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                                                Union Calendar No. 895
115th Congress   }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                       {    115-1128
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                        REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                     COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

                               during the

                     ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

                             First Session

                    January 3, 2017-January 3, 2018

                             Second Session

                    January 3, 2018-January 3, 2019

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS








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January 2, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed  
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                      COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
                       Full Committee Membership
                 (Ratio: 25 Republicans, 18 Democrats)

                        ROB BISHOP, Utah, Chairman
        RAUL M. GRIJALVA, Arizona, Ranking Democratic Member
                               
DON YOUNG, Alaska, Chairman Emeritus     GRACE F. NAPOLITANO, California
LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas, Vice Chairman      MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO, Guam
DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado                   JIM COSTA, California
ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia              GREGORIO KILILI CAMACHO SABLAN,
TOM McCLINTOCK, California                 Northern Mariana Islands  
STEVAN PEARCE, New Mexico                NIKI TSONGAS, Massachusetts
GLENN THOMPSON, Pennsylvania             JARED HUFFMAN, California,
PAUL A. GOSAR, Arizona                     Vice Ranking Democratic Member  
RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho                  ALAN S. LOWENTHAL, California
SCOTT R. TIPTON, Colorado                DONALD S. BEYER, Jr., Virginia
DOUG LaMALFA, California                 RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona
JEFF DENHAM, California                  COLLEEN HANABUSA, Hawaii 
PAUL COOK, California                    NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGAN, California
BRUCE WESTERMAN, Arkansas                DARREN SOTO, Florida
GARRET GRAVES, Louisiana                 A. DONALD McEACHIN, Virginia
JODY B. HICE, Georgia                    ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland
AUMUA AMATA COLEMAN RADEWAGEN,           WM. LACY CLAY, Missouri
  American Samoa                         JIMMY GOMEZ, California 
DANIEL WEBSTER, Florida                  NYDIA M. VELAZQUEZ, New York
JACK BERGMAN, Michigan
LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming
MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana
JENNIFFER GONZALEZ-COLON, Puerto 
 Rico
GREG GIANFORTE, Montana
JOHN R. CURTIS, Utah
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On January 3, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 6, Chairman Rob Bishop of Utah 
was elected to the Committee.
On January 3, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 7, Ranking Member Raul M. 
Grijalva of Arizona was elected to the Committee.
On January 11, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 45, Minority (Democrat) 
Members (10) were elected to the Committee.
On January 13, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 51, Majority (Republican) 
Members (24) were elected to the Committee.
On January 13, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 52, Minority (Democrat) 
Members (6) were elected to the Committee.
On February 7, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 95, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay of 
Missouri was elected to the Committee.
On June 27, 2017, Rep. David Rouzer of North Carolina resigned from the 
Committee.
On June 27, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 410, Rep. Greg Gianforte of 
Montana was elected to the Committee.
On July 12, 2017, Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California resigned from the 
Committee.
On July 18, 2017, pursuant to H. Res. 453, Rep. Jimmy Gomez of 
California was elected to the Committee.
On January 16, 2018, Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois resigned from the 
Committee.
On January 30, 2018, pursuant to H. Res. 719, Rep. John R. Curtis of 
Utah was elected to the Committee.
On April 12, 2018, Rep. Norma J. Torres of California resigned from the 
Committee.
On April 17, 2018, pursuant to H. Res. 833, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez of 
New York was elected to the Committee.










                      Cody Stewart, Staff Director
                  Parish Braden, Deputy Staff Director
                      Lisa Pittman, Chief Counsel
                David Watkins, Democratic Staff Director
                    Joycelyn Coleman, Calendar Clerk 
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
      STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

              Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
                 (Ratio: 13 Republicans, 10 Democrats)

                      PAUL A. GOSAR, Arizona, Chairman
                    PAUL COOK, California, Vice Chairman
       ALAN S. LOWENTHAL, California, Ranking Democratic Member

LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas                ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland 
DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado              JIM COSTA, California     
ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia         NIKI TSONGAS, Massachusetts     
STEVAN PEARCE, New Mexico           JARED HUFFMAN, California     
GLENN THOMPSON, Pennsylvania        DONALD S. BEYER, Jr., Virginia      
SCOTT R. TIPTON, Colorado           DARREN SOTO, Florida        
PAUL COOK, California               NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGAN, California    
GARRET GRAVES, Louisiana            NYDIA M. VELAZQUEZ, New York
JODY B. HICE, Georgia               Vacancy 
JACK BERGMAN, Michigan              RAUL M. GRIJALVA, Arizona (Ex Officio)        
LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming
JOHN R. CURTIS, Utah
ROB BISHOP, Utah (Ex Officio)

                     Subcommittee on Federal Lands

                  (Ratio: 12 Republicans, 9 Democrats)

                    TOM McCLINTOCK, California, Chairman
                  BRUCE WESTERMAN, Arkansas, Vice Chairman
             COLLEEN HANABUSA, Hawaii, Ranking Democratic Member
DON YOUNG, Alaska                    NIKI TSONGAS, Massachusetts          
STEVAN PEARCE, New Mexico            ALAN S. LOWENTHAL, California        
GLENN THOMPSON, Pennsylvania         RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona               
RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho              A. DONALD McEACHIN, Virginia         
SCOTT R. TIPTON, Colorado            ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland           
BRUCE WESTERMAN, Arkansas            JIMMY GOMEZ, California              
DANIEL WEBSTER, Florida              Vacancy                              
JACK BERGMAN, Michigan               Vacancy                              
LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming                  RAUL M. GRIJALVA, Arizona (Ex Officio)
GREG GIANFORTE, Montana
JOHN R. CURTIS, Utah
ROB BISHOP, Utah (Ex Officio)      
















       Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
                  (Ratio: 8 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

                       DOUG LaMALFA, California, Chairman
            JENNIFFER GONZALEZ-COLON, Puerto Rico, Vice Chairman
              RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona, Ranking Democratic Member

DON YOUNG, Alaska                  MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO, Guam 
JEFF DENHAM, California            GREGORIO KILILI CAMACHO SABLAN,  
PAUL COOK, California                Northern Mariana Islands      
AUMUA AMATA COLEMAN RADEWAGEN,     DARREN SOTO, Florida     
  American Samoa                   COLLEEN HANABUSA, Hawaii
JACK BERGMAN, Michigan             NYDIA M. VELAZQUEZ, New York             
JENNIFFER GONZALEZ-COLON, Puerto   RAUL M. GRIJALVA, Arizona (Ex Officio)       
  Rico
Vacancy
ROB BISHOP, Utah (Ex Officio)

              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
                  (Ratio: 6 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

                  BRUCE WESTERMAN, Arkansas, Chairman
                MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana, Vice Chairman
      A. DONALD McEACHIN, Virginia, Ranking Democratic Member

LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas                  RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona                             
RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho               JARED HUFFMAN, California                         
AUMUA AMATA COLEMAN RADEWAGEN,        DARREN SOTO, Florida                               
American Samoa                        WM. LACY CLAY, Missouri                                     
MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana               RAUL M. GRIJALVA, Arizona (Ex Officio)                    
JENNIFFER GONZALEZ-COLON, Puerto                    
  Rico
ROB BISHOP, Utah (Ex Officio)

                Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
                  (Ratio: 11 Republicans, 8 Democrats)

                         DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado, Chairman
                      DANIEL WEBSTER, Florida, Vice Chairman
            JARED HUFFMAN, California, Ranking Democratic Member

ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia          GRACE F. NAPOLITANO, California             
TOM McCLINTOCK, California           JIM COSTA, California                              
PAUL A. GOSAR, Arizona               DONALD S. BEYER, Jr., Virginia       
DOUG LaMALFA, California             NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGAN, California         
JEFF DENHAM, California              MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO, Guam                    
GARRET GRAVES, Louisiana             GREGORIO KILILI CAMACHO SABLAN,              
JODY B. HICE, Georgia                  Northern Mariana Islands            
DANIEL WEBSTER, Florida              JIMMY GOMEZ, California                    
MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana              RAUL M. GRIJALVA, Arizona (Ex Officio)                 
GREG GIANFORTE, Montana             
ROB BISHOP, Utah (Ex Officio)














                              STAFF ROSTER
                          Full Committee Staff

                      Cody Stewart, Staff Director
                  Parish Braden, Deputy Staff Director
                 Kristina Baum, Communications Director
               Scott Blakeman, Communications Specialist
                 Ilene Clauson, Director of Operations
                    Joycelyn Coleman, Calendar Clerk
                   David DeMarco, Deputy IT Director
                Rebekah Hoshiko, Deputy Press Secretary
                      Lisa Pittman, Chief Counsel
                      Matt Pitzer, Staff Assistant
        Marc Alberts, Director of Member Services and Coalitions
                      Adam Stewart, Senior Advisor
        Domenica Watkins, Director, Legislative Support Services

                            Democratic Staff

                     David Watkins, Staff Director
          Christopher Espinosa, Director of Public Engagement
                    Johnathan Garza, Staff Assistant
                        Sarah Lim, Chief Counsel
                    Naomi Miguel, Professional Staff
                  Glenn Miller, Senior Policy Advisor
                    Monica Sanchez, Press Secretary
                 Adam Sarvana, Communications Director
                Jacqueline Silvers, Deputy Chief Counsel
                     Chad Tokowicz, Staff Assistant
                 Cristina Villa, Manager of Operations
                    Henry Wykowski, Staff Assistant

                           Subcommittee Staff
              Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
                    1522 Longworth HOB, 202-225-9297

               Andrew Vecera, Subcommittee Staff Director
                          Austin Hacker, Clerk
                  Rebecca Konolige, Professional Staff
                   Ashley Nichols, Professional Staff
         Steve Feldgus, Democratic Senior Energy Policy Advisor
             Peter Gallagher, Democratic Professional Staff

                     Subcommittee on Federal Lands
                    1332 Longworth HOB, 202-226-7736

              Steve Petersen, Subcommittee Staff Director
           Chris Marklund, Deputy Subcommittee Staff Director
                     Terry Camp, Professional Staff
                      Christopher Esparza, Counsel
                   Brandon Miller, Professional Staff
                        Rebekah Rodriquez, Clerk
             Brandon Bragato, Democratic Professional Staff 
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
       Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
                     4450 O'Neill FOB, 202-226-9725

             Christopher Fluhr, Subcommittee Staff Director
             Kenneth Degenfelder, Senior Professional Staff
                  Alexander Perez, Research Assistant
                           Mindy Shaw, Clerk
               Chris Kaumo, Democratic Professional Staff
                   Brian Modeste, Democratic Counsel

              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
                     4170 O'Neill FOB, 202-225-7107

                  Sang Yi, Subcommittee Staff Director
                          John Strom, Counsel
                   John Sullivan, Research Assistant
                           Mary Youpel, Clerk
          Vic Edgerton, Democratic Director of Investigations
            Lindsay Gressard, Democratic Professional Staff

                Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
                     4120 O'Neill FOB, 202-225-8331

               William Ball, Subcommittee Staff Director
                Calvin Frauenfelder, Research Assistant
                           Mary Youpel, Clerk
              Marnie Kremer, Democratic Professional Staff
          Matthew Muirragui, Democratic Senior Policy Advisor
               Lora Snyder, Democratic Professional Staff 
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                            Committee on Natural Resources,
                                                   January 2, 2019.
Hon. Karen L. Haas,
Clerk of the House of Representatives,
The Capitol, Washington, DC.
    Dear Ms. Haas: In accordance with rule XI 1(d)(1) of the 
House of Representatives, I hereby submit the Report on the 
Activities of the Committee on Natural Resources for the 115th 
Congress.
    This report summarizes the specific activities of the 
Committee with respect to its legislative and oversight 
responsibilities, and encompasses the period of January 3, 
2017, through January 2, 2019. Also contained herein is a 
submission from the Democratic Ranking Member, Mr. Raul 
Grijalva, which states ``Dissenting Views''.
            Sincerely,
                                                Rob Bishop,
                                                          Chairman. 
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
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Letter of Transmittal............................................    IX
Committee Organization...........................................     1
Statistical Overview of Legislative and Oversight Activities.....     1
Legislative and Oversight Activities
    Full Committee...............................................     2
        Overview of Activities and Accomplishments...............     2
        Legislative Hearings, Markups and Business Meetings......     5
        Oversight Hearings.......................................    18
    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.................    19
        Overview of Activities and Accomplishments...............    19
        Legislative Hearings.....................................    21
        Oversight Hearings.......................................    24
    Subcommittee on Federal Lands................................    24
        Overview of Activities and Accomplishments...............    24
        Legislative Hearings.....................................    27
        Oversight Hearings.......................................    32
    Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs....    32
        Overview of Activities and Accomplishments...............    32
        Legislative Hearings.....................................    38
        Oversight Hearings.......................................    39
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.................    40
        Overview of Activities and Accomplishments...............    40
        Oversight Hearings.......................................    45
    Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans......................    45
        Overview of Activities and Accomplishments...............    45
        Legislative Hearings.....................................    49
        Oversight Hearings.......................................    50
Jurisdiction of the Committee....................................    51
Rules for the Committee on Natural Resources.....................    52
APPENDICES:
 I. Printed Hearings.................................................65
II. Legislation Passed/Failed to Pass the House......................70
III.Public Laws Enacted..............................................85

IV. Committee Prints.................................................91
 V. Committee Bill Reports Filed.....................................93
VI. Dissenting Views................................................109








                                                Union Calendar No. 895
115th Congress   }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                       {    115-1128
======================================================================



 
 REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES 115TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

     Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS

                                _______
                                

                         Committee Organization

    The Committee on Natural Resources met on February 7, 2017, 
for an organizational meeting of the 115th Congress under the 
direction of Chairman Rob Bishop of Utah. The Committee 
membership was 43 Members with 25 Republicans and 18 Democrats.
    The Committee established five subcommittees: Energy and 
Mineral Resources (Paul A. Gosar of Arizona, Chairman); Federal 
Lands (Tom McClintock of California, Chairman); Indian, Insular 
and Alaska Native Affairs (Doug LaMalfa of California, 
Chairman); Oversight and Investigations (Raul R. Labrador of 
Idaho, Chairman); and Water, Power and Oceans (Doug Lamborn of 
Colorado, Chairman).

      Statistical Overview of Legislative and Oversight Activities

LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REFERRED:
    House Bills..................................................   730
    House Resolutions............................................    40
    House Concurrent Resolutions.................................     6
    House Joint Resolutions......................................    23
    Senate Bills.................................................    33
        Total Number of Legislative Bills and Resolutions 
          Referred...............................................   832
COMMITTEE MEETING DAYS:
    Full Committee...............................................    46
        Oversight: 13  Legislative: 2  Markup: 30  
          Organizational: 1
    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.................    30
        Oversight: 15  Legislative: 15
    Subcommittee on Federal Lands................................    28
        Oversight: 6  Legislative: 22
    Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs....    17
        Oversight: 6  Legislative: 11
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.................     7
        Oversight: 7
    Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans......................    19
        Oversight: 7  Legislative: 12
        Total Number of Committee Meetings Held..................   147
COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY:
    Total Number of Bills Ordered Reported.......................   228
    Total Number of Bill Reports Filed...........................   224
    Total Number of Bills Passed By the House....................   175
    Total Number of Bills Which Failed to Pass the House.........     2
    Total Number of Public Laws..................................    60
    Total Number of Enacted Bills................................    31
    Total Number of Public Laws Including Enacted Bills..........    91
    Total Number of Printed Hearings.............................    55
    Total Number of Committee Prints.............................     2
LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE:
    Total Number of Executive Communications.....................   519
    Total Number of Memorials....................................    56
    Total Number of Petitions....................................    17
    Total Number of Presidential Messages........................     2
    Total Number of House Documents..............................     2

                             Full Committee


             I. OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Under Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the Committee worked to 
overhaul land management, environmental, energy, mining, and 
water statutes, empower relevant state, local and tribal 
governments through cooperative federalism, restore public 
access to public lands, and improve federal land, resource and 
conservation management. The Committee also focused on 
reasserting Congress' Article I constitutional authority across 
its jurisdiction, limiting unnecessary regulatory burdens, and 
expanding responsible development of federal minerals and other 
natural resources. The Committee also prioritized locally-
developed policy solutions to land, water and resource 
management challenges. The Committee reported 228 bills, the 
most active for all committees in the U.S. House of 
Representatives during the 115th Congress, and advanced 91 
changes in law.

Congressional Review Act

    From the onset of the 115th Congress, the Committee focused 
its efforts on various unlawful, arbitrary, or excessive 
regulations finalized in the waning days and months of the 
Obama administration. The Committee successfully advanced three 
joint resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review 
Act--H.J. Res. 38, H.J. Res 44 and H.J. Res. 69--into law, and 
advanced H.J. Res. 36 to House passage.
    H.J. Res. 38, introduced on January 30, 2017 by Rep. Bill 
Johnson (R-OH), overturned the Office of Surface Mining 
Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSM) Stream Protection Rule. 
Finalized on December 19, 2016, OSM's rule rewrote over 400 
regulations threatening one-third of the nation's coal mining 
workforce. During the rulemaking process, OSM shut out 
cooperating agencies--the states responsible for enforcing 
federal mining regulations--and ignored existing regulatory 
success at the federal and state level. H.J. Res. 38 passed the 
House and Senate and became law on February 16, 2017 (P.L. 115-
5).
    H.J. Res. 44, introduced on January 30, 2017 by Rep. Liz 
Cheney (R-WY), overturned the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) 
Resource Management Planning 2.0 Rule. Finalized on December 
12, 2016, the BLM's rule significantly shifted resource 
management decisions from cooperative local communities and 
states to the federal government and largely ignored input from 
states and counties. H.J. Res. 44 passed the House and Senate 
and became law on March 27, 2017 (P.L. 115-12).
    H.J. Res. 69, introduced on February 2, 2017 by Rep. Don 
Young (R-AK), overturned the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) 
``Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation 
and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in 
Alaska'' Rule. Finalized August 5, 2016, FWS's rule seized 
authority away from the State of Alaska to manage fish and 
wildlife on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska. H.J.Res. 69 
passed the House and Senate and became law on April 4, 2017 
(P.L. 115-20).

Public Lands Infrastructure and Maintenance

    Early in the Congress, the Committee focused significant 
efforts on public lands infrastructure. The Committee held a 
slate of infrastructure-related hearings across its 
subcommittees and advanced a range of reforms across its 
jurisdiction to remove bureaucratic obstacles to greater 
infrastructure development and investment.
    The Committee also led bicameral efforts in coordination 
with the Trump administration to tackle the nation's public 
lands deferred maintenance backlog. This includes the Public 
Lands Infrastructure Fund, a priority legislative proposal 
included in the administration's fiscal year 2019 budget that 
would direct energy lease sales on public lands to finance park 
revitalization. Legislation modeled after this proposal 
introduced by Chairman Bishop--H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks 
and Public Lands Act--passed Committee September 13, 2018. 
Companion legislation, S. 3172, the Restore Our Parks Act, 
passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on 
October 2, 2018. Both measures garnered broad bipartisan 
support in both chambers.

Overhaul of Federal Lands and Energy Policy

    Building upon work in the 114th Congress, the Committee 
continued to pursue bipartisan solutions to the nation's forest 
health crisis and mitigate threats of catastrophic wildfire 
through greater forest management. The Committee reported out 
and the House passed H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests 
Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR). Several 
legislative proposals that originated as a part of H.R. 2936 
were enacted into law as a part of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141) and the 2018 Farm Bill 
(P.L. 115-334). Reforms to vegetation management near utility 
rights of way, which were originally put forward as part of the 
Committee's work on H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and 
Forest Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), 
also became law (P.L. 115-141).
    The Committee pursued a comprehensive overhaul of federal 
lands energy policy to promote expanded exploration, 
development, and production of oil, gas and wind resources. 
This included the development of two separate bills, the ASTRO 
Act and the ONSHORE Act, which would later be combined into 
H.R. 4239, the SECURE American Energy Act, sponsored by Rep. 
Steve Scalise (R-LA). H.R. 4239. That bill, which was 
successfully marked up on November 7, 2017 promoted state 
permitting of oil and gas activities on federal land, an 
expedited process for offshore geophysical surveys, and revenue 
sharing for coastal states with untapped offshore resources.
    Additional accomplishments include reform and 
reauthorization of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation 
Act (FLTFA). This legislation, H.R. 5133, introduced by 
Chairman Bishop, provided meaningful improvements to the 
statute, ensuring continued responsible conservation efforts 
and greater local input in future land decisions. H.R. 5133 
passed the House and Senate and became law on March 23, 2018 
(P.L. 115-141).
    The Committee continued its oversight on executive 
overreach and politicization of the Antiquities Act. Members 
advanced a number of legislative proposals to reassert 
Congressional authority over monument designations and ensure 
state and local input in related policymaking, including H.R. 
3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act, 
introduced by Chairman Bishop, which passed Committee on 
October 11, 2017.

Department of the Interior Reorganization

    The Committee also worked in partnership with the 
Department of the Interior (DOI) to facilitate DOI's ongoing 
reorganization. The Committee held numerous hearings and forums 
on various administration proposals, including DOI's Unified 
Regional Boundaries concept and broader efforts to bring more 
decision-making and regulatory authority closer to the 
communities most affected. The Committee also conducted 
regional forums to engage states and other stakeholders on the 
potential relocation of the Bureau of Land Management 
headquarters to a western state and related permitting 
proposals being contemplated under the reorganization plan. In 
August of 2018, DOI established a final version for the Unified 
Regions and is now in a process of aligning its Bureaus from 
their current structures to participate in the new twelve 
unified regional boundaries.

Economic Recovery in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico's economic crisis was further complicated by 
Hurricanes Irma and Maria that devastated the island in 2017. 
The Committee played a central oversight role in rebuilding and 
recovery through a number of hearings, forums, oversight 
letters and CODEL travel to the island. The Committee continued 
oversight of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) 
and ongoing debt restructuring and government reform under the 
Puerto Rico Oversight and Management & Economic Stability Act 
(PROMESA), which was enacted in the prior Congress (P.L. 114-
187).

