Full Committee Markup: 13 Bills

Full Committee Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Committee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 1324 Longworth House Office Building for opening statements only.  The Committee reconvened on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the 1324 Longworth House Office Building. The Committee considered the following bills: 

  • H.R. 220 (Rep. Don Young of AK), To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes;
  • H.R. 497 (Rep. Paul Cook), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public lands, and for other purposes.  “Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act”;
  • H.R. 660 (Rep. Paul Gosar), To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets.  “Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act”;
  • H.R. 1073 (Rep. Don Beyer), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes;
  • H.R. 1135 (Rep. James Clyburn), To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program;
  • H.R. 1500 (Rep. Joseph Crowley), To redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as “Robert Emmet Park”, and for other purposes.  “Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017”;
  • H.R. 1654 (Rep. Tom McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.   “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act”;
  • H.R. 1715 (Rep. Bennie Thompson of MS), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, and for other purposes.  “Medgar Evers House Study Act”;
  • H.R. 1769 (Rep. David Valadao), To affirm an agreement between the United States and Westlands Water District dated September 15, 2015, and for other purposes.  “San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act”;
  • H.R. 1807 (Rep. Louie Gohmert), To exempt from the Lacey Act and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers between any of the States of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  “Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2017”;
  • H.R. 1873 (Rep. Doug LaMalfa), To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands. “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act”;
  • H.R. 1967 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), To amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs.  “Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act”; and
  • H.R. 2085 (Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan), To approve an agreement between the United States and the Republic of Palau, and for other purposes.