This committee’s plans for budget reconciliation instructions are at best a partisan government overreach and at worst a means to hamstring the economy, cripple domestic energy production, and make the U.S. dependent on foreign adversaries. Committee Republicans stand united in strong opposition to the package.

Resources

Full Committee Markup Information + Livestream Link
Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Budget Reconciliation 
Staff Briefing Presentation
Full Committee Markup Memo
Chairman Grijalva's Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to the Committee Print
Dissenting Views
Committee Print, as Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources

Stakeholder Statements and Letters

Joint Trades Resources Reconciliation Letter
IPAA Letter Opposing Reconciliation
Joint Letter in Opposition to Grand Canyon Mineral Withdrawal
NMA Letter Opposing Hardrock Reconciliation Provision
API Statement on Reconciliation
NMA Letter Opposing Coal Reconciliation Provision 
IADC Letter
House Natural Resources Committee Should Consider Consumers, Environment and Energy Goals in Determining Reconciliation Budget
IADC Letter Highlighting Methane Emissions Fee or Tax Concerns
NOIA Background Information
National Taxpayer's Union Memo
Industrial Energy Consumers of America Letter of Support for Resolution Copper Mine

Press Releases

Republican Committee Leaders Urge Grijalva to Postpone Markup | August 30, 2021
Committee Democrats Reject Commonsense Amendments | September 2, 2021

In the News

Park or pork? House Republicans roast Pelosi over $200 million for San Francisco’s Presidio  | Washington Times
Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Climate Plan As Storms, Floods, Wildfires Batter U.S.  | Newsweek
Pelosi hears from GOP as Dem bill directs $200M to park in her San Francisco district | Fox Business
Resources panel girds for partisan reconciliation clash  | E&E
Avoid Taliban-controlled critical mineral supply chains with American innovation | Washington Examiner

Key Amendments

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) | Amendment 1 (Failed 17-25)
Specifies that no Pelosi Presidio Payout money can be used on luxury golf courses, hotels, and homes located in the Presidio in San Francisco. 

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) |  Amendment 5 (Failed, 18-26)
Protects U.S. mining by preventing hardrock royalties from taking effect if the Chinese Communist Party is sponsoring mineral development in Afghanistan. 

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) | Amendment 3 (Failed, 17-25)
Redirects Pelosi Presidio Payout money to improving outdoor recreation opportunities for veterans, military service members, and Gold Star Family members. 

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) | Amendment 14 (Failed, 16-23)
Suspends the oil and gas royalty increases until officials determine that it will not result in a loss of American jobs.

U.S Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) | Amendment 4 (Failed, 18-26)
Prevents the  bill from cutting any funding for public education, as provided by domestic energy revenues.

U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) | Amendment 5 (Failed, 18-26)
Prevents the fossil fuel section of the legislation from increasing natural gas, electricity, or home heating prices, or the cost of living for any American making less than $400,000.

U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) |  Amendment 6 (Failed, 18-25)
Prevents the legislation from decreasing any funding for law enforcement or fire protection readiness, as provided by domestic energy revenues.

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah) | Amendment 2 (Failed, 19-25)
Ensures the bill won’t increase any mineral imports from China, Russia, or Afghanistan for the development of renewable energy or battery storage.

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) | Amendment 4 (Failed 19-26)
Ensures that the U.S. will not import any minerals from mines that employ child or forced labor.

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) | Amendment 7 (Failed, 17-25)
Strikes the addition of new and increased onshore oil, gas, and coal fees and royalties and strikes certain new royalty reporting requirements. 

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) | Amendment 1 (Failed, 19-25)
Prohibits any of the bill’s funding from financing, constructing, or maintaining renewable energy projects or batteries with materials sourced from or manufactured in China or Afghanistan.

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) | Amendment 4 (Failed, 18-25)
Redirects Pelosi Presidio Payout money to providing a well-deserved pay raise for America's wildland firefighters. 

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) | Amendment 7 (Failed, 16-24)
Reforms the proposed Civilian Climate Corps, including prohibiting illegal immigrants from participating, adding consultation and accountability requirements, giving priority hiring to veterans, and tying the program to unemployment rates. 

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) | Amendment 11 (Failed 17-24)
No funding on Endangered Species Act (ESA) provisions shall go to any non-governmental organization that has received attorney’s fees on and benefitted from ESA lawsuits.

All Republican Amendments

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.)
Amendment 6Reauthorizes Subtitle J of the WIIN Act, adds the WIIN water storage provisions as an authority to be used for funding drought relief, strikes funding for Butterfly, Mussel, and Desert Fish provisions and provides $50 million to Drought Relief. (Failed 19-24)
Amendment 7 Preserves the critical habitat reduction for the Northern Spotted Owl that was published in January 2021 by the Trump Administration to allow for increased forest restoration projects, create jobs, and protect Northern Spotted Owls from catastrophic wildfire. (Failed 16-23)
Amendment 11 | Replaces all spending in Subtitle B (NPFPL) with funds for active forest management. Amends Subtitle D (NEPA) to streamline reviews for critical forest management projects. (Failed 15-24)
Amendment 36

