. 
2657, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain 
Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, 
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously 
identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 3492, To provide for the use of hand-propelled vessels in 
Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the 
National Elk Refuge, and for other purposes; and Committee 
Print 113-1, the ``Northern Nevada Land Conservation and 
Economic Development Act.''
    February 4, 2014--Hearing held on Legislative Discussion 
Draft, ``H.R. __, Strengthening Fishing Communities and 
Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act''. (Part 1)
    February 27, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 1103, To amend the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander 
Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native 
village under that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 1259, To 
establish Coltsville National Historical Park in the State of 
Connecticut, and for other purposes; H.R. 3110, To allow for 
the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within 
Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska; and H.R. 
3605, To make a technical amendment to the T'uf Shur Bien 
Preservation Trust Area Act, and for other purposes.
    February 28, 2014--Hearing held on Legislative Discussion 
Draft ``H.R. __, Strengthening Fishing Communities and 
Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.'' (Part 2)
    March 13, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 1192, To redesignate 
Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as ``Mount Jessie Benton 
Freemont''; H.R. 1501, To direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the 
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New 
York City borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of the National Park 
System; H.R. 3222, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with 
the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New 
York, and for other purposes; H.R. 3366, To provide for the 
release of the property interests retained by the United States 
in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting 
through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the 
State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston 
Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State 
University in Hermiston, Oregon; and H.R. 4032, To exempt from 
Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the 
North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma 
Utility Authority, and for other purposes.
    April 8, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 4315, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the 
Internet of the basis for determinations that species are 
endangered species or threatened species, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4316, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 to improve the disclosure of certain expenditures under 
that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 4317, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States 
of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of 
information provided by State, tribal, and county governments 
in decisionmaking under such Act, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 4318, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to 
conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, 
and for other purposes.
    April 9, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 503, To authorize the 
National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the 
National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 863, To establish the Commission to Study the 
Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2208, To extend the authorization of 
appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands 
conservation projects under the North American Wetlands 
Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017; H.R. 2430, To adjust 
the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park 
to include Hinchliffe Stadium, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3802, To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial 
Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former 
President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4002, To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami 
Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4017, To designate a peak located in Nevada as 
``Mount Reagan''; H.R. 4120, To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date; H.R. 
4253, To permanently withdraw, reserve, and transfer Bureau of 
Land Management lands used for military purposes in Alaska, 
Nevada, and New Mexico to the appropriate Secretary of the 
military department concerned; and H.R. 4309, To amend the 
Sikes Act to make certain improvements to the administration of 
cooperative agreements for land management related to 
Department of Defense readiness activities, and for other 
purposes.
    April 30, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 4315, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the 
Internet of the basis for determinations that species are 
endangered species or threatened species, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4316, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 to improve the disclosure of certain expenditures under 
that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 4317, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States 
of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of 
information provided by State, tribal, and county governments 
in decisionmaking under such Act, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 4318, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to 
conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, 
and for other purposes.
    May 8, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 3687, To amend the 
National Historic Preservation Act to provide that if the head 
of the agency managing Federal property objects to the 
inclusion of certain property on the National Register or its 
designation as a National Historic Landmark for reasons of 
national security, the Federal property shall be neither 
included nor designated until the objection is withdraw, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 4458, To make permanent the 
withdrawal and reservation of public land previously withdrawn 
and reserved to support the operations of Naval Air Weapons 
Station China Lake, California, and to provide for the 
withdrawal and reservation of additional public land.
    May 21, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 4402, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Navy to establish a surface danger zone over 
the Guam National Wildlife Refuge or any portion thereof to 
support the operation of a live-fire training range complex.
    May 29, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 2175, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World 
War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque 
or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the 
morning of D-Day; H.R. 2569, To amend the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and 
the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of the 
National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; H.R. 3606, To permit 
certain activities to be conducted on Federal land within the 
Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest in the State 
of California at the level at which such activities were 
conducted on such land before the wilderness designation, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 4296, To amend Public Law 94-241 with 
respect to the Northern Mariana Islands; H.R. 4350, To direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to take lands and mineral rights 
on the reservation of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana 
and other culturally important lands into trust, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 4742, To improve and strengthen many 
provisions of the current Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act.
    June 19, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 2455, To provide for the 
sale or transfer of certain Federal lands in Nevada, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 3716, To ratify a water settlement 
agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 4049, To amend the Act to provide for the 
establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the 
State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the 
boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse 
known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4283, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or replace 
certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation 
services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4489, To designate memorials to the service of members of the 
United States Armed Forces in World War I, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4508, To amend the East Bench Irrigation 
District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary 
of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water 
services; H.R. 4527, To remove a use restriction on land 
formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to 
the town of Tremont, Maine, and for other purposes; H.R. 4562, 
To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of 
Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the 
State of Nebraska; and H.R. 4873, To modify the Forest Service 
Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of 
the National Forest System derived from the public domain by 
implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for 
determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes.
    July 16, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 277, To revise the 
boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond 
Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island; H.R. 
916, To improve Federal land management, resource conservation, 
environmental protection, and use of Federal real property, by 
requiring the Secretary of the Interior to develop a 
multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property and identifying 
inaccurate, duplicate, and out-of-date Federal land 
inventories, and for other purposes; H.R. 1810, To revise the 
boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
Gasparilla Island Unit in Florida; H.R. 2158, To exempt from 
the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 the expedited removal from the 
United States of certain snake species, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 3572, To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee 
Coastal Barrier Resources System units in North Carolina; H.R. 
3806, To authorize payment of funds in accordance with the 
agreement entered into by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the 
State of North Carolina, Swain County, North Carolina, and the 
United States Department of the Interior; and H.R. 4751, To 
make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the 
renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion 
Memorial, and for other purposes.
    July 30, 2014--Markup held on H.J. Res. 120, Approving the 
location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 
slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in 
the American Revolution; H.R. 361, To expand the Alpine Lakes 
Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle 
Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic 
rivers, and for other purposes; H.R. 3006, To authorize a land 
exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to 
the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in 
the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management 
lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 3109, To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt 
certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale 
of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 4119, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter 
Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4182, To provide that the Ozark National Scenic 
Riverways shall be administered in accordance with the general 
management plan for that unit of the National Park System, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 4867, To provide for certain land to 
be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission 
Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 5026, To prohibit closing 
or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species 
propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless 
such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird 
Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the 
acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 5203, To enhance the operation of the 
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission; H.R. 5204, To amend 
the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve 
recreation opportunities and increase consistency and 
accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation 
fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 5205, To authorize certain land conveyances 
involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic 
development and conservation, and for other purposes; S. 311, A 
bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower 
Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of 
the National Park System, and for other purposes; S. 354, A 
bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National 
Monument, and for other purposes; S. 476, A bill to amend the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission; 
and S. 1603, A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been 
taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-
Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes.
    September 9, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 1314, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for 
approval of certain settlements; H.R. 1927, To provide 
congressional direction for implementation of the Endangered 
Species Act as it relates to operation of the Central Valley 
Project and the California State Water Project and for water 
relief in the State of California; H.R. 4256, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require, in counting the 
number of a species in a State for purposes of determining 
whether the species is an endangered or threatened species, 
inclusion of the number of the species on State and private 
lands as determined by the State, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4284, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to encourage 
greater State input and authority over species and habitat 
management by allowing States to propose and implement State 
Protective Action before species are listed under that Act, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 4319, To amend the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish 
and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis 
at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is 
published; and H.R. 4866, To reverse the Department of the 
Interior's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a 
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, to 
prevent further consideration of listing of such species as a 
threatened species or endangered species under that Act pending 
implementation of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife 
Agencies' Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan 
and other conservation measures, and for other purposes.
    September 18, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 69, To strengthen 
enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and 
unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 
to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 706, To establish the Blackstone River Valley National 
Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 712, To extend the authorization of 
the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024; H.R. 
1363, To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources 
under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1839, To designate certain Federal land in the San Juan 
National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 3226 , To remove from the John H. Chafee 
Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties in South 
Carolina; H.R. 3227, To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal 
Barrier Resources System certain properties in South Carolina; 
H.R. 3326, To provide for an exchange of land between the 
United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of 
Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National 
Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest; H.R. 
3608, To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable 
income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians; H.R. 3980, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes 
related to the construction of new surface water storage 
projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of 
the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate 
the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit 
processing, and for other purposes; H.R. 3981, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment 
contracts between the United States and water users, to provide 
surface water storage enhancement, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4166, To transfer recreational management authority for Lake 
Berryessa in the State of California from the Bureau of 
Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4534, To amend the Indian Child Protection and 
Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks 
before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court 
proceedings, and for other purposes; H.R. 4846, To adjust the 
boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 5003, To adjust the boundary of the 
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the 
Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes; H.R. 
5040, To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey 
certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 5049, To exchange trust and fee land 
to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the 
Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian 
Reservation, and for other purposes; H.R. 5050, To repeal the 
Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes; H.R. 5139, To 
correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier 
Resources System Unit P16; H.R. 5162, To amend the Act entitled 
``An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham 
County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center'' to 
remove the use restriction, and for other purposes; H.R. 5167, 
To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of 
the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain Federal 
property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to 
the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation 
established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; H.R. 
5412, To facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation 
process for creating or expanding surface water storage under 
Reclamation law; H.R. 5476, To modify the Forest Service 
Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of 
the National Forest System derived from the public domain by 
implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for 
determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes; S. 363, A 
bill to expand geothermal production, and for other purposes; 
and S. 609, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, 
and for other purposes.
    November 19, 2014--Markup held on H.R. 1561, To authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support 
facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National 
Park Service, and for other purposes; H.R. 1785, To establish 
the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the 
State of Washington, and for other purposes; H.R. 4220, To 
authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal 
land in the State of Minnesota; H.R. 4668, To provide for the 
retention and future use of certain land on Point Spencer in 
Alaska, to support the statutory missions and duties of the 
Coast Guard, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the 
Bering Straits Native Corporation, to convey certain land on 
Point Spencer to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4924, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter 
into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement 
Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water 
Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide for the lease of 
certain land located within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams 
River in the State of Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado 
River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to provide for 
the settlement of specific water rights claims in the Bill 
Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona; H.R. 4979, To 
provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River 
in Texas, and for other purposes; H.R. 5086, To amend the 
National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating 
the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 5176, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to retire coal preference right lease applications for which 
the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities 
determination, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5699, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire 
approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for 
other purposes.

  II. OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE FULL COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

A. Oversight hearings

    February 14, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``The Past, Present 
and Future of the Federal Helium Program.''
    March 13, 2013--Oversight hearing on the ``Reauthorization 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act.''
    April 17, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``State Lands vs. 
Federal Lands Oil and Gas Production: What State Regulators Are 
Doing Right.''
    May 8, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``DOI Hydraulic 
Fracturing Rule: A Recipe for Government Waste, Duplication and 
Delay.''
    June 4, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Defining Species 
Conservation Success: Tribal, State and Local Stewardship vs. 
Federal Courtroom Battles and Sue-and-Settle Practices.''
    June 27, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``The Management of Red 
Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act.''
    July 17, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``The Department of the 
Interior Operations, Management and Rulemakings.''
    August 1, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Transparency and 
Sound Science Gone Extinct?: The Impacts of the Obama 
Administration's Closed-Door Settlements on Endangered Species 
and People.''
    September 4, 2013--Oversight field hearing in Casper, 
Wyoming, on ``State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, 
Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West.'' 
(Part 1)
    September 4, 2013--Oversight field hearing in Billings, 
Montana, on ``State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, 
Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West.'' 
(Part 2)
    September 11, 2013--Oversight hearing on the 
``Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act''.
    October 16, 2013--Joint Oversight hearing with the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on ``As Difficult 
As Possible: The National Park Service's Implementation of the 
Government Shutdown.''
    December 9, 2013--Oversight field hearing in Pasco, 
Washington, on ``The Future of the US-Canada Columbia River 
Treaty--Building on 60 years of Coordinated Power Generation 
and Flood Control.''
    December 12, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``ESA Decisions by 
Closed-Door Settlement: Short-Changing Science, Transparency, 
Private Property, and State & Local Economies.''
    January 9, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Obama 
Administration's War on Coal: The Recent Report by the Office 
of the Inspector General.''
    January 14, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Oversight of the 
Obama Administration's Questionable Application of 
Sequestration to the Secure Rural Schools Program and the Costs 
to States, Local Economies, and Rural School Children.''
    March 19, 2014--Oversight field hearing in Fresno, 
California, on ``California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The 
Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions.''
    March 26, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Collision Course: 
Oversight of the Obama Administration's Enforcement Approach 
for America's Wildlife Laws and Its Impact on Domestic 
Energy.''
    April 3, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Department of the 
Interior Spending and the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget 
Proposal.''
    April 10, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Tribal Forest 
Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests and Rural 
Jobs.''
    April 29, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers.''
    May 7, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Keeping the Lights On 
and Reducing Catastrophic Forest Fire Risk: Proper Management 
of Electricity Rights of Way on Federal Lands.''
    May 14, 2014--Oversight field hearing in Batesville, 
Arkansas, on ``Protecting the Rights of Property Owners: 
Proposed Federal Critical Habitat Designations Gone Wild.''
    September 8, 2014--Oversight field hearing in Harrisburg, 
Pennsylvania, on ``The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal 
Endangered Species Act and Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania 
and 37 Other States''.
    September 10, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``The Status of 
the Fish and Wildlife Service's Responses to Committee 
Subpoenas and the Continued Lack of Transparency about Its 
Implementation and Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and 
Oversight of the Department of the Interior's Solicitor's 
Office.''
    September 11, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Oversight of the 
Office of Inspector General and its Ongoing Failure to Comply 
with a Subpoena for Documents about a Recent Investigation.''

              Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources


                       I. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

A. Legislative Hearings

    March 21, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 687, To facilitate the 
efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona 
by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-
Federal land, and for other purposes; H.R. 697, To provide for 
the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, 
for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the 
TH.R.ee Kids Mine Project Site, and for other purposes; H.R. 
761, To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of 
the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical 
importance to United States economic and national security and 
manufacturing competitiveness; H.R. 767, To amend the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the 
Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project; H.R. 957, To reduce 
temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced 
on Federal lands, and for other purposes; H.R. 981, To direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a global rare earth 
element assessment, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1063, To 
require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an assessment 
of the capability of the Nation to meet our current and future 
demands for the minerals critical to United States 
manufacturing and agricultural competitiveness and economic and 
national security in a time of expanding resource nationalism, 
and for other purposes.
    April 16, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 3, To approve the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL 
pipeline, and for other purposes.
    April 25, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 1613, To amend the 
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper 
Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon 
reservoirs, and for other purposes.
    May 22, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 555, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-
based live lease sales, and for other purposes; H.R. 1394, To 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an 
all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year 
basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of 
the Interior and the Forest Service; H.R. 1964, To amend the 
Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of 
competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum 
Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the 
Reserve each year in the period 2013 through 2023, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 1965, To streamline and ensure onshore 
energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and 
give certainty to oil shale development for American energy 
security, economic development, and job creation, and for other 
purposes.
    June 6, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 2231, To amend the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and 
production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for 
equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, implement the 
reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals 
Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and for 
other purposes. (Part 1)
    June 11, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 2231, To amend the 
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy 
exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, 
provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, 
implement the reorganization of the functions of the former 
Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate 
agencies, and for other purposes. (Part 2)
    July 25, 2013--Hearing held on Draft Legislation ``H.R. __ 
(Flores), A bill to recognize States' authority to regulate oil 
and gas operations and promote American energy security, 
development, and job creation (Protecting States' Rights to 
Promote American Energy Security Act).''
    August 2, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 2824, To amend the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the 
ongoing waste by the Department of the Interior of taxpayer 
resources and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining 
waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams, and 
for other purposes.
    December 5, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 916, To improve 
Federal land management, resource conservation, environmental 
protection, and use of Federal real property, by requiring the 
Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of 
Federal real property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, 
and out-of-date Federal land inventories, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 1604, To establish the National Geospatial 
Technology Administration within the United States Geological 
Survey to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, 
technology, and services, to increase the economy and 
efficiency of Federal geospatial activities, and for other 
purposes.
    June 20, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 1587, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
issue permits for rights-of-way, temporary easements, or other 
necessary authorizations to facilitate natural gas, oil, and 
petroleum product pipelines and related facilities on eligible 
Federal lands, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4293, To 
authorize the approval of natural gas pipelines and establish 
deadlines and expedite permits for certain natural gas 
gathering lines on Federal land and Indian land.
    July 29, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 596, To promote the 
development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1363, To promote timely exploration for 
geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 2004, To expand geothermal production, 
and for other purposes.
    September 17, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 5066, To 
reauthorize the National Geological and Geophysical Data 
Preservation Program Act of 2005 through 2019; and H.R. 5176, 
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal 
preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has 
made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and 
for other purposes.

