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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today applauded the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of three bills that withdraw and reserve certain public lands for use by our Armed Forces. The bills now go to the full Senate.

Together, the bills will withdraw and reserve land for six military bases in New Mexico and California and a training area in Montana.

The committee passed the following bills by a voice vote:

  • S.753, a bill to provide for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss
  • S.1169, a bill to withdraw and reserve certain public land in the State of Montana for the Limestone Hills Training Area, and for other purposes
  • S.1309, a bill to withdraw and reserve certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for military uses, and for other purposes

The Energy Committee has now passed 67 bills in 2013, the most of any Senate committee.

The bill texts and amendments can be found on the committee’s website here.