Ann Coulter on Shawn Hannity said they are going to try to ban guns on all the roads connecting these parks.
 
Jack 
 
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 6:02 AM
Subject: Fw: Bills re: Land, wildlife, water (incld rivers, oceans) (111Congress)

FYI, what are they up to?
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Subject: Bills re: Land, wildlife, water (incld rivers, oceans) (111Congress)

Will our national parks, monuments, trails and conservation/wilderness areas be considered "infrastructure assets" or are they already known as such?

Remember: when federal dollars are injected into infrastructure assets they become subject to Executive Order 12803, signed April 1992 by then-President George H.W. Bush. The order allows for the privatization ("disposition or transfer") of infrastructure asset that are "financed in whole or in part by the Federal Government and needed for the functioning of the economy." < http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=23625 >

Many states are mentioned in the list following my note -- repeatedly so are Arizona, California, Nevada Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Jersey, and Michigan.

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Note for Arizona:
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HB 2252 (re: international ports development < http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2252 >) has been proposed in the Arizona legislature. I suspect that HB2252 meshes with land issues (below) and signifies that Arizona is a big target for NAFTA Superhighway activity via projects connected with the CANAMEX Corridor <http://www.canamex.org/> and River of Trade Corridor < http://www.rotcc.org/>. Both are major international routes designated to run through Arizona. At the intersection is Tucson -- the site  for an international inland port called "Puerto Nuevo," The City of Tucson transferred responsibility for the inland port project to TREO ( < http://www.treoaz.org/TREO/media/docs/City%20Inland%20Port%20memo.pdf >). If I'm right, eminent domain, toll roads, surveillance, and tax increases (for highways) will be major issues throughout Arizona, just as they have become in other states dealing with international corridors and inland ports.

Debbie


Proposals related to land (national parks, forests, monuments, trails, etc), water (including wells, rivers, oceans), wildlife:
(111th Congress, as of 1/26/09)
Bill source < http://thomas.loc.gov >

For details on individual bills, do a bill search at < http://thomas.loc.gov >
(be sure to select the "111th Congress").

[All emphasis in summaries have been added. -- DN)


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Re: Land --

(Comment: "National Heritage Area" seems to have replaced the use of "World Heritage Site."
 While its encouraging to see U.S. public lands are not proposed to be put under an international organization (via designation as a "World Heritage Site" < http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/ >, I am concerned about the efforts to expand federal control over more public land/waterways (See below). Once under federal jurisdiction, will it be easy for the federal government "privatize" public land/waterways with minimal public interference?  --DN)

H.R.39
: To preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, as wilderness in recognition of its extraordinary natural ecosystems and for the permanent good of present and future generations of Americans.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 1/6/09)  cosponsors (0)

H.R.86 : To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by bringing the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.112 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expand the boundary of the Homestead National Monument of America, in the State of Nebraska, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.118 : To authorize the addition of 100 acres to Morristown National Historical Park. [New Jersey]
Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ-11] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.129 : To authorize the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands in the Los Padres National Forest in California.
Sponsor: Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.130 : To provide for an exchange of lands between the Secretary of Agriculture and the United Water Conservation District of California to eliminate certain private inholdings in the Los Padres National Forest, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.165 : To establish the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in the State of New Jersey as the successor to the Edison National Historic Site.
Sponsor: Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.166 : To authorize the expansion of the Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis, Texas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.169 : To amend the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act of 2000 to explain the purpose and provide for the administration of the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. [Colorado]
Sponsor: Rep Salazar, John T. [CO-3] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.170 : To establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area.  [Colorado]
Sponsor: Rep Salazar, John T. [CO-3] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.171 : To establish the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Salazar, John T. [CO-3] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.183 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating Oak Point and North Brother Island in the Bronx in the State of New York as a unit of the National Park System.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.192 : To authorize various land conveyances involving National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands in central Idaho to promote economic development and recreational activities in the area, to add certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands in central Idaho to the National Wilderness Preservation System, to provide special management requirements for certain National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands in central Idaho, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.204 : To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties in the State of California, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.222 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Northern Neck National Heritage Area in Virginia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.279 : To amend the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site Act of 1991 to designate the historic site as the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, to expand the boundaries of the park, and for other purposes. [Texas]
Sponsor: Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] (introduced 1/7/09) Cosponsors(1)