        II. LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS, MARKUPS AND BUSINESS MEETINGS

    February 7, 2017--The Full Committee met to organize for 
the 115th Congress, consider Committee Rules, the Committee 
Oversight Plan, and appoint Committee staff (Committee 
Resolution #1).
    April 26, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    April 27, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: 
H.R. 220, To authorize the expansion of an existing 
hydroelectric project, and for other purposes; H.R. 497, To 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public 
lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San 
Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in 
return certain exchanged non-public lands, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 660, To require the Secretary of the Interior to 
submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of 
Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets; H.R. 1073, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a 
structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in 
the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1135, To reauthorize the Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program; H.R. 
1500, To redesignate the small triangular property located in 
Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as 
reservation 302 as ``Robert Emmet Park'', and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1654, 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. 1715, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar 
Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1769, To affirm an agreement between the United 
States and Westlands Water District dated September 15, 2015, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 1807, To exempt from the Lacey Act 
and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers 
between any of the States of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana; 
H.R. 1873, To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and 
reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric 
transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by 
facilitating vegetation management on such lands; H.R. 1967, To 
amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped 
storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of 
Reclamation reservoirs; and H.R. 2085, To approve an agreement 
between the United States and the Republic of Palau, and for 
other purposes.
    June 22, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    June 27, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: H.R. 
218, To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-
Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a 
road between King Cove and Cold Bay; H.R. 289, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
issue permits for recreation services on lands managed by 
Federal agencies, and for other purposes; H.R. 597, To take 
lands in Sonoma County, California, into trust as part of the 
reservation of the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 954, To remove the use restrictions on 
certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1107, To promote conservation, improve 
public land management, and provide for sensible development in 
Pershing County, Nevada, and for other purposes; H.R. 1306, To 
provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State 
of Oregon, and for other purposes; H.R. 1397, To authorize, 
direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative 
jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1399, To reduce temporarily the royalty required to be 
paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1404, To provide for the conveyance of certain 
land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson 
Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of 
Arizona; H.R. 1541, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National 
Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1719, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 1731, To amend the Surface Mining 
Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to provide funds to States 
and Indian tribes for the purpose of promoting economic 
revitalization, diversification, and development in 
economically distressed communities through the reclamation and 
restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by 
coal mining carried out before August 3, 1977, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1913, To establish the Clear Creek National 
Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, 
to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such counties, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1927, To amend title 54, United States 
Code, to establish within the National Park Service the African 
American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2053, To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act 
of 1977 to enhance and support mining and mineral engineering 
programs in the United States by funding activities at mining 
schools, and for other purposes; H.R. 2156, To provide for the 
establishment of a national memorial and national monument to 
commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis 
Dam on March 12, 1928, and for other purposes; H.R. 2370, 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; H.R. 2425, To support the 
establishment and improvement of communications sites on or 
adjacent to Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the 
Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture 
through the retention and use of rental fees associated with 
such sites, and for other purposes; H.R. 2936, To expedite 
under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve 
forest management activities on National Forest System lands, 
on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land 
Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to 
overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 2937, To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation 
Act of 1977 to authorize partnerships between States and 
nongovernmental entities for the purpose of reclaiming and 
restoring land and water resources adversely affected by coal 
mining activities before August 3, 1977, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2939, 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, and for other purposes; and S. 249, 
To provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 
years certain restricted land, and for other purposes.
    July 19, 2017--Legislative hearing held on H.R. 424, To 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules 
relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes 
and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 717, To amend the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 to require review of the economic cost of adding a 
species to the list of endangered species or threatened 
species, and for other purposes; H.R. 1274, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require making available to 
States affected by determinations that species are endangered 
species or threatened species all data that is the basis of 
such determinations, and for other purposes; H.R. 2603, To 
amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that 
nonnative species in the United States shall not be treated as 
endangered species or threatened species for purposes of that 
Act; and H.R. 3131, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 
to conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing 
law, and for other purposes.
    July 25, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    July 26, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: H.R. 
825, To promote the development of renewable energy on public 
land, and for other purposes; H.R. 873, To authorize the Global 
War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National 
Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the 
District of Columbia, and for other purposes; H.R. 965, To 
redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site as the 
``Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park'', and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1074, To repeal the Act entitled ``An Act to 
confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses 
committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian 
Reservation''; H.R. 1418, 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. 1491, To reaffirm the action 
of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for 
the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 1547, To provide for the 
unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of 
Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by 
conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City; 
H.R. 2075, To adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes 
Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in the State of 
Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities in 
order to protect adjacent private property, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2083, 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. 2199, 
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. 2316, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to repeal 
provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest; H.R. 
2371, To require the Administrator of the Western Area Power 
Administration to establish a pilot project to provide 
increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 2374, To facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related 
projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of 
certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, and to fully 
implement the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and 
Development Act; H.R. 2423, To implement certain measures 
relating to management of Washington County, Utah, required by 
Public Law 111-11; H.R. 2582, To authorize the State of Utah to 
select certain lands that are available for disposal under the 
Pony Express Resource Management Plan to be used for the 
support and benefit of State institutions, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2611, To modify the boundary of the Little Rock 
Central High School National Historic Site, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2615, To authorize the exchange of certain land 
located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, 
Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes; H.R. 2768, To 
designate certain mountain peaks in the State of Colorado as 
``Fowler Peak''nd ``Boskoff Peak''; H.R. 3115, To 
provide for a land exchange involving Federal land in the 
Superior National Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary 
of Agriculture through the Weeks Law, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 3279, To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that 
extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral 
lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and 
gas; and H.R. 3281, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of 
appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other 
purposes.
    September 12, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    September 13, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: 
H.R. 3668, To provide for the preservation of sportsmen's 
heritage and enhance recreation opportunities on Federal land, 
and for other purposes.
    October 3, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    October 4, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: 
H.R. 210, 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. 424, 
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules 
relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes 
and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 717, To amend the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 to require review of the economic cost of adding a 
species to the list of endangered species or threatened 
species, and for other purposes; H.R. 1274, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require making available to 
States affected by determinations that species are endangered 
species or threatened species all data that is the basis of 
such determinations, and for other purposes; H.R. 1488, To 
retitle Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as Indiana Dunes 
National Park, and for other purposes; H.R. 2600, To provide 
for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary 
interest held by the United States in certain land in 
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes; H.R. 2603, 
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that 
nonnative species in the United States shall not be treated as 
endangered species or threatened species for purposes of that 
Act; H.R. 2897, To authorize the Mayor of the District of 
Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter 
into cooperative management agreements for the operation, 
maintenance, and management of units of the National Park 
System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 3131, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to 
conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, 
and for other purposes.
    October 11, 2017--Markup held on H.R. 3990, To amend title 
54, United States Code, to reform the Antiquities Act of 1906, 
and for other purposes; and H. Res. 555, Of inquiry requesting 
the President and directing the Secretary of the Interior to 
transmit, respectively, certain documents and other information 
to the House of Representatives relating to the executive order 
on the review of designations under the Antiquities Act.
    November 7, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    November 8, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: 
H.R. 995, To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the 
Secretary of the Interior to amend regulations for racial 
appropriateness; H.R. 1532, To reaffirm that certain land has 
been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of 
Creek Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 1800, To direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to 
facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space and 
defense programs; H.R. 2504, To ensure fair treatment in 
licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms; 
H.R. 2907, To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to develop and publish an all-of-the-
above quadrennial Federal onshore energy production strategy to 
meet domestic energy needs, and for other purposes; H.R. 3469, 
To designate the bridge located in Blount County, Tennessee, on 
the Foothills Parkway (commonly known as ``Bridge 2'') as the 
``Dean Stone Bridge''; H.R. 3905, To require congressional 
approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation 
involving the National Forest System lands in the State of 
Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases 
in such lands, and for other purposes; H.R. 4239, To distribute 
revenues from oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental 
Shelf to certain coastal States, to require sale of approved 
offshore oil and gas leases, to promote offshore wind lease 
sales, and to empower States to manage the development and 
production of oil and gas on available Federal land, and for 
other purposes; and S. 140, To amend the White Mountain Apache 
Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the 
use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
    November 29, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    November 30, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: 
H.R. 1778, To provide that an order by the Secretary of the 
Interior imposing a moratorium on Federal coal leasing shall 
not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is 
enacted, and for other purposes; H.R. 2630, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz 
County, Arizona, and for other purposes; H.R. 3117, To prohibit 
the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Chair 
of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering the 
social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, or the 
social cost of nitrous oxide, in taking any action, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 3607, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in 
units of the National Park System, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3979, To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize 
the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge 
education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 4299, To provide for the indefinite 
duration of certain military land withdrawals, to improve the 
management of lands currently subject to such withdrawals and 
to make the management of such lands more transparent, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 4300, To authorize Pacific Historic 
Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor members of 
the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific 
Theater of World War II, and for other purposes.
    December 12, 2017--Markup convened for opening statements.
    December 13, 2017--Markup reconvened for consideration of: 
H.R. 200, To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers 
and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes; H.R. 1157, 
To clarify the United States interest in certain submerged 
lands in the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1349, To amend the Wilderness Act to 
ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and 
game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1350, To modify the boundary of Voyageurs 
National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1675, To establish a national program to 
identify and reduce losses from landslides hazards, to 
establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2888, To establish the Ste. Genevieve National 
Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 3588, To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act to provide for management of red snapper in 
the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes; H.R. 4033, To 
reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992; H.R. 
4264, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
Bureau of Land Management land in Cache County, Utah, to the 
City of Hyde Park for public purposes; H.R. 4266, To clarify 
the boundary of Acadia National Park, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4465, To maintain annual base funding for the Upper 
Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal 
year 2023, to require a report on the implementation of those 
programs, and for other purposes; H.R. 4475, To provide for the 
establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and 
Monitoring System; H.R. 4568, To amend the Geothermal Steam Act 
of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources 
under geothermal leases, and for other purposes; S. 825, To 
provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Southeast 
Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and 
for other purposes; and S. 1285, To allow the Confederated 
Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns 
Paiute Tribes to lease or transfer certain lands.
    January 10, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 219, To correct the 
Swan Lake hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide 
for the conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the 
corrected survey boundary to the State of Alaska; H.R. 801, To 
amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 
National Historic Trail, and for other purposes; H.R. 1220, To 
establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the 
provisions of Public Law 107-62, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2711, To designate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators at 
the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas; H.R. 
3133, To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to 
reduce unnecessary permitting delays by clarifying associated 
procedures to increase economic development and support coastal 
restoration programs, and for other purposes; and S. 117, To 
designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as ``Alex 
Diekmann Peak''.
    January 17, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 146, To take certain 
Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 
443, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk 
Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park 
System, and for other purposes; H.R. 553, To redesignate 
Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington 
Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy 
Reagan Memorial Park, and for other purposes; H.R. 805, To 
authorize the conveyance of and remove the reversionary 
interest of the United States in certain lands in the City of 
Tulare, California; H.R. 1417, To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, 
possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display 
firearms, and for other purposes; H.R. 2987, To amend the 
Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to establish the 21st Century 
Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in 
national service positions to conserve, restore, and enhance 
the great outdoors of the United States, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 3058, To redesignate the Jefferson National 
Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri as the ``Gateway 
Arch National Park''; H.R. 3225, To allow the Confederated 
Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands; and 
H.R. 3961, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate 
segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the 
State of Florida for study for potential addition to the 
National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
    February 14, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 835, To update the 
map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion 
in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; H.R. 4134, To 
redesignate the White Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth and 
Challis National Forests in the State of Idaho as the Cecil D. 
Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness in honor of former Idaho 
Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus; and 
H.R. 4895, To establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in 
the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes.
    March 7, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 520, 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 the 
economic and national security and manufacturing 
competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4731, To extend the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay 
resort in St. John, United States Virgin Islands, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 5133, To reauthorize the Federal Land 
Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes.
    March 14, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 401, To designate the 
mountain at the Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, as 
Devils Tower, and for other purposes; H.R. 3008, To authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
study of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, located at 1412 
West Ohio Avenue, Midland, Texas, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4609, To provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service site in 
Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station; H.R. 
4851, To establish the Kennedy-King National Historic Site in 
the State of Indiana, and for other purposes; S. 35, A bill to 
transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of 
Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills 
National Cemetery, and for other purposes; and S. 466, A bill 
to clarify the description of certain Federal land under the 
Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin 
Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the 
Kaibab National Forest.
    April 11, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 3144, To provide for 
operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant 
to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 3392, To provide for stability of 
title to certain land in the State of Louisiana, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 3997, To waive the application fee for any 
special use permit for veterans demonstrations and special 
events at war memorials on Federal land, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4257, To maximize land management efficiencies, 
promote land conservation, generate education funding, and for 
other purposes; and H.R. 5005, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of 
James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the 
National Park System.
    April 18, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 788, To amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the 
establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in 
certain States; H.R. 1026, To revise the authorized route of 
the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern 
Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with 
the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 1037, To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services 
Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the 
District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 2991, To establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area 
in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3400, To promote innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on 
Federal land and to open up opportunities for collaboration 
with non-Federal partners, and for other purposes; H.R. 4069, 
To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to clarify the treatment 
of authentic Alaska Native articles of handicraft containing 
nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 4645, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate 
certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, 
Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
    May 8, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 221, To reauthorize the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1791, To establish the Mountains to Sound 
Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 2591, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife 
conservation, and for other purposes; H.R. 3535, To restore 
Federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria of California, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 4032, To confirm undocumented Federal 
rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River 
Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in 
Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the 
benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4506, To provide incentives to encourage tribal 
job creation and economic activity, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4689, To authorize early repayment of obligations to the 
Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District 
in the State of Nebraska; H.R. 5317, To repeal section 2141 of 
the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain 
alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands; and H.R. 5655, To 
establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the 
State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and 
for other purposes.
    May 16, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 224, 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, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 857, To provide for conservation and enhanced recreation 
activities in the California Desert Conservation Area, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 3045, To amend the National Trails System 
Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 3186, To establish an Every Kid 
Outdoors program, and for other purposes; H.R. 3916, To amend 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of 
the Interior functions under that Act with respect to species 
of fish that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to 
ocean waters, and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters 
and migrate to fresh waters; and H.R. 4419, To facilitate and 
streamline the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian 
Affairs processes for creating or expanding certain water 
projects, and for other purposes.
    June 6, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 3777, To direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest 
System land containing the Nephi Work Center in Juab County, 
Utah, to Juab County; H.R. 4528, To make technical amendments 
to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 4824, To allow certain State permitting 
authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural 
communities, and for other purposes; H.R. 5597, To provide for 
the expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, 
Washington County, Utah; H.R. 5751, To redesignate Golden Spike 
National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental 
Railroad Network; and H.R. 5875, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in 
Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States 
territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical 
corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other 
purposes.
    June 13, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 2365, To convey certain 
Federal land in California to Apple Valley, California, 
Twentynine Palms, California, Barstow, California, and 
Victorville, California; H.R. 2606, To amend the Act of August 
4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to 
restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes 
of Oklahoma, and for other purposes; H.R. 3744, To provide that 
an Indian group may receive Federal acknowledgment as an Indian 
tribe only by an Act of Congress; H.R. 5787, To amend the 
Coastal Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more accurate 
maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
System that were produced by digital mapping of such units, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 5874, To amend the Indian Health 
Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention 
of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore 
accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health 
services, and for other purposes.
    June 20, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 6088, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to authorize notifications of permit to 
drill, and for other purposes; and H.R. 6106, To amend the 
Energy Policy Act of 2005 to clarify the authorized categorical 
exclusions and authorize additional categorical exclusions to 
streamline the oil and gas permitting process, and for other 
purposes.
    June 27, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 5859, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to require that a portion of revenues from 
new Federal mineral and geothermal leases be paid to States for 
use to supplement the education of students in kindergarten 
through grade 12 and public support of institutions of higher 
education, and for other purposes; H.R. 6087, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of processing 
administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, 
applications for permits to drill, and right of way 
applications, and for other purposes; H.R. 6088 (continued 
consideration from June 20), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act 
to authorize notifications of permit to drill, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 6107, To clarify that Bureau of Land 
Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities 
conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface 
mineral estate that is less than 50 percent Federally owned, 
and for other purposes.
    July 11, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 577, To designate a peak 
in the State of Nevada as Maude Frazier Mountain; H.R. 1482, To 
authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace 
certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation 
services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3764, To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 5613, To designate the Quindaro Townsite in Kansas City, 
Kansas, as a National Historic Landmark, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 6077, Recognizing the National Comedy Center in 
Jamestown, New York; and H.R. 6302, To enact as law certain 
regulations relating to the taking of double-crested 
cormorants.
    July 18, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 5171, To amend the 
Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to 
provide for the establishment of a Ski Area Fee Retention 
Account; H.R. 5347, To facilitate resolution of environmental 
remediation and reclamation, resolve potential liability of the 
United States, and promote economic development in Lyon County, 
Nevada, and for other purposes; H.R. 5532, To redesignate the 
Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era 
National Historical Park, and for other purposes; H.R. 5556, To 
provide for transparency and reporting related to direct and 
indirect costs incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, 
the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power 
Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration 
related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws 
impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 5923, To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to 
exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 5979, To establish the Mill Springs 
Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes; H.R. 
6038, To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain 
Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of 
North Dakota; H.R. 6039, To establish a procedure for the 
conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown 
Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 6040, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey 
certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project; and 
H.R. 6146, To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a 
land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for other 
purposes.
    September 5, 2018--Markup held on H.Res. 418, Urging the 
Secretary of the Interior to recognize the cultural 
significance of Rib Mountain by adding it to the National 
Register of Historic Places; H.Res. 460, Requesting the 
Secretary of the Interior to recognize the rich history of the 
logging industry and the importance of lumberjack sports by 
adding the Lumberjack Bowl to the National Register of Historic 
Places; H.R. 5420, To authorize the acquisition of land for 
addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic 
Site in the State of New York, and for other purposes; H.R. 
5513, To provide for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino 
County, California, to enhance management of lands within the 
San Bernardino National Forest, and for other purposes; H.R. 
6013, To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish 
January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck 
hunting season and to establish special duck hunting days for 
youths, veterans, and active military personnel, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 6287, To provide competitive grants for the 
operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to 
victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; H.R. 
6299, To modify the process of the Secretary of the Interior 
for examining certain mining claims on Federal lands in Storey 
County, Nevada, to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper-related 
projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of 
certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, to fully 
implement the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and 
Development Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 6599, To modify 
the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to 
the National Park Service, and for other purposes; H.R. 6665, 
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to 
territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind 
lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral 
reef conservation, and for other purposes; H.R. 6678, To direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain National Park 
Service land in Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Friends of the 
Claude Moore Farm; H.R. 6687, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the 
State of California consistent with Congress' longstanding 
intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural 
property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, 
scenic and natural values, and for other purposes; and S. 2857, 
A bill to designate the Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington, 
as the ``National Nordic Museum'', and for other purposes.
    September, 13, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 6510, To 
establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a 
National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund 
to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park 
Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of 
Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Education, and for other 
purposes. (MU #1)
    September 13, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 502, To permanently 
reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund; and H.R. 
6771, To amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, 
and for other purposes. (MU #2)
    September 26, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 4644, To withdraw 
certain National Forest System land in the Emigrant Crevice 
area located in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park 
County, Montana, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of 
the United States, and for other purposes; H.R. 5636, To 
designate additions to the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita 
National Forest, and for other purposes; H.R. 5706, To 
establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of 
Hawai'i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State 
of Hawai'i, and for other purposes; H.R. 5727, To establish the 
San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National 
Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to designate wilderness 
areas in the State, to provide for certain land conveyances, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 6064, To rename the Oyster Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff 
National Wildlife Refuge; H.R. 6118, To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the 
United States as an ``American World War II Heritage City'', 
and for other purposes; H.R. 6255, To amend title 18, United 
States Code, to establish measures to combat invasive lionfish, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 6666, To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to grant to States and local governments 
easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway 
National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and 
maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding 
and shoreline erosion; H.R. 6682, To amend the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the transparency 
and oversight of land conveyances involving disposal or 
acquisition of National Forest System lands or Bureau of Land 
Management public lands, to provide protections and certainty 
for private landowners related to resurveying such public 
lands, and for other purposes; and H.R. 6784, To provide for 
removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the 
List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973.
    September 26, 2018--Legislative hearing held on H.R. 3608, 
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. 6344, To amend the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 to encourage voluntary conservation efforts; H.R. 
6345, To provide for greater county and State consultation with 
regard to petitions under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 6346, To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to provide for consideration of the 
totality of conservation measures in determining the impact of 
proposed Federal agency action; H.R. 6354, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit designation as 
critical habitat of certain areas in artificial water diversion 
or delivery facilities; H.R. 6355, To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to define petition backlogs and provide 
expedited means for discharging petitions during such a 
backlog; H.R. 6356, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 
to provide for improved precision in the listing, delisting, 
and downlisting of endangered species and potentially 
endangered species; H.R. 6360, To amend the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 to provide for greater certainty and improved 
planning for incidental take permit holders; and H.R. 6364, To 
amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to increase State and 
local involvement in management plans.
    September 27, 2018--Markup held on H. Res. 792, Urging the 
Secretary of the Interior to recognize the historical 
significance of Roberto Clemente's place of death near Pinones 
in Loiza, Puerto Rico, by adding it to the National Register of 
Historic Places; H.R. 237, To reauthorize the Integrated 
Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 3608, 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. 6108, To 
provide for partnerships among State and local governments, 
regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, 
conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally 
significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 
1812, and Civil War, and for other purposes; H.R. 6345, To 
provide for greater county and State consultation with regard 
to petitions under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 6346, To amend the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 to provide for consideration of the totality of 
conservation measures in determining the impact of proposed 
Federal agency action; H.R. 6355, To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to define petition backlogs and provide 
expedited means for discharging petitions during such a 
backlog; H.R. 6365, To establish the Treaty of Guadalupe 
Hidalgo Land Grant-Merced Claims Commission and other Federal 
policies for the restoration of land for hardships resulting 
from the incomplete and inequitable implementation of the 
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, to affirm Land Grant-Merced 
property rights protected by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 6434, To amend section 7 of Public 
Law 100-515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) to promote continued use of 
the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Gateway 
National Recreation Area by the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration; and S. 607, A bill to establish a 
business incubators program within the Department of the 
Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation 
communities.
    November 15, 2018--Markup held on H.R. 3593, To amend the 
Wilderness Act to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
to conduct certain activities to secure the international land 
borders of the United States, and for other purposes; H.R. 
5025, To amend the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries 
Convention Implementation Act to limit the imposition of 
penalties against a person fishing on a United States flag 
fishing vessel in certain areas of the Pacific Ocean based on a 
report by an observer on such a vessel; H.R. 6507, To amend the 
Oil Region National Heritage Area Act to reauthorize the Oil 
Region National Heritage Area, and for other purposes; H.R. 
6602, To reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail 
Route, and for other purposes; H.R. 6652, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities, 
easements, and rights-of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation 
District, and for other purposes; H.R. 6939, To protect and 
ensure multiple use and public access to public lands in 
Wyoming per the request of the respective counties, and for 
other purposes; S. 245, A bill to amend the Indian Tribal 
Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005, and for 
other purposes; and S. 669, A bill to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at 
Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to 
provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to 
traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of 
facilities and structures to improve those conditions, and for 
other purposes.

                        III. OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

    June 22, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining the Department 
of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's 
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal.''
    October 25, 2017--Hearing held on ``Empowering State Based 
Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery.''
    November 7, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining Challenges in 
Puerto Rico's Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight 
and Management Board.''
    November 14, 2017--Hearing held on ``The Need for 
Transparent Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster 
Recovery Efforts.''
    November 29, 2017--Hearing held on ``Modernizing NEPA for 
the 21st Century.''
    March 6, 2018--Hearing held on ``Exploring Innovative 
Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior's 
Maintenance Backlog.''
    March 15, 2018--Hearing held on ``Policy Priorities at the 
Department of the Interior and the Administration's Fiscal Year 
2019 Budget Proposal.''
    April 25, 2018--Hearing held on ``The Weaponization of the 
National Environmental Policy Act and the Implications of 
Environmental Lawfare.''
    June 1, 2018--Field hearing held in Grand Junction, 
Colorado, on ``Examining the Natural Gas and Oil Shale 
Opportunities in Western Colorado.''
    June 11, 2018--Field hearing held in Alpena, Michigan, on 
``Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the 
Great Lakes Region.''
    July 25, 2018--Hearing held on ``Management Crisis at the 
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and Implications for 
Recovery.''
    September 10, 2018--Field hearing held in Pasco, 
Washington, on ``The Federal Columbia River Power System: The 
Economic Lifeblood & Way of Life for the Pacific Northwest.''
    September 17, 2018--Field hearing held in Hot Springs, 
Arkansas, on ``Historic Leasing in the National Park System: 
Assessing Challenges and Building on Successes.''

              Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources


             I. OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Chaired by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the Subcommittee worked 
this Congress to advance federalist principles for our nation's 
energy management on federal lands and waters, to examine 
alternative uses of energy resources, and to oversee American 
mining and reclamation activities across the country. 
Additionally, the Subcommittee continued its efforts to ensure 
proper enforcement of the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and 
Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), enacted in the prior Congress 
(P.L. 114-187).

Returning Federalism and Regulatory Sensibility to Federal Lands and 
        Waters

    The Subcommittee held a series of legislative and oversight 
hearings focused on the burdens American businesses face when 
attempting to produce energy on federal lands. For instance, in 
the Permian Basin producers were met with permitting delays of 
over 300 days when submitting an Application for a Permit to 
Drill (APD) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); when 
similar APDs were submitted to the New Mexico Oil and Gas 
Conservation Division, approval took on average eight days. 
These delays not only impact state budgetary decisions, 
limiting revenues for school resources, fire and safety 
officials, but also hinder America's energy security. As such, 
the Subcommittee's legislative efforts focused on granting the 
states greater regulatory control over Federal lands located 
within a state's respective borders.
    In October 2017, the Subcommittee developed two separate 
bills, the ASTRO Act and the ONSHORE Act, which would later be 
combined into H.R. 4239, the SECURE American Energy Act. H.R. 
4239, which was successfully marked up on November 7, promoted 
both onshore and offshore regulatory reforms. This bill would 
allow for state permitting of oil and gas activities on federal 
land, an expedited process for offshore geophysical surveys, 
and revenue sharing for coastal states with untapped offshore 
resources.
    In June 2018, the Subcommittee marked up four bills aimed 
at further improving the Federal onshore oil and gas leasing 
and permitting process: H.R. 6106, the Common Sense Permitting 
Act; H.R. 6107, the Ending Duplicative Permitting Act; H.R. 
6087, the Removing Barriers to Energy Independence Act, and 
H.R. 6088, the SPEED Act. These bills seek to reduce 
duplicative regulatory requirements for oil and gas development 
on Federal land while ensuring appropriate environmental 
safeguards remain in place.
    Continuing to advance greater state control, the 
Subcommittee discussed the Enhancing State Management of 
Federal Lands and Waters Act in June of 2018. This novel 
legislation would grant states greater control of leasing 
decisions on Federal lands and waters, by incentivizing states 
via increased revenue sharing to promote production or by 
allowing states opposed to natural resource production to 
reimburse the government for lost revenues.
    Finally, from the SECURE American Energy Act, which would 
raise the cap on revenues eligible for disbursement to Gulf 
states, to the advancement of H.R. 6763, the Domestic Offshore 
Energy Reinvestment Act of 2018, creating parity for Gulf 
states in the amount of federal revenues realized, the 
Subcommittee turned much of its attention towards advancing 
equitable revenue sharing for offshore-producing Gulf of Mexico 
states.

Examining Alternative Uses of Energy Resources

    Outside production of oil and natural gas, the Subcommittee 
highlighted developing opportunities and technologies across 
the federal estate. In a June 2017 legislative hearing, the 
Subcommittee addressed the effect the shutdown of the Amarillo 
helium reserve would have on America's helium supply, and the 
need for legislation that would allow for the production of 
helium on Federal lands. As an outgrowth of this hearing, H.R. 
3279, the Helium Extraction Act of 2017, which allows the BLM 
to lease Federal land solely for the production of helium, was 
drafted. H.R. 3279 passed the House by suspension in November 
2017 and was subsequently marked up in the Senate.
    Additionally, the Subcommittee promoted the development of 
renewable resources on Federal lands through H.R. 825, the 
Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act and H.R. 4568, 
the Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act. Both 
acts would ease the regulatory burdens for renewable 
development on Federal lands. Notably, the Subcommittee held 
one of the first hearings in the House of Representatives on 
offshore wind, advocating for three bills that would provide 
certainty to the nascent offshore wind industry, allow for the 
leasing of offshore tracts surrounding the nation's 
territories, and promote greater job development in the wind 
industry.

Overseeing Mining and Reclamation Activities Across the Country

    Similar to the Subcommittee's onshore and offshore 
activities, greater state involvement and regulatory 
efficiencies were sought in regard to mining and reclamation 
operations.
    In October 2017, the House passed on suspension H.R. 2937, 
the Community Reclamation Partnerships Act, which would 
facilitate cooperation between states and entities to reclaim 
abandoned coal mines. Another major effort to address hazards 
of abandoned coal mines and their negative impact on 
surrounding areas was H.R. 1731, the RECLAIM Act of 2017, which 
would spur development in economically depressed coal-mining 
communities.
    The Subcommittee also advanced two separate bills in July 
2017 aimed at limiting the regulatory and executive overreach 
of the former administration. H.R. 3117, the Transparency and 
Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017 would prohibit the 
use of ambiguous metrics, including the social costs of carbon, 
methane, or nitrous oxide as justification in environmental 
rulemakings; while H.R. 1778 limited the authority of the 
Secretary of the Interior to impose moratoria on coal mining on 
Federal land.
    The Subcommittee also advanced H.R. 520, the National 
Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2017, which 
would allow the United States to more efficiently develop the 
nation's strategic and critical minerals and streamline the 
permitting process for mineral development. H.R. 520 was passed 
by the House as an amendment to the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The House also passed 
H.R. 3905, Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National 
Forest Act, legislation to protect economic opportunities for 
Minnesotans through mining for decades to come. In November 
2018, the House passed on suspension H.R. 4033, the National 
Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act, maintaining funding 
for geologic maps and the continued discovery of mineral 
resources, tracking of soil and rock formations, and the 
identification of natural hazards and abandoned mine lands.

Ensuring Proper Execution of the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and 
        Economic Stability Act

    The Subcommittee continued to lead oversight efforts 
relating to PROMESA. Such efforts were thrust into the national 
spotlight with the devastating arrival of Hurricanes Irma and 
Maria in September 2017, which re-highlighted the fiscal and 
energy crisis Puerto Ricans face on a daily basis.
    In response to the hurricanes, and the ensuing 
mismanagement, the Committee held two oversight hearings in 
November 2017 both of which examined the challenges facing 
Puerto Rico's recovery and the respective roles of the 
Financial Oversight and Management Board and government of 
Puerto Rico. In turn, these hearings resulted in the inclusion 
of Section 21210 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 
115-123), which required the Governor of Puerto Rico, in 
consultation with relevant Federal agencies and the Federal 
Oversight and Management Board, to develop a disaster recovery 
plan, which defined the priorities, goals, and expected 
outcomes of Puerto Rico's recovery efforts.
    Finally, in July 2018, the Committee held a hearing 
concerning the management crisis at the Puerto Rico Electric 
Power Authority (PREPA). That hearing resulted in a bipartisan 
consensus that acknowledged for Puerto Rico to have reliable, 
cost-effective energy: (1) PREPA must be depoliticized, and (2) 
a strong, independent regulator must be in place to oversee the 
transformation of PREPA and its associated electricity rates.

                        II. LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS

    April 5, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 1731, To amend the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to provide 
funds to States and Indian tribes for the purpose of promoting 
economic revitalization, diversification, and development in 
economically distressed communities through the reclamation and 
restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by 
coal mining carried out before August 3, 1977, and for other 
purposes.
    May 24, 2017--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to 
authorize partnerships between States and non-governmental 
entities for the purpose of reclaiming and restoring land and 
water resources adversely affected by coal mining activities 
before August 3, 1977, and other purposes. ``Community 
Reclamation Partnerships Act.''
    June 21, 2017--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of 
helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall 
maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas. ``Helium 
Extraction Act of 2017.''
    July 27, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 1778, To provide that 
an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium 
on Federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint 
resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes; H.R. 
3117, To prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the 
Interior, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality 
from considering the social cost of carbon, the social cost of 
methane, or the social cost of nitrous oxide, in taking any 
action, and for other purposes; and Discussion Draft, H.R. __, 
To require congressional approval of any mineral withdrawal or 
monument designation involving the National Forest System lands 
in the State of Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of 
certain mineral leases in such lands, and for other purposes.
    September 6, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 2661, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a 
percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts 
required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to 
public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 2907, To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to develop and publish an all-of-the-
above quadrennial Federal onshore energy production strategy to 
meet domestic energy needs, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
3565, To achieve domestic energy independence by empowering 
States to control the exploration, development, and production 
of oil and gas on all available Federal land, and for other 
purposes.
    October 11, 2017--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, 
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to distribute 
revenues from oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental 
Shelf to certain coastal States, and for other purposes. 
``Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act'' or ``ASTRO 
Act.''
    October 13, 2017--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, 
To achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to 
manage the development and production of oil and gas on 
available Federal land, and for other purposes. ``Opportunities 
for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources'' or 
``ONSHORE Act.''
    November 7, 2017--Hearing held on Discussion Draft of H.R. 
__, To distribute revenues from oil and gas leasing on the 
outer Continental Shelf to certain coastal States, to require 
sale of approved and scheduled offshore oil and gas leases, to 
establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and to empower 
States to manage the development and production of oil and gas 
on available Federal land, and for other purposes.
    November 30, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 1675, To establish 
a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide 
hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 4033, To reauthorize the National Geologic 
Mapping Act of 1992; Discussion Draft H.R. __, To amend the 
Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for 
geothermal resources under geothermal leases, and for other 
purposes. ``Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands 
Act''; and Discussion Draft H.R. __, To amend the Geothermal 
Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal 
resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes. 
``Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act.''
    February 15, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 520, 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 the 
economic and national security and manufacturing 
competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.
    April 18, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 3846, To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to require payment to counties of a portion 
of certain revenues received by the United States under Federal 
oil and gas leases, and for other purposes.
    June 6, 2018--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of 
processing the cost of processing administrative protests for 
oil and gas lease sales, applications for permits to drill, and 
right of way applications, and for other purposes; Discussion 
Draft H.R. __, To clarify the categorical exclusions authorized 
by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and authorize additional 
categorical exclusions to streamline the oil and gas permitting 
process, and for other purposes; Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize notifications of 
permit to drill, and for other purposes; and Discussion Draft 
H.R. __, To clarify that Bureau of Land Management shall not 
require permits for oil and gas activities conducted on non-
Federal surface estate to access subsurface mineral estate that 
is less than 50 percent Federally owned, and for other 
purposes.
    June 14, 2018--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, 
``Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act''.
    June 21, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 4644, To withdraw 
certain National Forest System land in the Emigrant Crevice 
area located in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park 
County, Montana, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of 
the United States, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5859, To 
amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require that a portion of 
revenues from new Federal mineral and geothermal leases be paid 
to States for use to supplement the education of students in 
kindergarten through grade 12 and public support of 
institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
    June 26, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 5291, To establish an 
offshore wind career training grant program, and for other 
purposes; Discussion Draft H.R. __, To amend the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the 
United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale 
requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef 
conservation, and for other purposes ``Offshore Renewable 
Energy for Territories Act''; and Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for a 
leasing program for offshore renewable energy, and for other 
purposes ``National OCS Renewable Energy leasing Program Act''.

                        III. OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

    March 21, 2017--Hearing held on ``The Importance of 
Domestically Sourced Raw Materials for Infrastructure 
Projects.''
    May 17, 2017--Hearing held on ``Reviewing Recent State 
Successes with the Rigs to Reefs Program.''
    June 7, 2017--Hearing held on the ``Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Abandoned Mine Lands 
Program.''
    June 29, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining Access to Oil 
and Gas Development on Federal Lands.''
    July 12, 2017--Hearing held on ``Evaluating Federal 
Offshore Oil and Gas Development on the Outer Continental 
Shelf.''
    July 18, 2017--Hearing held on ``Promoting Onshore Oil and 
Gas Development in Alaska.''
    July 20, 2017--Hearing held on ``Seeking Innovative 
Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining.''
    December 12, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining Consequences 
of America's Growing Dependence on Foreign Minerals.''
    January 18, 2018--Hearing held on ``Examining the 
Department of the Interior's Actions to Eliminate Onshore 
Energy Burdens.''
    January 19, 2018--Hearing held on ``Deficiencies in the 
Permitting Process for Offshore Seismic Research.''
    February 27, 2018--Hearing held on ``Liquefied Natural Gas 
and U.S. Geopolitics.''
    March 15, 2018--Hearing held on ``Abandoned Hardrock Mines 
and the Role of Non-Governmental Entities.''
    April 12, 2018--Hearing held on ``The Benefits of the 
Navajo Generation Station on Local Economies.''
    April 26, 2018--Hearing held on ``Examining the Critical 
Importance of Offshore Energy Revenue Sharing for Gulf 
Producing States.''
    July 24, 2018--Hearing held on ``Assessing Innovative and 
Alternative Uses of Coal.''

