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House Passes Bills Promoting Land Exchanges, Heritage Sites


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 10, 2018 -

Today, the House passed H.R. 3008 (U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R 6118 (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), H. Res. 792 (U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.), S. 245 (U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.) and S. 2511 (U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.). Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop issued the following statement:

“These bills honor our history, further our conservation efforts and restore local authority over our public lands. I hope my Senate colleagues will act quickly to move these bills to the president’s desk.”

H.R. 3008, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, located at 1412 West Ohio Avenue, Midland, Texas.

H.R. 5513, provides for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California and enhances management of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest.

H.R. 6108, provides for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War.

H.R. 6118, directs the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an "American World War II Heritage City.”

H.R. 6665, amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, establishes offshore wind lease sale requirements, and provides dedicated funding for coral reef conservation.

H. Res. 792, urges the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the historical significance of Roberto Clemente's place of death near Piñones in Loiza, Puerto Rico, by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places.

S. 245, amends the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005.

S. 2511, requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to carry out a program on coordinating the assessment and acquisition by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of unmanned maritime systems, to make available to the public data collected by the Administration using such systems.

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