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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 activities since August 3rd. The House and Senate return from August recess today.

In order to obtain the full text of any of the bills that appear below, click on the following link: . 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.


New Public Laws

Nothing to report.

Floor Action

Nothing to report.

Committee Activity

Nothing to report.

New Bills Introduced     

One bill of interest to the NPS was introduced:

  • H.R. 3022 (Fortenberry, R-1-NE), to amend the National Trails System Act to include national discovery trails, and to designate the American Discovery Trail, and for other purposes.

Upcoming Committee Activity

On September 19th, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (Wyden) will hold an oversight hearing “To examine wildlife management authority within the State of Alaska under the Alaska National Interest Lands Act and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.”  The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 am in SD-366 Dirksen.


For additional information, please visit the Legislative and Congressional Affairs Office website at


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