                     Subcommittee on Federal Lands


             I. OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Chaired by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the Subcommittee 
advanced increased public access to public lands, restoration 
of sound forest and rangeland management practices, and the 
reestablishment of the federal government as a good neighbor to 
the communities affected by land management decisions.

Restoring Public Access to Public Lands

    The Subcommittee worked this Congress to ensure public 
access to public lands for recreational enjoyment and economic 
development. The Subcommittee held oversight hearings to 
investigate how Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park 
Service (NPS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) policies stymied 
economic growth, historic uses of land, and recreational 
opportunities. The Subcommittee advanced policies to restore 
sensible access for America's sportsmen and women to ensure 
they can continue to hunt, fish, shoot, hike, and recreate on 
public lands. The House passed Chairman Bishop's H.R. 6013, the 
Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans 
Act, which allows states to identify special duck hunting days 
for youths and members of the Armed Forces to encourage hunting 
activity on federal land. In addition, the Committee marked-up 
and passed H.R. 3668, the SHARE Act introduced by Rep. Jeff 
Duncan (R-SC), to protect sportsmen's Second Amendment rights 
and reduce regulations that limit or prohibit recreational and 
sporting activities on public lands. The Committee also 
reported Chairman Bishop's H.R. 3400, the Recreation Not Red-
Tape Act, which expands outdoor recreation opportunities by 
removing bureaucratic hurdles in the permitting and recreation 
pass process, establishes a new National Recreation Area 
System, and facilitates private-sector volunteer maintenance 
programs across public lands.
    The Subcommittee also investigated how current federal land 
use regulations for Wilderness areas restrict access to public 
lands for certain means of transportation. Although the 
Wilderness Act allows travel across wilderness lands on foot 
and with the use of horses and pack animals, the use of 
bicycles, wheelchairs and other human-powered means of 
transportation is largely prohibited. As a result, this policy 
restricts access to some of our most special federal lands for 
more than 40 million recreational cyclists and countless more 
Americans with disabilities. As a result, the Committee 
advanced H.R. 1349, introduced by Subcommittee Chairman 
McClintock, which amends the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(c)) 
to permit the use of bicycles, strollers and other human 
powered wheeled implements, and motorized and non-motorized 
wheelchairs in wilderness.

Promoting Sound Management of Public Lands

    The Subcommittee also focused on promoting sound management 
of public lands and held several hearings examining the impact 
of litigation on national forests, the consequences of 
catastrophic wildfires, tribal, local, and state forestry 
practices, and the ways that forest health degrade when there 
is a lack of active management. The Committee reported out and 
the House passed H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act 
of 2017, to return resiliency and promote health in our fire-
prone, overgrown national forests. Several legislative 
proposals that originated as a part of H.R. 2936 were enacted 
into law as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 
(P.L. 115-141) and the 2018 Farm Bill (P.L. 115-334) including: 
increasing stewardship contracting terms up to 20-years, 
reforming Good Neighbor Authority to authorize repair and 
reconstruction of forest roads, amending Resource Advisory 
Committee quorum requirements to promote more effective and 
locally driven appointments and fixing the problem of fire 
borrowing.
    The Subcommittee worked to improve management within the 
NPS and reduce the Department of the Interior's $16 billion 
deferred maintenance backlog. The Subcommittee held multiple 
oversight and legislative hearings on the subject, which 
culminated in the Committee reporting out Chairman Bishop's 
bipartisan H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands 
Act. The bill creates a fund to address the growing backlog and 
take care of needed infrastructure improvements on our public 
lands. The Subcommittee also investigated new and innovative 
ways to improve visitor experiences, including traveling to Hot 
Springs National Park in Arkansas to examine historic leasing 
agreements in the National Park System.
    The Subcommittee also advanced solutions to ensure that 
parks with the greatest levels of visitor demand have the 
resources they need to continue providing high quality visitor 
services. The Committee reported, and the House passed 
subcommittee Chairman McClintock's H.R. 3607, which creates a 
fund in the Treasury to allow the NPS to retain insurance 
revenues and donations to help offset the costs of providing 
medical services within its units. Revenue retention will 
support a high standard of patient care within our parks at no 
cost to taxpayers.
    In addition, the Subcommittee crafted a permanent 
reauthorization of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation 
Act (FLTFA). This legislation, H.R. 5133, provided meaningful 
improvements to the program, ensuring it will continue to serve 
as a tool for responsible conservation efforts, thoughtful land 
use decisions and greater economic development opportunities. 
H.R. 5133, the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act 
Reauthorization of 2018 passed out of the Committee and 
advanced to become law (P.L. 115-141).

Making the Federal Government a Good Neighbor to Local Communities

    One of the Subcommittee's top priorities is ensuring that 
the federal government acts as a good neighbor to local 
communities impacted by public lands. Americans in the Western 
United States are too often hindered by the large presence of 
checkerboard federal land in the West, which restricts local 
tax bases and creates challenges for expanding rural 
communities. The Subcommittee worked to remedy this by 
advancing legislation to convey excess federal land to local 
cities and counties in support of local priorities. Among the 
land conveyance legislation that the Subcommittee heard and 
advanced through the House were bills to allow for the building 
of much needed fire stations in Colorado and Utah\1\ and remove 
federal restrictions limiting the growth of local 
institutions.\2\
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    \1\e.g. H.R. 4609, the ``West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017'' 
introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO); H.R. 3777, the ``Juab County 
Conveyance Act of 2018'' introduced by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).
    \2\e.g. H.R. 5923, the ``Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act'' 
introduced the Subcommittee Vice Chairman Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR); 
H.R. 6146, the ``Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018'' introduced by 
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ).
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    The Subcommittee also focused on giving certainty to the 
communities and Americans that rely on public lands to make a 
living and support their way of life. The Subcommittee held an 
oversight hearing on July 12, 2018 to examine the importance of 
livestock grazing on public lands to the communities 
surrounding them. At this hearing, the Subcommittee evaluated 
solutions to address regulatory burdens that weigh on public 
lands communities and examined potential reforms to better 
align land management policies with the needs of communities 
across Western states. One example of these efforts is H.R. 
6687 introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), which provides 
certainty to the multi-generational family dairies operating 
within the Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The 
bill, which requires the Secretary of the Interior to continue 
managing the Seashore in a way that preserves the working 
dairies and ranches, passed Committee on September 5, 2018.

Antiquities Act Oversight

    The Subcommittee continues to be concerned about abuses of 
the Antiquities Act. In May 2017, the Subcommittee held an 
oversight hearing examining executive overreach and 
politicization of the Act. This hearing focused on national 
monuments designated without significant local input or support 
as well as national monuments with excessively large or 
restrictive designations. Following this important oversight 
into the misuse of the Antiquities Act, Chairman Bishop, along 
with all five Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairmen, 
introduced H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and 
Protection Act. This legislation reforms to the Antiquities Act 
to allow for the protection of actual antiquities without the 
disenfranchisement of local voices and perspectives. H.R. 3990 
was marked-up and reported by the Full Committee in October 
2017.
    The Subcommittee also focused its attention on addressing 
two especially egregious Antiquities Act designations in Utah, 
the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument proclamation in 
1996 and the Bears Ears National Monument proclamation in 2016. 
The Antiquities Act specifies that national monuments ``be 
confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and 
management of the objects to be protected.'' Neither of these 
monument designations fell within the letter or intent of the 
law.
    The original 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase Escalante 
monument designation was hastily made without local input or 
proper notification during the closing days of President Bill 
Clinton's first term. On December 14, 2017, the Subcommittee 
held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase 
Escalante Enhancement Act, introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-
UT). H.R. 4558 represents a locally negotiated effort that 
balances the protection of important antiquities with 
responsible land management that meets the unique needs of the 
rural communities in that area.
    President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument 
in San Juan County, Utah, during the final weeks of his 
administration. The National Monument, totaling 1,351,849 
acres, covers an area larger than the State of Delaware. On 
December 4, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation 
substantially reducing the total acreage of the monument while 
protecting identified antiquities in the region. On January 9, 
2018, the Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, 
the Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National 
Monument Act, introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT). The 
legislation codified the Trump administration's proclamation, 
reasserting Congressional authority over monument designations, 
and created the first ever tribally co-managed national 
monument in history.

                        II. LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS

    April 5, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 218, To provide for the 
exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of 
Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and 
Cold Bay; H.R. 497, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, 
California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation 
District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public 
lands, and for other purposes; H.R. 1157, To clarify the United 
States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the 
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 1728, To modify the boundaries of the Morley Nelson Snake 
River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, and for other 
purposes.
    May 23, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 1107, To promote 
conservation, improve public land management, and provide for 
sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 2199, 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. 2423, To 
implement certain measures relating to management of Washington 
County, Utah, required by Public Law 111-11; and H.R. 2425, To 
support the establishment and improvement of communications 
sites on or adjacent to Federal lands under the jurisdiction of 
the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture 
through the retention and use of rental fees associated with 
such sites, and for other purposes.
    June 15, 2017--Hearing held on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and improve forest management activities on National Forest 
System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the 
Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return 
resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for 
other purposes. ``Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.''
    July 14, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 873, To authorize the 
Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the 
National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative 
work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1547, To provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal 
land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of 
economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary 
interest to the City; H.R. 2582, To authorize the State of Utah 
to select certain lands that are available for disposal under 
the Pony Express Resource Management Plan to be used for the 
support and benefit of State institutions, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 3115, To provide for a land exchange 
involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in 
Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the 
Weeks Law, and for other purposes.
    September 12, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 3668, To provide 
for the preservation of sportsmen's heritage and enhance 
recreation opportunities on Federal land, and for other 
purposes.
    October 3, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 3400, To promote 
innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on Federal land and 
to open up opportunities for collaboration with non-Federal 
partners, and for other purposes.
    October 11, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 219, To correct the 
Swan Lake hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide 
for the conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the 
corrected survey boundary to the State of Alaska; H.R. 2630, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land 
to La Paz County, Arizona, and for other purposes; H.R. 3373, 
To amend the District of Columbia Stadium Act of 1957 to extend 
for an additional 50 years the lease under which the government 
of the District of Columbia uses the ground under and the 
parking facilities associated with Robert F. Kennedy Memorial 
Stadium; and H.R. 3607, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in 
units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
    November 15, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 801, To amend the 
National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National 
Historic Trail, and for other purposes; H.R. 2888, To establish 
the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of 
Missouri, and for other purposes; H.R. 3979, To amend the Fish 
and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, 
community partnership, and refuge education programs of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 4266, To clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park, and 
for other purposes.
    December 7, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 805, To authorize 
the conveyance of and remove the reversionary interest of the 
United States in certain lands in the City of Tulare, 
California; H.R. 1349, To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure 
that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game 
carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 3371, To provide for the conveyance of an 
obsolete Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar System receiving 
station in Modoc County, California, to promote economic 
development of the site; and H.R. 3961, To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River 
and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for 
potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System, and for other purposes.
    December 14, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 4558, To provide 
greater conservation, recreation, economic development and 
local management of Federal lands in Garfield and Kane 
Counties, Utah.
    January 9, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 4532, To create the 
first Tribally managed national monument, and for other 
purposes. (Part 1) [Note: Hearing convened but not adjourned 
due to a letter submitted by the Ranking Member, stating House 
Rule XI.]
    January 30, 2018--Hearing reconvened on H.R. 4532, To 
create the first Tribally managed national monument, and for 
other purposes. (Part 2)
    February 6, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 835, To update the 
map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion 
in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; H.R. 857, To 
provide for conservation and enhanced recreation activities in 
the California Desert Conservation Area, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 4895, To establish the Medgar Evers National 
Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes.
    February 15, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 2591, To amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the 
funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4429, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue a rule 
relating to extension of the expiration dates for double-
crested cormorant depredation orders, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4609, To provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service 
site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire 
station; H.R. 4647, To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife 
Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for 
management of fish and wildlife species of greatest 
conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife 
agencies, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4851, To establish 
the Kennedy-King National Historic Site in the State of 
Indiana, and for other purposes.
    February 28, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 1992, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
of the site of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in 
Jessamine County, Kentucky, and for other purposes; H.R. 3008, 
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special 
resource study of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, located at 
1412 West Ohio Avenue, Midland, Texas, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4731, To extend the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay 
resort in St. John, United States Virgin Islands, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 5005, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of 
James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the 
National Park System.
    March 20, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 2584, To amend title 
54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the 
use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration 
Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park 
Service, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5210, To establish 
the National Park Restoration Fund, and for other purposes.
    April 11, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 1037, To authorize the 
National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to 
establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and 
its environs, and for other purposes; H.R. 1791, To establish 
the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the 
State of Washington, and for other purposes; H.R. 2991, To 
establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State 
of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3045, To 
amend the National Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and 
Clark National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
    May 17, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 2365, To convey certain 
Federal land in California to Apple Valley, California, 
Twentynine Palms, California, Barstow, California, and 
Victorville, California; H.R. 3777, To direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to convey certain National Forest System land 
containing the Nephi Work Center in Juab County, Utah, to Juab 
County; H.R. 4824, To allow certain State permitting authority 
to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural 
communities, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5023, To 
designate the Civil War Defenses of Washington National 
Historical Park comprised of certain National Park System 
lands, and by affiliation and cooperative agreements other 
historically significant resources, located in the District of 
Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland, that were part of the Civil 
War defenses of Washington and related to the Shenandoah Valley 
Campaign of 1864, to study ways in which the Civil War history 
of both the North and South can be assembled, arrayed, and 
conveyed for the benefit of the public, and for other purposes.
    May 22, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 5597, To provide for the 
expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, 
Washington County, Utah; H.R. 5751, To redesignate Golden Spike 
National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental 
Railroad Network; and H.R. 5875, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in 
Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States 
territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical 
corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other 
purposes.
    June 21, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 4599, To redesignate 
Rock Creek Park in the District of Columbia as Rock Creek 
National Park; H.R. 5148, To release certain wilderness study 
areas in the State of Montana; H.R. 5149, To provide that 
certain wilderness study areas in Montana have been adequately 
studied for wilderness designation; H.R. 5613, To designate the 
Quindaro Townsite in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National 
Historic Landmark, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5727, To 
establish the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic 
Mining National Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to 
designate wilderness areas in the State, to provide for certain 
land conveyances, and for other purposes.
    July 17, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 5171, To amend the 
Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to 
provide for the establishment of a Ski Area Fee Retention 
Account; H.R. 5262, To redesignate the Hudson River Valley 
National Heritage Area as the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River 
Valley National Heritage Area, and for other purposes; H.R. 
5347, To facilitate resolution of environmental remediation and 
reclamation, resolve potential liability of the United States, 
and promote economic development in Lyon County, Nevada, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 5532, To redesignate the 
Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era 
National Historical Park, and for other purposes; H.R. 5923, To 
direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public 
lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes; H.R. 
5979, To establish the Mill Springs Battlefield National 
Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National 
Park System, and for other purposes; H.R. 6013, To amend the 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year 
as the Federal closing date for duck hunting season and to 
establish special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, and 
active military personnel, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
6146, To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land 
exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for other purposes.
    September 6, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 5706, To establish 
the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai'i and 
the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai'i, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 6108, To provide for partnerships 
among State and local governments, regional entities, and the 
private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor 
experience at nationally significant battlefields of the 
American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 6118, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
annually designate at least one city in the United States as an 
`American World War II Heritage City', and for other purposes; 
H.R. 6365, To establish the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Land 
Grant-Merced Claims Commission and other Federal policies for 
the restoration of land for hardships resulting from the 
incomplete and inequitable implementation of the Treaty of 
Guadalupe Hidalgo, to affirm Land Grand-Merced property rights 
protected by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 6682, To amend the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 to improve the transparency and 
oversight of land conveyances involving disposal or acquisition 
of National Forest System Lands or Bureau of Land Management 
public lands, to provide protections and certainty for private 
landowners related to resurveying such public lands, and for 
other purposes.

                        III. OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

    March 16, 2017--Hearing held on ``Identifying Innovative 
Infrastructure Ideas for the National Park Service and Forest 
Service.''
    May 2, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining the Consequences 
of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act.''
    May 17, 2017--Hearing held on ``Seeking Better Management 
of America's Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Forests.''
    June 8, 2017--Hearing held on ``Burdensome Litigation and 
Federal Bureaucratic Roadblocks to Manage our Nation's 
Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Forests.''
    June 7, 2018--Hearing held on ``Wildfire Risk, Forest 
Health, and Associated Management Priorities of the U.S. Forest 
Service.''
    July 12, 2018--Hearing held on ``The Essential Role of 
Livestock Grazing on Federal Lands and its Importance to Rural 
America.''

       Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs


             I. OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Chaired by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the Subcommittee 
focused on promoting job creation, economic growth, and freedom 
from excessive and outdated government regulations for the 
benefit of American Indian, Alaska Native, and U.S. Insular 
communities. The Subcommittee also continued to lay the 
groundwork begun in previous sessions for Congress to reclaim 
from the Executive and Judicial branches the power to regulate 
Indian affairs, a power reserved exclusively to the Legislative 
Branch under Article I of the Constitution.

Tribal Prosperity through Energy Development and Economic Independence

    For decades, Native American communities and U.S. Insular 
Areas have struggled with a wide array of difficulties relating 
to economic development on their land, including bureaucratic 
hurdles, poor access to capital, remote and rural locations, 
and degradation of the local infrastructure. The Subcommittee 
highlighted these issues and pursued legislation centered on 
improving economic opportunities, infrastructure and 
bureaucratic processes for Indian tribes and U.S. territories.
    Beginning in March 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
how to improve and expand infrastructure in tribal and Insular 
communities. The Subcommittee primarily focused on tribal 
health facility improvement, as the average age of Indian 
hospitals is triple the national average. This hearing was an 
integral first step in the Executive and Legislative Branches' 
attention to national infrastructure improvements.
    On May 23, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing focused on 
land fractionation, an issue that can often impede development 
on tribal lands. The Trump administration testified that the 
Cobell Buy-Back Program land consolidation efforts developed by 
the previous administration have not satisfactorily reduced 
fractionization and the problem has persisted over the past 
eight years.
    On January 17, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
H.R. 4506, the Jobs for Tribes Act. Introduced by Rep. Norma 
Torres (D-CA) in November 2017, H.R. 4506 is intended to 
address tribal economic development and self-sustainability by 
increasing the access to capital for tribes and tribally owned 
businesses, create a business incubator program for tribally 
owned businesses through the Department of the Interior, and by 
directing the Secretary of State to provide assistance to 
countries in the Western Hemisphere to promote and facilitate 
entrepreneurship among their indigenous peoples by 
strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and 
local governments. The hearing was successful in outlining the 
various hurdles tribes must overcome while also displaying the 
need and potential benefits of federal programs.
    Following the success of the hearing, the Subcommittee held 
another hearing on July 24, 2018 on S. 607, Native American 
Business Incubators Program Act, and S. 1116, Indian Community 
Economic Enhancement Act of 2018, two bills whose text is 
largely identical to Titles II and I of H.R. 4506, 
respectively. The hearing continued the previous hearing's 
themes about the difficulties surrounding business development 
in Indian country, and the necessity and importance of 
supporting a vibrant, strong economy of tribally owned 
business. Both bills had previously passed the Senate, and S. 
607 was reported out of the Committee by unanimous consent on 
September 27, 2018.
    In October 2018, the Committee adopted and favorably 
reported H.R. 210, Native American Energy Act, a bill sponsored 
by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). The bill would streamline or 
eliminate burdensome and duplicative government regulations and 
increase the opportunity for Indian tribes to develop energy 
resources on their own land.
    In November 2018, the Committee passed S. 245, the Indian 
Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2017. 
The measure, which passed the House and was signed into law 
(P.L. 115-325) in December 2018, amends certain provisions of 
the Energy Policy Act of 2005, primarily impacting the process 
by which a tribe may obtain Tribal Energy Resource Agreements 
(TERAs).
    S. 245 also contained several provisions mirroring those 
found in H.R. 210, including changes to energy appraisal and 
permitting processes, the establishment of a biomass 
demonstration project and enhancing tribal long-term leasing 
authority. Both S. 245 and H.R. 210 were intended to remove 
federal disincentives to developing tribal trust energy 
resources and assist Indian tribes interested in pursuing the 
development of these resources consistent with the federal 
policy of promoting Indian self-determination.

Reclaiming Congress' Constitutional Authority over Federal Recognition 
        of Indian Tribes

    The Committee continued its efforts, begun in the 114th 
Congress, to reclaim Congress' Article I role over recognizing 
tribes from the Executive Branch, which has wrongly 
appropriated this power. Specifically, the Committee held a 
hearing and approved a bill to establish a statutory process 
for examining the evidence submitted by groups seeking 
recognition as tribes and for reserving to Congress the 
prerogative to render a final determination.
    Legislation is necessary because the Indian Commerce Clause 
(Article I, Section 8) of the Constitution gives sole 
responsibility for Indian policy to Congress, not to the 
Secretary of the Interior or the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a 
federal judge. The Committee holds that this is a separation of 
powers issue of significant constitutional importance.
    Recognition of a tribe is a solemn act of the United States 
government, with long-term consequences not only to a tribe's 
members, but to other tribes, and to states and non-Indian 
citizens. This makes recognition a question for the political--
or legislative--branch. A tribe is eligible for a variety of 
federal services and benefits, including operation of a casino 
on its lands, and absolute sovereign immunity against anyone 
except the federal government. It usually obtains federal 
protection in controversies where states, local governments, or 
private citizens are adverse parties. A tribe may exercise 
special political authority over its territory and its Indian 
members. Land acquired in trust for a tribe divests state and 
local government jurisdiction over such property. A tribe is 
not deemed to be a party to the Constitution and as a result, 
an individual under a tribe's civil or criminal jurisdiction 
does not possess on that tribe's lands any of the rights 
guaranteed by the Constitution, except as provided by Congress. 
These unique tribal powers and immunities exist through 
centuries of treaties and statutes enacted in and by the 
Congress.
    Concern over the Executive Branch's appropriation of this 
congressional power reached a bipartisan high during the Obama 
Administration. On July 1, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA) finalized a controversial rule to revise the ``Part 83'' 
recognition regulations (regulations codified in 25 C.F.R. Part 
83) that relaxed the criteria and lowered the evidentiary 
standards a petitioner must meet to be acknowledged as a tribe. 
The Obama administration lowered the bar for BIA to recognize 
tribes without authorization from Congress despite there being 
virtually no requests from Congress or currently recognized 
tribes to relax the criteria or lower the evidentiary 
standards.
    In September of 2017, Chairman Bishop introduced H.R. 3744, 
the Tribal Recognition Act of 2018. H.R. 3744 recognizes and 
reasserts Congress' appropriate role over the formation of 
Indian policy by establishing a basis for the Secretary to 
examine the evidence submitted by groups seeking recognition as 
tribes, and for the determination on extending recognition to 
be reserved to the Congress. On September 26, 2017, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the bill and its 
potential effects on Indian country. In September 2018, the 
Committee ordered the bill reported, as amended.
    The criteria contained in the bill reflect the major parts 
of the ``old'' Part 83 criteria as they existed before the 2018 
revisions. Under the bill, the Secretary shall not have any 
power to recognize a tribe (except as expressly authorized by 
Act of Congress), and the Part 83 rule shall have no force or 
effect.
    On September 26, 2017 the subcommittee examined H.R. 3535, 
The Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act of 2017, sponsored by 
Subcommittee Chairman LaMalfa. The bill was ordered reported on 
May 8, 2018.
    In May of 2017, the House passed H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. 
Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 
2017, introduced by Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA). The Act extends 
federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the 
Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi 
Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, 
and the Nansemond Indian Tribe in Virginia. The bill was signed 
into Public Law 115-121 on January 29, 2018.
    The House also passed H.R. 3764, the Little Shell Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2018 on September 12, 2018. 
Introduced by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) in September 2017, the 
bill extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of Montana and takes 200 acres of land within 
the tribe's service area into trust to be used for a tribal 
land base.

Oversight of the Indian Health Service and Improving Alaska Native 
        Healthcare

    For decades, federally-run Indian Health Service (IHS) 
facilities have been plagued by low-quality health care, 
accusations of impropriety, nepotism, and corruption. To make 
matters worse, the tribes served by the Great Plains area are 
generally located on large rural reservations that are beset by 
long-term systemic non-healthcare problems like high 
unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, a youth suicide epidemic, 
housing shortages, and lack of education.
    In 2010 Congress permanently reauthorized the Indian Health 
Care Improvement Act through the Affordable Care Act. However, 
since that time, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
(CMS) continues to find serious health deficiencies at several 
IHS hospitals. CMS has terminated its provider contract with 
the Omaha-Winnebago Indian Health Service Hospital in Nebraska, 
while several in South Dakota were put on notice that their 
performance was potentially deficient. Holding the offending 
parties accountable for these failures while ensuring educated, 
qualified individuals are staffed throughout IHS facilities 
remains a high priority for the Subcommittee.
    The troubles with the provision of services by IHS are not 
a function of federal spending levels on Indian programs. The 
problems occurred if not worsened after Congress elevated 
funding for the Service, including an increase in annual 
appropriations almost each year since the 2010. In fact, since 
2008, funding for the IHS has increased by almost 50 percent. 
The House's fiscal year (FY) 2018 proposed appropriation sits 
at approximately $750 million over FY 2010 levels, yet the 
dangerous situation in the Great Plains area and the staffing 
shortage problem throughout the twelve IHS areas continues to 
exist if not grow.
    In May of 2017, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) introduced H.R. 
2662, the Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service 
Act of 2017. On June 21, 2017, the Subcommittee held a 
legislative hearing on the bill, receiving favorable testimony. 
The Subcommittee continued to address stakeholder comments to 
H.R. 2662 throughout 2017 and on May 18, 2018, Rep. Kristi Noem 
introduced a revised bill, H.R. 5874. The Committee ordered 
H.R. 5874 favorably reported on June 13, 2018.

Tribal Forest Management

    The 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. Tribal forest 
managers continue to be more effective at using their limited 
resources to better protect forest health, prevent catastrophic 
wildfires and create jobs. By allowing tribes to manage and 
maintain their own forests and timber, new avenues for economic 
development will be made available as well as increased levels 
of safety and prevention against wildfires.
    In January of 2018, H.R. 1306, the Western Oregon Tribal 
Fairness Act, which was sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), 
was signed into law (P.L. 115-103). The bill requires land to 
be held in trust for the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of 
Indians, and another trust for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, 
Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The bill also amends the 
Coquille Restoration Act providing that the Department of the 
Interior manage the Coquille forest in accordance with only 
those laws pertaining to the management of Indian trust land.
    In December of 2018, Congress passed S. 245 (P.L. 115-325) 
which contained a provision amending the Tribal Forest 
Protection Act of 2004 (TFPA) to include new authority that 
directs the Secretary (of Agriculture or the Interior) to enter 
into a minimum number of contracts or agreements with Indian 
tribes to enable the tribes to carry out various activities. 
One such activity under this demonstration project will be for 
Indian tribes and Alaska Natives to promote biomass energy 
production on Indian forest land and in nearby communities by 
providing reliable supplies of woody biomass from federal land.

Resolving Native American Land Issues

    On October 25, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
H.R. 215, American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017, sponsored by 
Rep. Don Young (R-AK). The bill requires the Department of the 
Interior, upon the request of an Indian tribe, to transfer land 
held in trust for the tribe to the tribe as restricted fee 
tribal land. The Subcommittee received favorable testimony on 
the bill, as several witnesses remarked that the bill would 
help tribes take true economic control over their lands.
    The Subcommittee continued to exercise its legislative 
authority to review bills to place excess federal land into 
trust for Indian tribes. Restoring tribal homelands continues 
to be a priority of the Subcommittee, working alongside 
federal, local and tribal stakeholders. These measures include:
    H.R. 1901, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land 
Transfer Act. On June 7, 2017 the Subcommittee held a hearing 
on the bill and on December 12, 2017 the Full Committee ordered 
the identical senate bill, S. 825 to be reported. The bill 
would transfer approximately 19 acres of federal land to the 
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, 
Alaska for health-related purposes. Once the land title is 
received by the Health Consortium, the hospital expansion and 
renovations can move forward. S. 825 passed the House and 
became law on December 18, 2018 (P.L. 115-326).
    H.R. 4032, the Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-
of-Way, Easements and Boundary Clarification Act. In July 2018, 
the House passed H.R. 4032, which corrected undocumented 
rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, as well as clarifies the northern boundary of the 
Reservation. The bill also placed approximately 3,400 acres 
into trust for the tribe in Maricopa and Pinal counties, 
Arizona. This bill passed the U.S. Senate and was signed into 
law in December 2018.
    H.R. 146, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands 
Reacquisition Act. In April 2018, the House passed H.R. 146, 
which takes specified lands in Monroe County, Tennessee, into 
trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
    H.R. 1491, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land 
Affirmation Act of 2017. In November 2017, the House passed 
H.R. 1491, which placed approximately 1,427 acres of federal 
land in Santa Barbara County, California, into trust for the 
benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
    H.R. 597, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017. In 
July 2017, the House passed H.R. 597 which places land into 
trust in Sonoma County, California into trust for the benefit 
of the Lytton Rancheria of California.

Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico continues to be in a fiscal and economic 
crisis. The island has accumulated over $110 billion in 
combined debt and unfunded pension liabilities and has seen a 
ten percent decline in population over the past decade. Due to 
the realities facing the island, and the inability of its local 
politicians to bring order and transparency to its institutions 
of government, immediate congressional action was required. 
Congress, through the leadership of this Committee, has taken 
concrete measures to alleviate the crisis, including the 
development and enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight and 
Management & Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) in the 114th 
Congress (P.L. 114-187). Conditions on the territory were 
further complicated by hurricanes Irma and Maria that 
devastated the island in 2017. The Full Committee has taken a 
central role in PROMESA-related matters and, in coordination 
with other congressional committees, oversight of hurricane 
recovery and rebuilding. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources has run point on all issues pertaining to energy 
production reconstruction and improvements, as well as issues 
pertaining to Puerto Rico's debt negotiations.

Improvements to the Insular Workforce

    The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has 
struggled with attracting and maintaining a quality workforce 
for decades due to the island's relative isolation and somewhat 
stagnant economy. Due to the Commonwealth's political union 
with the United States, Congress can unilaterally extend U.S. 
immigration and naturalization laws to the CNMI under the 
Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). The CNRA 
allowed a Commonwealth Only Transitional Worker (CW) 
classification to help assist with the CNMI's need for foreign 
workers to meet demand, as well as a vocational training for 
U.S. citizens and legal residents. While the CW program was 
viewed as temporary assistance to help bolster the workforce in 
the CNMI while U.S. citizens and residents to improve their 
qualifications, a May 2017 report from the GAO titled 
``Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Implementation 
of Federal Minimum Wage and Immigration Laws'' revealed a 
doubling in demand for CW permits over a 3 year span (6,325 in 
2013 to 13,299 in 2016.) The same report found that foreign 
workers made up more than half of the CNMI's workforce, a 
clearly unsustainable system that found an unparalleled amount 
of wages paid flowing out of the Commonwealth.
    To help incentivize the hiring of United States workers in 
the CMNI, on May 24, 2018 Chairman Bishop introduced H.R. 5956, 
the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018. The 
bill increases the percentage of United States workers in the 
CNMI by creating incentives for businesses for the hiring, 
protection, and retention of U.S. workers, as well as increase 
the annual number of authorized CNMI-only transitional workers 
and their labor protections. The bill became law on July 24, 
2018 (P.L. 115-218).

                        II. LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS

    June 7, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 1074, To repeal the Act 
entitled ``An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa 
over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and 
Fox Indian Reservation''; H.R. 1901, To provide for the 
conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional 
Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for other 
purposes; and S. 249, A bill to provide that the pueblo of 
Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and 
for other purposes.
    June 21, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 2662, To amend the 
Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment 
and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, 
restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve 
health services, and for other purposes.
    September 26, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 3535, To restore 
Federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria of California, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 3650, To provide for the recognition 
of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 3744, To provide that an Indian group may receive 
Federal acknowledgement as an Indian tribe only by an Act of 
Congress.
    October 4, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 146, To take certain 
Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2402, 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, to 
substitute certain land selections of the Navajo Nation, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 2606, To amend the Act of August 
4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to 
restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes 
of Oklahoma, and for other purposes.
    October 25, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 215, To empower 
federally recognized Indian tribes to accept restricted fee 
tribal lands, and for other purposes.
    November 15, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 212, To amend the 
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to 
provide a process for expediting congressional review of an 
Indian tribe's funding agreement at the Indian tribe's request, 
and for other purposes; H.R. 2320, 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; and H.R. 3225, To allow the 
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, 
the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 
the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands.
    January 17, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 4506, To provide 
incentives to encourage tribal job creation and economic 
activity, and for other purposes.
    February 6, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 231, To fulfill the 
land conveyance requirements under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act for the Alaska Native Village of Canyon Village, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 4032, To confirm undocumented 
Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River 
Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in 
Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the 
benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other 
purposes.
    April 26, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 211, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to complete a land exchange with the 
Chugach Regional Alaska Native Corporation, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 5317, To repeal section 2141 of the Revised 
Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol 
manufacturing on Indian lands.
    July 24, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 5244, To reaffirm the 
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes; S. 
607, A bill to establish a business incubators program within 
the Department of the Interior to promote economic development 
in Indian reservation communities; and S. 1116, A bill to amend 
the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and 
Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native 
American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic 
development opportunities to Indian communities.
    September 13, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 4985, To restore 
an opportunity for tribal economic development on terms that 
are equal and fair, and for other purposes.

                        III. OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

    March 9, 2017--Hearing held on ``Improving and Expanding 
Infrastructure in Tribal and Insular Communities''.
    March 22, 2017--Hearing held on ``The Status of the Puerto 
Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Restructuring Support 
Agreement.''
    May 23, 2017--Hearing held on ``The Status and Future of 
the Cobell Land Consolidation Program''.
    July 13, 2017--Hearing held on ``Comparing 21st Century 
Trust Land Acquisition with the Intent of the 73rd Congress in 
Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act.''
    July 25, 2017--Hearing held on ``Assessing Current 
Conditions and Challenges at the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical 
Medical Center in American Samoa.''
    March 20, 2018--Hearing held on ``Policy Priorities for the 
Administration's FY 2019 Budget for Indian Affairs and Insular 
Areas.''

              Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations


             I. OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Chaired by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), the Subcommittee 
continued to ensure the accountability and efficiency of 
programs and policies within the Committee's jurisdiction. 
Through regulatory oversight, assessment of grants and fiscal 
management, as well as employee misconduct, among other 
reviews, the Subcommittee exposed waste, fraud, and abuse in 
order to promote the transparent and effective use of taxpayer 
dollars.

Regulatory Oversight

            Endangered Species Act
    On March 28, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled, 
``ESA Consultation Impediments to Economic and Infrastructure 
Development.'' The hearing reviewed challenges created by 
section 7 consultation processes under the Endangered Species 
Act (ESA). On October 3, 2017, the Committee held a legislative 
hearing, prepared by the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations staff, on five ESA reform bills: H.R. 1274, H.R. 
424, H.R. 717, H.R. 2603, and H.R. 3131. These bills sought to 
improve the ESA by empowering states, ensuring scientific data 
transparency, streamlining the ESA listing and delisting 
process, and making more resources available for species 
recovery. All five bills were reported out of the Committee by 
February 2018. On September 26, 2018, the Committee held a 
second legislative hearing, prepared by Subcommittee staff, on 
nine ESA reform bills: H.R. 3608, H.R. 6344, H.R. 6345, H.R. 
6346, H.R. 6354, H.R. 6355, H.R. 6356, H.R. 6360, and H.R. 
6364. On September 27, 2018 the Committee reported H.R. 3608, 
H.R. 6345, and H.R. 6355 out of Committee.
            Examining the Impact of Federal Natural Resources Laws
    In hearings held on May 24, 2017 and July 18, 2017, the 
Subcommittee examined the implementation of five major federal 
natural resources laws: the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 
(IRA), the Wilderness Act of 1964, the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act (FLPMA), Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 
(MMPA), and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 
(NHPA). These two hearings, titled ``Examining Impacts of 
Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray'' and ``Examining 
Impacts of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part 
II'' focused on instances where federal agencies' application 
of natural resources laws has expanded beyond congressional 
intent. Subcommittee members heard testimony from stakeholders, 
constituents, and experts on how these laws have resulted in 
burdensome regulations, costly litigation, and other adverse 
consequences to American taxpayers.
    On June 7, 2017 the Subcommittee sent a letter to Secretary 
of the Interior Ryan Zinke about the Department of the 
Interior's (DOI) litigation settlement practices. The 
Subcommittee requested that DOI provide documents identifying 
all settlements and consent decrees, where DOI was a defendant, 
entered into from January 1, 2016 through January 19, 2017. The 
Subcommittee reviewed responsive documents received from DOI 
and continues to monitor any litigation, including settlements 
and consent decrees, involving DOI and its bureaus. On March 
22, 2018, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman Bruce 
Westerman wrote to Advisory Council on National Historic 
Preservation Chairman Milford W. Donaldson urging adoption of 
Federal Communications Commission regulations permitting 
colocation of new cellular infrastructure on existing cell 
towers without requiring individualized consultation with State 
and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers under the NHPA.
            Examining the Impact of Federal Natural Resources Laws on 
                    Border Security
    On February 15, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing 
titled ``The Costs of Denying Border Patrol Access: Our 
Environment and Security.'' This hearing examined challenges 
faced by Border Patrol agents on federal borderlands and the 
environmental impact of illegal border crossings and drug 
smuggling. Subcommittee members heard testimony from 
stakeholders, including the President of the National Border 
Patrol Council and a representative of the Arizona Cattleman's 
Association. Testimony at the hearing reiterated that the 
remote location of large portions of federally owned borderland 
make them a popular location for cross border violators (CBVs), 
such as drug and human smugglers, foreign nationals, and 
terrorists and terrorist organizations. Moreover, witnesses 
stated that bureaucratic regulations and policies related to 
federal natural resources laws slow or impede Border Patrol's 
operations on federally owned land. Finally, witnesses stated 
that violence associated with high levels of CBVs deprives the 
public of access to federally owned lands and large numbers of 
CBVs cause significant environmental damage.
            Foreign Influence on U.S. Environmental and Natural 
                    Resources Policy
    In 2018, the Subcommittee began an investigation into how 
environmental and natural resources laws, and litigation under 
those laws by special interest groups, may detrimentally 
influence U.S. national interests. On February 23, 2018, the 
U.S. Navy submitted an information paper, in response to a 
Subcommittee request, stating that ``Environmental Laws, and in 
particular litigation under [MMPA], have on various occasions 
unreasonably restricted Navy training and testing activities 
and do, on a daily basis, limit the time, place and types of 
training activities that [the] Navy is able to conduct.'' On 
March 1, 2018, the U.S. Army similarly reported to the 
Subcommittee that ``[c]ompliance with environmental laws, such 
as the ESA, and the use of environmental laws by interest 
groups has at certain installations resulted in limitations on 
training land, accessibility, and on range infrastructure 
improvement.''
    On June 13, 2018, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman 
Westerman wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting 
information on how foreign entities may leverage connections 
with U.S.-based 501(c) organizations to negatively impact U.S. 
military deployments and training through strategic 
environmental and natural resources litigation. In addition, 
Subcommittee staff reviewed relevant court filings by special 
interest groups participating in environmental and natural 
resources litigation against the U.S. armed services.
    From June to October 2018, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee 
Chairman Westerman wrote to several of the special interest 
groups involved in environmental and natural resources 
litigation: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Center 
for Biological Diversity (CBD), Earthjustice, and World 
Resources Institute (WRI) requesting documents and information 
on their interactions with foreign entities in regards to 
advocacy for and influence on U.S. natural resources and 
environmental laws. Subcommittee staff also reviewed relevant 
communications and documents received from outside sources 
detailing efforts by foreign entities to influence U.S. 
environmental and natural resources policy through lobbying and 
litigation by U.S. based 501(c) organizations. On October 19, 
2018, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman Westerman wrote 
to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher 
Wray seeking information on the FBI's efforts to combat 
potential foreign interference in U.S. environmental and 
natural resources policy. The Subcommittee's investigation is 
on-going.

Insular Affairs

            Oversight of Federal and Territorial Government Response to 
                    Hurricanes Irma and Marie
    In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto 
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands causing widespread 
destruction. On October 17, 2017 Chairman Bishop, Subcommittee 
Chairman Westerman, Indian and Insular Affairs Subcommittee 
Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), and Indian and Insular Affairs 
Subcommittee Vice-Chair Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR) wrote 
to both Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator 
William B. ``Brock'' Long and FBI Director Christopher Wray 
requesting a briefing on reports that federal emergency aid was 
being misappropriated by local government officials in Puerto 
Rico. Subcommittee staff subsequently received a briefing on 
the investigations and on FEMA's operations in response to 
Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
    On October 26, 2017, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee 
Chairman Westerman wrote to Puerto Rico Electric Power 
Authority (PREPA) Executive Director Ricardo Ramos regarding a 
$300,000,000 contract PREPA entered into with a small 
engineering firm to rebuild Puerto Rico's damaged electrical 
grid. The Subcommittee sought information and documents in 
order to better understand how PREPA decided to enter into the 
contract. The Subcommittee also sought information and 
documents on PREPA's decision not to activate its existing 
mutual aid agreements with utilities based on the U.S. 
mainland. Subcommittee staff received and reviewed responsive 
documents totalling over 2,000 pages. On November 17, 2017, 
PREPA Executive Director Ramos resigned.
    On March 12, 2018, Chairman Bishop, Subcommittee Chairman 
Westerman, and Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska 
Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa wrote to PREPA Interim 
Executive Director Justo Gonzalez regarding multiple 
allegations of corruption in the power restoration process. 
Allegations included that PREPA officials were accepting or 
demanding bribes to restore power to residences and businesses. 
The investigative letter sought information on allegations that 
PREPA employees restored power to their residences before 
restoring power to critical public infrastructure such as San 
Juan's Rio Piedras Medical Center and the Luis Munoz Marin 
International Airport and on reports that federal officials 
raided a previously undisclosed PREPA warehouse containing 
critical electrical grid components withheld from FEMA 
contractors. The Subcommittee reviewed documents produced by 
PREPA and continues to monitor recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
    On July 18, 2018, Chairman Bishop and House Judiciary 
Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) wrote to U.S. Virgin 
Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp seeking information and 
documents regarding a USVI Executive Order authorizing the USVI 
National Guard to ``seize arms, ammunition, explosives, and 
incendiary material and other property'' as needed during the 
2018 hurricane season. The chairmen expressed concern that the 
Executive Order's language empowered the National Guard to 
seize lawfully owned firearms from U.S. citizens, in violation 
of their constitutional rights. In writing to Governor Mapp, 
the chairmen sought clarification on the executive order's 
wording and implementation. The Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations reviewed document production from the USVI 
governor's office. In addition to the documents produced by the 
USVI governor's office, the Subcommittee reviewed information 
provided by national and local stakeholders related to 
restrictions and obstacles to legal gun ownership in the USVI.

Ethics and Transparency at the Department of the Interior and U.S. 
        Forest Service

    On February 2, 2017, Chairman Bishop wrote to the Acting 
Secretary of the Interior Kevin ``Jack'' Haugrud requesting 
information and documents on DOI's employment policies. The 
chairman expressed concerns about DOI hiring and human 
resources practices given repeated instances of employee 
misconduct across all DOI bureaus. On May 3, 2017, Chairman 
Bishop and then-Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 
Chairman Raul Labrador (R-ID) wrote to Secretary of the 
Interior Ryan Zinke requesting information on the funding and 
operations of two climate change adaption programs within DOI, 
the U.S. Geological Survey's Climate Science Centers and the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey's Landscape Conservation 
Cooperatives.
    On October 3, 2017, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee 
Chairman Westerman wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ryan 
Zinke regarding DOI's use of non-commercial air travel for 
official business. The chairmen requested documents sufficient 
to identify each use of government-owned, rented, leased, or 
chartered aircraft by the Secretary of the Interior since 
January 20, 2009, including information sufficient to show the 
dates, destinations, purpose, cost, and approval by the Office 
of the Solicitor. On October 5, 2017, Chairman Bishop and 
Subcommittee Chairman Westerman sent a letter to DOI Principal 
Deputy Solicitor Daniel Jorjani to investigate improper 
disclosures of internal DOI documents, including deliberative 
documents prepared for Secretary Zinke and legal memoranda 
prepared for President Trump. The Committee also received a 
briefing on DOI's policies and procedures related to the 
unauthorized disclosure of sensitive documents.
    On January 10, 2018, Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee 
Chairman Westerman wrote to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
Acting Director Brian Steed regarding a senior BLM law 
enforcement's misconduct. The BLM law enforcement officer 
mishandled evidence and abused the authority of his official 
position. The Subcommittee received a briefing on BLM's actions 
to address its law enforcement practices. The law enforcement 
officer in question was removed from duty.
    On January 19, 2018, Subcommittee Chairman Westerman wrote 
to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke concerning contracting 
and procurement problems in the Forest Service's aerial 
firefighting tanker program. Specifically, Subcommittee 
Chairman requested information and documents on the status of 
the Service's Aerial Firefighting Use and Effectiveness Study 
(AFUE). As of the date of the letter, the AFUE was two years 
behind schedule and the results of the study were unknown. 
Subcommittee staff reviewed over 1,500 pages of documents 
provided by the Service in response to the January 19, 2018 
letter. Subcommittee staff also reviewed documents provided by 
outside stakeholders, relevant government contracting law 
provisions, and litigation. Subcommittee staff briefed 
Subcommittee Chairman Westerman and other committee members on 
the staff's findings.
    On September 4, 2018, Chairman Bishop wrote to Secretary of 
the Interior Ryan Zinke regarding the Committee's on-going 
oversight of employee misconduct issues at DOI. While 
acknowledging the progress made during Secretary Zinke's 
tenure, the Chairman's letter highlighted examples of recently 
exposed employee wrongdoing. The letter requested DOI provide 
the Committee with documents and information on the 
Department's new comprehensive anti-harassment policy, the 
Department's enforcement plan for its revised ethical 
standards, and a document identifying the number of DOI 
employees terminated or disciplined for workplace misconduct 
since January 1, 2015. Subcommittee staff reviewed the 
responsive documents provided by DOI and received a bipartisan 
briefing from DOI's senior human capital and ethics officials.

Grants and Fiscal Management

    On April 6, 2017 then-Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations Chairman Raul Labrador (R-ID) wrote a letter to 
six DOI agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National 
Marine Fisheries Service requesting information about grant 
awards and cooperative agreements. The Subcommittee also 
consistently engaged with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(FWS) about its grants and cooperative agreement awarding 
process. As part of the Subcommittee's oversight of DOI's 
grants and cooperative agreements, the Subcommittee 
investigated alleged misconduct by a senior FWS official who 
failed to properly disclose a conflict of interest. The 
Subcommittee also coordinated with the Office of the Inspector 
General to review the FWS official's potentially improper 
engagement in the decision process of awarding a grant to an 
organization tied to the official's spouse.

                         II. OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

    March 28, 2017--Hearing held on ``ESA Consultation 
Impediments to Economic and Infrastructure Development.''
    May 24, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining Impacts of 
Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray.''
    June 28, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining Policy Impacts 
of Excessive Litigation Against the Department of the 
Interior.''
    July 18, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining Impacts of 
Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part II.''
    September 27, 2017--Hearing held on ``Exploring Solutions 
to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency 
of National Forests.''
    December 7, 2017--Hearing held on ``Transforming the 
Department of the Interior for the 21st Century.''
    February 15, 2018--Hearing held on ``The Costs of Denying 
Border Patrol Access: Our Environment and Security.''

                Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans


             I. OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Chaired by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the Subcommittee 
worked towards enhancing and modernizing water and power 
supplies, providing regulatory certainty and eliminating 
conflicting federal requirements that endanger American jobs, 
protecting and promoting fishing access, and instilling federal 
transparency and accountability while empowering states.

Empowering States

    Whether legislative or oversight in nature, nearly all of 
the Subcommittee's work revolved around a core agenda of 
empowering states and the communities directly impacted by 
statutes and policies under its purview.
    Most notably, the Subcommittee advanced a number of Bureau 
of Reclamation title transfers which give federal water assets 
to the locals that already operate and maintain the assets 
being transferred. In all cases, the federal investment in 
these assets has been, or will be, repaid by the applicant 
prior to receiving title to the asset. H.R. 6038 and H.R. 6039, 
both introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), H.R. 6040 
introduced by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), H.R. 6652 introduced 
by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and H.R. 6583 introduced by 
Chairman Bishop all look to empower local water and power 
managers by giving them title to the infrastructure assets that 
they have operated, maintained, and repaid.
    The Subcommittee also addressed empowering states with the 
Committee passage of H.R. 2939, the Water Rights Protection 
Act, introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO). In the past, there 
have been instances where the federal government has tried to 
require that private entities relinquish their water rights to 
the federal government as a condition of permitting a land use 
lease, superseding state law. This bill protects longstanding 
water rights by prohibiting agencies within the Departments of 
the Interior and Agriculture from conditioning or withholding 
the issuance of any permit on the requirement to transfer 
privately held water rights to the United States.
    Unfortunately, federal overreach is not unique to the water 
and power community. A notable example is in the Gulf of 
Mexico, where federal overreach and significant inconsistencies 
between federal and state fisheries data have nearly decimated 
a regional economy. H.R. 3588, the RED SNAPPER Act proposed by 
Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), looks to remedy this longstanding 
issue of fishery access in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to 
expanding State management jurisdiction and providing greater 
regulatory certainty, the bill requires consideration of 
collaborative scientific data on species' stock and season 
duration to be included in the development of fishery 
management in the Gulf states. Due to Congressman Graves' 
efforts, the Department of Commerce released Exempted Fishing 
Permits to implement a pilot program that gives state fishery 
managers much greater say in the science behind the management 
of the fishery and the management regulations themselves.

Enhancing and Modernizing Water and Power Supplies

    The Subcommittee began the Congress with an oversight 
hearing entitled, ``Modernizing Western Water and Power 
Infrastructure in the 21st century.'' Laying the groundwork for 
the Subcommittee's water and power agenda, this hearing 
examined ways to protect existing water and power 
infrastructure as well as help facilitate the construction of 
new water and power facilities.
    Existing drought conditions, along with regulations on new 
and existing infrastructure have exacerbated water and power 
supply uncertainty throughout the West. To that end the 
Committee passed H.R. 4419, the Bureau of Reclamation and 
Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act, 
sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse. This bill reforms the current 
cumbersome process required by the Bureau of Reclamation to 
study the feasibility of new and/or expanded water projects. 
With aging infrastructure, population growth, and drought 
conditions, it is critical we modernize our process to expand 
water storage to meet continuously growing demands.
    The Subcommittee also focused on bills to reduce 
inefficiencies in our current water storage and delivery 
systems. H.R. 1967, the Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage 
Hydropower Development Act and H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title 
Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act, 
both sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman Lamborn, reduced 
overbearing and redundant regulation and placed more power into 
the hands of the local people and entities operating and 
maintaining water infrastructure projects.

Providing Regulatory Certainty and Eliminating Conflicting Federal 
        Requirements

    The Subcommittee addressed many bills which aim to ensure 
regulatory certainty while balancing environmental and economic 
needs.
    One of these bills, H.R. 3144, a bipartisan bill introduced 
by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), was passed by the 
Committee and the House. For decades, there has been 
uncertainty over the operations of existing hydropower in the 
Pacific Northwest due to federal regulations, court orders and 
other administrative decisions. This bill provides certainty 
over the reliable management of the Federal Columbia River 
Power System. It removes patchwork regulation and requires 
federal agencies to operate in a manner that is consistent with 
the current operations plan. Additionally, in September 2018, 
the Subcommittee conducted an oversight hearing in Pasco, 
Washington with Representatives McMorris Rodgers and Newhouse 
to examine the costs and impacts of a water and power system 
where constant litigation has resulted in the system not being 
managed by sound science, but by judicial edict.
    Another bill of interest is H.R. 4465, the Endangered Fish 
Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill 
introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), which was passed by the 
Committee and the House. This legislation extends the 
endangered fish recovery programs on the Upper Colorado and San 
Juan Rivers using funding collected by power generation in the 
respective basins. This promotes the dual goals of delisting 
certain Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species, while at 
the same time ensuring the continued reliability of water and 
power operations in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River 
Basins. It also requires a report to Congress on the efficacy 
and cost effectiveness of the Upper Colorado and San Juan Fish 
Recovery Programs.
    Finally, H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries 
Predation Prevention Act introduced by Rep. Jaime Herrera 
Buetler (R-WA), garnered wide support, passing the House with a 
vote of 288-116. It aims to assist in the recovery of ESA-
listed salmon in the Columbia River watershed by authorizing 
permits to allow state and tribal lethal takings of harmful, 
invasive sealions under certain conditions. Ratepayers in the 
Pacific Northwest pay premiums on their power rates to fund 
mitigation programs for ESA-listed endangered Salmon in the 
Columbia River Basin; allowing invasive sealions to gorge on 
these protected salmon not only drastically increases the cost 
of mitigation but fundamentally undermines the goal of recovery 
for the fish population. A similar bill, S. 311, passed the 
House and Senate and became law on December 18, 2018 (P.L. 115-
329).

Protecting and Promoting Fishing Access

    The Subcommittee also pursued policies to promote proper 
fishery conservation and stewardship, while recognizing proper 
tools and flexibility necessary to manage fisheries 
effectively. H.R. 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities 
and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, 
introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), passed the House on July 
11, 2018. This bill revises and reauthorizes the landmark 
fishery management law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and affords managerial 
flexibility by allowing Councils to base timeframes on best 
available science. It also increases public transparency, 
including greater stakeholder inclusion in planning processes, 
and requires the Secretary to incorporate cooperative research 
with fishermen and outside groups.
    H.R. 2023, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries 
Management Act of 2017 introduced by Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) 
modernizes federal fisheries management specific to 
recreational angling. The bill, which aims to increase access 
for recreational anglers to federal waters, emphasize 
cooperative federalism in data collection, and facilitate 
alternative regulatory measures that ditch the ``one-size-fits-
all'' method for practices that may be more appropriate for the 
respective fishing sectors. A similar bill, S. 1520, passed the 
House and Senate and became law on December 31, 2108.
    The burdens of superfluous fishery regulations are not 
limited to the Gulf but affect populations on the East Coast as 
well. H.R. 1411, the Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act, 
introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) aims to mitigate 
effects of arduous summer flounder quotas--called an ``attack 
on our economy and our way of life'' in the Congressman's home 
state--and require state and federal entities to manage 
fisheries under pre-revised frameworks regarding seasonal 
allowable biological catch.

Federal Transparency and Accountability

    The Subcommittee remains committed to the principles of 
good governance and Federal accountability. This includes the 
revision of regulatory resources when warranted. In response to 
imprecise mapping of coastal areas, the Subcommittee updated 
the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) through H.R. 2947, 
introduced by Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL) and H.R. 4880, introduced 
by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) to codify federal 
corrections to maps covering areas in Florida and Delaware, 
respectively. These bills implement U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS) recommendations, which found various structures 
to be erroneously added to the CBRA System due to limitations 
and inaccuracies of the original maps. Due to the outdated 
technology in the development of these maps, inclusion of these 
areas would inappropriately prohibit residents from taking 
advantage of federal benefits.
    For that reason, the Subcommittee also advanced multiple 
bills addressing concerns for bureaucratic transparency, 
including three by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ).
    To alleviate apprehensions of procedural impropriety by the 
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), H.R. 2371, the 
Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act was 
introduced, passed by the Committee and the House. This bill 
requires the establishment of a pilot project to increase 
transparency of WAPA's costs, rates, staffing, and other 
financial and operational dealings. The program will make an 
annual summary of updates in information and unobligated 
balances publicly available on the web.
    With much of the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) 
water infrastructure built over 50 years ago, they have 
developed a backlog of maintenance issues. However, there have 
been concerns that Reclamation has not been fully transparent 
in providing the extent of its maintenance backlog. H.R. 660, 
the Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act, which requires 
Reclamation to compile an infrastructure assessment report 
every two years, passed the House on September 12, 2018.
    H.R. 5556, the Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency 
Act of 2018, requires Power Marking Administrations (PMAs) to 
estimate and report direct and indirect costs associated with 
any federal environmental laws impacting the conservation of 
fish and wildlife to each wholesale firm power customer on a 
monthly basis. It also directs PMA administrators to provide an 
annual report on such costs and sources of replacement power to 
the appropriate Congressional committees. H.R. 5556 passed the 
Committee on September 20, 2018.