  II. OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL 
                               RESOURCES

A. Oversight hearings

    March 5, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``America's Offshore 
Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering 
Prices.'' (Part 1)
    March 14, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``America's Onshore 
Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering 
Prices.'' (Part 2)
    March 21, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``America's Mineral 
Resources: Creating Mining and Manufacturing Jobs and Securing 
America.''
    April 25, 2013--Oversight hearing on U.S.-Mexico 
Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement and Steps Needed for 
Implementation.''
    June 13, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Mining in America: 
The Administration's Use of Claim Maintenance Fees and Cleanup 
of Abandoned Mine Lands.''
    July 9, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Mining in America: 
Powder River Basin Coal Mining the Benefits and Challenges''.
    July 11, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``America's Helium 
Supply: Options for Producing More Helium from Federal Lands.''
    July 23, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``War on Jobs: 
Examining the Operations of the Office of Surface Mining and 
the Status of the Stream Buffer Zone Rule.''
    October 10, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``EPA vs. American 
Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration's Regulatory Assault on 
the Economy.''
    January 10, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``The Science behind 
Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic 
OCS.''
    February 5, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Energy in America: 
BLM's Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy 
Production.''
    February 26, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for Veterans.''
    February 27, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Obama 
Administration Oversight: GAO Report Interior Hiring and 
Retention Challenges.''
    March 27, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Advances in 
Earthquake Science: 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaskan 
Quake.''
    April 4, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``Energy 
Independence: Domestic Opportunities to Reverse California's 
Growing Dependence on Foreign Oil.''
    April 8, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities.''
    May 20, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for American Manufacturing.''
    June 10, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``Whole Lotta 
Shakin': An Examination of America's Earthquake Early Warning 
System Development and Implementation.''
    June 12, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for Innovation.''
    June 18, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for States and Localities.''
    June 24, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``American Energy 
Jobs: Opportunities for Education.''
    July 15, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``Implementation 
and Administration of the 2013 Helium Stewardship Act.''
    July 23, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``American Metals 
and Mineral Security: An Examination of the Domestic Critical 
Minerals Supply and Demand Chain.''
    November 19, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``Volcano 
Hazards: Exploring the National Preparation and Response 
Strategy.''

    Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs


                       I. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

A. Legislative Hearings

    March 21, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 910, To reauthorize 
the Sikes Act; and H.R. 1080, To amend the Sikes Act to promote 
the use of cooperative agreements under such Act for land 
management related to Department of Defense readiness 
activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
facilitate interagency cooperation in conservation programs to 
avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness 
activities.
    April 25, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 638, To amend the 
National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to 
require that any new national wildlife refuge may not be 
established except as expressly authorized by statute; H.R. 
1300, To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize 
the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the 
benefit of national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes; 
and H. R. 1384, To provide for the issuance of a Wildlife 
Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp.
    June 13, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 553, to designate the 
exclusive economic zone of the United States as the ``Ronald 
Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States''; 
H.R. 1308, To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to 
reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other 
nonlisted species, and for other purposes; H.R. 1399, To 
reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 1425, To amend the Marine Debris 
Act to better address severe marine debris events, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1491, To authorize the Administrator of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide 
certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to 
address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku 
earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 2219, To reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean 
Observation System Act of 2009.
    July 25, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 358, To direct the 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in coordination with 
the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the 
United States Geological Survey, to lead a multiagency effort 
to slow the spread of Asian Carp in the Upper Mississippi and 
Ohio River basins and tributaries, and for other purposes; H.R. 
709, To authorize the Secretary of the Army to take actions to 
manage the threat of Asian carp traveling up the Mississippi 
River in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1818, To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to 
allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts 
in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a 
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973; 
H.R. 2158, To exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 the 
expedited removal from the United States of certain snake 
species, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2463, To amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the 
establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in 
certain States.
    August 2, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 2208, To extend the 
authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out 
approved wetlands conservation projects under the North 
American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017; 
H.R. 2798, To amend Public Law 106-206 to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to require 
annual permits and assess annual fees for commercial filming 
activities on Federal land for film crews of 5 persons or 
fewer; and H.R. 2799, To establish the Wildlife and Hunting 
Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee to advise the 
Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and 
habitat conservation, hunting, recreational shooting, and for 
other purposes.
    February 27, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3105, To amend the 
Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to exempt from such Act animals 
accidentally included in shipments of aquatic species produced 
in commercial aquaculture, and for other purposes; H.R. 3280, 
To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to limit the 
application of such Act to certain imported plants and finished 
plant products, and for other purposes; H.R. 3324, To amend the 
Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to reduce burdensome paperwork, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 4032, To exempt from Lacey Act 
Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas 
Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility 
Authority, and for other purposes.
    April 3, 2014--Hearing held on Draft Legislation H.R. __, 
To prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and 
unregulated fishing through port State measures (``Pirate 
Fishing Elimination Act''); H.R. 69, To strengthen enforcement 
mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated 
fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement 
the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2646, 
To direct the Secretary of Commerce to issue a fishing capacity 
reduction loan to refinance the existing loan funding the 
Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program.
    April 8, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 187, To correct the 
boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
System Unit L06, Topsail, North Carolina; H.R. 277, To revise 
the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, 
Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode 
Island; H.R. 1810, To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee 
Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit in 
Florida; H.R. 1811, To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal 
Barrier Resources System areas included in Florida System Unit 
P-16, and for other purposes; H.R. 2057, To remove from the 
John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System the areas 
comprising Bay County Unit P-31P in Florida; H.R. 3226, To 
remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
certain properties in South Carolina; H.R. 3227, To remove from 
the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain 
properties in South Carolina; H.R. 3572, To revise the 
boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
System units in North Carolina; and H.R. 4222, To correct the 
boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
in Gulf County Florida, and for other purposes.
    April 29, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 4296, To amend Public 
Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands; and 
H.R. 4402, To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to establish 
a surface danger zone over the Guam National Wildlife Refuge or 
any portion thereof to support the operation of a live-fire 
training range complex.
    July 23, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3109, To amend the 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native 
articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing 
nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3409, To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966 to require that any expansion of a 
national wildlife refuge must be expressly authorized by 
statute; H.R. 5026, To prohibit closing or repurposing any 
propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation 
program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is 
expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting 
and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the 
acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and 
for other purposes.
    December 4, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3099, To provide for 
the development of a fishery management plan for the Gulf of 
Mexico red snapper, and for other purposes.

 II. OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, 
                       OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

A. Oversight Hearings

    April 18, 2013--Oversight hearing on the ``Spending for the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Council on 
Environmental Quality, the Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service and the President's Fiscal Year 2014 
Budget Request for these Agencies.''
    May 16, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``The 2008 Lacey Act 
Amendments.''
    May 21, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Data Collection Issues 
in Relation to the Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act.''
    June 20, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Why Does the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service Want to Expand the Boundaries of the 
Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges in 
Tennessee and at What Cost?''
    July 17, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Why Should Americans 
have to Comply with the Laws of Foreign Nations?''
    September 20, 2013--Oversight hearing on the ``Department 
of the Interior's Proposal to use a Categorical Exclusion under 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Adding Species 
to the Lacey Act's List of Injurious Wildlife.''
    January 7, 2014--Oversight hearing on the United States 
Government Accountability Office September 2013 Report, 
``Compact of Free Association Micronesia and the Marshall 
Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and 
Ensuring Accountability (GAO-13-675).''
    March 5, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``National Fish 
Hatchery System: Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning 
Report.''
    April 29, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``The Department of 
the Interior Office of Insular Affairs' Spending and the 
President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the Office.''
    May 20, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Oil and Gas Activities 
within Our Nation's National Wildlife Refuge System.''
    June 24, 2014--Oversight hearing held on the ``U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service's Plan to Implement a Ban on the 
Commercial Trade in Elephant Ivory.''
    November 20, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``Is the 
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Being Properly Managed?''

            Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs


                       I. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

A. Legislative Hearings

    April 26, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 1548, To facilitate 
the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal 
regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and 
for other purposes.
    May 16, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 623, To provide for the 
conveyance of certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, 
from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health 
Consortium; H.R. 740, To provide for the settlement of certain 
claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 841, To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation 
Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 
931, To provide for the addition of certain real property to 
the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon; 
H.R. 1306, To provide for the partial settlement of certain 
claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; and H.R. 
1410, To prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in 
Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts.
    July 23, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 1103, To amend the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander 
Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native 
village under that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 1225, To 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to place certain lands in 
Skagit and San Juan Counties, Washington, into trust for the 
Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes; H.R. 2319, To 
clarify certain provisions of the Native American Veterans' 
Memorial Establishment Act of 1994; H.R. 2388, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located 
in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of 
the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2455, To provide for the sale or transfer of 
certain Federal lands in Nevada, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 2650, To allow the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or transfer certain 
land.
    February 5, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3110, To allow for 
the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within 
Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska; and H.R. 
3605, To make a technical amendment to the T'uf Shur Bien 
Preservation Trust Area Act, and for other purposes.
    March 14, 2014--Hearing held on a Discussion Draft 
legislation, H.R. __, To authorize a demonstration program that 
allows for State-Federal-Tribal co-management of wildlife 
throughout the traditional hunting territory of the Ahtna 
people and for other purposes (``The Alaska Native Subsistence 
Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014'').
    March 27, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3822, To provide for 
the implementation of the property division regarding former 
Fort Wingate Depot Activity in McKinley County, New Mexico, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 4002, To revoke the charter of 
incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of 
that tribe, and for other purposes.
    May 7, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 409, To provide for 
Indian trust asset management reform, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 4350, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to take 
lands and mineral rights on the reservation of the Northern 
Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and other culturally important lands 
into trust, and for other purposes.
    July 15, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3229, To amend the 
Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance 
appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-
fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4546, To amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian 
tribes, and for other purposes; H.R. 4867, To provide for 
certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo 
Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes; and S. 1603, A 
bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust 
for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of 
Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes.
    July 29, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3608, To amend the Act 
of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of 
the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians; H.R. 
4534, To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence 
Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care 
placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 5020, To amend the Indian Land 
Consolidation Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
contract with eligible Indian tribes to manage land buy-back 
programs, to authorize that certain amounts be deposited into 
interest bearing accounts, and for other purposes; H.R. 5049, 
To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created 
by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of 
the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 5050, To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other 
purposes.
    September 10, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 1600, To prescribe 
procedures for effective consultation and coordination by 
Federal agencies with federally recognized Indian tribes 
regarding Federal Government activities that impact tribal 
lands and interests to ensure that meaningful tribal input is 
an integral part of the Federal decisionmaking process; and 
H.R. 4668, To provide for the retention and future use of 
certain land on Point Spencer in Alaska, to support the 
statutory missions and duties of the Coast Guard, to convey 
certain land on Point Spencer to the Bering Straits Native 
Corporation, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the 
State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

   II. OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AND ALASKA 
                             NATIVE AFFAIRS

A. Oversight Hearings

    March 19, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Authorization, 
standards, and procedures for whether, how, and when Indian 
tribes should be newly recognized by the federal government: 
Perspective of the Department of the Interior.''
    June 18, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Update from Tribal 
Leaders and Tribal Telecommunications Providers on the 
Implementation of the Federal Communications Commission's Rule 
on the Universal Service Fund.''
    September 19, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Executive Branch 
Standards for Land-in-Trust Decisions for Gaming Purposes.''
    April 3, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Implementing the 
Cobell Settlement: Missed Opportunities and Lessons Learned.''
    June 24, 2014--Oversight hearing held on ``Child Protection 
and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.''

       Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation


                       I. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

A. Legislative Hearings

    March 14, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 588, To provide for 
donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 716, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain Federal land to the city of Vancouver, 
Washington, and for other purposes; and H.R. 819, To authorize 
pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras 
National Seashore Recreational Area, and for other purposes.
    March 19, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 1126, To facilitate 
the completion of an appropriate national memorial to Dwight D. 
Eisenhower.
    April 11, 2013--Hearing held on Draft Legislation, H.R.__, 
``Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act''; 
Draft Legislation, H.R. __, ``O&C; Trust, Conservation and Jobs 
Act''; H.R. 818, To address the bark beetle epidemic, drought, 
deteriorating forest health conditions, and high risk of 
wildfires on National Forest System land and land under the 
jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in the United 
States by expanding authorities established in the Healthy 
Forest Restoration Act of 2003 to provide emergency measures 
for high-risk areas identified by such States, to make 
permanent Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management 
authority to conduct good-neighbor cooperation with States to 
reduce wildfire risks, and for other purposes; H.R. 1294, To 
establish a program that will generate dependable economic 
activity for counties and local governments containing National 
Forest System land through a management-focused approach, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1345, To address the forest health, 
public safety, and wildlife habitat threat presented by the 
risk of wildfire, including catastrophic wildfire, on National 
Forest System lands and public lands managed by the Bureau of 
Land Management by requiring the Secretary of Agriculture and 
the Secretary of the Interior to expedite forest management 
projects relating to hazardous fuels reduction, forest health, 
and economic development, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
1442, To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to 
improve the response to insect infestations and related 
diseases and to change the funding source for the Healthy 
Forests Reserve Program, to codify the stewardship end result 
contracting and good neighbor authorities, and to amend the 
emergency watershed protection program to improve post fire 
rehabilitation, and for other purposes.
    April 12, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 1208, To establish the 
Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, 
Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and 
for other purposes.
    April 16, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 250, To amend the 
Antiquities Act of 1906 to place additional requirements on the 
establishment of national monuments under that Act, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 382, To provide for State approval of 
national monuments, and for other purposes; H.R. 432, To 
prohibit the further extension or establishment of national 
monuments in Nevada except by express authorization of 
Congress; H.R. 758, To prohibit the further extension or 
establishment of national monuments in Utah except by express 
authorization of Congress; H.R. 885, To expand the boundary of 
San Antonio Missions National Historical park, to conduct a 
study of potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1434, To prohibit the further extension or establishment 
of national monuments in Montana, except by express 
authorization of Congress, and for other purposes; H.R. 1439, 
To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national 
monuments in Idaho, except by express authorization of 
Congress; H.R. 1459, To ensure that the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 applies to the declaration of national 
monuments, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1512, To prohibit 
the further extension or establishment of national monuments in 
New Mexico except by express authorization of Congress.
    April 18, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 657, To amend the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the 
management of grazing leases and permits, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 696, To designate the Wovoka Wilderness and 
provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 934, To amend the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in 
California, and for other purposes; and H.R. 993, To provide 
for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System 
land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah.
    April 26, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 1169, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the 
Navy certain Federal land in Churchill County, Nevada; H.R. 
1299, To provide for the transfer of certain public land 
currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the 
administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army for 
inclusion in White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1574, To amend the Dayton Aviation 
Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the park; 
H.R. 1672, To withdraw and reserve certain public lands 
administered by the Bureau of Land Management for exclusive 
military use as part of the Limestone Hills Training Area, 
Montana, and for other purposes; H.R. 1673, To provide for the 
transfer of certain public land currently administered by the 
Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of 
the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in Naval Air Weapons 
Station China Lake, California, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1676, To designate the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway 
Vehicle Recreation Area in San Bernardino County, California, 
to authorize limited military use of the area, to provide for 
the transfer of the Southern Study Area to the administrative 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the 
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and by 
recreational users, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1691, To 
provide for the transfer of certain public land currently 
administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the 
administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for 
inclusion in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, 
California, and for other purposes.
    May 9, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 586, To provide for 
certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve 
in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; H.R. 995, To 
establish a monument in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1411, To include the Point Arena-Stornetta 
Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a 
part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 1825, To direct Federal public land 
management officials to exercise their authority under existing 
law to facilitate use of and access to Federal public lands for 
fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting, and for 
other purposes.
    June 6, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 412, To amend the Wild 
and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of 
the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes; H.R. 
585, To provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal 
land owned by the city of Anchorage, Alaska, for purposes of 
economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversion 
interest to the City; H.R. 664, To establish the Harriet Tubman 
National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet 
Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in 
Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1495, To prohibit the further extension or 
establishment of national monuments in Arizona except by 
express authorization of Congress; H.R. 1497, To amend title 
36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating 
the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain 
religious symbols, and for other purposes; H.R. 1513, To revise 
the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to 
include the Gettysburg Train Station and certain land along 
Plum Run in Cumberland Township, to limit the means by which 
property within such revised boundaries may be acquired, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2166, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to 
certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of 
each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 2192, To amend the Act 
popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906 to require 
certain procedures for designating national monuments, and for 
other purposes.
    July 19, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 587, To authorize the 
establishment of the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mining area 
road corridors in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1168, To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting 
through the Bureau of Land Management, to convey to the City of 
Carlin, Nevada, in exchange for consideration, all right, 
title, and interest of the United States, to any Federal land 
within that city that is under the jurisdiction of that agency, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 1170, To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management and 
the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey, by quitclaim deed, to the 
City of Fernley, Nevada, all right, title, and interest of the 
United States, to any Federal land within that city that is 
under the jurisdiction of either of those agencies; H.R. 1684, 
To convey certain property to the State of Wyoming to 
consolidate the historic Ranch A, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2068, To reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation 
Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 2095, To prohibit an increase 
in the lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management 
until a centralized database of all lands identified as 
suitable for disposal by Resource Management Plans for lands 
under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau is easily 
accessible to the public on a website of the Bureau; H.R. 2337, 
To provide for the conveyance of the Forest Service Lake Hill 
Administrative Site in Summit County, Colorado; H.R. 2395, To 
provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed 
at projects authorized under the Commemorative Works Act, and 
for other purposes; S. 130, A bill to require the Secretary of 
the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell 
Recreation District in the State of Wyoming; S. 304, A bill to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of 
Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of 
the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other purposes; and S. 459, 
A bill to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National 
Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, and for other 
purposes.
    July 23, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 163, To designate as 
wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping 
Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 361, To expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness 
in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork 
Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 433, To designate the Pine Forest 
Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada; H.R. 706, To 
establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, 
to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 908, To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier 
Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; 
H.R. 930, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct 
a special resource study of the archeological site and 
surrounding land of the New Philadelphia town site in the State 
of Illinois, and for other purposes; H.R. 1025, To designate 
the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area in the 
State of California, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1808, To 
designate certain Federal lands within the Cross Island 
National Wildlife Refuge and the Petit Manan National Wildlife 
Refuge, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife 
Refuge Complex, in Lincoln County, Hancock County, and 
Washington County, Maine, as wilderness.
    October 3, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 298, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield 
located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the 
feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1167, To quitclaim surface rights to 
certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of 
Land Management in Virginia City, Nevada, to Storey County, 
Nevada, to resolve conflicting ownership and title claims, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1259, To establish Coltsville National 
Historical Park in the State of Connecticut, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1633, To provide for the conveyance of small 
parcels of National Forest System land and small parcels of 
public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management to 
private landowners, State, county, and local governments, or 
Indian tribes whose lands share a boundary with the National 
Forest System land or public lands, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1846, To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side 
Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2015, To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of 
Nevada, and for other purposes; H.R. 2259, To withdraw certain 
Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, 
and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the 
mineral and geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing 
uses; H.R. 2657, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, 
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and 
Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2954, To authorize Escambia County, 
Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of 
Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to 
Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and 
reconveyance; and H.R. 3188, To expedite the planning and 
implementation of salvage timber sales as part of Forest 
Service and Department of the Interior restoration and 
rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus 
National Forest and Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land 
management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in 
California.
    November 21, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 915, To authorize 
the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes; H.R. 3286, To direct the 
Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State 
funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government 
shutdown, and for other purposes; H.R. 3294, To establish a 
streamlined process through which a State may claim authority 
over and responsibility for management of Federal lands located 
in the State without claiming ownership of the land, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 3311, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to enter into agreements with States to allow 
continued operation of facilities and programs that have been 
determined to have a direct economic impact on tourism, mining, 
timber, or general transportation in the State and which would 
otherwise cease operating, in whole or in part, during a 
Federal Government shutdown that is the result of a lapse in 
appropriations, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3492, To 
provide for the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone 
National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk 
Refuge, and for other purposes.
    February 26, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 503, To authorize 
the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the 
National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 712, To extend the authorization of the 
Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024; H.R. 1192, 
To redesignate Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as 
``Mount Jessie Benton Fre'mont''; H.R. 1501, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and 
feasibility of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in 
Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, as 
a unit of the National Park System; H.R. 1744, To provide for 
the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation 
plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and Lincoln County, Nevada, 
to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public 
land, and for other purposes; H.R. 2569, To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River 
and the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of 
the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; H.R. 3222, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special 
resource study of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the 
Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New York, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 3366, To provide for the release of the property 
interests retained by the United States in certain land 
conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the 
Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of 
Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural 
Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in 
Hermiston, Oregon; and H.R. 3802, To extend the legislative 
authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and 
his legacy, and for other purposes.
    March 6, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 414, To provide for the 
continued lease or eventual conveyance of certain Federal land 
within the boundaries of Fort Wainwright Military Reservation 
in Fairbanks, Alaska; H.R 1839, To designate certain Federal 
land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado 
as wilderness, and for other purposes; H.R. 2430, To adjust the 
boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to 
include Hinchliffe Stadium, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
3606, To permit certain activities to be conducted on Federal 
land within the Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National 
Forest in the State of California at the level at which such 
activities were conducted on such land before the wilderness 
designation, and for other purposes.
    March 25, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 863, To establish the 
Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National 
Women's History Museum, and for other purposes; H.R. 3006, To 
authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private 
land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona 
for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of 
Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 4017, To designate a peak located in 
Nevada as ``Mount Reagan.''; H.R. 4120, To amend the National 
Law Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date; and 
H.R. 4253, To permanently withdraw, reserve, and transfer 
Bureau of Land Management lands used for military purposes in 
Alaska, Nevada, and New Mexico to the appropriate Secretary of 
the military department concerned.
    April 4, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. __, To amend the 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve consistency 
and accountability in the collection and expenditure of Federal 
recreation fees, and for other purposes; H.R. 2743, To make the 
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at 
a discount to certain veterans; and H.R. 3976, To provide for a 
lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a 
service-connected disability, and for other purposes.
    April 29, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3687, To amend the 
National Historic Preservation Act to provide that if the head 
of the agency managing Federal property objects to the 
inclusion of certain property on the National Register or its 
designation as a National Historic Landmark for reasons of 
national security, the Federal property shall be neither 
included nor designated until the objection is withdraw, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 4458, To make permanent the 
withdrawal and reservation of public land previously withdrawn 
and reserved to support the operations of Naval Air Weapons 
Station China Lake, California, and to provide for the 
withdrawal and reservation of additional public land.
    May 20, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 1776, To establish the 
Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno 
Counties, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such 
counties, to designate additional components of the national 
wild and scenic rivers system, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2175, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the 
area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a 
suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 
1944, the morning of D-Day; H.R. 2489, To modify the boundary 
of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 3806, To authorize payment of funds in accordance with 
the agreement entered into by the Tennessee Valley Authority, 
the State of North Carolina, Swain County, North Carolina, and 
the United States Department of the Interior.
    June 10, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 318, To authorize a 
Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial 
and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of 
Remembrance; H.R. 4029, To require the Secretary of the 
Interior to transfer all Federal land, facilities, and any 
other assets associated with the Ozark National Scenic 
Riverways to the State of Missouri for the purposes of 
maintaining a State park, and for other purposes; H.R. 4049, To 
amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle 
Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for 
other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National 
Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor 
Breakwater Light, and for other purposes; H.R. 4182, To provide 
that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered 
in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of 
the National Park System, and for other purposes; H.R. 4272, To 
stop implementation and enforcement of the Forest Service 
travel management rule and to require the Forest Service to 
incorporate the needs, uses, and input of affected communities 
before taking any travel management action affecting access to 
units of the National Forest System derived from the public 
domain, and for other purposes; H.R. 4283, To amend the Wild 
and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and 
structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in 
Idaho, and for other purposes; H.R. 4489, To designate 
memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed 
Forces in World War I, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4527, 
To remove a use restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia 
National Park that was transferred to the town of Tremont, 
Maine, and for other purposes.
    July 9, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3994, To improve the 
control and management of invasive species that threaten and 
harm Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 4751, To make technical corrections to 
Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge 
Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other 
purposes.
    July 29, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 445, To authorize a 
National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1785, To establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National 
Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4119, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street 
Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4901, To maximize land management efficiencies, promote 
land conservation, generate education funding, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4979, To provide legal certainty to property 
owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 5086, To amend the National Trails System Act to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the 
feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National 
Historic Trail, and for other purposes; S. 311, A bill to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability 
and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi 
River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National 
Park System, and for other purposes; S. 476, A bill to amend 
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission; 
and S. 609, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, 
and for other purposes.
    September 9, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3326, To provide 
for an exchange of land between the United States and the 
Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, 
California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land 
in Shasta-Trinity National Forest; H.R. 3411, To provide for an 
exchange of land between the United States Department of 
Agriculture and the Sabine River Authority of Texas; H.R. 4846, 
To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, 
Colorado, and for other purposes; H.R. 5003, To adjust the 
boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to 
include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 5040, To require the Secretary of the Interior 
to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of 
Idaho, and for other purposes; H.R. 5074, To amend the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the 
transparency and oversight of land conveyances involving the 
sale, exchange, or other disposal of National Forest System 
lands or public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of 
Land Management or the acquisition of non-Federal lands for 
inclusion in the National Forest System or administration as 
public lands, and for other purposes; H.R. 5162, To amend the 
Act entitled ``An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in 
Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care 
center'' to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 5167, To direct the Administrator of General Services, 
on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain 
Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in 
Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native 
Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act.

   II. OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND 
                        ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

A. Oversight Hearings

    February 26, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``State Forest 
Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests, Rural 
Schools and Jobs.''
    May 7, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Impediments to Public 
Recreation on Public Lands.''
    May 16, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Invasive Species 
Management on Federal Lands.''
    May 21, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Perspectives on the 
Management of Federal and State Land: Testimony by Governor 
Gary Herbert (R-UT), Chairman of the Western Governors' 
Association.''
    June 18, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Citizen and Agency 
Perspectives on the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act.''
    June 27, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Outdoor Recreation 
Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Lands.''
    July 9, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Public Impact of 
Closing Amenities at Yosemite National Park.''
    July 11, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Wildfire and Forest 
Management.''
    August 2, 2013--Joint oversight hearing with the Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National 
Security on ``Missing Weapons at the National Park Service: 
Mismanagement and Lack of Accountability.''
    September 10, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``School Trust 
Lands Ownership within Federal Conservation Areas.''
    October 29, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Threats, 
Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies.''
    June 25, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Increasing Carbon 
Soil Sequestration on Public Lands.''
    July 24, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Threats, Intimidation 
and Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies, Part II.''

                    Subcommittee on Water and Power


                       I. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

A. Legislative Hearings

    March 5, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 254, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of 
hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central 
Utah Project; and H.R. 678, To authorize all Bureau of 
Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under 
Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes.
    May 23, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 255, To amend certain 
definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act 
for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 745, To reauthorize the Water 
Desalination Act of 1996; and H.R. 1963, To amend the Water 
Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development 
of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power 
privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of 
the Water Conservation and Utilization Act, and for other 
purposes.
    October 10, 2013--Hearing held on H.R. 3176, To reauthorize 
the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 3189, To prohibit the 
conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on 
the transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water 
right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior 
and Agriculture.
    February 5, 2014--Hearing held on Discussion Draft 
Legislation, H.R. __, ``To Amend the Secure Water Act of 2009 
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement a 
surface water storage enhancement program, and for other 
purposes''; H.R. 3980, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes 
related to the construction of new surface water storage 
projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of 
the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate 
the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit 
processing, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3981, To direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of 
repayment contracts between the United States and water users, 
to provide surface water storage enhancement, and for other 
purposes.
    June 10, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 3716, To ratify a water 
settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 4166, To transfer recreational 
management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of 
California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land 
Management, and for other purposes; H.R. 4508, To amend the 
East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to 
permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for 
certain water services; and H.R. 4562, To authorize early 
repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within 
the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
    September 10, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 5412, To 
facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for 
creating or expanding surface water storage under Reclamation 
law.
    September 19, 2014--Hearing held on H.R. 4924, To direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy 
River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the 
Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement 
Agreement, to provide for the lease of certain land located 
within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams River in the State of 
Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species 
Conservation Program, and to provide for the settlement of 
specific water rights claims in the Bill Williams River 
watershed in the State of Arizona.