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.)
Amendment 1 | Specifies that no Pelosi Presidio Payout money can be used on luxury golf courses, hotels, and homes located in the Presidio in San Francisco. The amendment also reduces funding for the earmark, directs the land in the Presidio to be sold in accordance with the original Presidio Trust Act, and prioritizes funding to ensure we address the entirety of our deferred maintenance needs before working on this pet project.  (Failed 17-25)
Amendment 2 | Strikes language applying a royalty on all extracted methane. (Failed 18-23)
Amendment 3 | Prevents implementation of the fossil fuel section while the Administrative leasing moratorium is in effect and until quarterly lease sales are resumed. (Failed 19-23)
Amendment 4 | Conditions implementation of the fossil fuel section on a determination by DOI, in consultation with Energy, that this section will not result in increased gas prices. (Failed 18-24)
Amendment 5 | Prevents implementation of the fossil fuel section until DOI, in consultation with Labor, conducts an assessment of employment impacts such as job losses and associated wages, and reports the findings to Congress. (Failed 17-24)
Amendment 7 | Prevents funds from being used for Chinese drones or drones with Chinese components to carry out activities authorized in the Fish and Wildlife subtitle and some NOAA provisions unless used for imminent human safety reasons. (Failed 16-23)
Amendment 25 | Adds a title at the end of the bill to prohibit DOI from paying the salary of any employee involved in eco-terrorism. (Failed 19-25)
Amendment 218 | Increases the time DOI has to publish final regulations on recordkeeping at natural gas plants from 1 year after the enactment to 3 years, conditional on having Congressional hearings on how these regulations will affect oil and gas production. (Failed, 18-27)
Amendment 223 | Strikes section 70202, which provides $3.5 billion for the Civilian Climate Corps. (Failed, 19-26)

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Ala.)
Amendment 1 | Strikes the establishment of new and the increases in existing offshore royalties and fees. (Failed 17-24)
Amendment 2 | Prevents the implementation of the fossil fuel section until DOI reschedules lease sale 257 and resumes offshore leasing. (Failed 17-25)
Amendment 3No implementation of the Right Whale rule that punishes lobstermen and no fishing restrictions in marine protected areas unless mandated under the process described in the Magnuson-Stevens Act. (Failed 18-24)

U.S. Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-Puerto Rico)
Amendment 1 | Adds provisions from H.R. 1689 (Gonzalez-Colon), the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, to establish revenue sharing for the territories. (Failed 18-23)
Amendment 2 | Strikes Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs and replaces with Department of Justice. (Failed 18-25)

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
Amendment 3 | Strikes the creation of a 1,054,923-acre mineral withdrawal outside the Grand Canyon. (Failed, 16-26)
Amendment 4  | Strikes the establishment of a displaced material fee, increases to the existing claims maintenance fee, and the authorization of a rulemaking on hardrock mining. (Failed, 16-26)
Amendment 5 | Stipulates that no hardrock royalty shall apply if DOI, in consultation with Defense, Commerce, and the National Security Advisor, determines that the Chinese Communist Party is sponsoring mineral development in Afghanistan. (Failed, 17-26)
Amendment 6 | Codifies 5 different ESA rules promulgated during the Trump administration that block blanket 4 (d) rules, define “critical habitat,” streamline Section 7 consultation, clarify the critical habitat designation process, and ensure adequate economic analysis are completed before critical habitat is designated. (Failed 16-24)
Amendment 115 | Adds language from H.R. 2637 (Waltz-Gosar), the American Critical Mineral Independence Act, to improve domestic hardrock mineral supply chains. (Failed, 18-26)
Amendment 116 | Adds H.R. 3330 (Gosar), the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act, to improve wind, solar, and geothermal production on federal lands and to establish a revenue sharing structure with counties. (Failed, 18-25)

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
Amendment 2
Amendment 10 | Withholds spending from the bill if inflation rises above 2%. (Failed 16-24)

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.)

Amendment 3 | Redirects Pelosi Presidio Payout money to improving outdoor recreation opportunities for veterans, military service members, and Gold Star Family members. (Failed 17-25)
Amendment 6Inserts the text of the BUILDER Act (H.R. 2515). (Failed 18-24)
Amendment 13 | Requires a GAO report on expected increase in energy and gas prices as a result of the oil and gas fee and royalty increases in the bill. (Failed 16-24)
Amendment 14 | Suspends the oil and gas royalty increases until the Secretary determines that it will not result in a loss of American jobs. (Failed 16-23)
Amendment 28Delays implementation of the bill until the Secretary determines that it will not result in reduced climate resilience resources for coastal states and directs the GAO to report on whether the bill has resulted in any loss of revenue for coastal restoration and resilience projects. (Failed 16-23)
Amendment 29 | Bans use of funds for projects that procure critical minerals from Taliban controlled Afghanistan. (Failed 18-21)
Amendment 30 | Directs the Secretary to report to the Committee the location of origin of all critical minerals used in projects supported by federal dollars under this section, specifically if procured from Afghanistan under the Taliban. (Failed 17-23)
U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.)
Amendment 3
Amendment 4 | Conditions the fossil fuel section on a determination from DOI, in consultation with Education, that this section will not result in decreased funding for public education in applicable States. (Failed, 18-26)
Amendment 5 | Conditions the fossil fuel section on a determination from DOI, in consultation with Energy and Labor, that this section won’t result in increased natural gas, electricity, or home heating prices, or a cost-of-living increase for Americans making under $400,000. (Failed, 18-26)
Amendment 6 | Conditions the fossil fuel section on a determination from DOI that any decrease in mineral revenues to for States will not result in decreased funding for law enforcement or fire protection readiness. (Failed, 18-25)
Amendment 31 | Adds H.R. 543 (Herrell), the POWER Act, to require Congressional approval before a President can prohibit or substantially delay new energy or mineral leases or permits on federal lands, or withdraw federal lands from mineral and geothermal leasing. (Failed, 19-26)