                        II. LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS

    April 4, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 220, To authorize the 
expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1411, To continue in effect for the 2017 and 
2018 fishing seasons certain fishing specifications for the 
summer flounder fishery, and for other purposes; and Discussion 
Draft H.R. __, To amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to 
authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing 
multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs.
    May 18, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 2371, To require the 
Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to 
establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for 
customers, and for other purposes; and Discussion Draft H.R. 
__, 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, and 
for other purposes. ``Water Rights Protection Act.''
    June 8, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 2083, 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; and Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the 
transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation 
projects or facilities, and for other purposes. ``Reclamation 
Title Transfer Act.''
    September 26, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 200, To amend the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to 
provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for 
fishermen, and for other purposes; H.R. 2023, To modernize 
recreational fisheries management; H.R. 3588, To amend the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to 
provide for management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, 
and for other purposes; and Discussion Draft of H.R.__, To 
amend and reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act, and for other purposes.
    October 12, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 3144, To provide for 
operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant 
to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 3916, To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of the Interior 
functions under that Act with respect to species of fish that 
spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, 
and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to 
fresh waters.
    November 2, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 221, To reauthorize 
the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1176, To amend the Coastal Zone Management 
Act of 1972 to establish a Working Waterfront Task Force and a 
working waterfronts grant program, and for other purposes; and 
S. 140, A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water 
Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts 
in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
    November 30, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 4419, To facilitate 
and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian 
Affairs processes for creating or expanding certain water 
projects, and for other purposes.
    December 6, 2017--Hearing held on H.R. 4465, To maintain 
annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish 
recovery programs through fiscal year 2023, to require a report 
on the implementation of those programs, and for other 
purposes.
    February 27, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 2947, To replace 
certain Coastal Barrier Resources System maps; and H.R. 4880, 
To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal 
Barrier Resources System units in Delaware.
    April 17, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 1456, To prohibit the 
sale of shark fins, and for other purposes; H.R. 4528, To make 
technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation 
statutes, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5248, To amend and 
enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection 
Act to improve the conservation of sharks.
    July 11, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 5556, To provide for 
transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs 
incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western 
Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power 
Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration 
related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws 
impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 6038, To establish a procedure for the 
conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson 
Reservoir in the State of North Dakota; H.R. 6039, To establish 
a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property 
around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 6040, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities 
of the Central Valley Project.
    September 5, 2018--Hearing held on H.R. 6583, To authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain lands and 
facilities of the Big Sand Wash Project, Utah; and H.R. 6652, 
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to the Kennewick 
Irrigation District, and for other purposes.

                        III. OVERSIGHT HEARINGS

    March 1, 2017--Hearing held on ``Modernizing Western Water 
and Power Infrastructure in the 21st Century.''
    March 15, 2017--Hearing held on ``Examining the Creation 
and Management of Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries.''
    May 3, 2017--Hearing held on ``The Challenges of Keeping 
Hydropower Affordable and Opportunities for New Development.''
    July 19, 2017--Hearing held on ``Exploring the Successes 
and Challenges of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.''
    February 14, 2018--Hearing held on ``The State of the 
Nation's Water and Power Infrastructure.''
    April 12, 2018--Hearing held on ``Examining the Proposed 
Fiscal Year 2019 Spending, Priorities and Missions of the 
Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Four 
Power Marketing Administrations.''
    May 17, 2018--Hearing held on ``Federal Impediments to 
Commerce and Innovative Injurious Species Management.''

                     Jurisdiction of the Committee

    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 areas 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).

              Rules for the Committee on Natural Resources


                       (Adopted February 7, 2017)


               RULE 1. RULES OF THE HOUSE; VICE CHAIRMEN

    (a) Applicability of House Rules.
    (1) The Rules of the House of Representatives, so far as 
they are applicable, are the rules of the Committee on Natural 
Resources (hereinafter in these rules referred to as the 
``Committee'') and its Subcommittees.
    (2) Each Subcommittee is part of the Committee and is 
subject to the authority, direction and rules of the Committee. 
References in these rules to ``Committee'' and ``Chairman'' 
shall apply to each Subcommittee and its Chairman wherever 
applicable.
    (3) House Rule XI is incorporated and made a part of the 
rules of the Committee to the extent applicable.
    (b) Vice Chairmen.--Unless inconsistent with other rules, 
the Chairman shall appoint Vice Chairmen of the Committee and 
the Subcommittees. If the Chairman of the Committee or 
Subcommittee is not present at any meeting of the Committee or 
Subcommittee, as the case may be, the Vice Chairman shall 
preside. If the Vice Chairman is not present, the Ranking 
Member of the Majority party on the Committee or Subcommittee 
who is present shall preside at that meeting.

                      RULE 2. MEETINGS IN GENERAL

    (a) Scheduled Meetings.--The Committee shall meet at 10 
a.m. the first Wednesday of each month when the House is in 
session if so noticed by the Chairman under Committee Rule 
3(a). The Committee shall also meet at the call of the Chairman 
subject to advance notice to all Members of the Committee. 
Special meetings shall be called and convened by the Chairman 
as provided in clause 2(c)(1) of House Rule XI. Any Committee 
meeting or hearing that conflicts with a party caucus, 
conference, or similar party meeting shall be rescheduled at 
the discretion of the Chairman, in consultation with the 
Ranking Minority Member. The Committee may not sit during a 
joint session of the House and Senate or during a recess when a 
joint meeting of the House and Senate is in progress.
    (b) Open Meetings.--Each meeting for the transaction of 
business, including the markup of legislation, and each hearing 
of the Committee or a Subcommittee shall be open to the public, 
except as provided by clause 2(g) and clause 2(k) of House Rule 
XI.
    (c) Broadcasting.--Whenever a meeting for the transaction 
of business, including the markup of legislation, or a hearing 
is open to the public, that meeting or hearing shall be open to 
coverage by television, radio, and still photography in 
accordance with clauses 2(a)(1) and 4 of House Rule XI. The 
provisions of clause 4(f) of House Rule XI are specifically 
made part of these rules by reference. To the maximum extent 
practicable, the Committee shall provide audio and visual 
coverage of each hearing or meeting for the transaction of 
business in a manner that allows the public to easily listen to 
and view the proceedings, and maintain the recordings of such 
coverage in a manner that is easily accessible to the public. 
Operation and use of any Committee Internet broadcast system 
shall be fair and nonpartisan and in accordance with clause 
4(b) of House Rule XI and all other applicable rules of the 
Committee and the House.
    (d) Authorization and Oversight Plan.--No later than 
February 15 of the first session of each Congress, the 
Committee shall adopt its authorization and oversight plan for 
that Congress in accordance with clause 2(d) of House Rule X.

           RULE 3. MEETING AND HEARING PROCEDURES IN GENERAL

    (a) Notice and Information for Members and the Public.
    (1) The Chairman shall publicly announce the date, place 
and subject matter of a Committee hearing or meeting in 
accordance with clause 2(g)(3) of House Rule XI.
    (2) A hearing or meeting may begin sooner if the Chairman, 
with the concurrence of the Ranking Minority Member, determines 
that there is good cause to begin the meeting or hearing 
sooner, or if the Committee so determines by majority vote. In 
these cases, the Chairman shall publicly announce the meeting 
or hearing at the earliest possible time. The Committee shall 
promptly notify the Daily Digest Clerk of the Congressional 
Record and shall promptly make publicly available in electronic 
form the appropriate information as soon as possible after the 
public announcement is made.
    (3) To the extent practicable, a background memorandum 
prepared by the Majority staff summarizing the major provisions 
of any bill being considered by the Committee, including the 
need for the bill and its effect on current law, will be 
available for the Members of the Committee and the public no 
later than 48 hours before the meeting.
    (b) Public Availability of Markup Text.--At least 24 hours 
prior to the markup of any legislation (or at the time of an 
announcement under paragraph (a)(2) above made within 24 hours 
before such meeting), the Chairman shall cause the text of such 
legislation to be made publicly available in electronic form.
    (c) Meetings and Hearings to Begin Promptly.--Each meeting 
or hearing of the Committee shall begin promptly at the time 
stipulated in the public announcement of the meeting or 
hearing.
    (d) Addressing the Committee.--A Committee Member may 
address the Committee or a Subcommittee on any bill, motion, or 
other matter under consideration or may question a witness at a 
Hearing held only when recognized by the Chairman for that 
purpose. The time a Member may address the Committee or 
Subcommittee for any purpose or to question a witness shall be 
limited to five minutes, except as provided in Committee Rule 
4(f). A Member shall limit his remarks to the subject matter 
under consideration. The Chairman shall enforce the preceding 
provision.
    (e) Quorums.
    (1) A majority of the Members of the Committee shall 
constitute a quorum for the reporting of any measure or 
recommendation, the authorizing of a subpoena, the closing of 
any meeting or hearing to the public under clause 2(g)(1), 
clause 2(g)(2)(A) and clause 2(k)(5)(B) of House Rule XI, and 
the releasing of executive session materials under clause 
2(k)(7) of House Rule X. Testimony and evidence may be received 
at any hearing at which there are at least two Members of the 
Committee present. For the purpose of transacting all other 
business of the Committee, one-third of the Members shall 
constitute a quorum.
    (2) When a call of the roll is required to ascertain the 
presence of a quorum, the offices of all Members shall be 
notified and the Members shall have not less than 15 minutes to 
prove their attendance. The Chairman shall have the discretion 
to waive this requirement when a quorum is actually present or 
whenever a quorum is secured and may direct the relevant 
Committee Staff to note the names of all Members present within 
the 15-minute period.
    (f) Participation of Members in Committee and 
Subcommittees.--Any Member of the Committee may sit with any 
Subcommittee during any meeting or hearing, and by unanimous 
consent of the Members of the Subcommittee, may participate in 
such meeting or hearing, except that a former Chairman or 
former Ranking Member of the Full Committee may participate 
without unanimous consent. However, a Member who is not a 
Member of the Subcommittee (including former Full Committee 
Chairmen or Full Committee Ranking Members) may not vote on any 
matter before the Subcommittee, be counted for purposes of 
establishing a quorum or raise points of order.
    (g) Proxies.--No vote in the Committee or its Subcommittees 
may be cast by proxy.
    (h) Record Votes.--Record votes shall be ordered on the 
demand of one-fifth of the Members present, or by any Member in 
the apparent absence of a quorum.
    (i) Postponed Record Votes.
    (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Chairman may, after 
consultation with the Ranking Minority Member, postpone further 
proceedings when a record vote is ordered on the question of 
approving any measure or matter or adopting an amendment. The 
Chairman shall resume proceedings on a postponed request at any 
time after reasonable notice, but no later than the next 
meeting day.
    (2) Notwithstanding any intervening order for the previous 
question, when proceedings resume on a postponed question under 
paragraph (1), an underlying proposition shall remain subject 
to further debate or amendment to the same extent as when the 
question was postponed.
    (3) This rule shall apply to Subcommittee proceedings.
    (j) Privileged Motions.--A motion to recess from day to 
day, a motion to recess subject to the call of the Chairman 
(within 24 hours), and a motion to dispense with the first 
reading (in full) of a bill or resolution if printed copies are 
available, are nondebatable motions of high privilege.
    (k) Layover and Copy of Bill.--No measure or recommendation 
reported by a Subcommittee shall be considered by the Committee 
until two calendar days from the time of Subcommittee action. 
No bill shall be considered by the Committee unless a copy has 
been delivered to the office of each Member of the Committee 
requesting a copy. These requirements may be waived by a 
majority vote of the Committee at the time of consideration of 
the measure or recommendation.
    (l) Access to Dais and Conference Room.--Access to the 
hearing rooms' daises (and to the conference rooms adjacent to 
the Committee hearing rooms) shall be limited to Members of 
Congress and employees of the Committee during a meeting or 
hearing of the Committee, except that Committee Members' 
personal staff may be present on the daises if their employing 
Member is the author of a bill or amendment under consideration 
by the Committee, but only during the time that the bill or 
amendment is under active consideration by the Committee. 
Access to the conference rooms adjacent to the Committee 
hearing rooms shall be limited to Members of Congress and 
employees of Congress during a meeting or hearing of the 
Committee.
    (m) Cellular Telephones.--The use of cellular telephones is 
prohibited on the Committee dais or in the Committee hearing 
rooms during a meeting or hearing of the Committee.
    (n) Motion to go to Conference with the Senate.--The 
Chairman may offer a motion under clause 1 of Rule XXII 
whenever the Chairman considers it appropriate.
    (o) Materials for Record.--Other than witness questions for 
the hearing record, materials must be submitted within 10 
business days following the last day of the hearing or meeting. 
Witness questions for the hearing record must be submitted to 
the relevant Full Committee Staff or Subcommittee Clerk within 
3 business days following the last day of the hearing. The 
materials submitted must address the subject matter of the 
hearing or meeting. Only a Member of the Committee or an 
invited witness may submit materials for inclusion in the 
hearing or meeting record.

                       RULE 4. HEARING PROCEDURES

    (a) Written Statement; Oral Testimony.--Each witness who is 
to appear before the Committee or a Subcommittee shall file 
with the relevant Full Committee Staff or Subcommittee Clerk, 
at least two working days before the day of his or her 
appearance, a written statement of their proposed testimony. 
Each witness shall limit his or her oral presentation to a 
five-minute summary of the written statement, unless the 
Chairman, in consultation with the Ranking Minority Member, 
extends this time period. Subject to the approval of the 
Committee, the Chairman may waive oral testimony of any witness 
who has submitted written testimony for the record. In 
addition, a witness appearing in a nongovernmental capacity 
shall include a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of any 
Federal grants or contracts, or contracts or payments 
originating with a foreign government, received during the 
current calendar year or either of the previous two calendar 
years by the witness or by the entity represented by the 
witness and related to the subject matter of the hearing. The 
disclosure shall include the amount and source of each Federal 
grant (or subgrant thereof) or contract (or subcontract 
thereof) related to the subject matter of the hearing and the 
amount and country of origin of any payment or contract related 
to the subject matter of the hearing originating with a foreign 
government. Failure to comply with these disclosure 
requirements may result in the exclusion of the written 
testimony from the hearing record and/or the barring of an oral 
presentation of the testimony.
    (b) Minority Witnesses.--When any hearing is conducted by 
the Committee or any Subcommittee upon any measure or matter, 
the Minority party Members on the Committee or Subcommittee 
shall be entitled, upon request to the Chairman by a majority 
of those Minority Members before the completion of the hearing, 
to call witnesses selected by the Minority to testify with 
respect to that measure or matter during at least one day of 
hearings thereon.
    (c) Information for Members.--After announcement of a 
hearing, the Committee shall make available as soon as 
practicable to all Members of the Committee a tentative witness 
list and to the extent practicable the Majority staff shall 
make publicly available a memorandum explaining the subject 
matter of the hearing (including relevant legislative reports 
and other necessary material). In addition, the Chairman shall 
make available to the Members of the Committee any official 
reports from departments and agencies on the subject matter as 
they are received.
    (d) Subpoenas.--The Committee or a Subcommittee may 
authorize and issue a subpoena under clause 2(m) of House Rule 
XI if authorized by a majority of the Members voting. In 
addition, the Chairman of the Committee may authorize and issue 
subpoenas during any period of time in which the House of 
Representatives has adjourned for more than three days. 
Subpoenas shall be signed only by the Chairman of the 
Committee, or any Member of the Committee authorized by the 
Committee, and may be served by any person designated by the 
Chairman or Member.
    (e) Oaths.--The Chairman of the Committee, the Chairmen of 
the Subcommittees or any Member designated by the Chairman may 
administer oaths to any witness before the Committee. All 
witnesses appearing in hearings may be administered the 
following oath by the Chairman or his designee prior to 
receiving the testimony: ``Do you solemnly swear or affirm that 
the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the 
whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?''
    (f) Opening Statements; Questioning of Witnesses.
    (1) Opening statements may be made by the Chairman, Ranking 
Member, Vice Chair, and Vice Ranking Member only. If a witness 
scheduled to testify at any hearing of the Committee is a 
constituent of a Member of the Committee, that Member may be 
recognized for up to 30 seconds to briefly introduce the 
witness at the hearing.
    (2) The questioning of witnesses in Committee and 
Subcommittee hearings shall be initiated by the Chairman, 
followed by the Ranking Minority Member and all other Members 
alternating between the Majority and Minority parties. In 
recognizing Members to question witnesses, the Chairman shall 
take into consideration the ratio of the Majority to Minority 
Members present and shall establish the order of recognition 
for questioning in a manner so as not to disadvantage the 
Members of the Majority or the Members of the Minority. A 
motion is in order to allow designated Majority and Minority 
party Members to question a witness for a specified period to 
be equally divided between the Majority and Minority parties. 
This period shall not exceed one hour in the aggregate.
    (g) Claims of Privilege.--Claims of common-law privileges 
made by witnesses in hearings, or by interviewees or deponents 
in investigations or inquiries, are applicable only at the 
discretion of the Chairman, subject to appeal to the Committee.

                  RULE 5. FILING OF COMMITTEE REPORTS

    (a) Duty of Chairman.--Whenever the Committee authorizes 
the favorable reporting of a measure from the Committee, the 
Chairman or his designee shall report the same to the House of 
Representatives and shall take all steps necessary to secure 
its passage without any additional authority needing to be set 
forth in the motion to report each individual measure. In 
appropriate cases, the authority set forth in this rule shall 
extend to moving in accordance with the Rules of the House of 
Representatives that the House be resolved into the Committee 
of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the 
consideration of the measure; and to moving in accordance with 
the Rules of the House of Representatives for the disposition 
of a Senate measure that is substantially the same as the House 
measure as reported.
    (b) Filing.--A report on a measure which has been approved 
by the Committee shall be filed within seven calendar days 
(exclusive of days on which the House of Representatives is not 
in session) after the day on which there has been filed with 
the relevant Full Committee Staff a written request, signed by 
a majority of the Members of the Committee, for the reporting 
of that measure. Upon the filing with the relevant Full 
Committee Staff of this request, the Staff shall transmit 
immediately to the Chairman notice of the filing of that 
request.
    (c) Supplemental, Additional, Dissenting or Minority 
Views.--Any Member may, if notice is given by any Member at the 
time a measure or matter is approved by the Committee, file 
supplemental, additional, dissenting or minority views. These 
views must be in writing and signed by each Member joining 
therein and be filed with the Committee Chief Counsel not less 
than two additional calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays 
and legal holidays except when the House is in session on those 
days) of the time the bill or resolution is approved by the 
Committee. This paragraph shall not preclude the filing of any 
supplemental report on any measure or matter that may be 
required for the correction of any technical error in a 
previous report made by the Committee on that bill or 
resolution.
    (d) Review by Members.--Each Member of the Committee shall 
be given an opportunity to review each proposed Committee 
report before it is filed with the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives. Nothing in this paragraph extends the time 
allowed for filing supplemental, additional or minority views 
under paragraph (c).
    (e) Disclaimer.--All Committee or Subcommittee reports 
printed and not approved by a majority vote of the Committee or 
Subcommittee, as appropriate, shall contain the following 
disclaimer on the cover of the report:
    ``This report has not been officially adopted by the 
(Committee on Natural Resources) (Subcommittee) and may not 
therefore necessarily reflect the views of its Members.''

 RULE 6. ESTABLISHMENT OF SUBCOMMITTEES; FULL COMMITTEE JURISDICTION; 
                             BILL REFERRAL

    (a) Subcommittees.--There shall be five standing 
Subcommittees of the Committee, with the following jurisdiction 
and responsibilities:

Subcommittee on Federal Lands

    (1) Measures and matters related to the National Park 
System and its units, including Federal reserved water rights.
    (2) The National Wilderness Preservation System.
    (3) Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, 
national heritage areas and other national units established 
for protection, conservation, preservation or recreational 
development, other than coastal barriers.
    (4) Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries 
administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks in and 
within the vicinity of the District of Columbia and the 
erection of monuments to the memory of individuals.
    (5) Federal and non-Federal outdoor recreation plans, 
programs and administration including the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund Act of 1965 and the Outdoor Recreation Act of 
1963.
    (6) Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of 
interest on the public domain and other historic preservation 
programs and activities, including national monuments, historic 
sites and programs for international cooperation in the field 
of historic preservation.
    (7) Matters concerning the following agencies and programs: 
Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program, Historic American 
Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and 
U.S. Holocaust Memorial.
    (8) Public lands generally, including measures or matters 
relating to entry, easements, withdrawals, grazing and Federal 
reserved water rights.
    (9) Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, 
including alien ownership of mineral lands.
    (10) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve 
international programs for the protection of the environment 
and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the 
jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
    (11) Forest reservations, including management thereof, 
created from the public domain.
    (12) Public forest lands generally, including measures or 
matters related to entry, easements, withdrawals, grazing and 
Federal reserved water rights.
    (13) Wildlife resources, including research, restoration, 
refuges and conservation, and National Wildlife Refuges.

Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans

    (1) Generation and marketing of electric power from Federal 
water projects by Federally chartered or Federal regional power 
marketing authorities.
    (2) All measures and matters concerning water resources 
planning conducted pursuant to the Water Resources Planning 
Act, water resource research and development programs and 
saline water research and development.
    (3) Compacts relating to the use and apportionment of 
interstate waters, water rights and major interbasin water or 
power movement programs.
    (4) All measures and matters pertaining to irrigation and 
reclamation projects and other water resources development and 
recycling programs, including policies and procedures.
    (5) Indian water rights and settlements.
    (6) Rights of way over public lands for energy-related 
transmission.
    (7) Fisheries management and fisheries research generally, 
including the management of all commercial and recreational 
fisheries (including the reauthorization of the Magnuson 
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act), 
interjurisdictional fisheries, international fisheries 
agreements, aquaculture, seafood safety, and fisheries 
promotion.
    (8) All matters pertaining to the protection of coastal and 
marine environments, estuarine protection, and coastal barriers 
(except coastal zone management).
    (9) Oceanography.
    (10) Ocean engineering, including materials, technology and 
systems.
    (11) Marine sanctuaries.
    (12) U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
    (13) All matters regarding Antarctica within the 
Committee's jurisdiction.
    (14) Sea Grant programs and marine extension services.
    (15) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve 
international programs for the protection of the environment 
and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the 
jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

    (1) All measures and matters concerning the U.S. Geological 
Survey, except for the activities and programs of the Water 
Resources Division or its successor.
    (2) All measures and matters affecting geothermal 
resources.
    (3) Conservation of United States uranium supply.
    (4) Mining interests generally, including all matters 
involving mining regulation and enforcement, including the 
reclamation of mined lands, the environmental effects of 
mining, and the management of mineral receipts, mineral land 
laws and claims, long-range mineral programs and deep seabed 
mining.
    (5) Mining schools, experimental stations and long-range 
mineral programs.
    (6) Mineral resources on public lands.
    (7) Conservation and development of oil and gas resources 
of the Outer Continental Shelf.
    (8) Petroleum conservation on the public lands and 
conservation of the radium supply in the United States.
    (9) Measures and matters concerning the transportation of 
natural gas from or within Alaska and disposition of oil 
transported by the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
    (10) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve 
international programs for the protection of the environment 
and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the 
jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
    (11) Coastal zone management.

Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs

    (1) Measures relating to the welfare of Native Americans, 
including management of Indian lands in general and special 
measures relating to claims which are paid out of Indian funds.
    (2) All matters regarding the relations of the United 
States with Native Americans and Native American tribes, 
including special oversight functions under House Rule X.
    (3) All matters regarding Native Alaskans.
    (4) All matters related to the Federal trust responsibility 
to Native Americans and the sovereignty of Native Americans.
    (5) All matters regarding insular areas of the United 
States.
    (6) All measures or matters regarding the Freely Associated 
States.
    (7) All matters regarding Native Hawaiians.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

    (1) Primary and general oversight and investigative 
authority on all activities, policies and programs within the 
jurisdiction of the Committee under House Rule X.
    (b) Full Committee.--The following measures and matters 
shall be retained at the Full Committee:
    (1) Environmental and habitat measures of general 
applicability, including the National Environmental Policy Act 
and the Endangered Species Act.
    (2) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve 
international programs for the protection of the environment 
and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the 
jurisdiction of the Full Committee under this paragraph.
    (3) All other measures and matters retained by the Full 
Committee, including those retained under Committee Rule 6(e).
    (4) General and continuing oversight and investigative 
authority over activities, policies and programs within the 
jurisdiction of the Full Committee.
    (c) Ex-officio Members.--The Chairman and Ranking Minority 
Member of the Committee may serve as ex-officio Members of each 
standing Subcommittee to which the Chairman or the Ranking 
Minority Member have not been assigned. Ex-officio Members 
shall have the right to fully participate in Subcommittee 
activities but may not vote and may not be counted in 
establishing a quorum.
    (d) Powers and Duties of Subcommittees.--Each Subcommittee 
is authorized to meet, hold hearings, receive evidence and 
report to the Committee on all matters within its jurisdiction. 
Each Subcommittee shall review and study, on a continuing 
basis, the application, administration, execution and 
effectiveness of those statutes, or parts of statutes, the 
subject matter of which is within that Subcommittee's 
jurisdiction; and the organization, operation, and regulations 
of any Federal agency or entity having responsibilities in or 
for the administration of such statutes, to determine whether 
these statutes are being implemented and carried out in 
accordance with the intent of Congress. Each Subcommittee shall 
review and study any conditions or circumstances indicating the 
need of enacting new or supplemental legislation within the 
jurisdiction of the Subcommittee. Each Subcommittee shall have 
general and continuing oversight and investigative authority 
over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction 
of the Subcommittee.
    (e) Referral to Subcommittees; Recall.
    (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and for those 
measures or matters retained at the Full Committee, every 
legislative measure or other matter referred to the Committee 
shall be referred to the maximum extent possible to the 
Subcommittee of jurisdiction within two weeks of the date of 
its referral to the Committee. If any measure or matter is 
within or affects the jurisdiction of one or more 
Subcommittees, the Chairman may refer that measure or matter 
simultaneously to two or more Subcommittees for concurrent 
consideration or for consideration in sequence subject to 
appropriate time limits, or divide the matter into two or more 
parts and refer each part to a Subcommittee.
    (2) The Chairman, with the approval of a majority of the 
Majority Members of the Committee, may refer a legislative 
measure or other matter to a select or special Subcommittee. A 
legislative measure or other matter referred by the Chairman to 
a Subcommittee may be recalled from the Subcommittee for direct 
consideration by the Full Committee, or for referral to another 
Subcommittee, provided Members of the Committee receive one 
week written notice of the recall and a majority of the Members 
of the Committee do not object. In addition, a legislative 
measure or other matter referred by the Chairman to a 
Subcommittee may be recalled from the Subcommittee at any time 
by majority vote of the Committee for direct consideration by 
the Full Committee or for referral to another Subcommittee.
    (f) Consultation.--Each Subcommittee Chairman shall consult 
with the Chairman of the Full Committee prior to setting dates 
for Subcommittee meetings and hearings with a view towards 
avoiding whenever possible conflicting Committee and 
Subcommittee meetings and hearings.
    (g) Vacancy.--A vacancy in the membership of a Subcommittee 
shall not affect the power of the remaining Members to execute 
the functions of the Subcommittee.

          RULE 7. TASK FORCES, SPECIAL OR SELECT SUBCOMMITTEES

    (a) Appointment.--The Chairman of the Committee is 
authorized, after consultation with the Ranking Minority 
Member, to appoint Task Forces, or special or select 
Subcommittees, to carry out the duties and functions of the 
Committee.
    (b) Ex-officio Members.--The Chairman and Ranking Minority 
Member of the Committee may serve as ex-officio Members of each 
Task Force, or special or select Subcommittee if they are not 
otherwise members. Ex-officio Members shall have the right to 
fully participate in activities but may not vote and may not be 
counted in establishing a quorum.
    (c) Party Ratios.--The ratio of Majority Members to 
Minority Members, excluding ex-officio Members, on each Task 
Force, special or select Subcommittee shall be as close as 
practicable to the ratio on the Full Committee.
    (d) Temporary Resignation.--A Member can temporarily resign 
his or her position on a Subcommittee to serve on a Task Force, 
special or select Subcommittee without prejudice to the 
Member's seniority on the Subcommittee.
    (e) Chairman and Ranking Minority Member.--The Chairman of 
any Task Force, or special or select Subcommittee shall be 
appointed by the Chairman of the Committee. The Ranking 
Minority Member shall select a Ranking Minority Member for each 
Task Force, or standing, special or select Subcommittee.

                  RULE 8. RECOMMENDATION OF CONFEREES

    Whenever it becomes necessary to appoint conferees on a 
particular measure, the Chairman shall recommend to the Speaker 
as conferees those Majority Members, as well as those Minority 
Members recommended to the Chairman by the Ranking Minority 
Member, primarily responsible for the measure. The ratio of 
Majority Members to Minority Members recommended for 
conferences shall be no greater than the ratio on the 
Committee.

                       RULE 9. COMMITTEE RECORDS

    (a) Segregation of Records.--All Committee records shall be 
kept separate and distinct from the office records of 
individual Committee Members serving as Chairmen or Ranking 
Minority Members. These records shall be the property of the 
House and all Members shall have access to them in accordance 
with clause 2(e)(2) of House Rule XI.
    (b) Availability.--The Committee shall make available to 
the public for review at reasonable times in the Committee 
office transcripts of public meetings and hearings, except 
those that are unrevised or unedited and intended solely for 
the use of the Committee.
    (c) Archived Records.--Records of the Committee which are 
deposited with the National Archives shall be made available 
for public use pursuant to House Rule VII. The Chairman of the 
Committee shall notify the Ranking Minority Member of any 
decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 4(b) of House 
Rule VII, to withhold, or to provide a time, schedule or 
condition for availability of any record otherwise available. 
At the written request of any Member of the Committee, the 
matter shall be presented to the Committee for a determination 
and shall be subject to the same notice and quorum requirements 
for the conduct of business under Committee Rule 3.
    (d) Records of Closed Meetings.--Notwithstanding the other 
provisions of this rule, no records of Committee meetings or 
hearings which were closed to the public pursuant to the Rules 
of the House of Representatives shall be released to the public 
unless the Committee votes to release those records in 
accordance with the procedure used to close the Committee 
meeting.
    (e) Classified Materials.--All classified materials shall 
be maintained in an appropriately secured location and shall be 
released only to authorized persons for review, who shall not 
remove the material from the Committee offices without the 
written permission of the Chairman.
    (f) Committee Information Available for the Public.--In 
addition to any other requirement of these rules or the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Chairman shall cause to be 
made available publicly in electronic form the following:
    (1) a record of the votes on any question on which a 
recorded vote is taken which shall be posted no later than 24 
hours after the vote is taken that shall include:
          (i) a copy of the amendment or a detailed description 
        of the motion, order or other proposition; and
          (ii) the name of each Member voting for and each 
        Member voting against such amendment, motion, order, or 
        proposition, the names of those Members voting present, 
        and the names of any Member not present.
    (2) copies of all amendments adopted in Committee by voice 
vote or unanimous consent within 24 hours of the adoption of 
the amendment.
    (3) the rules of the Committee, once adopted, and any 
amendments thereto, in accordance with clause 2(a)(2) of House 
Rule XI.
    (4) the statements required under the second sentence of 
clause 2(g)(5) of House Rule XI, with appropriate redactions to 
protect the privacy of the witness, which shall be posted no 
later than one day after the witness appears before the 
Committee.