    II. OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER

A. Oversight Hearings

    April 16, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Examining the 
Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Spending, Priorities and the Missions 
of the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey's 
Water Resources Program and the Four Power Marketing 
Administrations.''
    April 25, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Federal Impediments 
to Water Rights, Job Creation and Recreation: A Local 
Perspective.''
    June 26, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``The Power Marketing 
Administrations: A Ratepayer Perspective.''
    July 17, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``A Washington, DC-
Based Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation 
and Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order.''
    July 29, 2013--Oversight field hearing in West Plains, 
Missouri, on ``Stopping Federal Land and Water Grabs: 
Protecting Property Rights from Washington, DC Edicts.''
    September 19, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``Keeping 
Hydropower Affordable and Reliable: The Protection of Existing 
Hydropower Investments and the Promotion of New Development.''
    October 29, 2013--Oversight hearing on ``A Roadmap for 
Increasing our Water and Hydropower Supplies: The Need for New 
and Expanded Multi-Purpose Surface Storage Facilities.''
    March 25, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``Examining the 
Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Spending, Priorities and the Missions 
of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Four Power Marketing 
Administrations and the U.S. Geological Survey's Water 
Program.''
    June 24, 2014--Oversight hearing on ``New Federal Schemes 
to Soak Up Water Authority: Impact on States, Water Users, 
Recreation, and Jobs.''
                               APPENDIX I

                            Printed Hearings

    113-1--Oversight Hearing on ``The Past, Present and Future 
of the Federal Helium Program''; and Legislative Hearing on 
H.R. 527, To complete the privatization of the Federal helium 
reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability 
in the helium markets while protecting the interests of the 
American taxpayer, and for other purposes. February 14, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-2--Oversight Hearing on ``State Forest Management: A 
Model for Promoting Healthy Forests, Rural Schools and Jobs.'' 
February 26, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public 
Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-3--Oversight Hearing on the Reauthorization of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. March 
13, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-4--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 588, To provide for 
donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 716, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain Federal land to the City of Vancouver, 
Washington, and for other purposes; and H.R. 819, To authorize 
pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras 
National Seashore Recreational Area, and for other purposes. 
March 14, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Environmental Regulation)
    113-5--Oversight Hearing on ``Authorization, Standards, and 
Procedures for Whether, How, and When Indian Tribes Should Be 
Newly Recognized by the Federal Government: Perspective of the 
Department of the Interior.'' March 19, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs)
    113-6--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1126, To facilitate the 
completion of an appropriate national memorial to Dwight D. 
Eisenhower. March 19, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-7--Oversight Hearing on ``America's Mineral Resources: 
Creating Mining and Manufacturing Jobs and Securing America''; 
and Legislative Hearing on H.R. 687, To facilitate the 
efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona 
by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-
Federal land, and for other purposes; H.R. 697, To provide for 
the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, 
for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the 
TH.R.ee Kids Mine Project Site, and for other purposes; H.R. 
761, To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of 
the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical 
importance to United States economic and national security and 
manufacturing competitiveness; H.R. 767, To amend the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the 
Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project; H.R. 957, To reduce 
temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced 
on Federal lands, and for other purposes; H.R. 981, To direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a global rare earth 
element assessment, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1063, To 
require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an assessment 
of the capability of the Nation to meet our current and future 
demands for the minerals critical to United States 
manufacturing and agricultural competitiveness and economic and 
national security in a time of expanding resource nationalism, 
and for other purposes. March 21, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-8--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 910, To reauthorize the 
Sikes Act; and H.R. 1080, To amend the Sikes Act to promote the 
use of cooperative agreements under such an Act for land 
management related to Department of Defense readiness 
activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
facilitate inter-agency cooperation in conservation programs to 
avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness 
activities. March 21, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs)
    113-9--Legislative Hearing on Draft Proposal H.R. __, 
``Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act''; 
Draft Legislation H.R. __, ``O&C; Trust, Conservation, and Jobs 
Act''; H.R. 818, To address the bark beetle epidemic, drought, 
deteriorating forest health conditions, and high risk of 
wildfires on National Forest System land and land under the 
jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in the United 
States by expanding authorities established in the Healthy 
Forest Restoration Act of 2003 to provide emergency measures 
for high-risk areas identified by such States, to make 
permanent Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management 
authority to conduct good-neighbor cooperation with States to 
reduce wildfire risks, and for other purposes; H.R. 1294, To 
establish a program that will generate dependable economic 
activity for counties and local governments containing National 
Forest System land through a management-focused approach, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1345, To address the forest health, 
public safety, and wildlife habitat threat presented by the 
risk of wildfire, including catastrophic wildfire, on National 
Forest System lands and public lands managed by the Bureau of 
Land Management by requiring the Secretary of Agriculture and 
the Secretary of the Interior to expedite forest management 
projects relating to hazardous fuels reduction, forest health, 
and economic development, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
1442, To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to 
improve the response to insect infestations and related 
diseases and to change the funding source for the Healthy 
Forests Reserve Program, to codify the stewardship end result 
contracting and good neighbor authorities, and to amend the 
emergency watershed protection program to improve post fire 
rehabilitation, and for other purposes. April 11, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-10--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1208, To establish the 
Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, 
Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and 
for other purposes. April 12, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-11--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 250, To amend the 
Antiquities Act of 1906 to place additional requirements on the 
establishment of national monuments under that Act, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 382, To provide for State approval of 
national monuments, and for other purposes; H.R. 432, To 
prohibit the further extension or establishment of national 
monuments in Nevada except by express authorization of 
Congress; H.R. 758, To prohibit the further extension or 
establishment of national monuments in Utah except by express 
authorization of Congress; H.R. 885, To expand the boundary of 
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to conduct a 
study of potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1434, To prohibit the further extension or establishment 
of national monuments in Montana, except by express 
authorization of Congress, and for other purposes; H.R. 1439, 
To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national 
monuments in Idaho, except by express authorization of 
Congress; H.R. 1459, To ensure that the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 applies to the declaration of national 
monuments, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1512, To prohibit 
the further extension or establishment of national monuments in 
New Mexico except by express authorization of Congress. April 
16, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-12--Oversight Hearing on ``Federal Impediments to Water 
Rights, Job Creation and Recreation: A Local Perspective.'' 
April 25, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and 
Power)
    113-13--Oversight Hearing on ``U.S.-Mexico Transboundary 
Hydrocarbon Agreement and Steps Needed for Implementation''; 
and a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1613, To amend the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal 
management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon 
reservoirs, and for other purposes. April 25, 2013, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-14--Oversight Hearing on ``Impediments to Public 
Recreation on Public Lands.'' May 7, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-15--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 586, To provide for 
certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve 
in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes; H.R. 995, To 
establish a monument in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1411, To include the Point Arena-Stornetta 
Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a 
part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 1825, To direct Federal public land 
management officials to exercise their authority under existing 
law to facilitate use of and access to Federal public lands for 
fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting, and for 
other purposes. May 9, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-16--Oversight Hearings on ``The 2008 Lacey Act 
Amendments.'' May 16, 2013 (Part 1); and ``Why Should Americans 
Have to Comply with the Laws of Foreign Nations'''. July 17, 
2013 (Part 2), Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, 
Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs)
    113-17--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 623, To provide for the 
conveyance of certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, 
from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health 
Consortium; H.R. 740, To provide for the settlement of certain 
claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 841, To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation 
Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 
931, To provide for the addition of certain real property to 
the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon; 
H.R. 1306, To provide for the partial settlement of certain 
claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; and H.R. 
1410, To prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in 
Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts. May 
16, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs)
    113-18--Oversight Hearing on ``Invasive Species Management 
on Federal Lands.'' May 16, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-19--Oversight Hearing on ``Perspectives on the 
Management of Federal and State Land: Testimony by Governor 
Gary Herbert (R-UT), Chairman of the Western Governors' 
Association.'' May 21, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-20--Oversight Hearing on ``Data Collection Issues in 
Relation to the Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act.'' May 21, 2013, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular 
Affairs)
    113-21--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 555, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-
based live lease sales, and for other purposes; H.R. 1394, To 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an 
all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year 
basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of 
the Interior and the Forest Service; H.R. 1964, To amend the 
Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of 
competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum 
Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the 
Reserve each year in the period 2013 through 2023, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 1965, To streamline and ensure onshore 
energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and 
give certainty to oil shale development for American energy 
security, economic development, and job creation, and for other 
purposes. May 22, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-22--Oversight Hearing on ``Defining Species 
Conservation Success: Tribal, State and Local Stewardship vs. 
Federal Courtroom Battles and Sue-and-Settle Practices.'' June 
4, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-23--Legislative Hearings on H.R. 2231, To amend the 
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy 
exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, 
provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, 
implement the reorganization of the functions of the former 
Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate 
agencies, and for other purposes. June 6, 2013 (Part 1) and 
June 11, 2013 (Part 2), Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Energy and Mineral Resources).
    113-24--Oversight Hearing on ``Citizen and Agency 
Perspectives on the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act.'' 
June 18, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Environmental Regulation)
    113-25--Oversight Hearing on ``Why Does the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service Want to Expand the Boundaries of the Chickasaw 
and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee and at 
What Cost?'' June 20, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs)
    113-26--Oversight Hearing on ``The Power Marketing 
Administrations: A Ratepayer Perspective.'' June 26, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and Power)
    113-27--Oversight Hearing on ``The Management of Red 
Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico Under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act.'' June 27, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-28--Oversight Hearing on ``Outdoor Recreation 
Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Lands. June 27, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-29--Oversight Hearing on ``Mining in America: Powder 
River Basin Coal Mining--The Benefits and Challenges.'' July 9, 
2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources)
    113-30--Oversight Hearing on the ``Public Impact of Closing 
Amenities at Yosemite National Park.'' July 9, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-31--Oversight Hearing on ``America's Helium Supply: 
Options for Producing more Helium from Federal Lands.'' July 
11, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources)
    113-32--Oversight Hearing on ``Wildfire and Forest 
Management.'' July 11, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-33--Oversight Hearing on ``The Department of the 
Interior Operations, Management, and Rulemakings.'' July 17, 
2013, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-34--Oversight Hearing on ``A Washington, DC-Based 
Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation and 
Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order.'' July 
17, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and Power)
    113-35--Oversight Hearing on ``War on Jobs: Examining the 
Operations of the Office of Surface Mining and the Status of 
the Stream Buffer Zone Rule.'' July 23, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-36--Legislative Hearing on Draft Legislation H.R. __, 
(Flores), A bill to recognize States' authority to regulate oil 
and gas operations and promote American energy security, 
development, and job creation (``Protecting States' Rights to 
Promote American Energy Security Act''). July 25, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-37--Oversight Hearing on ``Transparency and Sound 
Science Gone Extinct?: The Impacts of the Obama 
Administration's Closed-Door Settlements on Endangered Species 
and People.'' August 1, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-38--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2824, To amend the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the 
ongoing waste by the Department of the Interior of taxpayer 
resources and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining 
waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams, and 
for other purposes. August 2, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-39--Joint Oversight Hearing with the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform on ``Missing Weapons at the 
National Park Service: Mismanagement and Lack of 
Accountability.'' August 2, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Joint with 
the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation and Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security)
    113-40--Oversight Hearing on ``School Trust Lands Ownership 
Within Federal Conservation Areas.'' September 10, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-41--Oversight Hearing on the Reauthorization of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 
September 11, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-42--Oversight Hearing on ``Executive Branch Standards 
for Land-in-trust Decisions for Gaming Purposes.'' September 
19, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs)
    113-43--Oversight Hearing on ``Keeping Hydropower 
Affordable and Reliable: The Protection of Existing Hydropower 
Investments and the Promotion of New Development.'' September 
19, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and Power)
    113-44--Oversight Hearing on the Department of the 
Interior's Proposal to Use a Categorical Exclusion under the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Adding Species to 
the Lacey Act's List of Injurious Wildlife. September 20, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans 
and Insular Affairs)
    113-45--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 298, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
to evaluate the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield 
located in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the 
feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1167, To quitclaim surface rights to 
certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of 
Land Management in Virginia City, Nevada, to Storey County, 
Nevada, to resolve conflicting ownership and title claims, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1259, To establish Coltsville National 
Historical Park in the State of Connecticut, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1633, To provide for the conveyance of small 
parcels of National Forest System land and small parcels of 
public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management to 
private landowners, State, county, and local governments, or 
Indian tribes whose lands share a boundary with the National 
Forest System land or public lands, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1846, To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side 
Tenement National Historic Site, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2015, To provide for certain land conveyances in the State of 
Nevada, and for other purposes; H.R. 2259, To withdraw certain 
Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, 
and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the 
mineral and geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing 
uses; H.R. 2657, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, 
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and 
Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2954, To authorize Escambia County, 
Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of 
Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to 
Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and 
reconveyance; and H.R. 3188, To expedite the planning and 
implementation of salvage timber sales as part of Forest 
Service and Department of the Interior restoration and 
rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus 
National Forest and Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land 
management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in 
California. October 3, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-46--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3176, To reauthorize 
the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 3189, To prohibit the 
conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on 
the transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water 
right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior 
and Agriculture. October 10, 2013, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Water and Power)
    113-47--Oversight Hearing on ``EPA vs. American Mining 
Jobs: The Obama Administration's Regulatory Assault on the 
Economy.'' October 10, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-48--Joint Oversight Hearing with the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform on ``As Difficult As Possible: 
The National Park Service's Implementation of the Government 
Shutdown.'' October 16, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Joint with the 
Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform)
    113-49--Oversight Field Hearings in Casper, Wyoming (Part 
1) and Billings, Montana (Part 2), on ``State and Local Efforts 
to Protect Species, Jobs, Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a 
New War on the West.'' September 4, 2013, Casper, Wyoming and 
Billings, Montana. (Full Committee)
    113-50--Oversight Hearing on ``Threats, Intimidation and 
Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies.'' October 29, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-51--Oversight Hearing on ``A Roadmap for Increasing Our 
Water and Hydropower Supplies: The Need for New and Expanded 
Multi-Purpose Surface Storage Facilities.'' October 29, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and Power)
    113-52--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 915, To authorize the 
Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes; H.R. 3286, To direct the 
Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State 
funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government 
shutdown, and for other purposes; H.R. 3294, To establish a 
streamlined process through which a State may claim authority 
over and responsibility for management of Federal lands located 
in the State without claiming ownership of the land, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 3311, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to enter into agreements with States to allow 
continued operation of facilities and programs that have been 
determined to have a direct economic impact on tourism, mining, 
timber, or general transportation in the State and which would 
otherwise cease operating, in whole or in part, during a 
Federal Government shutdown that is the result of a lapse in 
appropriations, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3492, To 
provide for the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone 
National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk 
Refuge, and for other purposes. November 21, 2013, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental 
Regulation)
    113-53--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 916, To improve Federal 
land management, resource conservation, environmental 
protection, and use of Federal real property, by requiring the 
Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of 
Federal real property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, 
and out-of-date Federal land inventories, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 1604, To establish the National Geospatial 
Technology Administration within the United States Geological 
Survey to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, 
technology, and services, to increase the economy and 
efficiency of Federal geospatial activities, and for other 
purposes. December 5, 2013, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-54--Oversight Field Hearing in Pasco, Washington, on 
``The Future of the U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty--Building 
on 60 years of Coordinated Power Generation and Flood 
Control.'' December 9, 2013, Pasco, Washington. (Full 
Committee)
    113-55--Oversight Hearing on ``ESA Decisions by Closed-Door 
Settlement: Short-Changing Science, Transparency, Private 
Property, and State & Local Economies.'' December 12, 2013, 
Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-56--Oversight Hearing on ``Obama Administration's War 
on Coal: The Recent Report by the Office of the Inspector 
General.'' January 9, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-57--Oversight Hearing on ``The Science behind 
Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic 
OCS.'' January 10, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-58--Oversight Hearing on ``Oversight of the Obama 
Administration's Questionable Application of Sequestration to 
the Secure Rural Schools Program and the Costs to States, Local 
Economies, and Rural School Children.'' January 14, 2014, 
Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-59--Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft ``H.R. __, 
Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in 
Fisheries Management Act.'' February 4, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Full Committee)
    113-60--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3980, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State 
permitting processes related to the construction of new surface 
water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the 
Secretary the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to 
designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for 
permit processing; H.R. 3981, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between 
the United States and water users, to provide surface water 
storage enhancement, and for other purposes; and Discussion 
Draft H.R. __, ``To Amend the Secure Water Act of 2009 to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement a surface 
water storage enhancement program, and for other purposes.'' 
February 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and 
Power)
    113-61--Oversight Hearing on ``National Fish Hatchery 
System: Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning Report.'' 
March 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, 
Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs)
    113-62--Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft H.R. __,To 
authorize a demonstration program that allows for State-
Federal-Tribal co-management of wildlife throughout the 
traditional hunting territory of the Ahtna people and for other 
purposes (``The Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management 
Demonstration Act of 2014''). March 14, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs)
    113-63--Oversight Field Hearing in Fresno, California, on 
``California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for 
Immediate and Long-Term Solutions.'' March 19, 2014, Fresno, 
California. (Full Committee)
    113-64--Oversight Hearing on ``Collision Course: Oversight 
of the Obama Administration's Enforcement Approach for 
America's Wildlife Laws and Its Impact on Domestic Energy.'' 
March 26, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-65--Oversight Hearing on ``Department of the Interior 
Spending and the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget 
Proposal.'' April 3, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-66--Legislative Hearing on Draft Legislation H.R. __, 
To prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and 
unregulated fishing through port State measures; H.R. 69, To 
strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, 
and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 
1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 2646, To direct the Secretary of Commerce to 
issue a fishing capacity reduction loan to refinance the 
existing loan funding the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing 
capacity reduction program. April 3, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular 
Affairs)
    113-67--Oversight Hearing on ``Implementing the Cobell 
Settlement: Missed Opportunities and Lessons Learned.'' April 
3, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs)
    113-68--Legislative Hearing on Draft Legislation H.R. __, 
To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to 
improve consistency and accountability in the collection and 
expenditure of Federal recreation fees, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 2743, To make the National Parks and Federal Recreational 
Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans; and 
H.R. 3976, To provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass 
for any veteran with a service-connected disability, and for 
other purposes. April 4, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee 
on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-69--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4315, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the 
Internet of the basis for determinations that species are 
endangered species or threatened species, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4316, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 to improve the disclosure of certain expenditures under 
that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 4317, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States 
of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of 
information provided by State, tribal, and county governments 
in decisionmaking under such Act, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 4318, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to 
conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, 
and for other purposes. April 8, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)
    113-70--Oversight Hearing on ``Keeping the Lights On and 
Reducing Catastrophic Forest Fire Risk: Proper Management of 
Electricity Rights of Way on Federal Lands.'' May 7, 2014, 
Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-71--Oversight Field Hearing in Batesville, Arkansas, on 
``Protecting the Rights of Property Owners: Proposed Federal 
Critical Habitat Designations Gone Wild.'' May 14, 2014, 
Batesville, Arkansas. (Full Committee)
    113-72--Oversight Hearing on ``Oil and Gas Activities 
within Our Nation's National Wildlife Refuge System.'' May 20, 
2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and 
Insular Affairs)
    113-73--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1776, To establish the 
Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno 
Counties, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such 
counties, to designate additional components of the national 
wild and scenic rivers system, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2175, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the 
area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a 
suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 
1944, the morning of D-Day; H.R. 2489, To modify the boundary 
of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 3806, To authorize payment of funds in accordance with 
the agreement entered into by the Tennessee Valley Authority, 
the State of North Carolina, Swain County, North Carolina, and 
the United States Department of the Interior. May 20, 2014, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-74--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 318, To authorize a 
Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial 
and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of 
Remembrance; H.R. 4029, To require the Secretary of the 
Interior to transfer all Federal land, facilities, and any 
other assets associated with the Ozark National Scenic 
Riverways to the State of Missouri for the purposes of 
maintaining a State park, and for other purposes; H.R. 4049, To 
amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle 
Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for 
other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National 
Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor 
Breakwater Light, and for other purposes; H.R. 4182, To provide 
that the Ozark National Scenic Riverways shall be administered 
in accordance with the general management plan for that unit of 
the National Park System, and for other purposes; H.R. 4272, To 
stop implementation and enforcement of the Forest Service 
travel management rule and to require the Forest Service to 
incorporate the needs, uses, and input of affected communities 
before taking any travel management action affecting access to 
units of the National Forest System derived from the public 
domain, and for other purposes; H.R. 4283, To amend the Wild 
and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and 
structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in 
Idaho, and for other purposes; H.R. 4489, To designate 
memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed 
Forces in World War I, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4527, 
To remove a use restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia 
National Park that was transferred to the town of Tremont, 
Maine, and for other purposes. June 10, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-75--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1587, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
issue permits for rights-of-way, temporary easements, or other 
necessary authorizations to facilitate natural gas, oil, and 
petroleum product pipelines and related facilities on eligible 
Federal lands, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4293, To 
authorize the approval of natural gas pipelines and establish 
deadlines and expedite permits for certain natural gas 
gathering lines on Federal land and Indian land. June 20, 2014, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-76--Oversight Hearing on ``The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service's Plan to Implement a Ban on the Commercial Trade in 
Elephant Ivory.'' June 24, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee 
on Fisheries Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs)
    113-77--Oversight Hearing on ``Child Protection and the 
Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.'' June 
24, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs)
    113-78--Oversight Hearing on ``New Federal Schemes to Soak 
Up Water Authority: Impacts on States, Water Users, Recreation, 
and Jobs.'' June 24, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Water and Power)
    113-79--Oversight Hearing on ``Increasing Carbon Soil 
Sequestration on Public Lands.'' June 25, 2014, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental 
Regulation)
    113-80--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3994, To improve the 
control and management of invasive species that threaten and 
harm Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 4751, To make technical corrections to 
Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge 
Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other 
purposes. July 9, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-81--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3109, To amend the 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native 
articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing 
nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3409, To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966 to require that any expansion of a 
national wildlife refuge must be expressly authorized by 
statute; H.R. 5026, To prohibit closing or repurposing any 
propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation 
program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is 
expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting 
and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the 
acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and 
for other purposes. July 23, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular 
Affairs)
    113-82--Oversight Hearing on ``Threats, Intimidation and 
Bulling by Federal Land Managing Agencies, Part II.'' July 24, 
2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation)
    113-83--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 596, To promote the 
development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1363, To promote timely exploration for 
geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 2004, To expand geothermal production, 
and for other purposes. July 29, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-84--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 445, To authorize a 
National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1785, To establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National 
Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4119, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street 
Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4901, To maximize land management efficiencies, promote 
land conservation, generate education funding, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4979, To provide legal certainty to property 
owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 5086, To amend the National Trails System Act to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the 
feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National 
Historic Trail, and for other purposes; S. 311, A bill to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability 
and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi 
River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National 
Park System, and for other purposes; S. 476, A bill to amend 
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission; 
and S. 609, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, 
and for other purposes. July 29, 2014, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
    113-85--Oversight Field Hearing in Harrisburg, 
Pennsylvania, on ``The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal 
Endangered Species Act and Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania 
and 37 Other States.'' September 8, 2014, Harrisburg, 
Pennsylvania. (Full Committee)
    113-86--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1314, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for 
approval of certain settlements; H.R. 1927, To provide 
congressional direction for implementation of the Endangered 
Species Act as it relates to operation of the Central Valley 
Project and the California State Water Project and for water 
relief in the State of California; H.R. 4256, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require, in counting the 
number of a species in a State for purposes of determining 
whether the species is an endangered or threatened species, 
inclusion of the number of the species on State and private 
lands as determined by the State, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4284, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to encourage 
greater State input and authority over species and habitat 
management by allowing States to propose and implement State 
Protective Action before species are listed under that Act, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 4319, To amend the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish 
and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis 
at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is 
published; and H.R. 4866, To reverse the Department of the 
Interior's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a 
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, to 
prevent further consideration of listing of such species as a 
threatened species or endangered species under that Act pending 
implementation of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife 
Agencies' Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan 
and other conservation measures, and for other purposes. 
September 9, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-87--Oversight Hearing on ``The Status of the Fish and 
Wildlife Service's Responses to Committee Subpoenas and the 
Continued Lack of Transparency About Its Implementation and 
Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and Oversight of the 
Department of the Interior's Solicitor's Office.'' September 
10, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-88--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5412, To facilitate and 
streamline the Bureau of Reclamation process for creating or 
expanding surface water storage under Reclamation law. 
September 10, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and 
Power)
    113-89--Oversight Hearing on ``Oversight of the Office of 
Inspector General and its Ongoing Failure To Comply With a 
Subpoena for Documents About a Recent Investigation.'' 
September 11, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    113-90--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5066, To reauthorize 
the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation 
Program Act of 2005 through 2019; and H.R. 5176, To authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right 
lease applications for which the Secretary has made an 
affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other 
purposes. September 17, 2014, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Energy and Mineral Resources)
    113-91--Oversight Hearing on ``Is the Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge Being Properly Managed?'' November 20, 2014, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans 
and Insular Affairs)
    113-92--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3099, To provide for 
the development of a fishery management plan for the Gulf of 
Mexico red snapper, and for other purposes. December 4, 2014, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans 
and Insular Affairs)
                              APPENDIX II