H.R.280 : To establish the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park [New Jersey], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 1/7/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.283 : To modify the boundary of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in the State of Ohio, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Space, Zachary T. [OH-18] (introduced 1/7/09)  Cosponsors (6)

H.R.284 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to complete a special resource study of the site of the Battle of Camden [South Carolina], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Spratt, John M., Jr. [SC-5] (introduced 1/7/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.286 : To amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to add sites to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park [Ohio], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] (introduced 1/7/09) Cosponsors (3)

H.R.310 : To provide for the conveyance of approximately 140 acres of land in the Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma to the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.316 : To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with any of the management partners of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area [Mass.], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] (introduced 1/8/09)  Cosponsors (1)

H.R.317 : To amend the Adams National Historical Park Act of 1998 to include the Quincy Homestead within the boundary of the Adams National Historical Park [Mass.], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.324 : To establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area [Arizona], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.326 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to take lands in Yuma County, Arizona, into trust as part of the reservation of the Cocopah Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.337 : To provide for the sale of approximately 25 acres of public land to the Turnabout Ranch, Escalante, Utah, at fair market value.
Sponsor: Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.338 : To authorize the Boy Scouts of America to exchange certain land in the State of Utah acquired under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.
Sponsor: Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.348 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to complete a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of adding the birthplace site to the Harry S Truman National Historic Site [Missouri] or designating the site as a separate unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Skelton, Ike [MO-4] (introduced 1/8/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.351 : To expand the boundary of the Minute Man National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to include Barrett's Farm, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] (introduced 1/8/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.368 : To authorize the acquisition of land and interests in land from willing sellers to improve the conservation of, and to enhance the ecological values and functions of, coastal and estuarine areas to benefit both the environment and the economies of coastal communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (2)

H.R.397 : To extend the authorization of the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 [Connecticut, Massachusetts], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.401 : To provide for the designation of certain sites in Monroe County and Wayne County, Michigan, relating to the Battles of the River Raisin during the War of 1812 as a unit of the National Park System.
Sponsor: Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.405 : To authorize appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation to carry out the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.407 : To provide for the release of any reversionary interest of the United States in and to certain lands in Reno, Nevada.
Sponsor: Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.408 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the City of Henderson, Nevada, certain Federal land located in the City, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.409 : To provide for the conveyance of certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Nevada to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.410 : To provide for the establishment of a memorial within Kalaupapa National Historical Park located on the island of Molokai, in the State of Hawaii, to honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who were forcibly relocated to the Kalaupapa Peninsula from 1866 to 1969, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.419 : To designate as wilderness certain land within the Rocky Mountain National Park and to adjust the boundaries of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and the Arapaho National Recreation Area of the Arapaho National Forest in the State of Colorado.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Betsy [CO-4] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.438 : To transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the Bureau of Land Management to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Radanovich, George [CA-19] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.453 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating Green McAdoo School in Clinton, Tennessee as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.454 : To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the inclusion of new trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail [Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee], and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.481 : To revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota to include existing hiking trails along Lake Superior's north shore and in Superior National Forest and Chippewa National Forest, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.488 : To decrease the matching funds requirement and authorize additional appropriations for Keweenaw National Historical Park in the State of Michigan.
Sponsor: Rep Stupak, Bart [MI-1] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.511 : To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to terminate certain easements held by the Secretary on land owned by the Village of Caseyville, Illinois, and to terminate associated contractual arrangements with the Village.
Sponsor: Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.526 : To establish the Ocmulgee National Heritage Corridor in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.545 : To rename the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in the State of Idaho as the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in honor of the late Morley Nelson, an international authority on birds of prey, who was instrumental in the establishment of this National Conservation Area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.552 : To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Arizona National Scenic Trail.
Sponsor: Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] (introduced 1/15/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.601 : To provide for the conveyance of parcels of land to Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] (introduced 1/16/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.602 : To provide for the conveyance of the Bureau of Land Management parcels known as the White Acre and Gambel Oak properties and related real property to Park City, Utah, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] (introduced 1/16/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.603 : To require the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] (introduced 1/16/09) Cosponsors (2)