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
Amendment 2 Strikes $300 million from Salton Sea and Desalination R&D sections and allocates the same amount for the Shasta Dam Raise (Failed 18-23)

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah)
Amendment 1 | Conditions the fossil fuel section on a determination from DOI, in consultation with Energy and Commerce, that this section will not result in increased foreign oil imports. (Failed 19-25)
Amendment 2 Conditions the bill on a determination from DOI, in consultation with Energy and Commerce, that the bill won’t increase imports of minerals used for renewables or battery storage from China, Russia or Afghanistan. (Failed 19-25)
Amendment 3Conditions the fossil fuel section on a determination from DOI that the section won’t result in decreased funding for conservation programs including LWCF.  (Failed 19-25)

U.S. Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.)

Amendment 1Adds WIIN storage, water recycling and desalination projects from a Biden Administration recommendation. (Failed 18-23)
Amendment 6 | Redirects Pelosi Presidio Payout money to addressing our deferred maintenance backlogs; redirects NPS climate change money to address overcrowding at our national parks; redirects money for urban parks (which already receives funding through LWCF) to the NPS Centennial Challenge Fund; adds the American Battlefield Protection Program to historic preservation funding. (Failed 18-24)

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.)
Amendment 8 | Redirects Civilian Climate Corps funds ($3.5 billion) to energy workers displaced by the misguided Democratic priorities included in the bill and the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Failed 16-22)

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.)
Amendment 1 | Strikes the establishment of a royalty on new and existing hardrock mines. (Failed, 20-26)
Amendment 2 | Conditions the bill on a determination by DOI and Labor that the bill will not interfere with existing Memorandums of Understanding with labor unions for construction, operation, and shut-down of mining or oil and gas operations. (Failed, 20-26)
Amendment 3 | Adds a provision to the Climate Adaptation Science Centers appropriation to include assessments of Afghanistan mineral development, production, and trade in the annual USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries while Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban or another sponsor of global terror. (Failed, 20-26)
Amendment 4 | Conditions the bill on determination from DOI and relevant agencies that any minerals made unavailable to the U.S. by this bill will not be supplied from mines that employ child or forced labor. (Failed, 19-26)
Amendment 5 | Strikes language that 1) repeals the authorization of the Oat Flat / Resolution Copper land exchange and 2) implements a permanent mineral withdrawal in the area in question.  (Failed, 19-26)
Amendment 6 | Stipulates that no hardrock royalty shall apply if the minerals produced could be used in battery storage or electric cars. (Failed, 19-26)
Amendment 7Strikes the addition of new and increased onshore oil, gas, and coal fees and royalties and strikes certain new royalty reporting requirements. (Failed 17-25)

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.)
Amendment 1 | Prohibits funds under this bill from being used to finance, construct, or maintain renewable energy projects or batteries with materials sourced from or manufactured in China or Afghanistan. (Failed 19-24)
Amendment 3Strikes the addition of new and increased onshore oil, gas, and coal fees and royalties and strikes certain new royalty reporting requirements. (Failed 16-24)
Amendment 4 Redirects Pelosi Presidio Payout money to providing a well-deserved pay raise for our wildland firefighters. (Failed 17-25)

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.)
Motion to Postpone
Amendment 2 Redirects Pelosi Presidio Payout money to providing competitive grants to 9/11 Memorials, in honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. (Failed 17-25)
 Amendment 7 Includes several needed reforms to the Civilian Climate Corps including prohibiting the creation of a federal program, changing the name of the corps, prohibiting illegal immigrants from participating, reducing funding for the program, adding consultation and accountability requirements, giving priority hiring to veterans, tying the program to unemployment rates, and changing the eligible projects for corps members. (Failed 16-24)
Amendment 11 | No funding on ESA provisions shall go to any non-governmental organization that has received attorney’s fees on ESA lawsuits. (Failed 17-24)
Amendment 12Rescinds $1 billion from the tribal climate resiliency program and provides $1 billion to Bureau of Indian Affairs public safety programs. (Failed 17-23)
Amendment 13 | Rescinds $1 billion from the tribal climate resiliency program and provides $1 billion to improve Indian Health Service facilities. (Failed 16-24)

U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
Amendment 1 | Strikes 1) the repeal of the authorization of leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and 2) the removal of DOI’s discretion regarding lease renewals and rental rates and royalties in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. (Failed 18-24)



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