Manchin, Energy Committee Move 24 Public Lands Bills

Committee advances legislation to reauthorize 36 national heritage areas, including West Virginia’s National Coal Heritage Area and Wheeling National Heritage Area

November 18, 2021

To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider pending legislation. The committee reported out 24 public lands bills on a bipartisan basis.

“I am tremendously proud of the productive work we conducted today in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. We are continuing to advance legislation that will preserve and protect our nation’s treasured public lands while also investing and increasing outdoor recreation opportunities across the country,” said Chairman Manchin. “Working in a bipartisan way, we passed 24 public lands bills, including an original bill to reauthorize 36 national heritage areas, such as West Virginia’s National Coal Heritage Area and Wheeling National Heritage Area. I look forward to continuing this tradition of bipartisanship to advance legislation that will guarantee the wild and wonderful corners of West Virginia and America can be cherished for generations to come.”

Bill is the full list of legislation passed out of committee.

  • S. 172/H.R. 1664, a bill to authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes
  • S. 180, Buffalo Tract Protection Act
  • S. 270, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act
  • S. 491, York River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2021
  • S. 535, Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act
  • H.R. 297, To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on the establishment of, and the potential land that could be included in, a unit of the National Forest System in the State of Hawaii, and for other purposes
  • S. 569, Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act
  • S. 609, Ruby Mountains Protection Act
  • S. 753, Highlands Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2021
  • S. 904, MAPLand Act
  • S. 1317, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act
  • S. 1320, Chiricahua National Park Act
  • S. 1354, Alaska Trails Act
  • S. 1583, Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act
  • S. 1589, Oregon Recreation Enhancement Act
  • S. 1620, Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021
  • S. 1964, Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act of 2021
  • S. 2158, Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission Reauthorization Act
  • S. 2433, Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2021
  • S. 2490, Blackwell School National Historic Site Act
  • S. 2524, a bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to aged, blind, or disabled Alaska Natives or descendants of Alaska Natives from being used to determine eligibility or certain programs, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 1192, a bill to impose requirements on the payment of compensation to professional persons employed in voluntary cases commenced under title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act
  • H.R. 2497, Amache National Historic Site Act
  • An original bill to reauthorize funding for certain National Heritage Areas.

To watch the business meeting in full, please click here.