Democratic News

On Tuesday, July 8, the Subcommittee on Water and Power will consider the following bills: S. 2842, to require the Secretary of the Interior to carry out annual inspections of canals, levees, tunnels, dikes, pumping plants, dams and reservoirs; S. 2974, to provide for the construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit in Colorado; H.R. 3323, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey a water distribution system to the Goleta Water District in California; and S. 3189, to amend Public Law 106–392 to require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration and the Commissioner of Reclamation to maintain sufficient revenues in the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund. Witnesses include Robert W. Johnson, commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation; Dan Keppen, executive director, Family Farm Alliance, Klamath Falls, OR; Bill Long, chairman, Arkansas Valley Conduit Committee, Las Animas, CO; and Jennifer Gimbel, director, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)
On Wednesday, July 9, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests will consider the following bills: S.2443/H.R. 2246, to provide for the release of any reversionary interest of the United States in and to certain lands in Reno, NV; S. 2779, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified states and tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain non-coal reclamation projects; S. 2875, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to designated states and tribes to carry out programs to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to predation by gray wolves and other predators, or to compensate landowners for livestock loss due to predation; S. 2898/H.R. 816, to provide for the release of certain land from the Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area in Nevada; S. 3088, to designate certain land in Oregon as wilderness; S. 3089, to designate certain land in Oregon as wilderness and provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land;  S. 3157, to provide for the exchange and conveyance of certain National Forest System land and other land in southeast Arizona and S. 3179, a bill to authorize the conveyance of certain public land in the State of New Mexico owned or leased by the Department of Energy.  Witnesses include Alice Williams, associate administrator for infrastructure and environment, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; David Salisbury, president and CEO, Resolution Copper, Superior, AZ; and other witnesses who will be listed on the ENR website.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)
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