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Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Exchanges, Conservation

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2018 -

Today, the House passed H.R. 660 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 4689 (U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Ne.), H.R. 6287 (U.S. Rep. Thomas MacArthur, R-N.J.), H.R. 2606 (U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.), H.R. 3764 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 2591 (U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga.), H.R. 5317 (U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.), H.R. 5923 (U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 3186 (U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.), H.R. 6040 (U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif.), and H.R. 5532 (U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement:

“These bills promote good governance, local community engagement, and conservation of important historical sites across the country. I applaud all those who worked to bring these bills to the House floor for passage, and now look to the Senate to move them through legislative process.”

H.R. 660, the Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act, requires the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets.

H.R. 4689 authorizes early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.

H.R. 6287, the 9/11 Memorial Act, provides competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

H.R. 2606, the Stigler Act Amendments of 2017, amends the Act of August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma.

H.R. 3764, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2018, extends the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.

H.R. 2591, amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation.

H.R. 5317, repeals section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.

H.R. 5923, the Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act, directs the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest.

H.R. 3186, the Every Kid Outdoors Act, directs the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and the Army to establish the Every Kids Outdoors program to provide fourth graders free access to federal lands and waters to which the public has access.

H.R. 6040, the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project.

H.R. 5532, the Reconstruction Era National Historic Park Act, redesignates the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park.



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