Hearings and Business Meetings

SD-366 Senate Dirksen Building 02:30 PM

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

  • S.27, to clarify authority granted under the Act entitled “An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes”;
  • S. 28, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes;
  • S. 159, to designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes;
  • S. 241, to establish the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes;
  • S. 255, to withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws;
  • S. 256, to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa;
  • S. 258, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes;
  • S. 312, to adjust the boundary of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico;
  • S. 327, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with State foresters authorizing State foresters to provide certain forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and protecting services;
  • S. 340, to provide for the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for other purposes;
  • S. 341, to designate certain lands in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness, and for other purposes;
  • S. 342, to designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada;
  • S. 353, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes;
  • S. 360, to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior to provide service opportunities for young Americans; help restore the nation's natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources; train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts; and promote the value of public service; 
  • S. 366, 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;
  • S. 368, to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes;
  • S. 447, to provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota;
  • S. 609, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes;
  • S. 736, to establish a maximum amount for special use permit fees applicable to certain cabins on National Forest System land in the State of Alaska;
  • S. 757, to provide for the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and Lincoln County, Nevada, to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public land, and for other purposes.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Member Statements

  • The Honorable Harry Reid
    United States Senator
  • The Honorable Max Baucus
    United States Senator

Witness Panel 1