LIVESTREAMS NEXT WEEK: Committee Markup on Wednesday, Mining Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week.


The full Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), will hold a markup on the following bills:  

  • H.R. 263 (Quigley), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes. Big Cat Public Safety Act.
  • H.R. 3081 (Armstrong), To make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 5444 (Davids), To establish the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States, and for other purposes. Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.
  • H.R. 6063 (McCollum), To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 6181 (Gallego), To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes. Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act.
  • H.R. 6337 (Neguse), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop long-distance bike trails on Federal land, and for other purposes. Biking on Long-Distance Trails Act.
  • H.R. 6707 (Golden), To amend the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 to advance equality for Wabanaki nations, and for other purposes. Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act.
  • H.R. 6734 (Jeffries), To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes. Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act of 2022.
  • H.R. 7002 (Wagner), To authorize the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, to be illuminated by blue and yellow lights in support of Ukraine. Gateway Solidarity Act.
  • H.R. 7025 (Grijalva), To prohibit the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from funding entities that commit, fund, or support gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, and for other purposes. Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022.
  • H.R. 7075 (Spartz), To designate Ukrainian Independence Park in Washington, District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Ukrainian Independence Park Act of 2022.
  • H.R. 7612 (Mike Levin), To advance desalination research and technological innovation, and for other purposes. Desalination Research Advancement Act.
  • S. 314 (Merkley), To repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act. Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act.
  • S. 559 (Merkley), To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.
  • S. 789 (Rounds), To repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians. Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act.

When: 10:00 a.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/Qalm6QGJznc



Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 2073 (Yarmuth), To place a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes. Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act or the ACHE Act.
  • H.R. 2505 (Cartwright), To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to protect taxpayers from liability associated with the reclamation of surface coal mining operations, and for other purposes. Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act.
  • H.R. 4799 (Cartwright), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain improvements in the laws relating to coal royalties, and for other purposes. Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 7283 (Cartwright), To amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to make certain activities eligible for grants from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, and for other purposes. Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines Act or the STREAM Act.
  • H.R. 7937 (Lamb), To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, to establish a program to facilitate coal mine reclamation and award grants to certain States and Indian Tribes to carry out coal mine reclamation, and for other purposes. Revitalize, Enhance, and Nurture in Expanded Ways Our Abandoned Mine Lands Act or the RENEW Act.


Panel I: Congressional Panel

  • Rep. Matt Cartwright, Pennsylvania, 8th District
  • Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky, 3rd District

Panel II: Expert Witness Panel

  • Mr. John Dawes, Executive Director, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds
  • Ms. Erin Savage, Central Appalachian Senior Program Manager, Appalachian Voices
  • Ms. Elaine Tanner, Program Director, Friends for Environmental Justice
  • Minority Witness TBD

When: 9:30 a.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/BRNDzRhwdsI

Press Contact

Media Contact: Lindsay Gressard

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