                 RULE 10. COMMITTEE BUDGET AND EXPENSES

    (a) Budget.--At the beginning of each Congress, after 
consultation with the Chairman of each Subcommittee and the 
Ranking Minority Member, the Chairman shall present to the 
Committee for its approval a budget covering the funding 
required for staff, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.
    (b) Expense Resolution.--Upon approval by the Committee of 
each budget, the Chairman, acting pursuant to clause 6 of House 
Rule X, shall prepare and introduce in the House a supporting 
expense resolution, and take all action necessary to bring 
about its approval by the Committee on House Administration and 
by the House of Representatives.
    (c) Amendments.--The Chairman shall report to the Committee 
any amendments to each expense resolution and any related 
changes in the budget.
    (d) Additional Expenses.--Authorization for the payment of 
additional or unforeseen Committee expenses may be procured by 
one or more additional expense resolutions processed in the 
same manner as set out under this rule.
    (e) Monthly Reports.--Copies of each monthly report, 
prepared by the Chairman for the Committee on House 
Administration, which shows expenditures made during the 
reporting period and cumulative for the year, anticipated 
expenditures for the projected Committee program, and detailed 
information on travel, shall be available to each Member.

                        RULE 11. COMMITTEE STAFF

    (a) Rules and Policies.--Committee staff members are 
subject to the provisions of clause 9 of House Rule X, as well 
as any written personnel policies the Committee may from time 
to time adopt.
    (b) Majority and Nonpartisan Staff.--The Chairman shall 
appoint, determine the remuneration of, and may remove, the 
legislative and administrative employees of the Committee not 
assigned to the Minority. The legislative and administrative 
staff of the Committee not assigned to the Minority shall be 
under the general supervision and direction of the Chairman, 
who shall establish and assign the duties and responsibilities 
of these staff members and delegate any authority he determines 
appropriate.
    (c) Minority Staff.--The Ranking Minority Member of the 
Committee shall appoint, determine the remuneration of, and may 
remove, the legislative and administrative staff assigned to 
the Minority within the budget approved for those purposes. The 
legislative and administrative staff assigned to the Minority 
shall be under the general supervision and direction of the 
Ranking Minority Member of the Committee who may delegate any 
authority the Ranking Member determines appropriate.
    (d) Availability.--The skills and services of all Committee 
staff shall be available to all Members of the Committee.

                       RULE 12. COMMITTEE TRAVEL

    In addition to any written travel policies the Committee 
may from time to time adopt, all travel of Members and staff of 
the Committee or its Subcommittees, to hearings, meetings, 
conferences and investigations, including all foreign travel, 
must be authorized by the Full Committee Chairman prior to any 
public notice of the travel and prior to the actual travel. In 
the case of Minority staff, all travel shall first be approved 
by the Ranking Minority Member. Funds authorized for the 
Committee under clauses 6 and 7 of House Rule X are for 
expenses incurred in the Committee's activities within the 
United States.

                  RULE 13. CHANGES TO COMMITTEE RULES

    The rules of the committee may be modified, amended, or 
repealed, by a majority vote of the committee, provided that 
written notice of the proposed change has been provided each 
member of the committee prior to the meeting date on which the 
changes are to be discussed and voted on consistent with 
committee rule 3(a). A change to the rules of the committee 
shall be published in the congressional record no later than 30 
days after its approval and made publicly available in 
electronic form.

                       RULE 14. OTHER PROCEDURES

    The Chairman may establish procedures and take actions as 
may be necessary to carry out the rules of the Committee or to 
facilitate the effective administration of the Committee, in 
accordance with the rules of the Committee and the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.

                               APPENDIX I

                            Printed Hearings

    115-1--Oversight Hearing on ``Improving and Expanding 
Infrastructure in Tribal and Insular Communities.'' March 9, 
2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and 
Alaska Native Affairs)
    115-2--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining the Creation and 
Management of Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries.'' March 15, 
2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and 
Oceans)
    115-3--Oversight Hearing on ``The Status of the Puerto Rico 
Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Restructuring Support 
Agreement.'' March 22, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs)
    115-4--Oversight Hearing on ``ESA Consultation Impediments 
to Economic and Infrastructure Development.'' March 28, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation)
    115-5--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining the Consequences of 
Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act.'' May 2, 
2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Federal Lands)
    115-6--Oversight Hearing on ``The Status and Future of the 
Cobell Land Consolidation Program.'' May 23, 2017, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native 
Affairs)
    115-7--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining Impacts of Federal 
Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray.'' May 24, 2017, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations) [See also 
Serial No. 115-16]
    115-8--Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to 
authorize partnerships between States and non-governmental 
entities for the purpose of reclaiming and restoring land and 
water resources adversely affected by coal mining activities 
before August 3, 1977, and other purposes, ``Community 
Reclamation Partnerships Act.'' May 24, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-9--Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and improve forest management activities on National Forest 
System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the 
Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return 
resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for 
other purposes. ``Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017''. June 
15, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Federal Lands)
    115-10--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2662, To amend the 
Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment 
and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, 
restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve 
health services, and for other purposes. June 21, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska 
Native Affairs)
    115-11--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining the Department of 
the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal 
Year 2018 Budget Proposal.'' June 22, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Full Committee)
    115-12--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining Policy Impacts of 
Excessive Litigation Against the Department of the Interior.'' 
June 28, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations)
    115-13--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining Access to Oil and 
Gas Development on Federal Lands.'' June 29, 2017, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-14--Oversight Hearing on ``Evaluating Federal Offshore 
Oil and Gas Development on the Outer Continental Shelf.'' July 
12, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources)
    115-15--Oversight Hearing on ``Comparing 21st Century Trust 
Land Acquisition with the Intent of the 73rd Congress in 
Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act.'' July 13, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Native 
American Affairs)
    115-16--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining Impacts of Federal 
Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part II.'' July 18, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations) 
[See also Serial No. 115-7]
    115-17--Oversight Hearing on ``Promoting Onshore Oil and 
Gas Development in Alaska.'' July 18, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-18--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 424, To direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to 
listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 717, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 
to require review of the economic cost of adding a species to 
the list of endangered species or threatened species, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 1274, To amend the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 to require making available to States affected by 
determinations that species are endangered species or 
threatened species all data that is the basis of such 
determinations, and for other purposes; H.R. 2603, To amend the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that nonnative 
species in the United States shall not be treated as endangered 
species or threatened species for purposes of that Act; and 
H.R. 3131, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to 
conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, 
and for other purposes. July 19, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)
    115-19--Oversight Hearing on ``Exploring the Successes and 
Challenges of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.'' July 19, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water and Power)
    115-20--Oversight Hearing on ``Seeking Innovative Solutions 
for the Future of Hardrock Mining.'' July 20, 2017, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-21--Oversight Hearing on ``Assessing Current Conditions 
and Challenges at the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center 
in American Samoa.'' July 25, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs)
    115-22--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 200, To amend the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to 
provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for 
fishermen, and for other purposes; H.R. 2023, To modernize 
recreational fisheries management; H.R. 3588, To amend the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to 
provide for management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, 
and for other purposes; and Discussion Draft of H.R. __, To 
amend and reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act, and for other purposes. September 26, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-23--Oversight Hearing on ``Exploring Solutions to 
Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of 
National Forests.'' September 27, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations)
    115-24--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3144, To provide for 
operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant 
to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and 
for other purposes; and H.R. 3916, To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of the Interior 
functions under that Act with respect to species of fish that 
spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, 
and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to 
fresh waters. October 12, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee 
on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-25--Oversight Hearing on ``Empowering State Based 
Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery.'' 
October 25, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    115-26--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 221, To reauthorize the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1176, To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act 
of 1972 to establish a Working Waterfront Task Force and a 
working waterfronts grant program, and for other purposes; and 
S. 140, A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water 
Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts 
in the WMAT Settlement Fund. November 2, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-27--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining Challenges in 
Puerto Rico's Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight 
and Management Board.'' November 7, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Full Committee)
    115-28--Oversight Hearing on ``The Need for Transparent 
Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster Recovery 
Efforts.'' November 14, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    115-29--Oversight Hearing on ``Modernizing NEPA for the 
21st Century.'' November 29, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)
    115-30--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4419, To facilitate and 
streamline the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian 
Affairs processes for creating or expanding certain water 
projects, and for other purposes.'' November 30, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-31--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4465, ``Endangered Fish 
Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017.'' December 6, 2017, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-32--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4558, To provide 
greater conservation, recreation, economic development and 
local management of Federal lands in Garfield and Kane 
Counties, Utah. December 14, 2017, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Federal Lands)
    115-33--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4532, To create the 
first Tribally managed national monument, and for other 
purposes. January 9, 2018 (Part 1); and January 30, 2018 (Part 
2), Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Federal Lands)
    115-34--Oversight Hearing on ``Examining the Department of 
the Interior's Actions to Eliminate Onshore Energy Burdens.'' 
January 18, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and 
Mineral Resources)
    115-35--Oversight Hearing on ``Deficiencies in the 
Permitting Process for Offshore Seismic Research.'' January 19, 
2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources)
    115-36--Oversight Hearing on ``The Costs of Denying Border 
Patrol Access: Our Environment and Security.'' February 15, 
2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations)
    115-37--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2591, To amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the 
funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes; H.R. 
4429, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue a rule 
relating to extension of the expiration dates for double-
crested cormorant depredation orders, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 4609, To provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service 
site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire 
station; H.R. 4647, To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife 
Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for 
management of fish and wildlife species of greatest 
conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife 
agencies, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4851, To establish 
the Kennedy-King National Historic Site in the State of 
Indiana, and for other purposes. February 15, 2018, Washington, 
D.C. (Subcommittee on Federal Lands)
    115-38--Oversight Hearing on ``Liquefied Natural Gas and 
U.S. Geopolitics.'' February 27, 2018, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-39--Oversight Hearing on ``Exploring Innovative 
Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior's 
Maintenance Backlog.'' March 6, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)
    115-40--Oversight Hearing on ``Policy Priorities at the 
Department of the Interior and the Administration's Fiscal Year 
2019 Budget Proposal.'' March 15, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)
    115-41--Oversight Hearing on ``Abandoned Hardrock Mines and 
the Role of Non-Governmental Entities.'' March 15, 2018, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-42--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2584, To amend title 
54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the 
use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration 
Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park 
Service, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5210, To establish 
the National Park Restoration Fund, and for other purposes. 
March 20, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Federal 
Lands)
    115-43--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1456, To prohibit the 
sale of shark fins, and for other purposes; H.R. 4528, To make 
technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation 
statutes, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5248, To amend and 
enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection 
Act to improve the conservation of sharks. April 17, 2018, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-44--Oversight Hearing on ``The Weaponization of the 
National Environmental Policy Act and the Implications of 
Environmental Lawfare.'' April 25, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)
    115-45--Oversight Hearing on ``Federal Impediments to 
Commerce and Innovative Injurious Species Management.'' May 17, 
2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and 
Oceans)
    115-46--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5597, To provide for 
the expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, 
Washington County, Utah; H.R. 5751, To redesignate Golden Spike 
National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental 
Railroad Network; and H.R. 5875, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in 
Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States 
territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical 
corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other 
purposes. May 22, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Federal Lands)
    115-47--Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft H.R. __, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of 
processing administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, 
applications for permits to drill, and right of way 
applications, and for other purposes; Discussion Draft H.R. __, 
To clarify the categorical exclusions authorized by the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 and authorize additional categorical 
exclusions to streamline the oil and gas permitting process, 
and for other purposes; Discussion Draft 
H.R. __, To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize 
notifications of permit to drill, and for other purposes; and 
Discussion Draft H.R. __, To clarify that Bureau of Land 
Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities 
conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface 
mineral estate that is less than 50 percent Federally owned, 
and for other purposes. June 6, 2018, Washington, D.C. 
(Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources)
    115-48--Oversight Hearing on ``Wildfire Risk, Forest 
Health, and Associated Management Priorities of the U.S. Forest 
Service.'' June 7, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Federal Lands)
    115-49--Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft H.R. __, 
``Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act.'' 
June 14, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Energy and 
Mineral Resources)
    115-50--Oversight Hearing on ``The Essential Role of 
Livestock Grazing on Federal Lands and its Importance to Rural 
America.'' July 12, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on 
Federal Lands)
    115-51--Oversight Hearing on ``Management Crisis at the 
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and Implications for 
Recovery.'' July 25, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Full Committee)
    115-52--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6583, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain lands and 
facilities of the Big Sand Wash Project, Utah; and H.R. 6652, 
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to the Kennewick 
Irrigation District, and for other purposes. September 5, 2018, 
Washington, D.C. (Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans)
    115-53--Oversight Field Hearing in Pasco, Washington, on 
``The Federal Columbia River Power System: The Economic 
Lifeblood & Way of Life for the Pacific Northwest.'' September 
10, 2018, Pasco, Washington. (Full Committee)
    115-54--Oversight Field Hearing in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 
on ``Historic Leasing in the National Park System: Assessing 
Challenges and Building on Successes.'' September 17, 2018, Hot 
Springs, Arkansas. (Full Committee)
    115-55--Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3608, 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. 6344, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 to encourage voluntary conservation efforts; H.R. 6345, To 
provide for greater county and State consultation with regard 
to petitions under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for 
other purposes; H.R. 6346, To amend the Endangered Species Act 
of 1973 to provide for consideration of the totality of 
conservation measures in determining the impact of proposed 
Federal agency action; H.R. 6354, To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to prohibit designation as critical habitat 
of certain areas in artificial water diversion or delivery 
facilities; H.R. 6355, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 to define petition backlogs and provide expedited means 
for discharging petitions during such a backlog; H.R. 6356, To 
amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide for 
improved precision in the listing, delisting, and downlisting 
of endangered species and potentially endangered species; H.R. 
6360, To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide 
for greater certainty and improved planning for incidental take 
permit holders; and H.R. 6364, To amend the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 to increase State and local involvement in 
management plans. September 26, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Full 
Committee)

                              APPENDIX II


              Legislation Passed/Failed to Pass the House


 BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE THAT PASSED THE HOUSE

    [Asterisk (*) denotes bills that the Committee on Natural 
Resources was not the lead Committee]
    01/04/2017--H.J. Res. 3, Approving the location of a 
memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed 
Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert 
Storm or Operation Desert Shield. Passed House by voice vote.
    01/30/2017--H.R. 46, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in 
the State of New York. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 
115-255)
    01/30/2017--H.R. 339, To amend Public Law 94-241 with 
respect to the Northern Mariana Islands. Passed House by voice 
vote. (Public Law 115-53)
    01/30/2017--H.R. 374, To remove the sunset provision of 
section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes. 
Passed House by a vote of 388-0. (Public Law 115-49)
    01/30/2017--H.R. 381, To designate a mountain in the John 
Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as ``Sky Point''. 
Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-109)
    01/30/2017--H.R. 538, To redesignate Ocmulgee National 
Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 396-
8.
    01/30/2017--H.R. 558, To adjust the boundary of the 
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the 
Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by voice vote.
    01/30/2017--H.R. 560, To amend the Delaware Water Gap 
National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to 
certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent 
to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-
101)
    02/01/2017--H.J. Res. 38, Disapproving the rule submitted 
by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream 
Protection Rule. Passed House by a vote of 228-194. (Public Law 
115-5)
    02/03/2017--H.J. Res. 36, Providing for congressional 
disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of 
the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to 
``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and 
Resource Conservation''. Passed House by a vote of 221-191.
    02/06/2017--H.R. 337, To transfer administrative 
jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from 
the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 407-0.
    02/06/2017--H.R. 494, To expand the boundary of Fort 
Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    02/06/2017--H.R. 618, To authorize, direct, expedite, and 
facilitate a land exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, 
Colorado, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    02/06/2017--H.R. 688, To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho 
National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes. Passed House 
by voice vote.
    02/06/2017--H.R. 689, To insure adequate use and access to 
the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the 
Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by a vote of 409-1.
    02/06/2017--H.R. 698, To require a land conveyance 
involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest 
in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. Passed House 
by voice vote. (Public Law 115-252)
    02/07/2017--H.J. Res. 44, Disapproving the rule submitted 
by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land 
Management regulations that establish the procedures used to 
prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Passed House by 
a vote of 234-186. (Public Law 115-12)
    02/14/2017--H.R. 428, To survey the gradient boundary along 
the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 250-171.
    02/16/2017--H.J. Res. 69, Providing for congressional 
disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of 
the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to 
``Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation 
and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in 
Alaska''. Passed House by a vote of 225-193. (Public Law 115-
20)
    02/27/2017--H.R. 88, To modify the boundary of the Shiloh 
National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to 
establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area 
of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    02/27/2017--H.R. 228, To amend the Indian Employment, 
Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to 
facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the 
employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal 
sources, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote. (Public Law 115-93)
    02/27/2017--H.R. 699, To amend the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain 
land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of 
Oregon. Passed House by a vote of 415-1. (Public Law 115-110)
    02/27/2017--H.R. 863, To facilitate the addition of park 
administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 369-42. (Public 
Law 115-111)
    03/15/2017--H.R. 132, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the 
Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy 
District, and for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 
407-1.
    03/15/2017--H.R. 267, To redesignate the Martin Luther 
King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice 
vote. (Public Law 115-108)
    03/15/2017--H.R. 648, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee 
Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the 
Fontenelle Reservoir. Passed House by a vote of 408-0.
    05/17/2017--H.R. 984, To extend Federal recognition to the 
Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-
Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock 
Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond 
Indian Tribe. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-121)
    06/21/2017--H.R. 1873, To amend the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the 
electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from 
electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal 
lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands. 
Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 300-118.
    06/22/2017--H.R. 1654, 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. Passed House, as amended, 
by a vote of 233-180.
    06/27/2017--H.R. 220, To authorize the expansion of an 
existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by a vote of 424-1. (Public Law 115-201)
    06/27/2017--H.R. 497, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal lands in San Bernardino 
County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water 
Conservation District, and to accept in return certain non-
Federal lands, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 424-0.
    06/27/2017--H.R. 1073, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the 
Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War 
Memorial, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    06/27/2017--H.R. 1135, To reauthorize the Historically 
Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. 
Passed House by voice vote.
    06/27/2017--H.R. 1967, To amend the Reclamation Project Act 
of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development 
utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    06/28/2017--H.R. 1500, To redesignate the small triangular 
property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the 
National Park Service as reservation 302 as ``Robert Emmet 
Park'', and for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 423-
0.
    07/11/2017--H.R. 597, To take lands in Sonoma County, 
California, into trust as part of the reservation of the Lytton 
Rancheria of California, and for other purposes. Passed House 
by voice vote.
    07/11/2017--H.R. 954, To remove the use restrictions on 
certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 
115-116)
    07/11/2017--H.R. 1306, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain Federal land in the State of Oregon, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-103)
    07/11/2017--H.R. 1397, To authorize, direct, facilitate, 
and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of 
certain Federal land, and for other purposes. Passed House by a 
vote of 406-0. (Public Law 115-190)
    07/11/2017--H.R. 1404, To provide for the conveyance of 
certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the 
Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of 
Arizona. Passed House by voice vote.
    07/11/2017--H.R. 1541, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott 
National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    07/11/2017--H.R. 1719, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, 
California, for inclusion in the John Muir National Historic 
Site, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a 
vote of 401-15. (Public Law 115-191)
    07/11/2017--H.R. 1913, To establish the Clear Creek 
National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, 
California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such 
counties, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    07/11/2017--H.R. 2156, To provide for the establishment of 
a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those 
killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 
1928, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    07/12/2017--H.R. 23, To provide drought relief in the State 
of California, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 230-190.
    07/19/2017--H.R. 2883*, To establish a more uniform, 
transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, 
connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-
crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and 
natural gas and the transmission of electricity. Passed House, 
as amended, by a vote of 254-175.
    07/20/2017--H.R. 218, To provide for the exchange of 
Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for 
the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay. 
Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 248-179.
    07/26/2017--H.R. 1927, To amend title 54, United States 
Code, to establish within the National Park Service the African 
American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 115-104)
    07/26/2017--H.R. 2370, 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 by voice vote.
    07/28/2017--H.R. 873, To authorize the Global War on Terror 
Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on 
Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of 
Columbia, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. 
(Public Law 115-51)
    09/12/2017--H.R. 2611, To modify the boundary of the Little 
Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by a vote of 390-0. (Public Law 115-117)
    10/02/2017--H.R. 289, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to issue permits for 
recreation services on lands managed by Federal agencies, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    10/02/2017--H.R. 965, To redesignate the Saint-Gaudens 
National Historic Site as the ``Saint-Gaudens National 
Historical Park'', and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 401-0.
    10/02/2017--H.R. 1547, To provide for the unencumbering of 
title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, 
for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the 
Federal reversionary interest to the City. Passed House by a 
vote of 401-0.
    10/02/2017--H.R. 2316, To amend the Mineral Leasing Act and 
the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to repeal provisions relating 
only to the Allegheny National Forest. Passed House by voice 
vote.
    10/02/2017--H.R. 2582, To authorize the State of Utah to 
select certain lands that are available for disposal under the 
Pony Express Resource Management Plan to be used for the 
support and benefit of State institutions, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    10/02/2017--H.R. 2937, To amend the Surface Mining Control 
and Reclamation Act of 1977 to authorize partnerships between 
States and nongovernmental entities for the purpose of 
reclaiming and restoring land and water resources adversely 
affected by coal mining activities before August 3, 1977, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    10/31/2017--H.R. 2921*, To establish a vegetation 
management pilot program on National Forest System land to 
better protect utility infrastructure from passing wildfire, 
and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    11/01/2017--H.R. 1074, To repeal the Act entitled ``An Act 
to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses 
committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian 
Reservation''. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-301)
    11/01/2017--H.R. 1488, To retitle Indiana Dunes National 
Lakeshore as Indiana Dunes National Park, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/01/2017--H.R. 2600, To provide for the conveyance to the 
State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United 
States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/01/2017--H.R. 2936*, To expedite under the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management 
activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands 
under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on 
Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone 
forested lands, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 232-188.
    11/01/2017--H.R. 3279, To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to 
provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a 
Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium 
were oil and gas. Passed House by voice vote.
    11/07/2017--H.R. 1900*, To designate the Veterans Memorial 
and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial 
and Museum, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, 
by voice vote. (Public Law 115-186)
    11/28/2017--H.R. 995, To direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to modernize 
terms in certain regulations. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    11/28/2017--H.R. 1491, To reaffirm the action of the 
Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the 
benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/28/2017--H.R. 2615, To authorize the exchange of certain 
land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, 
Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice 
vote. (Public Law 115-279)
    11/28/2017--H.R. 2768, To designate certain mountain peaks 
in the State of Colorado as ``Fowler Peak'' and ``Boskoff 
Peak''. Passed House by a vote of 409-0.
    11/28/2017--H.R. 3115, To provide for a land exchange 
involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in 
Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the 
Weeks Law, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
a vote of 309-99.
    11/30/2017--H.R. 3905, To require congressional approval of 
any mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the 
National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, to 
provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases in such 
lands, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a 
vote of 216-204.
    12/07/2017--H.R. 4300, To authorize Pacific Historic Parks 
to establish a commemorative display to honor members of the 
United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of 
World War II, and for other purposes. Passed House without 
objection. (Public Law 115-170)
    12/12/2017--H.R. 2872*, To amend the Federal Power Act to 
promote hydropower development at existing nonpowered dams, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/18/2017--H.R. 3979, To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act 
of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community 
partnership, and refuge education programs of the National 
Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes. Passed House, 
as amended, by a vote of 371-14. (Public Law 115-168)
    01/10/2018--S. 140*, A bill to amend the White Mountain 
Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify 
the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund. Passed House, 
as amended, by a vote of 239-173.
    01/16/2018--H.R. 1107, To promote conservation, improve 
public land management, and provide for sensible development in 
Pershing County, Nevada, and for other purposes. Passed House, 
as amended, by voice vote.
    01/16/2018--H.R. 1532, To reaffirm that certain land has 
been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of 
Creek Indians, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice 
vote.
    01/16/2018--H.R. 2897, To authorize the Mayor of the 
District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park 
Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the 
operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National 
Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    01/16/2018--S. 117*, A bill to designate a mountain peak in 
the State of Montana as ``Alex Diekmann Peak''. Passed House by 
a vote of 400-3. (Public Law 115-122)
    02/05/2018--H.R. 2504, To ensure fair treatment in 
licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms. 
Passed House by voice vote.
    02/05/2018--H.R. 2888, To establish the Ste. Genevieve 
National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    02/06/2018--H.R. 219, To correct the Swan Lake 
hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the 
conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected 
survey boundary to the State of Alaska. Passed House by voice 
vote. (Public Law 115-200)
    02/07/2018--H.R. 2371, To require the Administrator of the 
Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project 
to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    02/07/2018--S. 1438*, A bill to redesignate the Jefferson 
National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri as the 
``Gateway Arch National Park''. Passed House by voice vote. 
(Public Law 115-128)
    03/13/2018--H.R. 1350, To modify the boundary of Voyageurs 
National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    03/13/2018--H.R. 1800, To direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to facilitate 
scientific research supporting Federal space and defense 
programs. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    03/13/2018--H.R. 3469, To designate the bridge located in 
Blount County, Tennessee, on the Foothills Parkway (commonly 
known as ``Bridge 2'') as the ``Dean Stone Bridge''. Passed 
House by voice vote.
    03/13/2018--H.R. 4266, To clarify the boundary of Acadia 
National Park, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by voice vote.
    03/13/2018--H.R. 4465, To maintain annual base funding for 
the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through 
fiscal year 2023, to require a report on the implementation of 
those programs, and for other purposes. Passed House by a vote 
of 392-6.
    03/19/2018--H.R. 835, To update the map of, and modify the 
maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant 
Fossil Beds National Monument. Passed House by a vote of 385-3.
    03/19/2018--H.R. 4851, To establish the Kennedy-King 
National Historic Site in the State of Indiana, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 391-0. (Public 
Law 115-163)
    04/16/2018--H.R. 146, To take certain Federal lands in 
Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 383-2.
    04/16/2018--H.R. 443, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. 
Passed House by voice vote.
    04/16/2018--H.R. 3607, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in 
units of the National Park System, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    04/16/2018--H.R. 3961, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its 
tributaries in the State of Florida for study for potential 
addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    04/16/2018--H.R. 4609, To provide for the conveyance of a 
Forest Service site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for 
a fire station. Passed House by voice vote.
    04/16/2018--S. 167*, A bill to designate a National 
Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of 
Fame in Emporia, Kansas. Passed House by a vote of 384-1. 
(Public Law 115-169)
    04/25/2018--H.R. 3144, To provide for operations of the 
Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain 
operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by a vote of 225-189.
    04/27/2018--H.R. 4*, To reauthorize programs of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. Passed House 
by a vote of 393-13.
    05/07/2018--H.R. 4910*, To amend title 38, United States 
Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in 
National Parks, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 388-0. (Public Law 115-184)
    05/10/2018--H.R. 3053*, To amend the Nuclear Waste Policy 
Act of 1982, and for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 
340-72.
    05/15/2018--H.R. 1417, To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, 
possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display 
firearms, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. 
(Public Law 115-321)
    05/15/2018--H.R. 4895, To establish the Medgar Evers Home 
National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    05/15/2018--S. 1285*, A bill to allow the Confederated 
Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns 
Paiute Tribes to lease or transfer certain lands. Passed House 
by voice vote. (Public Law 115-179)
    05/16/2018--S. 35*, A bill to transfer administrative 
jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from 
the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and 
for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 407-0. (Public 
Law 115-175)
    05/16/2018--S. 2372*, A bill to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains 
buried in National Parks, and for other purposes. Passed House, 
as amended, by a vote of 347-70.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 801, To amend the National Trails System 
Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 1026, To revise the authorized route of 
the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern 
Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with 
the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 2991, To establish the Susquehanna 
National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 373-9.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 3997, To waive the application fee for any 
special use permit for veterans demonstrations and special 
events at war memorials on Federal land, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 5005, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of 
James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the 
National Park System. Passed House by a vote of 374-5.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 5655, To establish the Camp Nelson 
Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit 
of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by a vote of 376-4.
    06/05/2018--H.R. 5956, To incentivize the hiring of United 
States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands, and for other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. 
(Public Law 115-218)
    06/25/2018--H.R. 221, To reauthorize the Hydrographic 
Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/25/2018--H.R. 805, To authorize the conveyance of and 
remove the reversionary interest of the United States in 
certain lands in the City of Tulare, California. Passed House 
by voice vote.
    06/25/2018--H.R. 857, To provide for conservation and 
enhanced recreation activities in the California Desert 
Conservation Area, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by voice vote.
    06/25/2018--H.R. 1791, To establish the Mountains to Sound 
Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/25/2018--H.R. 3392, To provide for stability of title to 
certain land in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/25/2018--H.R. 4257, To maximize land management 
efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education 
funding, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    06/25/2018--H.R. 4528, To make technical amendments to 
certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-228)
    06/25/2018--H.R. 5751, To redesignate Golden Spike National 
Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental Railroad 
Network. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    06/26/2018--H.R. 2083, 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. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 288-116.
    07/11/2018--H.R. 200, To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for 
fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 222-193.
    07/11/2018--H.R. 2075, To adjust the eastern boundary of 
the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls and Deschutes Canyon 
Wilderness Study Areas in the State of Oregon to facilitate 
fire prevention and response activities to protect private 
property, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    07/12/2018--H.R. 3281, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of 
appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by a vote of 233-184.
    07/17/2018--H.R. 3777, To direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to convey certain National Forest System land 
containing the Nephi Work Center in Juab County, Utah, to Juab 
County. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/17/2018--H.R. 4032, To confirm undocumented Federal 
rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River 
Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in 
Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the 
benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 
115-xxx)
    07/17/2018--H.R. 4645, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers 
Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in 
Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers System. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-229)
    07/18/2018--H.R. 1037, To authorize the National Emergency 
Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
a vote of 414-0. (Public Law 115-275)
    07/23/2018--H.R. 1220, To establish the Adams Memorial 
Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107-62, 
and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice 
vote.
    07/23/2018--H.R. 2630, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/23/2018--H.R. 3045, To amend the National Trails System 
Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and 
for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/23/2018--H.R. 5613, To designate the Quindaro Townsite 
in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National Commemorative Site. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/23/2018--H.R. 5875, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in 
Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States 
territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical 
corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/23/2018--H.R. 5979, To establish the Mill Springs 
Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    07/23/2018--H.R. 6077, Recognizing the National Comedy 
Center in Jamestown, New York. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 660, To require the Secretary of the 
Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the 
Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets. 
Passed House by voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 2591, To amend the Pittman-Robertson 
Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife 
conservation, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, 
by voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 2606, To amend the Act of August 4, 1947 
(commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to 
restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes 
of Oklahoma, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, 
by voice vote. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    09/12/2018--H.R. 3186, To establish an Every Kid Outdoors 
program, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a 
vote of 383-2.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 3764, To extend the Federal recognition to 
the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 4689, To authorize early repayment of 
obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport 
Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska. Passed House by a 
vote of 378-1. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    09/12/2018--H.R. 4824, To allow certain State and tribal 
permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband 
service to rural and tribal communities, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 5317, To repeal section 2141 of the 
Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol 
manufacturing on Indian lands. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote. (Public Law 115-304)
    09/12/2018--H.R. 5532, To redesignate the Reconstruction 
Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National 
Historical Park, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 5923, To direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita 
National Forest, and for other purposes. Passed House, as 
amended, by a vote of 379-3. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    09/12/2018--H.R. 6040, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central 
Valley Project. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/12/2018--H.R. 6287, To provide competitive grants for 
the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials 
to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    09/25/2018--H.R. 5585, To extend the authorization for the 
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. Passed House by 
voice vote.
    09/25/2018--H.R. 6013, To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal 
framework closing date for the duck hunting season and to 
establish special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, and 
active military personnel, and for other purposes. Passed 
House, as amended, by voice vote. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    09/25/2018--H.R. 6299, To modify the process of the 
Secretary of the Interior for examining certain mining claims 
on Federal lands in Storey County, Nevada, to facilitate 
certain pinyon-juniper-related projects in Lincoln County, 
Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in 
the State of Nevada, to fully implement the White Pine County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/25/2018--H.R. 6599, To modify the application of 
temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park 
Service, and for other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    09/25/2018--H.R. 6687, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the 
State of California consistently with Congress' long-standing 
intent to continue to authorize working dairies and ranches on 
agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique 
historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    09/25/2018--H.Res. 418, Urging the Secretary of the 
Interior to recognize the cultural significance of Rib Mountain 
by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places. House 
agreed to the resolution without objection.
    09/25/2018--H.Res. 460, Requesting the Secretary of the 
Interior to recognize the rich history of the logging industry 
and the importance of lumberjack sports by adding the 
Lumberjack Bowl to the National Register of Historic Places. 
House agreed to the resolution without objection.
    09/25/2018--H.R. 5420, To authorize the acquisition of land 
for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National 
Historic Site in the State of New York, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 394-15.
    11/13/2018--H.R. 4033, To reauthorize the National Geologic 
Mapping Act of 1992. Passed House by voice vote.
    11/13/2018--H.R. 5636, To designate additions to the 
Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. 
(Public Law 115-xxx)
    11/13/2018--H.R. 5706, To establish the Pearl Harbor 
National Memorial in the State of Hawai`i and the Honouliuli 
National Historic Site in the State of Hawai`i, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    11/13/2018--H.R. 6064, To rename the Oyster Bay National 
Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National 
Wildlife Refuge. Passed House by a vote of 385-4, 2 Present.
    11/13/2018--H.R. 6146, To authorize, direct, expedite, and 
facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    11/14/2018--H.R. 6666, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and 
rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National 
Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of 
projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline 
erosion. Passed House by voice vote.
    11/16/2018--H.R. 5787, To amend the Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act to give effect to more accurate maps of units of 
the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System that were 
produced by digital mapping of such units, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 375-1. (Public 
Law 115-xxx)
    11/16/2018--H.R. 6784, To provide for removal of the gray 
wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered 
and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973. Passed House by a vote of 196-180.
    11/27/2018--S. 1768*, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction 
Program Reauthorization Act of 2017. Passed House by voice 
vote. (Public Law 115-307)
    12/10/2018--H.R. 3008, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study of the George W. 
Bush Childhood Home, located at 1412 West Ohio Avenue, Midland, 
Texas, and for other purposes. Passed House by a vote of 382-4, 
2 Present.
    12/10/2018--H.R. 5513, To provide for an exchange of lands 
with San Bernardino County, California, to enhance management 
of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest, and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/10/2018--H.R. 6108, To provide for partnerships among 
State and local governments, regional entities, and the private 
sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor 
experience at nationally significant battlefields of the 
American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/10/2018--H.R. 6118, To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United 
States as an ``American World War II Heritage City'', and for 
other purposes. Passed House, as amended, by voice vote.
    12/10/2018--H.R. 6665, To amend the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to 
establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide 
dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, and for other 
purposes. Passed House by voice vote.
    12/10/2018--H. Res. 792, Urging the Secretary of the 
Interior to recognize the historical significance of Roberto 
Clemente's place of death near Pinones in Loiza, Puerto Rico, 
by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places. 
Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 385-1, 2 Present.
    12/10/2018--S. 245, A bill to amend the Indian Tribal 
Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005, and for 
other purposes. Passed House by voice vote. (Public Law 115-
325)
    12/10/2018--S. 2511, A bill to require the Under Secretary 
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to carry out a program on 
coordinating the assessment and acquisition by the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of unmanned maritime 
systems, to make available to the public data collected by the 
Administration using such systems, and for other purposes. 
Passed House, as amended, by voice vote. (Public Law 115-xxx)
    12/11/2018--H. Res. 1157*, Reaffirming the strong 
commitment of the United States to the countries and 
territories of the Pacific Islands region. Agreed to by voice 
vote.
    12/11/2018--S. 825*, A bill to provide for the conveyance 
of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health 
Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for other purposes. 
Passed House by a vote of 403-3. (Public Law 115-326)
    12/19/2018--H.R. 6652, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain facilities, easements, and rights-
of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and for other 
purposes. Passed House, as amended, by a vote of 359-1. (Public 
Law 115-xxx)
    12/20/2018--H.R. 6602, To reauthorize the New Jersey 
Coastal Heritage Trail Route, and for other purposes. Passed 
House by a vote of 382-9. (Public Law 115-xxx)

