Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update.

would amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to implement fertility controls to manage populations of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and to encourage training opportunities for military veterans to assist in range management activities.

would amend the FWPCA to authorize the South Florida Program.

would amend the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009 to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the NOAA Administrator, to collaborate with state and local governments and Indian tribes on vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, research planning, and similar activities.

would amend the FWPCA to authorize the South Florida Program.

would amend the FWPCA to modify certain allotments under the Act. 

would codify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain landscape-scale forest restoration projects.

would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to reauthorize the Collaborative Forest Landscape Program.

would codify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain landscape-scale forest restoration projects.

would amend Pub. L. No. 106-504 to allow certain land in Guam to be transferred to previous recorded owners of that land.

would provide compensation to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community for the taking without just compensation of land by the United States inside the exterior boundaries of the L'Anse Indian Reservation that were guaranteed to the Community under a treaty signed in 1854.