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Weekly Legislative Activities Report

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The Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs puts out weekly reports on hearings, new legislation and other activities on the Hill. This report covers the week ending on Friday, June 28th.

In order to obtain the full text of any of the bills that appear below, click on the following link: http://thomas.loc.gov/ . That will take you to Thomas, the Library of Congress legislative tracking system. Enter the bill number in the “Search Bill Text” block, being sure to also click on the “Bill Number” option below the block.

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New Public Laws

Nothing to report.

Floor Action

Nothing to report.

Committee Activity

On June 27th, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation (Bishop) held an oversight hearing on “Outdoor Recreation Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Land.”  The Department was not invited to testify.

New Bills Introduced     

The following bills of interest to the NPS were introduced:

  • H.R. 2489 (DeFazio, D-OR-4), to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2497 (Kirkpatrick, D-AZ-1), to modify the boundary of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2555 (Esty, D-CT-5), to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2568 (Tierney, D-MA-6), to reauthorize the Essex National Heritage Area.
  • H.R. 2569 (Welch, D-VT-At Large), to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
  • S. 1252 (Sanders, I-VT), a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
  • S. 1253 (Murphy, D-CT), a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

Upcoming Committee Activity

Nothing to report.

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For additional information, please visit the Legislative and Congressional Affairs Office website at http://www.nps.gov/legal/



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