Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

The business meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the business meeting is to consider pending legislation. 

Agenda Item 1: S. 32/H.R. 857, a bill to provide for conservation, enhanced recreation opportunities, and development of renewable energy in the California Desert Conservation Area, and for other purposes. (Sen. Feinstein, D-CA/Rep. Cook, R-CA-8)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sens. Lee, Barrasso, and Risch recorded as no)
  • Joint staff amendment in the nature of substitutes for the Senate bill and House bill

Agenda Item 2: S. 90, a bill to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cornyn, R-TX)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sens. Cantwell, Stabenow, Heinrich, and Smith recorded as no)

Agenda Item 3: S. 414, a bill to promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, and for other purposes. (Sen. Heller, R-NV)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Cantwell recorded as no)

Agenda Item 4: S. 441, a bill to designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes. (Sen. Udall, D-NM)

Agenda Item 6: S. 569, a bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the Land and Water Conservation Fund to maximize the effectiveness of the Fund for future generations, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

Agenda Item 7: S. 685, a bill to authorize the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System and the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, and for other purposes. (Sen. Daines, R-MT)

Agenda Item 8: S. 785, a bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans. (Sen. Sullivan, R-AK)

Agenda Item 9: S. 884, a bill to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

Agenda Item 10: S. 941, a bill 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. (Sen. Tester, D-MT)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sens. Lee and Risch recorded as no)

Agenda Item 12: S. 1012, a bill to provide for drought preparedness measures in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes. (Sen. Udall, D-NM)

Agenda Item 13: S. 1149, a bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to repeal a provision limiting the export of timber harvested from land conveyed to the Kake Tribal Corporation under that Act. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 14: S. 1219, a bill to provide for stability of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cassidy, R-LA)

Agenda Item 15: S. 1403, a bill 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. (Sen. McCain, R-AZ)

Agenda Item 17: H.R. 3186, a bill to establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes. (Rep. Tsongas, D-MA-3)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 18: S. 1548, a bill to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes. (Sen. Wyden, D-OR)

Agenda Item 19: H.R. 3279, a bill 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. (Rep. Cook, R-CA-8)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 20: S. 1787, a bill to reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 21: H.R. 2156, a bill 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. (Rep. Knight, R-CA-25)

Agenda Item 23: S. 2062, a bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey at market value certain National Forest System land in the State of Arizona. (Sen. Flake, R-AZ)

Agenda Item 25: S. 2160, a bill to establish a pilot program under which the Chief of the Forest Service may use alternative dispute resolution in lieu of judicial review for certain projects. (Sen. Daines, R-MT)

Agenda Item 26: S. 2166, a bill 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. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)

Agenda Item 27: S. 2249, a bill to permanently reauthorize the Rio Puerco Management Committee and the Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program. (Sen. Udall, D-NM)

Agenda Item 28: S. 2290, a bill to improve wildfire management operations and the safety of firefighters and communities with the best available technology. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

Agenda Item 29: S. 2297, a bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota. (Sen. Thune, R-SD)

Agenda Item 30: S. 2560, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes. (Sen. Risch, R-ID)

Agenda Item 31: S. 2809, a bill 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. (Sen. Hatch, R-UT)

Agenda Item 32: S. 2831, a bill to redesignate Golden Spike National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental Railroad Network. (Sen. Hatch, R-UT)

Agenda Item 33: S. 2870, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site known as `Amache' in the State of Colorado. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 34: S. 2876, a bill to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the Pike National Historic Trail. (Sen. Bennet, D-CO)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 35: H.R. 4895, a bill to establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes. (Rep. Thompson, D-MS-2)

Agenda Item 37: S. 3001/H.R. 6040, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project. (Sen. Feinstein, D-CA/Rep. DeSaulnier, D-CA-11)

Agenda Item 39: S. 3172, a bill 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. (Sen. Portman, R-OH)

Agenda Item 40: H.R. 5979, a bill 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. (Rep. Rogers, R-KY-5)

Agenda Item 41: S. 3245, a bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas. (Sen. Cornyn, R-TX)

Agenda Item 42: H.R. 5655, a bill 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. (Rep. Barr, R-KY-6)

Agenda Item 43: H.R. 132, an Act 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. (Rep. Cole, R-OK-4)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 44: H.R. 1967, an Act to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs. (Rep. Lamborn, R-CO-5)

Agenda Item 45: H.R. 2075, an Act 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. (Rep. Walden, R-OR-2)

Agenda Item 46: H.R. 2630, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and for other purposes. (Rep. Gosar, R-AZ-4)

Agenda Item 47: H.R. 4446, an Act to amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to extend the expiration date of the Commission, and for other purposes. (Rep. Plaskett, D-VI-At Large)

  • Passed by voice vote
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