H.R.604 : To provide for a land exchange with the City of Bountiful, Utah, involving National Forest System land in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and to further land ownership consolidation in that national forest, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] (introduced 1/16/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.644 : To withdraw the Tusayan Ranger District and Federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the vicinity of Kanab Creek [Arizona] and in House Rock Valley [Arizona] from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 1/22/09) Cosponsors (3)

S.32 : A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to hold at least 1 public hearing before issuance of a permit affecting public or private land use in a locality.
Sponsor: Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] (introduced 1/6/09)   Cosponsors (1)

S.39 : A bill to repeal section 10(f) of Public Law 93-531, commonly known as the "Bennett Freeze".
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 1/6/09)    Cosponsors (1)

S.65 : A bill to provide relief to the Pottawatomi Nation in Canada for settlement of certain claims against the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.109 : A bill to designate the Beaver Basin Wilderness at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.110 : A bill to provide for the designation of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park in the State of Michigan.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.134 : A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to clarify Federal authority relating to land acquisition from willing sellers for the North Country National Scenic Trail.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.135 : A bill to decrease the matching funds requirement and authorize additional appropriations for Keweenaw National Historical Park in the State of Michigan.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.140 : A bill to modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain lands, consistent with the principles of self-initiation of mining claims, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.152 : A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to jointly conduct a study of certain land adjacent to the Walnut Canyon National Monument in the State of Arizona.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.153 : A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Arizona National Scenic Trail.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 1/6/09)   Cosponsors (1)

S.159 : A bill to establish the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, and for other purposes. [New Jersey]
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.177 : A bill to amend the Small Business Act to extend the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, to increase the allocation of Federal agency grants for those programs, to add water, energy, transportation, and domestic security related research to the list of topics deserving special consideration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.180 : A bill to establish the Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.183 : A bill to establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area.
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.184 : A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in the State of Colorado.
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.185 : A bill to establish the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.186 : A bill to establish the South Park National Heritage Area in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.188 : A bill to provide for a study of options for protecting the open space characteristics of certain lands in and adjacent to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.189 : A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to clarify Federal authority relating to land acquisition from willing sellers for the majority of the trails in the System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.190 : A bill to designate as wilderness certain land within the Rocky Mountain National Park and to adjust the boundaries of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and the Arapaho National Recreation Area of the Arapaho National Forest in the State of Colorado.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.191 : A bill to amend the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act of 2000 to explain the purpose and provide for the administration of the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. [Colorado]
Sponsor: Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.192 : A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the McGee Creek Authority certain facilities of the McGee Creek Project, Oklahoma, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.196 : A bill to amend the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to increase the authorization of appropriations and modify the date on which the authority of the Secretary of the Interior terminates under the Act.
Sponsor: Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (3)

S.199 : A bill to establish the Steel Industry National Historic Site in the State of Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.215 : A bill to authorize the Boy Scouts of America to exchange certain land in the State of Utah acquired under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.216 : A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating Estate Grange and other sites related to Alexander Hamilton's life on the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.217 : A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to update the feasibility and suitability studies of four national historic trails, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.218 : A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Bureau of Land Management land to Park City, Utah, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.219 : A bill to provide for the sale of approximately 25 acres of public land to the Turnabout Ranch, Escalante, Utah, at fair market value.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.227 : A bill to establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (3)

S.280 : A bill to develop a program to acquire interests in land from eligible individuals within the Crow Reservation in the State of Montana, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 1/16/09) Cosponsors (1)

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Re: International Boundary and Water Commission