                  BILLS THAT FAILED TO PASS THE HOUSE

    06/21/2018--H.R. 4760*, To amend the immigration laws and 
the homeland security laws, and for other purposes. Failed to 
pass the House under suspension of the rules by a vote of 193-
231 (Roll no. 282).
    06/27/2018--H.R. 6136*, To amend the immigration laws and 
provide for border security, and for other purposes. Failed to 
pass the House under suspension of the rules by a vote of 121-
301 (Roll no. 296).

                              APPENDIX III

                          Public Laws Enacted

    [Asterisk (*) denotes bills that were not referred to the 
Committee on Natural Resources, but contain provisions under 
the jurisdiction of the Committee]
    Public Law 115-5: H.J. Res. 38, Disapproving the rule 
submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream 
Protection Rule.
    Public Law 115-12: H.J. Res. 44, Disapproving the rule 
submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau 
of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures 
used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
    Public Law 115-18: S.J. Res 1* (H.J. Res. 3), A joint 
resolution approving the location of a memorial to commemorate 
and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active 
duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert 
Shield.
    Public Law 115-20: H.J. Res. 69, Providing for 
congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United 
States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the 
Interior relating to ``Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and 
Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National 
Wildlife Refuges in Alaska''.
    Public Law 115-31: H.R. 244* (H.R. 513, H.R. 1668, H.R. 
1715, H.R. 2104), Making appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes. 
(Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017)
    Public Law 115-49: H.R 374, To remove the sunset provision 
of section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-51: H.R. 873, To authorize the Global War on 
Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War 
on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District 
of Columbia, and for other purposes. (Global War on Terrorism 
War Memorial Act)
    Public Law 115-53: H.R. 339, To amend Public Law 94-241 
with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands. (Northern Mariana 
Islands Economic Expansion Act)
    Public Law 115-93: H.R. 228, To amend the Indian 
Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 
1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate 
the employment, training, and related services from diverse 
Federal sources, and for other purposes. (Indian Employment, 
Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-101: H.R. 560, To amend the Delaware Water 
Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access 
to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities 
adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 
and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-103: H.R. 1306, To provide for the 
conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon, and 
for other purposes. (Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act)
    Public Law 115-104: H.R. 1927, To amend title 54, United 
States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the 
African American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes. 
(African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-108: H.R. 267, To redesignate the Martin 
Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of 
Georgia, and for other purposes. (Martin Luther King, Jr. 
National Historical Park Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-109: H.R. 381, To designate a mountain in 
the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as ``Sky 
Point''.
    Public Law 115-110: H.R. 699, To amend the Omnibus Public 
Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to 
certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State 
of Oregon. (Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification 
Act)
    Public Law 115-111: H.R. 863, To facilitate the addition of 
park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, 
and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-116: H.R. 954, To remove the use 
restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, 
Virginia, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-117: H.R. 2611, To modify the boundary of 
the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and 
for other purposes. (Little Rock Central High School National 
Historic Site Boundary Modification Act)
    Public Law 115-121: H.R. 984, To extend Federal recognition 
to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian 
Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the 
Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the 
Nansemond Indian Tribe. (Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of 
Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-122: S. 117, A bill to designate a mountain 
peak in the State of Montana as ``Alex Diekmann Peak''. (Alex 
Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-128: S. 1438, A bill to redesignate the 
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri 
as the ``Gateway Arch National Park''. (Gateway Arch National 
Park Designation Act)
    Public Law 115-141: H.R. 1625* (H.R. 216, H.R. 1281, H.R. 
1873, H.R. 2888, H.R. 4134, H.R. 5133), To amend the State 
Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe 
forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of 
transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards 
program of the Department of State, and for other purposes. 
(Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018)
    Public Law 115-163: H.R. 4851, To establish the Kennedy-
King National Commemorative Site in the State of Indiana, and 
for other purposes. (Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site 
Act)
    Public Law 115-168: H.R. 3979, To amend the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, 
community partnership, and refuge education programs of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes. (Keep 
America's Refuges Operational Act)
    Public Law 115-169: S. 167, A bill to designate a National 
Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of 
Fame in Emporia, Kansas. (National Memorial to Fallen Educators 
Act)
    Public Law 115-170: H.R. 4300, To authorize Pacific 
Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor 
members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the 
Pacific Theater of World War II, and for other purposes. 
(Admiral Lloyd R. `Joe' Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display 
Establishment Act)
    Public Law 115-175: S. 35, A bill to transfer 
administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land 
Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills 
National Cemetery, and for other purposes. (Black Hills 
National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act)
    Public Law 115-179: S. 1285, A bill to allow the 
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, 
the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 
the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns 
Paiute Tribes to lease or transfer certain lands. (Oregon 
Tribal Economic Development Act)
    Public Law 115-184: H.R. 4910, To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains 
buried in National Parks, and for other purposes. (Veterans 
Cemetery Benefit Correction Act)
    Public Law 115-186: H.R. 1900, To designate the Veterans 
Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans 
Memorial and Museum, and for other purposes. (National Veterans 
Memorial and Museum Act)
    Public Law 115-190: H.R. 1397, To authorize, direct, 
facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative 
jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-191: H.R. 1719, To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in 
Martinez, California, for inclusion in the John Muir National 
Historic Site, and for other purposes. (John Muir National 
Historic Site Expansion Act)
    Public Law 115-200: H.R. 219, To correct the Swan Lake 
hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the 
conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected 
survey boundary to the State of Alaska. (Swan Lake 
Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act)
    Public Law 115-201: H.R. 220, To authorize the expansion of 
an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-218: H.R. 5956, To incentivize the hiring of 
United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, and for other purposes. (Northern Mariana 
Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-227: S. 2850* (S. 140, S. 249), A bill to 
amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights 
Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the 
WMAT Settlement Fund.
    Public Law 115-228: H.R. 4528, To make technical amendments 
to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other 
purposes.
    Public Law 115-229: H.R. 4645, To amend the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek 
in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers System. (East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act)
    Public Law 115-232: H.R. 5515* (H.R. 1800), To authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2019 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. (John S. McCain National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2019)
    Public Law 115-252: H.R. 698, To require a land conveyance 
involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest 
in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. (Elkhorn 
Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-255: H.R. 46, To authorize the Secretary of 
the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort 
Ontario in the State of New York. (Fort Ontario Study Act)
    Public Law 115-265: S. 3508* (H.R. 2748), A bill to 
reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote 
international action to reduce marine debris, and for other 
purposes. (Save Our Seas Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-270: S. 3021* (H.R. 648, H.R. 4329), An Act 
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, to provide for water pollution 
control activities, and for other purposes. (America's Water 
Infrastructure Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-275: H.R. 1037, To authorize the National 
Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-279: H.R. 2615, To authorize the exchange of 
certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson 
County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes. (Gulf Islands 
National Seashore Land Exchange Act)
    Public Law 115-282: S. 140* (H.R. 221, H.R. 5319), A bill 
to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, and for other 
purposes. (Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 
2018)
    Public Law 115-301: H.R. 1074, To repeal the Act entitled 
``An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over 
offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox 
Indian Reservation''.
    Public Law 115-304: H.R. 5317, To repeal section 2141 of 
the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain 
alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.
    Public Law 115-306: S. 440* (H.R. 6038), A bill to 
establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal 
property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North 
Dakota.
    Public Law 115-307: S. 1768, A bill to reauthorize and 
amend the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and 
for other purposes. (National Earthquake Hazards Reduction 
Program Reauthorization Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-308: S. 2074* (H.R. 6039), A bill to 
establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal 
property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North 
Dakota, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-321: H.R. 1417, To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, 
possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display 
firearms, and for other purposes. (National Law Enforcement 
Museum Exhibits Act)
    Public Law 115-325: S. 245, A bill to amend the Indian 
Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005, 
and for other purposes. (Indian Tribal Energy Development and 
Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017)
    Public Law 115-326: S. 825, A bill to provide for the 
conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional 
Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for other 
purposes. (Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land 
Transfer Act of 2017)
    Public Law 115-329: S. 3119* (H.R. 2083), A bill to allow 
for the taking of sea lions on the Columbia River and its 
tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of 
salmon and other nonlisted fish species. (Endangered Salmon 
Predation Prevention Act)
    Public Law 115-334: H.R. 2* (H.R. 2218, H.R. 2504, H.R. 
2921, H.R. 3543, H.R. 4609, H.R. 4976, H.R. 5530), To provide 
for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2023, and for other purposes. (Agriculture Improvement Act of 
2018)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 2606, To amend the Act of August 
4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to 
restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes 
of Oklahoma, and for other purposes. (Stigler Act Amendments of 
2018)
    Public Law 115-xxx: S. 2511, A bill to require the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to carry out a 
program on coordinating the assessment and acquisition by the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of unmanned 
maritime systems, to make available to the public data 
collected by the Administration using such systems, and for 
other purposes. (CENOTE Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 4032, To confirm undocumented 
Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River 
Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in 
Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the 
benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other 
purposes. (Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Way, 
Easements and Boundary Clarification Act)
    Public Law 115-xxx: S. 1520* A bill to expand recreational 
fishing opportunities through enhanced marine fishery 
conservation and management, and for other purposes. 
(Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 5923, To direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita 
National Forest, and for other purposes. (Walnut Grove Land 
Exchange Act)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 5787 (H.R. 2947, H.R. 4880), To 
amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more 
accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier 
Resources System that were produced by digital mapping of such 
units, and for other purposes. (Strengthening Coastal 
Communities Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-xxx: S. 2200*, A bill to reauthorize the 
National Integrated Drought Information System, and for other 
purposes. (National Integrated Drought Information System 
Reauthorization Act of 2018)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 6652, To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to convey certain facilities, easements, and 
rights-of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and for 
other purposes.
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 6602, To reauthorize the New 
Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, and for other purposes.
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 88, To modify the boundary of the 
Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and 
Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an 
affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other 
purposes. (Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment 
and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 6287, To provide competitive 
grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain 
memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 
2001. (9/11 Memorial Act)
    Public Law 115-xxx: S. 3456*, A bill to redesignate Hobe 
Sound National Wildlife Refuge as the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe 
Sound National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes.
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    Public Law 115-xxx*: Designates a bill that was signed by the 
President, but not assigned a Public Law number prior to the filing of 
this report.
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    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 5636, To designate additions to 
the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest, and 
for other purposes. (Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act)
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 4689, To authorize early repayment 
of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the 
Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
    Public Law 115-xxx: H.R. 1967, To amend the Reclamation 
Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower 
development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation 
reservoirs. (Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower 
Development Act)

                              APPENDIX IV

                            Committee Prints

                             FIRST SESSION

    115-A Rules for the Committee on Natural Resources, 115th 
Congress (Adopted: February 7, 2017)

                             SECOND SESSION

    115-B Natural Resources Committee Legislative Calendar, 
115th Congress (First and Second Sessions, 2017-2018)