                        Legislation Passed House

              BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED HOUSE (BY DATE)

    [Asterisk (*) denotes bills that the Committee on Natural 
Resources was not the lead Committee]
    04/09/2013--H.R. 254, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power 
on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. Passed 
House by vote of 400-4. (Public Law 113-20)
    04/09/2013--H.R. 1033, To authorize the acquisition and 
protection of nationally significant battlefields and 
associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 
under the American Battlefield Protection Program. Passed House 
by vote of 283-122.
    04/10/2013--H.R. 678, To authorize all Bureau of 
Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under 
Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes. Passed House, 
as amended, by vote of 416-7. (Public Law 113-24)
    04/26/2013--H.R. 527, To amend the Helium Act to complete 
the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a 
competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium 
markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 
394-1. (Public Law 113-40)
    05/06/2013--H.R. 291, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System 
land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. Passed House 
by vote of 390-2. (Public Law 113-131)
    05/06/2013--H.R. 507, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the 
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by vote of 401-2. (Public Law 113-134)
    05/06/2013--H.R. 588, To provide for donor contribution 
acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans 
Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes. Passed House 
by vote of 398-2. (Public Law 113-21)
    05/15/2013--H.R. 356, To clarify authority granted under 
the Act entitled ``An Act to define the exterior boundary of 
the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, 
and for other purposes''. Passed House by voice vote. (Public 
Law 113-133)
    05/15/2013--H.R. 573, To amend Public Law 93-435 with 
respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Passed House by 
voice vote.
    05/15/2013--H.R. 767, To amend the Energy Policy Act of 
2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit 
Streamlining Pilot Project. Passed House, as amended, by vote 
of 415-1. (Public Law 113-69)
    05/16/2013--H.R. 45*, To repeal the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the 
Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Passed 
House, as amended, by vote of 229-195.
    05/22/2013--H.R. 3*, To approve the construction, 
operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 241-175.
    06/03/2013--H.R. 126, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management 
of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck 
National Wildlife Refuge. Passed House by voice vote.
    06/03/2013--H.R. 885, To expand the boundary of the San 
Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/03/2013--H.R. 1206, To grant the Secretary of the 
Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue 
electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes. Passed House, 
vote of 401-0. (Public Law 113-239)
    06/11/2013--H.R. 251, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric 
distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service 
District, and for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 404-
0. (Public Law 113-19)
    06/11/2013--H.R. 723, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, 
Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and 
Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/11/2013--H.R. 993, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city of 
Fruit Heights, Utah. Passed House by voice vote.
    06/11/2013--H.R. 1157, To ensure public access to the 
summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National 
Monument for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, 
cultural, and other purposes. Passed House vote of 409-0.
    06/11/2013--H.R. 1158, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the 
North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation 
Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Passed House by 
voice vote. (Public Law 113-137)
    06/17/2013--H.R. 253, To provide for the conveyance of a 
small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-
Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young 
University, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, 
by vote of 397-1.
    06/17/2013--H.R. 520, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating 
and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early 
years of the National Parks, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by voice vote.
    06/17/2013--H.R. 674, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites 
on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a 
unit of the National Park System. Passed House by voice vote.
    06/17/2013--H.R. 862, To authorize the conveyance of two 
small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino 
National Forest containing private improvements that were 
developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an 
erroneous survey conducted in May 1960. Passed House by vote of 
395-1. (Public Law 113-107)
    06/17/2013--H.R. 876, To authorize the continued use of 
certain water diversions located on National Forest System land 
in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the 
Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by vote of 398-0. (Public Law 113-
136)
    06/27/2013--H.R. 1613, To amend the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and 
oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 256-171.
    06/28/2013--H.R. 2231, To amend the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the 
Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing 
for all coastal States, implement the reorganization of the 
functions of the former Minerals Management Service into 
distinct and separate agencies, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by vote of 235-186.
    07/22/2013--H.R. 697, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the 
environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids 
Mine Project Site, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 113-135)
    07/22/2013--H.R. 1411, To include the Point Arena-Stornetta 
Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a 
part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/30/2013--H.R. 1300, To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act 
of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community 
partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/10/2013--S. 130*, A bill to require the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell 
Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. Passed House by 
vote of 408-1. (Public Law 113-32)
    09/10/2013--S. 157*, A bill to provide for certain 
improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the 
State of Alaska, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice 
vote. (Public Law 113-33)
    09/10/2013--S. 256*, A bill to amend Public Law 93-435 with 
respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Passed House by 
vote of 415-0. (Public Law 113-34)
    09/10/2013--S. 304*, A bill to direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of 
surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, 
and for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 419-1. (Public 
Law 113-35)
    09/10/2013--S. 459*, A bill to modify the boundary of the 
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South 
Dakota, and for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 414-5. 
(Public Law 113-36)
    09/17/2013--H.R. 1410, To prohibit gaming activities on 
certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain 
gaming compacts. Passed House by voice vote.
    09/18/2013--H.R. 761, To require the Secretary of the 
Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently 
develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials 
of strategic and critical importance to United States economic 
and national security and manufacturing competitiveness. Passed 
House, as amended, by vote of 246-178.
    09/20/2013--H.R. 1526*, To restore employment and 
educational opportunities in, and improve the economic 
stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, 
while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by 
ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue 
from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary 
extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by vote of 244-173.
    10/23/2013--H.R. 3080*, To provide for improvements to the 
rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the 
conservation and development of water and related resources, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 
417-3. (Public Law 113-121)
    10/29/2013--H.R. 330, To designate a Distinguished Flying 
Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in 
Riverside, California. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 
113-132)
    10/29/2013--H.R. 623, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, from the United 
States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 113-68)
    10/29/2013--H.R. 2337, To provide for the conveyance of the 
Forest Service Lake Hill Administrative Site in Summit County, 
Colorado. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 113-141)
    10/29/2013--H.R. 2640, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water 
certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 113-244)
    11/20/2013--H.R. 1965, To streamline and ensure onshore 
energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and 
give certainty to oil shale development for American energy 
security, economic development, and job creation, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 228-192.
    11/20/2013--H.R. 2728, To recognize States' authority to 
regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy 
security, development, and job creation. Passed House, as 
amended, by vote of 235-187.
    12/03/2013--H.R. 255, To amend certain definitions 
contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes 
of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by vote of 406-0. (Public Law 113-129)
    12/03/2013--H.R. 1241, To facilitate a land exchange 
involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo 
National Forest, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice 
vote.
    12/03/2013--H.R. 1846, To amend the Act establishing the 
Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/03/2013--H.R. 1963, To amend the Water Conservation and 
Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal 
hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at 
projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water 
Conservation and Utilization Act, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/03/2013--H.R. 2388, To take certain Federal lands 
located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the 
benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. 
(Public Law 113-127)
    12/03/2013--H.R. 2650, To allow the Fond du Lac Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or 
transfer certain land. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. 
(Public Law 113-88)
    12/11/2013--H.R. 2319, To clarify certain provisions of the 
Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 1994. 
Passed House, as amended, by vote of 398-0. (Public Law 113-70)
    01/13/2014--H.R. 841, To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation 
Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    01/13/2014--H.R. 1513, To revise the boundaries of the 
Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg 
Train Station and certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland 
Township, to limit the means by which property within such 
revised boundaries may be acquired, and for other purposes. 
Passed House by vote of 396-0.
    01/13/2014--S. 230*, A bill to authorize the Peace Corps 
Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in 
the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by vote of 387-7. (Public Law 113-78)
    01/27/2014--H.R. 1684, To convey certain property to the 
State of Wyoming to consolidate the historic Ranch A, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    01/27/2014--H.R. 2166, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to 
certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of 
each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 
394-0.
    01/27/2014--H.R. 3008, To provide for the conveyance of a 
small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres 
National Forest in California, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by vote of 367-27.
    02/05/2014--H.R. 3590, To protect and enhance opportunities 
for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 268-154.
    02/05/2014--H.R. 3964, To address certain water-related 
concerns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 229-191.
    02/06/2014--H.R. 2954, To authorize Escambia County, 
Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of 
Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to 
Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and 
reconveyance. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 220-194.
    03/04/2014--H.R. 2197, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to designate segments of the York River and associated 
tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Passed House by voice vote.
    03/04/2014--H.R. 2259, To withdraw certain Federal land and 
interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under 
the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and 
geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing uses. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote.
    03/04/2014--S. 23*, A bill to designate as wilderness 
certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes 
National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 113-87)
    03/06/2014--H.R. 2641*, To provide for improved 
coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption 
of environmental documents for permitting determinations, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 229-179.
    03/13/2014--H.R. 3189, To prohibit the conditioning of any 
permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any 
water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the 
Interior and Agriculture. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 
238-174.
    03/25/2014--H.R. 2824, To amend the Surface Mining Control 
and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the ongoing waste by the 
Department of the Interior of taxpayer resources and implement 
the final rule on excess spoil, mining waste, and buffers for 
perennial and intermittent streams, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by vote of 229-192.
    03/26/2014--H.R. 1459, To ensure that the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 applies to the declaration of 
national monuments, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by vote of 222-201.
    04/07/2014--S. 404*, A bill to preserve the Green Mountain 
Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-
Snoqualmie National Forest. Passed House by voice vote. (Public 
Law 112-99)
    04/28/2014--H.R. 298, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate the 
significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in Pulaski 
and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of its 
inclusion in the National Park System, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    04/28/2014--H.R. 930, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of the 
archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia 
town site in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    04/28/2014--H.R. 1501, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene 
Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of 
the National Park System. Passed House, as amended, by voice 
vote.
    04/28/2014--H.R. 3110, To allow for the harvest of gull 
eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National 
Park in the State of Alaska. Passed House, as amended, by voice 
vote. (Public Law 113-142)
    04/28/2014--H.R. 4032, To exempt from Lacey Act Amendments 
of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas Municipal 
Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. 
(Public Law 113-117)
    04/28/2014--H.R. 4120, To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date. Passed 
House by vote of 384-0. (Public Law 113-102)
    04/29/2014--H.R. 4414*, To clarify the treatment under the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in 
which expatriates are the primary enrollees, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by vote of 268-150.
    05/07/2014--H.R. 863, To establish the Commission to Study 
the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 
383-33.
    05/28/2014--H.R. 503, To authorize the National Desert 
Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert 
Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the 
District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by vote of 370-0.
    05/28/2014--H.R. 3366, To provide for the release of the 
property interests retained by the United States in certain 
land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the 
Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of 
Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural 
Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in 
Hermiston, Oregon. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/09/2014--S. 1254*, A bill to amend the Harmful Algal 
Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. 
(Public Law 113-124)
    06/23/2014--H.R. 412, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River 
and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 
study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic 
Rivers System, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by voice vote.
    06/23/2014--H.R. 4002, To revoke the charter of 
incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of 
that tribe, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    06/24/2014--H.R. 3301*, To require approval for the 
construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of oil or 
natural gas pipelines or electric transmission facilities at 
the national boundary of the United States for the import or 
export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or from Canada or 
Mexico, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
vote of 238-173.
    06/26/2014--H.R. 4899, To lower gasoline prices for the 
American family by increasing domestic onshore and offshore 
energy exploration and production, to streamline and improve 
onshore and offshore energy permitting and administration, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 229-
185.
    07/14/2014--H.R. 1192, To redesignate Mammoth Peak in 
Yosemite National Park as ``Mount Jessie Benton Fre'mont''. 
Passed House by voice vote.
    07/15/2014--H.R. 5021*, To provide an extension of Federal-
aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and 
other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 367-55. 
(Public Law 113-159)
    07/22/2014--H.R. 2430, To adjust the boundaries of Paterson 
Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe 
Stadium, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    07/22/2014--H.R. 3716, To ratify a water settlement 
agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 113-
169)
    07/22/2014--H.R. 3802, To extend the legislative authority 
of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative 
work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice 
vote.
    07/22/2014--H.R. 4508, To amend the East Bench Irrigation 
District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary 
of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water 
services. Passed House by voice vote.
    07/22/2014--H.R. 4562, To authorize early repayment of 
obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport 
Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska. Passed House by 
voice vote.
    07/29/2014--H.R. 4315, To amend the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for 
determinations that species are endangered species or 
threatened species, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by vote of 233-190.
    09/08/2014--H.R. 3109, To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions 
against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird 
parts, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    09/08/2014--H.R. 4283, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or 
replace certain facilities and structures for commercial 
recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by vote of 398-1.
    09/08/2014--H.R. 4527, To remove a use restriction on land 
formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to 
the town of Tremont, Maine, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by voice vote.
    09/08/2014--H.J. Res. 120, Approving the location of a 
memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free 
Black persons who fought for independence in the American 
Revolution. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 113-176)
    09/08/2014--S. 231*, A bill to reauthorize the 
Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp. 
Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 113-165)
    09/10/2014--H.R. 4751, To remove a use restriction on land 
formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to 
the town of Tremont, Maine, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by vote of 422-0. (Public Law 113-171)
    09/15/2014--H.R. 2569, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout 
River in the State of Vermont, as components of the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    09/15/2014--H.R. 3006, To authorize a land exchange 
involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the 
Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the 
refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands 
in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/15/2014--H.R. 3222, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites 
associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance 
in Queens, New York, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by voice vote.
    09/15/2014--H.R. 4119, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter 
Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/15/2014--H.R. 5205, To authorize certain land 
conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to 
promote economic development and conservation, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/16/2014--S. 1603*, A bill to reaffirm that certain land 
has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-
Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by vote of 359-64. (Public Law 113-179)
    09/17/2014--S. 476*, A bill to amend the Chesapeake and 
Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio 
Canal National Historical Park Commission. Passed House by vote 
of 419-0. (Public Law 113-178)
    09/18/2014--H.R. 2, To remove Federal Government obstacles 
to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport 
of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end 
users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable 
manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically 
produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and 
sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for 
other purposes. Passed House by vote of 226-191.
    09/18/2014--H.R. 4*, To make revisions to Federal law to 
improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job 
creation, and for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 253-
163.
    11/13/2014--H.R. 3326, To provide for an exchange of land 
between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities 
District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of 
National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/13/2014--H.R. 4846, To adjust the boundary of the 
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/13/2014--H.R. 4867, To provide for certain land to be 
taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission 
Indians, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    11/13/2014--H.R. 5167, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal property located in the 
National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik 
Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Passed House, as amended, 
by voice vote.
    11/14/2014--H.R. 5682*, To approve the Keystone XL 
Pipeline. Passed House by vote of 252-161, 1 Present.
    11/17/2014--H.R. 3608, To amend the Act of October 19, 
1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Passed House by voice 
vote. (Public Law 113-290)
    11/17/2014--H.R. 4049, To amend the Act to provide for the 
establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the 
State of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the 
boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse 
known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/17/2014--H.R. 5040, To require the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the 
State of Idaho, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice 
vote.
    11/17/2014--H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting 
and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the 
acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. 
(Public Law 113-264)
    11/17/2014--H.R. 5162, To amend the Act entitled ``An Act 
to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, 
Virginia, to be used for a child care center'' to remove the 
use restriction, and for other purposes. Passed House by vote 
of 378-1.
    12/01/2014--H.R. 2455, To provide for the sale or transfer 
of certain Federal lands in Nevada, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/01/2014--H.R. 4924, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water 
Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill 
Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide 
for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on 
the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the 
Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to 
provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in 
the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 113-223)
    12/02/2014--H.R. 3572, To revise the boundaries of certain 
John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units. Passed 
House, as amended, by vote of 410-7. (Public Law 113-253)
    12/02/2014--H.R. 5050, To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, 
and for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 418-0.
    12/02/2014--S. 2040*, A bill to exchange trust and fee land 
to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the 
Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian 
Reservation, and for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 
414-0. (Public Law 113-232)
    12/09/2014--H.R. 5086, To amend the National Trails System 
Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear 
National Historic Trail, and for other purposes. Passed House, 
as amended, by voice vote.
    12/09/2014--H.R. 5701, To require that certain Federal 
lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of 
federally recognized tribes in the State of Oregon, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/09/2014--H.R. 5781, To amend the National Trails System 
Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear 
National Historic Trail, and for other purposes. Passed House 
by vote of 230-182.
    12/10/2014--S. 1000*, A bill to require the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget 
for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by vote of 416-0. (Public Law 
113-273)
    12/11/2014--H.R. 5699, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, 
California, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, 
by vote of 361-39.
    12/11/2014--H.R. 5742, To provide to the Secretary of the 
Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of 
materials CA-20139 and CA-22901, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by voice vote.
    12/11/2014--S. 1474*, A bill to amend the Violence Against 
Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 to repeal a special rule for 
the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. Passed House by 
unanimous consent. (Public Law 113-275)
                              APPENDIX III

                          List of Public Laws

    [Asterisk (*) denotes bills that were not referred to the 
Committee on Natural Resources but contain provisions under the 
jurisdiction of the Committee on Natural Resources]
    Public Law 113-4: S.47*, A bill to reauthorize the Violence 
Against Women Act of 1994.
    Public Law 113-19: H.R. 251, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric 
distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service 
District, and for other purposes (South Utah Valley Electric 
Conveyance Act).
    Public Law 113-20: H.R. 254, To authorize the Secretary of 
the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric 
power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project 
(Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act).
    Public Law 113-21: H.R. 588, To provide for donor 
contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam 
Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes 
(Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013).
    Public Law 113-24: H.R. 678, To authorize all Bureau of 
Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under 
Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes (Bureau of 
Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs 
Act)
    Public Law 113-32: S. 130, A bill to require the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell 
Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. (Powell Shooting 
Range Land Conveyance Act)
    Public Law 113-33: S. 157 (H.R. 586), A bill to provide for 
certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve 
in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. (Denali 
National Park Improvement Act)
    Public Law 113-34: S. 256 (H.R. 573), A bill to amend 
Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, 
providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American 
Samoa.
    Public Law 113-35: S. 304, A bill to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels 
of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace 
Parkway, and for other purposes. (Natchez Trace Parkway Land 
Conveyance Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-36: S. 459, A bill to modify the boundary of 
the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of 
South Dakota, and for other purposes. (Minuteman Missile 
National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act)
    Public Law 113-40: H.R. 527, To amend the Helium Act to 
complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a 
competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium 
markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, 
and for other purposes. (Helium Stewardship Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-66: H. R. 3304* (H.R. 165, H.R. 462, H.R. 
910, H.R. 1080, H.R. 1299, H.R. 1672, H.R. 1673, H.R. 1676, 
H.R. 1691), To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 
for military activities of the Department of Defense, for 
military construction, and for defense activities of the 
Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths 
for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. (National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014)
    Public Law 113-67: H.J. Res. 59* (H.R. 1613), Making 
continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other 
purposes. (Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014)
    Public Law 113-68: H.R. 623, To provide for the conveyance 
of certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, from the 
United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. 
(Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act)
    Public Law 113-69: H.R. 767, To amend the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal 
Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
    Public Law 113-70: H.R. 2319, To clarify certain provisions 
of the Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 
1994. (Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 
2013)
    Public Law 113-78: S. 230 (H.R. 915), A bill to authorize 
the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 113-79: H.R. 2642* (H.R. 1611), To provide for 
the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs 
of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and 
for other purposes. (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk 
Management Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-87: S. 23 (H.R. 163), A bill to designate as 
wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping 
Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for 
other purposes. (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 
Conservation and Recreation Act)
    Public Law 113-88: H.R. 2650, To allow the Fond du Lac Band 
of Lake Superior Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or 
transfer certain land. (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-99: S. 404* (H.R. 908), A bill to preserve 
the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of 
the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. (Green Mountain 
Lookout Heritage Protection Act)
    Public Law 113-102: H.R. 4120, To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date.
    Public Law 113-107: H.R. 862, To authorize the conveyance 
of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the 
Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that 
were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an 
erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.
    Public Law 113-117: H.R. 4032, To exempt from Lacey Act 
Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas 
Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility 
Authority, and for other purposes. (North Texas Invasive 
Species Barrier Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-119: S. 611* (H.R. 3605), A bill to make a 
technical amendment to the T'uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust 
Area Act, and for other purposes. (Sandia Pueblo Settlement 
Technical Amendment Act)
    Public Law 113-121: H.R. 3080 (H.R. 358), To provide for 
improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to 
provide for the conservation and development of water and 
related resources, and for other purposes. (Water Resources 
Reform and Development Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-123: S. 1044* (H.R. 2175), A bill to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the 
World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable 
plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin 
D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 
1944. (World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-124: S. 1254, A bill to amend the Harmful 
Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, and 
for other purposes. (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research 
and Control Amendments Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-127: H.R. 2388, To take certain Federal 
lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for 
the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and 
for other purposes.
    Public Law 113-129: H.R. 255, To amend certain definitions 
contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes 
of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other 
purposes.
    Public Law 113-131: H.R. 291, To provide for the conveyance 
of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest 
System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. 
(Black Hills Cemetery Act)
    Public Law 113-132: H.R. 330, To designate a Distinguished 
Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in 
Riverside, California. (Distinguished Flying Cross National 
Memorial Act)
    Public Law 113-133: H.R. 356, To clarify authority granted 
under the Act entitled ``An Act to define the exterior boundary 
of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of 
Utah, and for other purposes''. (Hill Creek Cultural 
Preservation and Energy Development Act)
    Public Law 113-134: H.R. 507, To provide for the conveyance 
of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the 
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes. (Pascua 
Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act)
    Public Law 113-135: H.R. 697, To provide for the conveyance 
of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the 
environmental remediation and reclamation of the TH.R.ee Kids 
Mine Project Site, and for other purposes. (Three Kids Mine 
Remediation and Reclamation Act)
    Public Law 113-136: H.R. 876, To authorize the continued 
use of certain water diversions located on National Forest 
System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness 
and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and 
for other purposes. (Idaho Wilderness Water Resources 
Protection Act)
    Public Law 113-137: H.R. 1158, To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the 
North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation 
Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. (North Cascades 
National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act)
    Public Law 113-141: H.R. 2337, To provide for the 
conveyance of the Forest Service Lake Hill Administrative Site 
in Summit County, Colorado. (Lake Hill Administrative Site 
Affordable Housing Act)
    Public Law 113-142: H.R. 3110, To allow for the harvest of 
gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay 
National Park in the State of Alaska. (Huna Tlingit Traditional 
Gull Egg Use Act)
    Public Law 113-159: H.R. 5021, To provide an extension of 
Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, 
transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust 
Fund, and for other purposes. (Highway and Transportation 
Funding Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-165: S. 231, A bill to reauthorize the 
Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp. 
(Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp 
Reauthorization Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-169: H.R. 3716, To ratify a water settlement 
agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and for 
other purposes. (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe--Fish Springs Ranch 
Settlement Act)
    Public Law 113-171: H.R. 4751, To make technical 
corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of 
the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and 
for other purposes.
    Public Law 113-176: H.J.Res. 120, Approving the location of 
a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free 
Black persons who fought for independence in the American 
Revolution.
    Public Law 113-178: S. 476, A bill to amend the Chesapeake 
and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and 
Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
    Public Law 113-179: S. 1603, A bill to reaffirm that 
certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the 
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for 
other purposes. (Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act)
    Public Law 113-223: H.R. 4924, To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch 
Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill 
Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide 
for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on 
the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the 
Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to 
provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in 
the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona. 
(Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-232: S. 2040* (H.R. 5049), A bill to 
exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by 
the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of 
the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes. 
(Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-239: H.R. 1206, To grant the Secretary of 
the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue 
electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes. (Permanent 
Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013)
    Public Law 113-244: H.R. 2640, To amend the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide 
water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for 
other purposes.
    Public Law 113-253: H.R. 3572, To revise the boundaries of 
certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units.
    Public Law 113-264: H.R. 5069, To amend the Migratory Bird 
Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the 
acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and 
for other purposes. (Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-273: S. 1000* (H.R. 739), A bill to require 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare 
a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake 
Bay watershed, and for other purposes. (Chesapeake Bay 
Accountability and Recovery Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-275: S. 1474*, A bill to amend the Violence 
Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 to repeal a special 
rule for the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. (Alaska 
Safe Families and Villages Act of 2014)
    Public Law 113-290: H.R. 3608, To amend the Act of October 
19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand 
Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. (Grand Portage 
Band Per Capita Adjustment Act)
    Public Law 113-291: H.R. 3979* (H.R. 165, H.R. 253, H.R. 
298, H.R. 361, H.R. 412, H.R. 433, H.R. 503, H.R. 513, H.R. 
520, H.R. 555, H.R. 585, H.R. 657, H.R. 664, H.R. 674, H.R. 
687, H.R. 696, H.R. 703, H.R. 706, H.R. 723, H.R. 740, H.R. 
819, H.R. 829, H.R. 863, H.R. 869, H.R. 885, H.R. 930, H.R. 
993, H.R. 1033, H.R. 1156, H.R. 1157, H.R. 1167, H.R. 1168, 
H.R. 1169, H.R. 1170, H.R. 1208, H.R. 1241, H.R. 1259, H.R. 
1260, H.R. 1501, H.R. 1513, H.R. 1561, H.R. 1683, H.R. 1684, 
H.R. 1839, H.R. 1846, H.R. 1963, H.R. 2015, H.R. 2197, H.R. 
2259, H.R. 2271, H.R. 2395, H.R. 2430, H.R. 2455, H.R. 2489, 
H.R. 2569, H.R. 2646, H.R. 3006, H.R. 3222, H.R. 3326, H.R. 
3366, H.R. 3802, H.R. 3810, H.R. 4049, H.R. 4119, H.R. 4220, 
H.R. 4350, H.R. 4458, H.R. 4489, H.R. 4508, H.R. 5040, H.R. 
5167, H.R. 5205, H.R. 5476, S. 112, S. 247, S. 311, S. 354, S. 
393, S. 609, S. 2440), To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken 
into account as employees under the shared responsibility 
requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act. (Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015)
                              APPENDIX IV

