Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws in reverse chronological order.

would authorize the Director of BLM and the Director of the National Park Service to carry out activities to control the movement of aquatic invasive species into, across, and out of federal land and waters; provide for financial assistance from the Commissioner of Reclamation to reclamation states for watercraft inspection and decontamination stations; and amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act to make certain technical corrections.

would amend the River and Harbor Act of 1958 to improve provisions relating to invasive species management.

would establish the Western Riverside National Wildlife Refuge.

would establish the Dolores River National Conservation Area and the Dolores River Special Management Area in Colorado, and protect private water rights in the state.

would establish a Western Water Cooperative Committee.

would provide for the implementation of dredged material management plans at certain federally authorized harbors.

would amend the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national biochar research network.

would amend FLPMA to ensure that ranchers who have grazing agreements on national grasslands are treated the same as permittees on other federal land.

would require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study and submit a report on national resource adequacy.

would amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide for certain reforms to the process relating to applications for permits to drill and the eligibility requirements for prospective bidders in lease sales.