                               APPENDIX V

                      Committee Bill Reports Filed

    House Report 115-113 (H.R. 1073), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor 
services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. 
Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-114 (H.R. 1500), To redesignate the small 
triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated 
by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as ``Robert 
Emmet Park'', and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-123 (H.R. 1715), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-154 (H.R. 220), To authorize the expansion 
of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-155 (H.R. 497), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino 
County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water 
Conservation District, and to accept in return certain 
exchanged non-public lands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-156 (H.R. 660), To require the Secretary 
of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts 
of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure 
assets.
    House Report 115-157 (H.R. 1135), To reauthorize the 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic 
Preservation program.
    House Report 115-158 (H.R. 1967), To amend the Reclamation 
Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower 
development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation 
reservoirs.
    House Report 115-165, Part 1, (H.R. 1873), To amend the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the 
reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of 
wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution 
facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation 
management on such lands.
    House Report 115-166 (H.R. 1654), 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.
    House Report 115-202 (H.R. 597), To take lands in Sonoma 
County, California, into trust as part of the reservation of 
the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-203 (H.R. 954), To remove the use 
restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, 
Virginia, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-204 (H.R. 1306), To provide for the 
conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-205 (H.R. 1404), To provide for the 
conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United 
States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua 
Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.
    House Report 115-206, Part 1, (H.R. 1397), To authorize, 
direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative 
jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-207 (H.R. 1541), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related 
to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-208 (H.R. 1719), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of 
land in Martinez, California, for inclusion in the John Muir 
National Historic Site, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-209 (H.R. 1913), To establish the Clear 
Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno 
Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness 
in such counties, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-210 (H.R. 2156), To provide for the 
establishment of a national memorial and national monument to 
commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis 
Dam on March 12, 1928, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-218 (H.R. 218), To provide for the 
exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of 
Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and 
Cold Bay.
    House Report 115-236 (H.R. 2370), 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 115-241 (H.R. 1927), To amend title 54, United 
States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the 
African American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-242 (S. 249), A bill to provide that the 
pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted 
land, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-256 (H.R. 2053), To amend the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to enhance and 
support mining and mineral engineering programs in the United 
States by funding activities at mining schools, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-257, Part I, (H.R. 2939), 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, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-260 (H.R. 2937), To amend the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to authorize 
partnerships between States and nongovernmental entities for 
the purpose of reclaiming and restoring land and water 
resources adversely affected by coal mining activities before 
August 3, 1977, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-264 (H.R. 873), To authorize the Global 
War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National 
Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the 
District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-277 (H.R. 965), To redesignate the Saint-
Gaudens National Historic Site as the ``Saint-Gaudens National 
Historical Park'', and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-278, Part 1, (H.R. 1807), To exempt from 
the Lacey Act and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain 
water transfers between any of the States of Texas, Arkansas, 
and Louisiana.
    House Report 115-279 (H.R. 1074), To repeal the Act 
entitled ``An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa 
over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and 
Fox Indian Reservation''.
    House Report 115-280 (H.R. 1547), To provide for the 
unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of 
Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by 
conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City.
    House Report 115-281 (H.R. 2075), To adjust the eastern 
boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness 
Study Area in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention 
and response activities in order to protect adjacent private 
property, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-282 (H.R. 2371), To require the 
Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to 
establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for 
customers, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-287 (H.R. 3115), To provide for a land 
exchange involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest 
in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through 
the Weeks Law, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-288 (H.R. 2316), To amend the Mineral 
Leasing Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to repeal 
provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest.
    House Report 115-289 (H.R. 2083), 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 115-290 (H.R. 2611), To modify the boundary of 
the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-291 (H.R. 2768), To designate certain 
mountain peaks in the State of Colorado as ``Fowler Peak'' and 
``Boskoff Peak''.
    House Report 115-302 (H.R. 2615), To authorize the exchange 
of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, 
Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service 
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-305 (H.R. 2582), To authorize the State of 
Utah to select certain lands that are available for disposal 
under the Pony Express Resource Management Plan to be used for 
the support and benefit of State institutions, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-311 (H.R. 2374), To facilitate certain 
pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to 
modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State 
of Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act.
    House Report 115-312 (H.R. 2423), To implement certain 
measures relating to management of Washington County, Utah, 
required by Public Law 111-11.
    House Report 115-314, Part 1, (H.R. 3668), To provide for 
the preservation of sportsmen's heritage and enhance recreation 
opportunities on Federal land, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-319 (H.R. 1491), To reaffirm the action of 
the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the 
benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-320, Part 1, (H.R. 289), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
issue permits for recreation services on lands managed by 
Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-321, Part 1, (H.R. 825), To promote the 
development of renewable energy on public land, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-322 (H.R. 2199), 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 115-334 (H.R. 3281), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-
Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or 
facilities, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-336 (H.R. 1107), To promote conservation, 
improve public land management, and provide for sensible 
development in Pershing County, Nevada, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-349 (H.R. 1769), To affirm an agreement 
between the United States and Westlands Water District dated 
September 15, 2015, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-350 (H.R. 1488), To retitle Indiana Dunes 
National Lakeshore as Indiana Dunes National Park, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-351, Part 1, (H.R. 1731), To amend the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to provide 
funds to States and Indian tribes for the purpose of promoting 
economic revitalization, diversification, and development in 
economically distressed communities through the reclamation and 
restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by 
coal mining carried out before August 3, 1977, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-364 (H. Res. 555), Of inquiry requesting 
the President and directing the Secretary of the Interior to 
transmit, respectively, certain documents and other information 
to the House of Representatives relating to the executive order 
on the review of designations under the Antiquities Act. 
(Privileged Resolution; Adverse Report with Dissenting Views)
    House Report 115-365 (H.R. 3279), To amend the Mineral 
Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas 
produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease 
as if the helium were oil and gas.
    House Report 115-368 (H.R. 2600), To provide for the 
conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest 
held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie 
County, Iowa, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-370, Part 1, (H.R. 2936), To expedite 
under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve 
forest management activities on National Forest System lands, 
on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land 
Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to 
overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-413 (H.R. 2907), To amend the Mineral 
Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop 
and publish an all-of-the-above quadrennial Federal onshore 
energy production strategy to meet domestic energy needs, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-421 (H.R. 3469), To designate the bridge 
located in Blount County, Tennessee, on the Foothills Parkway 
(commonly known as ``Bridge 2'') as the ``Dean Stone Bridge''.
    House Report 115-422 (H.R. 3905), To require congressional 
approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation 
involving the National Forest System lands in the State of 
Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases 
in such lands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-427, Part 1, (H.R. 995), To direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to 
modernize terms in certain regulations.
    House Report 115-436, Part 2, (H.R. 2897), To authorize the 
Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the 
National Park Service to enter into cooperative management 
agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of 
units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-438, (H.R. 3979), To amend the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, 
community partnership, and refuge education programs of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-441, (S. 140), A bill to amend the White 
Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 
to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
    House Report 115-442, (H.R. 1800), To direct the Secretary 
of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to facilitate 
scientific research supporting Federal space and defense 
programs.
    House Report 115-450, (H.R. 4300), To authorize Pacific 
Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor 
members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the 
Pacific Theater of World War II, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-455, (H.R. 1399), To reduce temporarily 
the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal 
lands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-470 (H.R. 1350), To modify the boundary of 
Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-487 (H.R. 424), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the 
gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-501 (H.R. 4475), To provide for the 
establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and 
Monitoring System.
    House Report 115-502 (H.R. 4568), To amend the Geothermal 
Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal 
resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-506, Part 1, (H.R. 2504), To ensure fair 
treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain 
echinoderms.
    House Report 115-507 (S. 1285), A bill to allow the 
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, 
the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 
the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns 
Paiute Tribes to lease or transfer certain lands.
    House Report 115-513 (H.R. 1532), To reaffirm that certain 
land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch 
Band of Creek Indians, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-515 (H.R. 4033), To reauthorize the 
National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992.
    House Report 115-516 (S. 117), A bill to designate a 
mountain peak in the State of Montana as ``Alex Diekmann 
Peak''.
    House Report 115-526 (H.R. 4266), To clarify the boundary 
of Acadia National Park, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-527 (H.R. 4264), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain Bureau of Land Management 
land in Cache County, Utah, to the City of Hyde Park for public 
purposes.
    House Report 115-532 (H.R. 219), To correct the Swan Lake 
hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the 
conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected 
survey boundary to the State of Alaska.
    House Report 115-533 (H.R. 2711), To designate a National 
Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of 
Fame in Emporia, Kansas.
    House Report 115-534 (H.R. 3058), To redesignate the 
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri 
as the ``Gateway Arch National Park''.
    House Report 115-535 (H.R. 443), To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-536 (H.R. 2630), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz 
County, Arizona, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-540 (H.R. 2888), To establish the Ste. 
Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-541 (H.R. 1157), To clarify the United 
States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the 
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-542, Part 1, (H.R. 4299), To provide for 
the indefinite duration of certain military land withdrawals, 
to improve the management of lands currently subject to such 
withdrawals and to make the management of such lands more 
transparent, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-545 (H.R. 1778), To provide that an order 
by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on 
Federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint 
resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-548 (H.R. 1417), To amend the National Law 
Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, 
possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display 
firearms, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-560 (H.R. 717), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to require review of the economic cost of 
adding a species to the list of endangered species or 
threatened species, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-561 (H.R. 1274), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to require making available to States 
affected by determinations that species are endangered species 
or threatened species all data that is the basis of such 
determinations, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-562 (H.R. 2603), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to provide that nonnative species in the 
United States shall not be treated as endangered species or 
threatened species for purposes of that Act.
    House Report 115-563, Part 1, (H.R. 3131), 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 115-564 (H.R. 3225), To allow the Confederated 
Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of 
Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands.
    House Report 115-565 (H.R. 3607), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical 
services provided in units of the National Park System, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-566 (H.R. 1220), To establish the Adams 
Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 
107-62, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-567 (H.R. 4465), To maintain annual base 
funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery 
programs through fiscal year 2023, to require a report on the 
implementation of those programs, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-579 (H.R. 805), To authorize the 
conveyance of and remove the reversionary interest of the 
United States in certain lands in the City of Tulare, 
California.
    House Report 115-580 (H.R. 835), To update the map of, and 
modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the 
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
    House Report 115-581 (H.R. 4134), To redesignate the White 
Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests 
in the State of Idaho as the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds 
Wilderness in honor of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of 
the Interior Cecil D. Andrus.
    House Report 115-584 (H.R. 146), To take certain Federal 
lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern 
Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-612 (H.R. 4851), To establish the Kennedy-
King National Commemorative Site in the State of Indiana, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-615 (S. 466), A bill to clarify the 
description of certain Federal land under the Northern Arizona 
Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to 
include additional land in the Kaibab National Forest.
    House Report 115-616 (H.R. 3008), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, located at 1412 West Ohio 
Avenue, Midland, Texas, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-619, Part 1, (S. 825), A bill to provide 
for the conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska 
Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-624 (H.R. 4609), To provide for the 
conveyance of a Forest Service site in Dolores County, 
Colorado, to be used for a fire station.
    House Report 115-625 (H.R. 5133), To reauthorize the 
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-626, Part 1, (S. 35), A bill to transfer 
administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land 
Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills 
National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-630 (H.R. 401), To designate the mountain 
at the Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, as Devils 
Tower, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-631 (H.R. 520), 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 the 
economic and national security and manufacturing 
competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-632 (H.R. 4895), To establish the Medgar 
Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-633 (H.R. 801), To amend the National 
Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic 
Trail, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-634 (H.R. 3961), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River 
and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for 
potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-643, Part 1, (H.R. 3144), To provide for 
operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant 
to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-644 (H.R. 5005), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to 
determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the 
birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as 
a unit of the National Park System.
    House Report 115-658 (H.R. 3997), To waive the application 
fee for any special use permit for veterans demonstrations and 
special events at war memorials on Federal land, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-666 (H.R. 4645), To amend the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud 
Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers System.
    House Report 115-667 (H.R. 1026), To revise the authorized 
route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in 
northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to 
connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-669 (H.R. 1037), To authorize the National 
Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its 
environs, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-670 (H.R. 2991), To establish the 
Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State of 
Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-675 (H.R. 4069), To amend the Migratory 
Bird Treaty Act to clarify the treatment of authentic Alaska 
Native articles of handicraft containing nonedible migratory 
bird parts, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-695 (H.R. 5655), To establish the Camp 
Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-700 (H.R. 4689), To authorize early 
repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within 
the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
    House Report 115-703 (H.R. 5317), To repeal section 2141 of 
the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain 
alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.
    House Report 115-707, Part 1, (H.R. 788), To amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the 
establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in 
certain States.
    House Report 115-709 (H.R. 1791), To establish the 
Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State 
of Washington, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-735 (H.R. 224), 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, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-736 (H.R. 221), To reauthorize the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-758 (H.R. 200), 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 115-768 (H.R. 3392), To provide for stability 
of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-775 (H.R. 4528), To make technical 
amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-782 (H.R. 5751), To redesignate Golden 
Spike National Historic Site and to establish the 
Transcontinental Railroad Network.
    House Report 115-802 (H.R. 5875), To amend the Pittman-
Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson 
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity 
for United States territories and the District of Columbia, to 
make technical corrections to such Acts and related laws, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-803 (H.R. 3777), To direct the Secretary 
of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest System land 
containing the Nephi Work Center in Juab County, Utah, to Juab 
County.
    House Report 115-817 (H.R. 4032), To confirm undocumented 
Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River 
Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in 
Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the 
benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-833 (H.R. 1482), To authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain 
facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at 
Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-838 (H.R. 3916), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to vest in the Secretary of the Interior 
functions under that Act with respect to species of fish that 
spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, 
and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to 
fresh waters.
    House Report 115-839 (H.R. 577), To designate a peak in the 
State of Nevada as Maude Frazier Mountain.
    House Report 115-840 (H.R. 3045), To amend the National 
Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National 
Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-854 (H.R. 6077), Recognizing the National 
Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.
    House Report 115-855 (H.R. 5979), To establish the Mill 
Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky 
as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-856 (H.R. 5613), To designate the Quindaro 
Townsite in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National Commemorative 
Site.
    House Report 115-880, Part 1, (H.R. 3186), To establish an 
Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-881, Part 1, (H.R. 4824), To allow certain 
State permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband 
service to rural communities, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-895 (H.R. 6146), To authorize, direct, 
expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, 
Arizona, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-896 (H.R. 5597), To provide for the 
expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, 
Washington County, Utah.
    House Report 115-899 (H.R. 2591), To amend the Pittman-
Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of 
wildlife conservation, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-900 (H.R. 6038), To establish a procedure 
for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the 
Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.
    House Report 115-901 (H.R. 6039), To establish a procedure 
for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the 
Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-902 (H.R. 2606), To amend the Act of 
August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with 
respect to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five 
Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-911 (H.R. 6040), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities 
of the Central Valley Project.
    House Report 115-921 (H.R. 6088), To amend the Mineral 
Leasing Act to authorize notifications of permit to drill, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-922 (H.R. 5923), To direct the Secretary 
of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita 
National Forest, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-927 (H.R. 5532), To redesignate the 
Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era 
National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-928 (H.R. 3764), To extend the Federal 
recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of 
Montana, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-930 (H.R. 6287), To provide competitive 
grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain 
memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 
2001.
    House Report 115-931 (S. 2857), A bill to designate the 
Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington, as the ``National Nordic 
Museum'', and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-953 (H.R. 3744), To provide that an Indian 
group may receive Federal acknowledgment as an Indian tribe 
only by an Act of Congress.
    House Report 115-954 (H.R. 5556), To provide for 
transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs 
incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western 
Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power 
Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration 
related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws 
impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-955 (H.R. 6106), To amend the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 to clarify the authorized categorical 
exclusions and authorize additional categorical exclusions to 
streamline the oil and gas permitting process, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-967 (H.R. 6599), To modify the application 
of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National 
Park Service, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-968 (H.R. 6687), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in 
the State of California consistently with Congress' long-
standing intent to continue to authorize working dairies and 
ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's 
unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-969 (H.R. 6013), To amend the Migratory 
Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the 
Federal framework closing date for the duck hunting season and 
to establish special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, 
and active military personnel, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-970 (H.R. 5420), To authorize the 
acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. 
Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-971, Part 1, (H.R. 6299), To modify the 
process of the Secretary of the Interior for examining certain 
mining claims on Federal lands in Storey County, Nevada, to 
facilitate certain pinyon-juniper-related projects in Lincoln 
County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness 
areas in the State of Nevada, to fully implement the White Pine 
County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-986 (H.R. 6064), To rename the Oyster Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff 
National Wildlife Refuge.
    House Report 115-988 (H.Res. 792), Urging the Secretary of 
the Interior to recognize the historical significance of 
Roberto Clemente's place of death near Pinones in Loiza, Puerto 
Rico, by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places.
    House Report 115-989 (H.R. 5636), To designate additions to 
the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-990, Part 1, (H.R. 5171), To amend the 
Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to 
provide for the establishment of a Ski Area Fee Retention 
Account.
    House Report 115-991 (H.R. 5706), To establish the Pearl 
Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai'i and the 
Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai'i, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-992 (H.R. 4644), To withdraw certain 
National Forest System land in the Emigrant Crevice area 
located in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park County, 
Montana, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United 
States, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-993 (H.R.210), 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 115-994 (H.R. 6302), To enact as law certain 
regulations relating to the taking of double-crested 
cormorants.
    House Report 115-995 (H.R. 6666), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local 
governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land 
within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, 
operation, and maintenance of projects for control and 
prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion.
    House Report 115-996 (H.R. 5513), To provide for an 
exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California, to 
enhance management of lands within the San Bernardino National 
Forest, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-997 (H.R. 5787), To amend the Coastal 
Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more accurate maps of 
units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
that were produced by digital mapping of such units, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-998 (H.R. 6118), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the 
United States as an ``American World War II Heritage City'', 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-999, Part 1, (H.R. 3117), To prohibit the 
Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Chair 
of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering the 
social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, or the 
social cost of nitrous oxide, in taking any action, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-1000 (H.R. 4239), To distribute revenues 
from oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental Shelf to 
certain coastal States, to require sale of approved offshore 
oil and gas leases, to promote offshore wind lease sales, and 
to empower States to manage the development and production of 
oil and gas on available Federal land, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1001 (H.R. 4419), To facilitate and 
streamline the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian 
Affairs processes for creating or expanding certain water 
projects, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1002 (H.R. 5347), To facilitate resolution 
of environmental remediation and reclamation, resolve potential 
liability of the United States, and promote economic 
development in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1004 (H.R. 6107), To clarify that Bureau 
of Land Management shall not require permits for oil and gas 
activities conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access 
subsurface mineral estate that is less than 50 percent 
Federally owned, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1005 (H.R. 6087), To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of processing 
administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, 
applications for permits to drill, and right of way 
applications, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1006 (H.R. 6434), To amend section 7 of 
Public Law 100-515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) to promote continued 
use of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at 
Gateway National Recreation Area by the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration.
    House Report 115-1012 (H.R. 6784), To provide for removal 
of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973.
    House Report 115-1013 (H.R. 2365), To convey certain 
Federal land in California to Apple Valley, California, 
Twentynine Palms, California, Barstow, California, and 
Victorville, California.
    House Report 115-1029 (H.R. 6665), To amend the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the 
United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale 
requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef 
conservation, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1030 (H.R. 3133), To amend the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce unnecessary permitting 
delays by clarifying associated procedures to increase economic 
development and support coastal restoration programs, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-1031 (H.R. 553), To redesignate Gravelly 
Point Park, located along the George Washington Memorial 
Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan 
Memorial Park, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1032 (H.R. 1349), To amend the Wilderness 
Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, 
and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-1035, Part 1, (H.R. 1675), To establish a 
national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide 
hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-1037 (S. 607), A bill to establish a 
business incubators program within the Department of the 
Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation 
communities.
    House Report 115-1038, Part 1, (H.R. 237), To reauthorize 
the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 
2009, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1039, Part 1, (H.R. 2085), To approve an 
agreement between the United States and the Republic of Palau, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1040 (H.R. 6108), To provide for 
partnerships among State and local governments, regional 
entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and 
enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant 
battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil 
War, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1047 (H.R. 3588), To amend the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide for 
management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-1048 (H.R. 3608), 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 115-1049 (H.R. 4731), To extend the retained 
use estate for the Caneel Bay resort in St. John, United States 
Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1050 (H.R. 6346), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to provide for consideration of the 
totality of conservation measures in determining the impact of 
proposed Federal agency action.
    House Report 115-1051 (H.R. 6345), To provide for greater 
county and State consultation with regard to petitions under 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1052 (H.R. 6365), To establish the Treaty 
of Guadalupe Hidalgo Land Grant-Merced Claims Commission and 
other Federal policies for the restoration of land for 
hardships resulting from the incomplete and inequitable 
implementation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, to affirm 
Land Grant-Merced property rights protected by the Treaty of 
Guadalupe Hidalgo, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1053 (H.R. 6678), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain National Park Service land in 
Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Friends of the Claude Moore 
Farm.
    House Report 115-1057, Part 1, (S. 245), A bill to amend 
the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act 
of 2005, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1058 (H.R. 1418), 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 115-1059 (S. 669), A bill to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety 
conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were 
constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes 
access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on 
construction of facilities and structures to improve those 
conditions, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1060, Part 1, (H.R. 6682), To amend the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the 
transparency and oversight of land conveyances involving 
disposal or acquisition of National Forest System lands or 
Bureau of Land Management public lands, to provide protections 
and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying 
such public lands, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1061 (H.R. 6602), To reauthorize the New 
Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1062 (H.R. 6507), To amend the Oil Region 
National Heritage Area Act to reauthorize the Oil Region 
National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1063, Part 1, (H.R. 3400), To promote 
innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on Federal land and 
to open up opportunities for collaboration with non-Federal 
partners, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1064, Part 1, (H.R. 4506), To provide 
incentives to encourage tribal job creation and economic 
activity, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1065, Part 1, (H.R. 5874), To amend the 
Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment 
and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, 
restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve 
health services, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1066, Part 1, (H.R. 2987), To amend the 
Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to establish the 21st Century 
Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in 
national service positions to conserve, restore, and enhance 
the great outdoors of the United States, and for other 
purposes.
    House Report 115-1067, Part 1, (H.R. 5859), To amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to require that a portion of revenues from 
new Federal mineral and geothermal leases be paid to States for 
use to supplement the education of students in kindergarten 
through grade 12 and public support of institutions of higher 
education, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1070, Part 1, (H.R. 3593), To amend the 
Wilderness Act to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
to conduct certain activities to secure the international land 
borders of the United States, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1071 (H.R. 5727), To establish the San 
Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National 
Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to designate wilderness 
areas in the State, to provide for certain land conveyances, 
and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1081 (H.R. 3990), To amend title 54, 
United States Code, to reform the Antiquities Act of 1906, and 
for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1082 (H.R. 6652), To direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain facilities, easements, and 
rights-of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-1083 (H.R. 6771), To amend the Gulf of 
Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1086, Part 1, (H.R. 2425), To support the 
establishment and improvement of communications sites on or 
adjacent to Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the 
Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture 
through the retention and use of rental fees associated with 
such sites, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1087 (H.R. 3535), To restore Federal 
recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria of California, and for 
other purposes.
    House Report 115-1088, Part 1, (H.R. 6510), To establish, 
fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park 
Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address the 
maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, United States 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and 
Bureau of Indian Education, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1089, Part 1, (H.R. 6255), To amend title 
18, United States Code, to establish measures to combat 
invasive lionfish, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1091 (H.R. 502), To permanently 
reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
    House Report 115-1092 (H.R. 6939), To protect and ensure 
multiple use and public access to public lands in Wyoming per 
the request of the respective counties, and for other purposes.
    House Report 115-1104 (H.R. 5025), To amend the Western and 
Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act to 
limit the imposition of penalties against a person fishing on a 
United States flag fishing vessel in certain areas of the 
Pacific Ocean based on a report by an observer on such a 
vessel.
    House Report 115-1105 (H.R. 6355), To amend the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 to define petition backlogs and provide 
expedited means for discharging petitions during such a 
backlog.

                              APPENDIX VI

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                            Dissenting Views

    The Activity Report of the 115th Congress documents 
Committee Republicans' failure to address the nation's most 
pressing environmental challenges, including climate change and 
its dramatic impacts on American quality of life. Over the past 
two years, Committee Republicans pursued a narrow, highly 
partisan agenda that prioritized fossil fuel industry demands 
over the public interest and conservative ideology over science 
and common sense.
    Committee Republicans failed to devote sufficient attention 
to what should have been clear priorities, including the 
rebuilding of Puerto Rico, the protection of endangered 
species, the overdue transition from fossil fuels to 
sustainable energy resources, the economic future of Indian 
Country, and oversight of the leadership and policies of the 
Department of the Interior. The Land and Water Conservation 
Fund, an uncontroversial program with nearly unanimous public 
support, expired on their watch for the first time in the 
program's history. The Committee Majority's record in the 115th 
Congress is one of misplaced priorities, missed opportunities, 
and failures of leadership.
    Below, in detail, our Dissenting Views to the Activities 
Report highlight these failures issue by issue. We look forward 
to charting a new, more productive and more inclusive path 
forward in the 116th Congress.

                     SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL LANDS

    During the 115th Congress, the Subcommittee on Federal 
Lands routinely failed to protect irreplaceable American 
landscapes, while providing virtually no oversight of the 
current Administration. These failures have undermined public 
lands protection and imperiled some of our most treasured 
resources.
    Rather than addressing the multi-faceted values of public 
lands, landscapes whose protection is routinely supported by a 
majority of Americans, the subcommittee chose to elevate the 
voices of anti-public-land minorities and extractive industry 
interests. Even in the rare instances when the subcommittee 
addressed the most pressing concerns for public lands, the 
Majority's agenda focused on undermining foundational 
conservation laws rather than upholding protections for 
landscapes.
    As a demonstration of the Majority's unwillingness to 
tackle complex issues that impact everyday Americans, the 
subcommittee failed to explore the impacts of climate change on 
our public lands. Climate change poses a recognized threat to 
national parks, forests, and public lands, yet when evidence 
was presented that the Trump administration altered findings on 
how climate change will impact national parks, the Majority 
took no action. There is ever-increasing evidence that climate 
change will have severe negative impacts on the American 
economy and our ecosystems. Therefore, the subcommittee ought 
to have considered the impacts of this threat as well as 
opportunities to enhance carbon sequestration on public lands.
    Similarly, amid a destructive and costly wildfire season, 
the subcommittee failed to support science-based forest 
management or acknowledge the impacts of climate change on 
wildfire activity. The subcommittee instead chose to highlight 
and push forward legislation that would undermine bedrock 
environmental protections and turn the management of publicly-
owned forests over to private industry demands. Forest 
management is a complex and pressing issue, but the solution is 
not an increase in industry giveaways.
    The subcommittee ignored the Trump administration's illegal 
attack on National Monuments, which included a sham review 
process that flagrantly discounted public input and exhibited 
clear conflicts of interest. Instead of addressing these 
concerns, the subcommittee chose to cast aspersions on the 
value of the Antiquities Act, a law designed to protect 
historical landmarks and unique landscapes. Such an abdication 
of responsibility demonstrates the Majority's lack of concern 
for publicly-owned resources.
    One of the few significant bi-partisan accomplishments of 
the 115th Congress was a deal between Chairman Bishop and 
Ranking Member Grijalva to permanently authorize the Land and 
Water Conservation Fund. While this was a bi-partisan 
accomplishment in an often-contentious Congress, even this 
compromise only came after the Republican Majority allowed 
authorization for the Fund to lapse for the second time in two 
years.
    Throughout the 115th Congress, the Majority pursued an 
anti-public lands agenda. They supported legislation to 
undermine land management and elevated the voices of groups who 
oppose Federal land ownership. This is irresponsible behavior 
for a legislative body with jurisdiction over America's 
national parks, forests and public lands.

              SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

    During the 115th Congress, the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Mineral Resources failed in its responsibility to hold 
oversight hearings on the issues most concerning to the 
American people and failed to craft legislation in response to 
the pressing energy and mining challenges that face our nation. 
Instead, and without hesitation, the Republican-led 
subcommittee emphatically supported the Administration's pro-
industry ``energy dominance'' agenda and consistently 
downplayed the impacts that unrestrained oil, gas, coal and 
mineral development has on public health, the environment, 
wildlife, and our climate. While the subcommittee found plenty 
of time to hold oversight hearings on ways to reduce public 
input in decision-making and rush fossil fuel development on 
public lands, it did not have a single hearing exploring the 
adverse impacts that can result from fossil fuel development. 
Over the last two years, the Majority, determined to favor 
fossil fuel and mining interests above all else, has ignored 
critical issues like the human health effects of mountaintop 
removal coal mining, the toll of methane emissions on public 
health and the climate system, the disastrous consequences 
offshore oil spills can have on coastal economies, and how 
America's antiquated hardrock mining law benefits mining 
companies at the expense of the American people and the 
environment.
    In addition to disregarding these significant policy 
issues, the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee abstained 
from one of the most central duties of Congress--rigorous 
oversight of the executive branch. Since Secretary Zinke took 
over in early 2017, the Department of the Interior (DOI) has 
demonstrated utter contempt for DOI's mission and 
responsibilities, and the subcommittee has turned a blind eye 
towards Interior's rampant corruption, cronyism and frequent 
rejection of scientific facts. During the Obama Administration, 
the Majority issued a number of subpoenas and consistently 
brought Interior Department officials before the subcommittee, 
often on extremely flimsy pretexts. Under this Administration, 
the Majority's appetite for aggressive oversight vanished, 
despite an extensive number of issues that deserve detailed 
investigation, including: the Secretary's elimination of 
Florida from the new offshore oil and gas leasing program via 
tweet; the rush to permit seismic testing and issue oil and gas 
leases in the Arctic Refuge after curtailed environmental 
reviews; the cancellation of a National Academy of Sciences 
study on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining; the 
severely imbalanced membership of the Royalty Policy Committee; 
the demand by the Secretary and Deputy Secretary to review a 
U.S. Geological Survey resource assessment ahead of its 
release, which led to the resignation of two senior scientists 
in protest; and numerous other issues.

                SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER, POWER AND OCEANS

    In the 115th Congress, Committee Republicans failed to hold 
oversight and legislative hearings on key issues such as 
climate change, ocean acidification, trophy imports, wildlife 
trafficking, management of coastal resources, environmental 
impacts of the border wall, seafood fraud, drought, and access 
to clean water by communities and tribes.
    Instead, they passed multiple bills to undermine important 
protections for fisheries, wildlife, and ocean resources. For 
example, House Republicans turned the reauthorization of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) 
into an effort to advance their anti-conservation priorities by 
proposing language that takes the science out of fisheries 
management and guts conservation measures. Democrats have 
proposed legislation that would reauthorize MSA while keeping 
core conservation provisions intact, providing more 
opportunities to partner with fishermen on research, and taking 
advantage of new technologies for data collection and 
monitoring. However, the Democratic alternative was not given a 
hearing, and the only piece of legislation that passed the 
Committee was a Republican bill that would take us back to the 
dark ages of overfishing and economic depression.
    In addition, Republicans led more than 100 legislative 
efforts this Congress--bills, amendments, and riders--to delist 
individual species or otherwise undermine the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA). These efforts would drive American fish and 
wildlife to extinction and rob Americans of their natural 
heritage and rich biodiversity. While most Republicans say they 
want to ``reform'' or ``modernize'' the ESA so that more 
species can be removed from the list, the reality is that they 
want to eviscerate the Act, delist species one at a time, or 
get rid of ESA altogether. The ESA has not been reauthorized in 
more than 25 years and budget cuts have delayed species 
recovery efforts. We should be working together to find ways to 
recover species more quickly and keep others off the list in 
the first place. Unfortunately, GOP congressional majorities 
are continuing to push for the weakening of ESA.
    Committee Republicans also failed to hold oversight and 
legislative hearings on the recent epidemic of drought that has 
cost the nation's economy billions. Climate change is expected 
to make future droughts more frequent and severe, but instead 
of supporting legislation that will build climate resilience 
and increase the water supply for all Western water users, 
Republicans have focused on redirecting scarce water supplies 
toward a select group of preferred water users. For example, 
House Republicans jammed through the House a divisive drought 
``response'' bill (H.R. 23) that would take scarce water away 
from some regions, tribes, and the environment and redirect it 
to big agricultural water users. Republicans must be willing to 
work with Democrats to develop a plan that will grow the water 
supply for all stakeholders and abandon plans that solely 
benefit big agricultural industries at the expense of the 
environment and other water users.
    Several Democratic bills were introduced in the 115th 
Congress that would provide immediate and long-term drought 
relief by promoting innovative desalination technologies, water 
recycling and reuse, groundwater recharge, stormwater capture, 
reduced evaporation loss, and increased water conservation 
through improved reservoir operations. Despite repeated 
requests, Republicans did not permit a single hearing on any of 
these bills.
    Committee Republicans also continued to ignore the many 
American communities lacking clean drinking water because of 
deficient or nonexistent water infrastructure. For example, 
many Native communities across the United States still do not 
have access to reliable water sources, clean drinking water, or 
basic sanitation. Instead of addressing these issues, Committee 
Republicans have instead imposed unnecessary red tape and 
restrictions on the Committee's ability to consider bills that 
advance tribal water projects. The so-called ``Bishop process'' 
continues to require affirmative approval by the Office of 
Management and Budget before the Committee can even schedule a 
hearing on a tribal water bill. The House Natural Resources 
Committee should no longer be a roadblock for Indian water 
projects and must start supporting the federal government's 
trust obligations to provide reliable water supplies to Indian 
country.

       SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS

Carcieri Fix

    It has been almost a decade since the Supreme Court's 
Carcieri decision, which unwound 75 years of agency practice, 
created a two-tiered system for federal-tribal relationships, 
and jeopardized the ability of tribes to rebuild their 
communities through economic development, yet the Republican 
majority has taken no action to address the issue. Republicans 
would rather use this issue as a political football in their 
quest to redefine tribal sovereignty, as well as to stall 
economic development on Indian lands. Democrats have 
consistently supported a simple ``clean'' fix to the Carcieri 
decision that would amend the language of the Indian 
Reorganization Act (IRA) to reestablish the Department of the 
Interior's authority to take land into trust for all tribes, 
simply reaffirming what the drafters of the IRA intended all 
along.

Tribal Consultation

    Tribal consultation is the process by which federal 
agencies consult with tribal governments when federal 
activities have tribal impacts. The requirement for federal 
agencies to engage in tribal consultation is not a matter of 
law but rather is mandated by an Executive Order that has been 
reaffirmed by successive presidents. House Republicans have 
repeatedly ignored Democratic requests to update federal 
policies and ensure tribes are consulted before activities on 
affected land begin. H.R. 2689, the RESPECT Act, introduced by 
Ranking Member Grijalva, codifies standard consultation 
procedures for all agencies to follow and provides recourse for 
tribes when agencies violate their consultation obligation. 
Republicans have refused to move the bill, first introduced in 
2011, out of Committee. The GOP continues to question the need 
for meaningful tribal consultation, and instead sides with 
private developers often at odds with tribes.

Tribal Recognition

    Federally recognized tribes have a government-to-government 
relationship with the U.S. and are eligible to receive certain 
protections, services, and benefits by virtue of their unique 
status as Indian tribes. Therefore, formal recognition is 
extremely important and valuable to a tribe's economic and 
social condition. The Secretary of the Interior's authority to 
acknowledge the existence of Indian tribes is deeply rooted in 
the laws passed by Congress and the structure of the 
Constitution, and it must remain an available path for tribes 
seeking federal recognition. The GOP has repeatedly put forth 
legislation that would strip away this authority and stipulate 
that only Congress has the authority to recognize Indian 
tribes. Congress should strive to ensure that all tribes are 
finally and fairly given the recognition they are due rather 
than putting up more roadblocks to the process. Democrats 
believe taking the Department of the Interior's acknowledgment 
process away and leaving an Act of Congress as the only option 
will result in further delays and difficulties for tribes. 
Worst of all, it will leave tribal recognition decisions 
vulnerable to political whims and special interest influence.

Insular Areas

    The 115th Congress continued the recent trend of scant 
focus on Insular Areas' challenges except for the debt crisis 
faced by Puerto Rico. All the territories face serious economic 
challenges and very high debt loads because Congress has failed 
to replace outdated incentives that were necessary for economic 
growth. Relatedly, because the islands are not eligible for 
full funding under federal health care programs, their 
government resources are drained from the high cost of health 
care for their residents. If these concerns aren't addressed in 
the near-term, we could face the potential for fiscal collapses 
similar to Puerto Rico in each of the other territories. 
Additionally, the effects of climate change were front and 
center in the Insular Areas, notably in the form of two 
catastrophic hurricanes devastating the Virgin Islands and 
Puerto Rico and the strongest typhoon on record to make land on 
U.S. soil wreaking havoc in the Northern Mariana Islands. We 
expect that these challenges will be more robustly examined in 
the next Congress.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

    The first two years of the Trump administration presented 
countless opportunities for the Oversight and Investigations 
Subcommittee to challenge the lack of accountability and 
transparency in agencies under the committee's jurisdiction. 
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke alone is the subject of at 
least 17 publicly-known investigations. However, Republicans 
failed to hold a single hearing investigating his or any of his 
leadership team's ethical transgressions.
    They also failed to address the single issue that impacts 
nearly everything within the committee's jurisdiction: climate 
change. They neglected to investigate the influence of the 
fossil fuel industry on decision-making at the Department of 
the Interior (DOI). Instead, Republicans held a hearing to 
support the industry-backed decision to weaken DOI under the 
auspices of an agency reorganization, despite the absence of a 
comprehensive plan or analysis indicating the need or prudence 
of doing so. No DOI representatives were asked to attend the 
hearing, revealing Republicans' disinterest in conducting 
proper oversight of this reorganization. Democrats have 
continued to demand a plan or analysis demonstrating the need 
for this re-organization.
    Republicans failed to hold any hearings spotlighting DOI's 
ongoing and significant issues with sexual harassment, despite 
Democrats' two hearing requests and a related Democratic 
committee staff report. They also did not address or even 
acknowledge the Trump administration's numerous, well-
publicized attacks on sound, objective science at DOI, 
particularly climate science. These attacks include retaliatory 
personnel actions, pressures to change scientific reports, 
censorship of communications materials, cancellation of 
politically unfavorable studies, and political review of 
scientific grants and conference attendees. Democrats remain 
committed to ensuring that science in federal agencies remains 
free from political influence, and have sent DOI multiple 
letters and document requests regarding these incidents.
    Rather than address these critically important issues, 
Republicans wasted the majority of their oversight efforts on 
repeatedly pursuing the unfounded claim that bedrock 
environmental laws are impeding management of our public lands. 
In the only subcommittee hearing held in all of 2018, 
Republicans fanned the flames of anti-immigrant rhetoric by 
blaming migrants for environmental destruction of the U.S.-
Mexico border. In doing so, they blatantly ignored the severe 
and long-lasting consequences of the Secretary of Homeland 
Security's sweeping authority to waive all laws and legal 
requirements when building roads and barriers along the border, 
including environmental, public health, and safety laws. 
Democrats will continue to question this waiver authority and 
will conduct oversight of its devastating environmental, 
social, and economic impacts. As Democrats prepare to assume 
the Majority in the 116th Congress, these issues among others 
will be top priorities of the Oversight and Investigations 
Subcommittee.

                                   Raul M. Grijalva,
                                           Ranking Member, Committee on 
                                               Natural Resources.
                                   A. Donald McEachin.
                                   Jared Huffman.
                                   Ruben Gallego.
                                   Alan Lowenthal.
                                   Colleen Hanabusa.
                                   Jimmy Gomez.
                                   Darren Soto.
                                   Grace F. Napolitano.
                                   Donald S. Beyer, Jr.

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