                            Committee Prints

                              1ST SESSION

    113-A Rules for the Committee on Natural Resources, 113th 
Congress

                              2ND SESSION

    113-B Portrait Unveiling of the Honorable Doc Hastings, 
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources
                               APPENDIX V

                     Committee Legislative Reports

    House Report 113-24 (H.R. 678), To authorize all Bureau of 
Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under 
Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-25, Part 1, (H.R. 254), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of 
hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central 
Utah Project.
    House Report 113-26 (H.R. 291), To provide for the 
conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National 
Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South 
Dakota.
    House Report 113-27 (H.R. 507), To provide for the 
conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United 
States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-28 (H.R. 588), To provide for donor 
contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam 
Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-29 (H.R. 1033), To authorize the 
acquisition and protection of nationally significant 
battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and 
the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection 
Program.
    House Report 113-42 (H.R. 527), To amend the Helium Act to 
complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a 
competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium 
markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-55 (H.R. 767), To amend the Energy Policy 
Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal 
Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
    House Report 113-56 (H.R. 573), To amend Public Law 93-435 
with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity 
with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
    House Report 113-57 (H.R. 356), To clarify authority 
granted under the Act entitled ``An Act to define the exterior 
boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the 
State of Utah, and for other purposes''.
    House Report 113-61, Part 2, (H.R. 3), To improve the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL 
pipeline, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-65 (H.R. 993), To provide for the 
conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land to 
the city of Fruit Heights, Utah.
    House Report 113-66 (H.R. 1208), To establish the Manhattan 
Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los 
Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-67 (H.R. 1206), To grant the Secretary of 
the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue 
electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-68 (H.R. 1158), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the 
North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation 
Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
    House Report 113-69 (H.R. 1156), To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather 
Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to 
allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while 
ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or 
the Wilderness, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-70 (H.R. 885), To expand the boundary of 
the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-71 (H.R. 934), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced 
River in California, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-72 (H.R. 674), To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites 
on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a 
unit of the National Park System.
    House Report 113-73 (H.R. 723), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, 
Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of 
Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition 
to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-74 (H.R. 829), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in 
Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild 
and Scenic Rivers System.
    House Report 113-75 (H.R. 862), To authorize the conveyance 
of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the 
Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that 
were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an 
erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.
    House Report 113-76 (H.R. 876), To authorize the continued 
use of certain water diversions located on National Forest 
System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness 
and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-77 (H.R. 126), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for 
management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the 
Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.
    House Report 113-78 (H.R. 251), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric 
distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service 
District, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-79 (H.R. 330), To designate a 
Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field 
Air Museum in Riverside, California.
    House Report 113-80 (H.R. 462), To require the conveyance 
of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, 
Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah 
National Guard.
    House Report 113-81 (H.R. 520), To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for 
commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers 
in the early years of the National Parks, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-98 (H.R. 253), To provide for the 
conveyance of approximately 80 acres of National Forest System 
land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to 
Brigham Young University, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-99 (H.R. 1157), To ensure public access to 
the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach 
National Monument for educational, recreational, historical, 
scientific, cultural, and other purposes.
    House Report 113-100, Part 1, (H.R. 1384), To provide for 
the issuance of a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation 
Semipostal Stamp.
    House Report 113-101, Part 1, (H.R. 1613), To amend the 
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper 
Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon 
reservoirs, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-110 (H.R. 85), To create the Office of 
Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin 
Islands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-111 (H.R. 1169), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy 
certain Federal land in Churchill County, Nevada.
    House Report 113-112 (H.R. 1300), To amend the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and 
community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife 
refuges, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-115, Part 1, (H.R. 1080), To amend the 
Sikes Act to promote the use of cooperative agreements under 
such Act for land management related to Department of Defense 
readiness activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, 
to facilitate interagency cooperation in conservation programs 
to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness 
activities.
    House Report 113-119, Part 1, (H.R. 910), To reauthorize 
the Sikes Act.
    House Report 113-120, Part 1, (H.R. 1299), To provide for 
the transfer of certain public land currently administered by 
the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army for inclusion in 
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-121, Part 1, (H.R. 1672), To withdraw and 
reserve certain public lands administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management for exclusive military use as part of the Limestone 
Hills Training Area, Montana, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-122, Part 1, (H.R. 1673), To provide for 
the transfer of certain public land currently administered by 
the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in 
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-123, Part 1, (H.R. 1676), To designate the 
Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in 
San Bernardino County, California, to authorize limited 
military use of the area, to provide for the transfer of the 
Southern Study Area to the administrative jurisdiction of the 
Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Marine Corps Air 
Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and by recreational 
users, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-124, Part 1, (H.R. 1691), To provide for 
the transfer of certain public land currently administered by 
the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the 
Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-125 (H.R. 2231), To amend the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and 
production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for 
equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, implement the 
reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals 
Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-137 (H.R. 697), To provide for the 
conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for 
the environmental remediation and reclamation of the TH.R.ee 
Kids Mine Project Site, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-138, Part 1, (H.R. 761), To require the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and 
mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to 
United States economic and national security and manufacturing 
competitiveness.
    House Report 113-139 (H.R. 1411), To include the Point 
Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National 
Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation 
System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-140 (H.R. 1497), To amend title 36, United 
States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service 
of the United States Armed Forces may contain religious 
symbols, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-141 (H.R. 1574), To amend the Dayton 
Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of 
the park.
    House Report 113-145, Part 1, (H.R. 657), To amend the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the 
management of grazing leases and permits, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-146, Part 1, (H.R. 819), To authorize 
pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras 
National Seashore Recreational Area, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-166, (H.R. 412), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the 
Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-167 (H.R. 687), To facilitate the 
efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona 
by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-
Federal land, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-168 (H.R. 841), To amend the Grand Ronde 
Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-169 (H.R. 957), To amend section 251A of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
to eliminate the Department of Defense sequestration for fiscal 
years 2013 and 2014 and sequester such eliminated sums over a 
period of fiscal years 2015 through 2021.
    House Report 113-190 (S. 130), A bill to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the 
Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming.
    House Report 113-191 (S. 304), A bill to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 
2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez 
Trace Parkway, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-192 (S. 157), A bill to provide for 
certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve 
in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-193 (S. 459), A bill to modify the 
boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the 
State of South Dakota, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-194 (H.R. 2650), To allow the Fond du Lac 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to 
lease or transfer certain land.
    House Report 113-195 (H.R. 2388), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located 
in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of 
the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-196 (H.R. 2337), To provide for the 
conveyance of the Forest Service Lake Hill Administrative Site 
in Summit County, Colorado.
    House Report 113-197 (H.R. 1964), To amend the Naval 
Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of 
competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum 
Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the 
Reserve each year in the period 2013 through 2023, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-198 (H.R. 1684), To convey certain 
property to the State of Wyoming to consolidate the historic 
Ranch A, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-199 (H.R. 1394), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above 
energy production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all 
onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior 
and the Forest Service.
    House Report 113-200 (H.R. 255), To amend certain 
definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act 
for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-201 (H.R. 555), To amend the Mineral 
Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based 
live lease sales, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-202 (H.R. 1818), To amend the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar 
bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date 
the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
    House Report 113-203 (H.R. 740), To provide for the 
settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-204 (H.R. 553), To designate the exclusive 
economic zone of the United States as the ``Ronald Wilson 
Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States'''.
    House Report 113-210 (H.R. 1410), To prohibit gaming 
activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the 
expiration of certain gaming compacts.
    House Report 113-213, Part 1, (H.R. 1526), To restore 
employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the 
economic stability of, counties containing National Forest 
System land, while also reducing Forest Service management 
costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source 
of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a 
temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community 
Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-217 (H.R. 586), To provide for certain 
improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the 
State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-218 (H.R. 638), To amend the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to require 
that any new national wildlife refuge may not be established 
except as expressly authorized by statute.
    House Report 113-219 (H.R. 930), To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the 
archeological site and surrounding land of the New Philadelphia 
town site in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-220 (H.R. 1168), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management, 
to convey to the City of Carlin, Nevada, in exchange for 
consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United 
States, to any Federal land within that city that is under the 
jurisdiction of that agency, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-221 (H.R. 1459), To ensure that the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 applies to the 
declaration of national monuments, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-222 (H.R. 1513), To revise the boundaries 
of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the 
Gettysburg Train Station and certain land along Plum Run in 
Cumberland Township, to limit the means by which property 
within such revised boundaries may be acquired, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-223 (H.R. 2197), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and 
associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the 
National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
    House Report 113-224 (H.R. 2640), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to 
provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-248, Part 1, (H.R. 623), To provide for 
the conveyance of certain property located in Anchorage, 
Alaska, from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal 
Health Consortium.
    House Report 113-249 (H.R. 1963), To amend the Water 
Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development 
of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power 
privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of 
the Water Conservation and Utilization Act, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-250, Part 1, (H.R. 2463), To amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the 
establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in 
certain States.
    House Report 113-261 (H.R. 2728), To recognize States' 
authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote 
American energy security, development, and job creation.
    House Report 113-262, Part 1, (H.R. 1965), To streamline 
and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore 
leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development 
for American energy security, economic development, and job 
creation, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-263 (H.R. 1548), To facilitate the 
development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal 
regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-280 (H.R. 298), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to conduct a special resource study to evaluate 
the significance of the Mill Springs Battlefield located in 
Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Kentucky, and the feasibility of 
its inclusion in the National Park System, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-281 (H.R. 1241), To facilitate a land 
exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the 
Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-282 (H.R. 1846), To amend the Act 
establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic 
Site, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-287 (H.R. 2319), To clarify certain 
provisions of the Native American Veterans' Memorial 
Establishment Act of 1994.
    House Report 113-295 (H.R. 3008), To provide for the 
conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in 
Los Padres National Forest in California, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-296 (H.R. 2954), To authorize Escambia 
County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly 
part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was 
conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and 
reconveyance.
    House Report 113-297 (H.R. 1170), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management 
and the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey, by quitclaim deed, to 
the City of Fernley, Nevada, all right, title, and interest of 
the United States, to any Federal land within that city that is 
under the jurisdiction of either of those agencies.
    House Report 113-298 (H.R. 585), To provide for the 
unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of 
Anchorage, Alaska, for purposes of economic development by 
conveyance of the Federal reversion interest to the City.
    House Report 113-307 (Activities Report, 1st Session), 
Report on Legislative and Oversight Activities of the Committee 
on Natural Resources during the 113th Congress, 1st Session, 
(January 3 through December 16, 2013) together with Additional 
and Dissenting Views.
    House Report 113-328 (H.R. 908), To preserve the Green 
Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount 
Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
    House Report 113-329, Part 1, (H.R. 915), To authorize the 
Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-330, (H.R. 1308), To amend the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered 
Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-331, Part 1, (H.R. 2166), To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to 
expedite access to certain Federal lands under the 
administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good 
Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-335, Part 1, (H.R. 2798), To amend Public 
Law 106-206 to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the 
Secretary of Agriculture to require annual permits and assess 
annual fees for commercial filming activities on Federal land 
for film crews of 5 persons or fewer.
    House Report 113-336, Part 1, (H.R. 2799), To establish the 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory 
Committee to advise the Secretaries of the Interior and 
Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting, 
recreational shooting, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-337, Part 1, (H.R. 1825), To direct 
Federal public land management officials to exercise their 
authority under existing law to facilitate use of and access to 
Federal public lands for fishing, sport hunting, and 
recreational shooting, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-364 (H.R. 2824), To amend the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the ongoing 
waste by the Department of the Interior of taxpayer resources 
and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining waste, and 
buffers for perennial and intermittent streams, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-366 (H.R. 163), To designate as wilderness 
certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes 
National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-367 (H.R. 931), To provide for the 
addition of certain real property to the reservation of the 
Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
    House Report 113-368 (H.R. 2095), To prohibit an increase 
in the lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management 
until a centralized database of all lands identified as 
suitable for disposal by Resource Management Plans for lands 
under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau is easily 
accessible to the public on a website of the Bureau.
    House Report 113-369 (H.R. 3492), To provide for the use of 
hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone National Park, Grand 
Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-370 (H.R. 2259), To withdraw certain 
Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, 
and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the 
mineral and geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing 
uses.
    House Report 113-372, Part 1, (H.R. 3189), To prohibit the 
conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on 
the transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water 
right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior 
and Agriculture.
    House Report 113-389 (H.R. 981), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to conduct a global rare earth element assessment, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-390 (H.R. 1063), To require the Secretary 
of the Interior to conduct an assessment of the capability of 
the Nation to meet our current and future demands for the 
minerals critical to United States manufacturing and 
agricultural competitiveness and economic and national security 
in a time of expanding resource nationalism, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-391 (H.R. 1259), To establish Coltsville 
National Historical Park in the State of Connecticut, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-392 (H.R. 1501), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene 
Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of 
the National Park System.
    House Report 113-393 (H.R. 3110), To allow for the harvest 
of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay 
National Park in the State of Alaska.
    House Report 113-394, Part 1, (H.R. 3188), To expedite the 
planning and implementation of salvage timber sales as part of 
Forest Service and Department of the Interior restoration and 
rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus 
National Forest and Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land 
Management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in 
California.
    House Report 113-395 (H.R. 3222), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing 
Remonstrance in Queens, New York, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-396 (H.R. 3605), To make a technical 
amendment to the T'uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area Act, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-398, Part 1, (H.R. 1425), To amend the 
Marine Debris Act to better address severe marine debris 
events, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-399, Part 1, (H.R 1491), To authorize the 
Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities 
for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts 
of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-401 (H.R. 1192), To redesignate Mammoth 
Peak in Yosemite National Park as ``Mount Jessie Benton 
Fremont''.
    House Report 113-402 (H.R. 3366), To provide for the 
release of the property interests retained by the United States 
in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting 
through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the 
State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston 
Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State 
University in Hermiston, Oregon.
    House Report 113-411, Part 2, (H.R. 863), To establish the 
Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National 
Women's History Museum, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-412 (H.R. 2657), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, 
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, 
Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for 
disposal, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-413, Part 1, (H.R. 4032), To exempt from 
Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the 
North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma 
Utility Authority, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-420 (H.R. 4002), To revoke the charter of 
incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of 
that tribe, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-421 (H.R. 4120), To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date.
    House Report 113-437 (H.R. 503), To authorize the National 
Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National 
Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work 
in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-438 (H.R. 2430), To adjust the boundaries 
of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include 
Hinchliffe Stadium, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-453, Part 1, (H.R. 739), To require the 
Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget 
for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to 
require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and 
implement an adaptive management plan, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-500 (H.R. 2175), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II 
Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an 
inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt 
prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of 
D-Day.
    House Report 113-501 (H.R. 2208), To extend the 
authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out 
approved wetlands conservation projects under the North 
American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2017.
    House Report 113-502 (H.R. 2569), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River 
and the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of 
the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
    House Report 113-503 (H.R. 3687), To amend the National 
Historic Preservation Act to provide that if the head of the 
agency managing Federal property objects to the inclusion of 
certain property on the National Register or its designation as 
a National Historic Landmark for reasons of national security, 
the Federal property shall be neither included nor designated 
until the objection is withdraw, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-504 (H.R. 3802), To extend the legislative 
authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and 
his legacy, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-505 (H.R. 4017), To designate a peak 
located in Nevada as ``Mount Reagan''.
    House Report 113-506 (H.R. 4458), To make permanent the 
withdrawal and reservation of public land previously withdrawn 
and reserved to support the operations of Naval Air Weapons 
Station China Lake, California, and to provide for the 
withdrawal and reservation of additional public land.
    House Report 113-532 (H.R. 3716), To ratify a water 
settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-533 (H.R. 4283), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for 
commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-534 (H.R. 4508), To amend the East Bench 
Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the 
Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain 
water services.
    House Report 113-535 (H.R. 4527), To remove a use 
restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia National Park 
that was transferred to the town of Tremont, Maine, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-536 (H.R. 4562), To authorize early 
repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within 
the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
    House Report 113-537 (H.R. 4315), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of 
the basis for determinations that species are endangered 
species or threatened species, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-538 (H.R. 4316), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to improve the disclosure of certain 
expenditures under that Act, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-539 (H.R. 4317), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States of the 
basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of 
information provided by State, tribal, and county governments 
in decisionmaking under such Act, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-540, Part 1, (H.R. 4318), To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to conform citizen suits under 
that Act with other existing law, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-577 (H.J.Res. 120), Approving the location 
of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and 
free Black persons who fought for independence in the American 
Revolution.
    House Report 113-578 (H.R. 3109), To amend the Migratory 
Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from 
prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible 
migratory bird parts, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-579 (H.R. 4751), To make technical 
corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of 
the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-589 (S. 476), A bill to amend the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
    House Report 113-590 (S. 1603), A bill to reaffirm that 
certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the 
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 113-591 (H.R. 3006), To authorize a land 
exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to 
the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in 
the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management 
lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-592 (H.R. 4119), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West 
Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-593 (H.R. 5205), To authorize certain land 
conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to 
promote economic development and conservation, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-594 (H.R. 4182), To provide that the Ozark 
National Scenic Riverways shall be administered in accordance 
with the general management plan for that unit of the National 
Park System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-595 (H.R. 3606), To permit certain 
activities to be conducted on Federal land within the Emigrant 
Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest in the State of 
California at the level at which such activities were conducted 
on such land before the wilderness designation, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-596 (H.R. 2158), To exempt from the Lacey 
Act Amendments of 1981 the expedited removal from the United 
States of certain snake species, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-597 (H.R. 4350), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to take lands and mineral rights on the 
reservation of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and other 
culturally important lands into trust, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-606 (H.R. 4867), To provide for certain 
land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of 
Mission Indians, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-615 (H.R. 3326), To provide for an 
exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity 
Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, 
involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-
Trinity National Forest.
    House Report 113-616 (H.R. 4846), To adjust the boundary of 
the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-618 (H.R. 5167), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain Federal property located in 
the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik 
Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
    House Report 113-621, Part 1, (H.R. 4049), To amend the Act 
to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands 
National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other 
purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to 
include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater 
Light, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-622 (H.R. 5069), To amend the Migratory 
Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the 
price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund 
the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-623 (H.R. 5040), To require the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County 
in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-624 (H.R. 5162), To amend the Act entitled 
``An Act to allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham 
County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center'' to 
remove the use restriction, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-625, Part 1, (H.R. 3608), To amend the Act 
of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of 
the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
    House Report 113-631 (H.R. 5050), To repeal the Act of May 
31, 1918, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-632 (H.R. 2455), To provide for the sale 
or transfer of certain Federal lands in Nevada, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-633 (H.R. 3572), To revise the boundaries 
of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
units.
    House Report 113-634 (H.R. 277), To revise the boundaries 
of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest 
Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-
06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island.
    House Report 113-635 (H.R. 1810), To revise the boundaries 
of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla 
Island Unit in Florida.
    House Report 113-636 (H.R. 3226), To remove from the John 
H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties 
in South Carolina.
    House Report 113-637 (H.R. 3227), To remove from the John 
H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System certain properties 
in South Carolina.
    House Report 113-638 (H.R. 4924), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch 
Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill 
Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide 
for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on 
the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the 
Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to 
provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in 
the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona.
    House Report 113-639 (H.R. 5049), To exchange trust and fee 
land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the 
Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian 
Reservation, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-647, Part 1, (H.R. 4309), To amend the 
Sikes Act to make certain improvements to the administration of 
cooperative agreements for land management related to 
Department of Defense readiness activities, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-648, Part 1, (H.R. 4489), To designate 
memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed 
Forces in World War I, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-649, Part 1, (H.R. 4402), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Navy to establish a surface danger zone over 
the Guam National Wildlife Refuge or any portion thereof to 
support the operation of a live-fire training range complex.
    House Report 113-651 (H.R. 5086), To amend the National 
Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief 
Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-652 (H.R. 5699), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of 
land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-671, Part 1, (H.R. 4253), To permanently 
withdraw, reserve, and transfer Bureau of Land Management lands 
used for military purposes in Alaska, Nevada, and New Mexico to 
the appropriate Secretary of the military department concerned.
    House Report 113-685 (H.R. 69), To strengthen enforcement 
mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated 
fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement 
the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-686 (H.R. 361), To expand the Alpine Lakes 
Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle 
Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic 
rivers, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-687 (H.R. 706), To establish the 
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate 
the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-688 (H.R. 916), To improve Federal land 
management, resource conservation, environmental protection, 
and use of Federal real property, by requiring the Secretary of 
the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real 
property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, and out-of-date 
Federal land inventories, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-689 (H.R. 1103), To amend the Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, 
Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native 
village under that Act, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-690 (H.R. 1363), To promote timely 
exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal 
leases, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-691 (H.R. 1561), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support 
facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National 
Park Service, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-692 (H.R. 1785), To establish the 
Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State 
of Washington, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-693 (H.R. 1839), To designate certain 
Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of 
Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-694 (H.R. 3286), To direct the Secretary 
of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to 
operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-695 (H.R. 3806), To authorize payment of 
funds in accordance with the agreement entered into by the 
Tennessee Valley Authority, the State of North Carolina, Swain 
County, North Carolina, and the United States Department of the 
Interior.
    House Report 113-696 (H.R. 4166), To transfer recreational 
management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of 
California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land 
Management, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-697 (H.R. 4220), To authorize the exchange 
of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of 
Minnesota.
    House Report 113-698, Part 1, (H.R. 4296), To amend Public 
Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands.
    House Report 113-699 (H.R. 4534), To amend the Indian Child 
Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require 
background checks before foster care placements are ordered in 
tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-700 (H.R. 4979), To provide legal 
certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-701 (H.R. 5003), To adjust the boundary of 
the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the 
Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-702 (H.R. 5026), To prohibit closing or 
repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species 
propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless 
such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 113-703 (H.R. 5139), To correct the boundaries 
of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit 
P16.
    House Report 113-704 (H.R. 5176), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease 
applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative 
commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-705 (H.R. 5203), To enhance the operation 
of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.
    House Report 113-706, Part 1, (H.R. 5204), To amend the 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation 
opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in 
the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on 
public lands and forests, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-707 (H.R. 5476), To modify the Forest 
Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to 
units of the National Forest System derived from the public 
domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable 
procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-708 (S. 311), A bill to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and 
feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River 
Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park 
System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-709 (S. 363), A bill to expand geothermal 
production, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-710 (S. 609), A bill to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San 
Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-711 (H.R. 4742), To amend the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide 
flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 113-712, Part 1 (H.R. 712), To extend the 
authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal 
year 2024.
    House Report 113-713 (S. 354), A bill to modify the 
boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 113-xxx* (Activities Report, Final), Report on 
Legislative and Oversight Activities of the Committee on 
Natural Resources during the 113th Congress, 2nd Session, 
(January 3 through December 22, 2014) together with Dissenting 
Views.



