Update: On March 12, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act, into law.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and former committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reintroduced a bipartisan package of more than 100 public lands, natural resources, and water bills. The lands package was placed directly on the Senate calendar through the Rule 14 process for expedited consideration.
On February 12, 2019, Chairman Murkowski, Ranking Member Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and ENR Committee member Sen. Cantwell led the Senate’s strong bipartisan approval (92-8) of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. On February 26, 2019, the House passed S. 47 by a vote of 363 to 62.