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Jurisdiction of the House Committee on Natural Resources includes the following areas:

Rule X of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, 115th Congress:

  • Fisheries and wildlife, including research, restoration, refuges, and conservation.
  • Forest reserves and national parks created from the public domain.
  • Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, including alien ownership of mineral lands.
  • Geological Survey.
  • International fishing agreements.
  • Interstate compacts relating to apportionment of waters for irrigation purposes.
  • Irrigation and reclamation, including water supply for reclamation projects and easements of public lands for irrigation projects; and acquisition of private lands when necessary to complete irrigation projects.
  • Native Americans generally, including the care and allotment of Native American lands and general and special measures relating to claims that are paid out of Native American funds.
  • Insular areas of the United States generally (except those affecting the revenue and appropriations).
  • Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks within the District of Columbia, and the erection of monuments to the memory of individuals.
  • Mineral land laws and claims and entries thereunder.
  • Mineral resources of public lands.
  • Mining interests generally.
  • Mining schools and experimental stations.
  • Marine affairs, including coastal zone management (except for measures relating to oil and other pollution of navigable waters).
  • Oceanography.
  • Petroleum conservation on public lands and conservation of the radium supply in the United States.
  • Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain.
  • Public lands generally, including entry, easements, and grazing thereon.
  • Relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes.
  • Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (except ratemaking).

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