 House Report 113-xxx*: Indicates the Activities Report number was not 
                   assigned until filed on 12/30/14.

                              APPENDIX VI

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                            Dissenting Views

    As the result of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations among 
the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Natural Resources 
and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committees, an agreed-
upon package of dozens of park and public lands bills was 
included in the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization 
Act (NDAA). These Views will outline our vast, ongoing policy 
differences with the Majority, but enactment of this package 
was a significant achievement and the Majority is to be 
commended for it.
    Unfortunately, the rest of the Committee's agenda for the 
year lacked similar cooperation or success. The Majority passed 
two, identical, out-of-touch energy packages in 2014, while 
completely ignoring the real and growing impacts of energy 
development and fracking on families, communities, landscapes, 
and wildlife for yet another year. Republicans continue to 
ignore the safety deficiencies in offshore drilling, enacting 
no safety reforms since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, while 
remaining single-mindedly focused on trying to open up as much 
of the ocean to drilling, with as little environmental 
oversight as possible.
    The Majority continues to falsely claim that no oil 
production growth has occurred on public lands when, in the 
real world, onshore federal oil production is up 29% and 
offshore production is forecasted to reach record levels in 
2016. The Republican claim that any increases in production are 
in spite of President Obama reveals the Majority's true agenda: 
attacking the President. House Republicans continue to ignore 
sound policies in favor of sound bites.
    The Majority has continued their obsession with protecting 
the rights of coal companies to blast the tops off of 
Appalachian mountains while ignoring the rights of Appalachian 
families to clean water and a healthy environment. They brought 
a bill to the House Floor that would have blocked the 
Administration's efforts to write a rule to protect mountain 
streams and forcibly enacted a weaker Bush Administration rule, 
despite the fact that a court vacated the Bush rule just weeks 
earlier. The Majority spent years conducting a fruitless 
investigation into their dream of a scandal surrounding the 
drafting of the new rule, a fantasy that was put to rest 
earlier this year by the Interior Department's Inspector 
General, who found no evidence of improper political influence 
by the Department or the Administration.
    We entered this session with hope that the Committee 
Majority would welcome our offer to work together on 
reauthorizing two of the most important statutes within the 
Committee's jurisdiction: the Endangered Species Act and the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 
Unfortunately, Republicans dismissed our calls for 
bipartisanship, and instead rammed through legislation that 
would have significantly undermined the progress we have made 
in protecting biodiversity and rebuilding marine fisheries.
    The Majority missed another opportunity for bipartisan 
leadership when it ignored our requests for oversight hearings 
on the global wildlife poaching and trafficking crisis, and 
chose instead to pick a political fight with the Obama 
Administration over its proposal to enforce existing law with 
respect to importation and trade of African elephant ivory. 
This proposal will save elephants, as well as human lives, from 
the organized criminal and terrorist groups that profit from 
poaching. That Committee Republicans fought this proposal at 
the behest of the National Rifle Association, and perpetuated 
the myth that trophy hunting will somehow save elephants, speak 
volumes about their low level of concern for and understanding 
of this critical issue.
    The Majority's continued assault on the Lacey Act, one of 
our nation's fundamental conservation laws, is also troubling. 
Committee Republicans seem intent on taking away tools from law 
enforcement officers trying to stem the rising tide of natural 
resources crime in the United States and abroad. Their 
outrageous claims of abuse of authority have been debunked 
repeatedly at Committee hearings, and their poster child, 
Gibson Guitar, has admitted to supporting illegal logging. We 
hope to spend less time on Lacey in the 114th Congress, 
particularly in light of a recent study by the U.S. Forest 
Service which showed that the 2008 amendments are working to 
keep illegal timber out of the United States.
    The Committee continued abdicating its responsibilities 
regarding our vital insular areas, holding only a budget 
hearing and one oversight hearing this year. This approach 
neglects important legislative priorities and leaves serious 
economic and conservation issues unaddressed. It also ignores 
significant national security issues.
    With respect to water and power, the Majority's agenda has 
also emphasized undermining landmark environmental laws in 
order to ``streamline'' the environmental review process for 
new dam construction. Ironically, these new ``streamlining'' 
proposals only add new layers of bureaucracy to the existing 
review process.
    Instead of working with the Minority to develop a 
bipartisan bill to address our nation's historic drought, 
Majority Committee members brought forth two poorly written 
bills (H.R. 3964, and H.R. 5781), without Committee 
consideration; both bills would preempt state law, eliminate 
landmark environmental protections, and privatize a public 
resource for the benefit of a select few. Meanwhile, the 
Committee failed to hold a single hearing or advance a single 
bill to increase water supplies through water recycling and 
conservation, which are among the fastest methods to increase 
water supplies.
    The Majority failed to address Indian Country's number one 
priority: land-into-trust procedures after the Carcieri 
decision. Despite the Minority's insistence, House Republicans 
refused to even hold a hearing on Carcieri fix bills supported 
by the Administration, Indian tribes, and Inter-tribal 
organizations.
    While differences of opinion remain, the Majority's refusal 
to even consider the topic was irresponsible. Meanwhile, the 
land-into-trust process is progressing even more slowly than 
usual and the status of many Indian lands is uncertain.
    The Majority has also used tribal concerns over 
implementation of the Cobell settlement as a pawn in a 
political chess game. Ranking Member DeFazio introduced H.R. 
4694 in May in order to address the stated concerns of tribes 
and the Department of the Interior with regard to 
implementation of the settlement. Instead of granting the 
Ranking Member's hearing requests, the Majority developed its 
own, almost identical bill, which quickly received a hearing.
    The Majority has also refused to advance bi-partisan, no-
cost legislation aimed at strengthening Tribal Self-Governance. 
Reforms are needed to bring Tribal Self-Governance into the 
21st Century and Ranking Member DeFazio's bill, H.R. 4546, 
would make much-needed changes to the program that Indian 
Country has called for.
    The legislation is universally supported in Indian Country, 
has no legitimate opposition, is bi-partisan, and would not 
cost taxpayers a dime, according to the Congressional Budget 
Office. Despite holding a hearing at which all parties 
testified in favor of the bill, the Majority refuses to allow 
it to proceed through the legislative process.
    Finally, as the West continues to dry up and catastrophic 
wildfires burn millions of acres of our nation's forests and 
cost billions of dollars, the Majority refused to consider 
bipartisan, bicameral proposals to address wildland fire 
financing. Failure to do so has devastating budgetary effects, 
impairing road maintenance, and recreation, conservation, and 
fire-mitigation activities.
    This Committee's record of legislative achievement is 
better this year than it has been for quite some time. It is 
our hope that the agreement reached as part of the NDAA is a 
down-payment on future, bipartisan accomplishments, rather than 
the high-water mark. A shift in focus away from using the 
Committee to demonize the President and toward crafting 
workable solutions to some of the very real natural resource 
challenges we face will be critical in those efforts.
                                   Peter A. DeFazio,
                                     Ranking Member.
                                   Rauul M. Grijalva.
                                   Katherine Clark.
                                   Jared Huffman.
                                   Niki Tsongas.

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