H.R.647
: To authorize the International Boundary and Water Commission to reimburse State and local governments of the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas for expenses incurred by such a government in designing, constructing, and rehabilitating water projects under the jurisdiction of such Commission.
Sponsor: Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] (introduced 1/22/09) Cosponsors (2)

S.302 : A bill to authorize the International Boundary and Water Commission to reimburse State and local governments for expenses incurred by such governments in designing, constructing, and rehabilitating the Lower Rio Grande Valley Flood Control Project.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 1/22/09)  Cosponsors (1)

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Re: Water, Rivers, Wells, Ocean

H.R.135 : To establish the Twenty-First Century Water Commission to study and develop recommendations for a comprehensive water strategy to address future water needs.
Sponsor: Rep Linder, John [GA-7] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (8)

H.R.285 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to create a Bureau of Reclamation partnership with the North Bay Water Reuse Authority and other regional partners to achieve objectives relating to water supply, water quality, and environmental restoration.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] (introduced 1/7/09) Cosponsors (2)

H.R.38 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to plan, design and construct facilities to provide water for irrigation, municipal, domestic, and other uses from the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, Santa Ana River, California, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.51 : To direct the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct a study of the feasibility of a variety of approaches to eradicating Asian carp from the Great Lakes and their tributary and connecting waters.
Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.52 : To amend the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 to provide debt relief to developing countries that take action to protect tropical forests and coral reefs and associated coastal marine ecosystems, to reauthorize such Act through fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.54 : To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a deadline for restricting sewage dumping into the Great Lakes and to fund programs and activities for improving wastewater discharges into the Great Lakes.
Sponsor: Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.76 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wildomar Service Area Recycled Water Distribution Facilities and Alberhill Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility Projects.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.88 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of permanent facilities for the GREAT project to reclaim, reuse, and treat impaired waters in the area of Oxnard, California.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.89 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey a water distribution system to the Goleta Water District, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.167 : To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to modify the boundary of the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River.
Sponsor: Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (0)

H.R.172 : To provide for the construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit [Pipeline] in the State of Colorado.
Sponsor: Rep Salazar, John T. [CO-3] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)
S.187 : A bill to provide for the construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit in the State of Colorado.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

S.237 : A bill to establish a collaborative program to protect the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (4)

H.R.325 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Avra/Black Wash Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Project.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.352 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in the planning, design, and construction of the Tumalo Irrigation District Water Conservation Project in Deschutes County, Oregon.
Sponsor: Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.369 : To designate certain Federal lands in Riverside County, California, as wilderness, to designate certain river segments in Riverside County as a wild, scenic, or recreational river, to adjust the boundary of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bono Mack, Mary[CA-45] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors(0)

H.R.371 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Rancho California Water District Southern Riverside County Recycled/Non-Potable Distribution Facilities and Demineralization/Desalination Recycled Water Treatment and Reclamation Facility Project.
Sponsor: Rep Bono Mack, Mary[CA-45] (introduced 1/9/09)Cosponsors(0)

H.R.372 : To authorize implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (3)

H.R.376 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the McGee Creek Authority certain facilities of the McGee Creek Project, Oklahoma, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.383 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in additional phases of the project to reclaim and reuse water within the service area of the Orange County Water District in California.
Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta[CA-47] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (5)

H.R.455 : To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers in the State of Vermont for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.40 : A bill to designate Fossil Creek, a tributary of the Verde River in the State of Arizona, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 1/6/09)   Cosponsors (1)

H.R.437 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Madera Irrigation District for purposes of supporting the Madera Water Supply Enhancement Project.
Sponsor: Rep Radanovich, George [CA-19] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.469 : To encourage research, development, and demonstration of technologies to facilitate the utilization of water produced in connection with the development of domestic energy resources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.530 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Prado Basin Natural Treatment System Project, to authorize the Secretary to carry out a program to assist agencies in projects to construct regional brine lines in California, to authorize the Secretary to participate in the Lower Chino Dairy Area desalination demonstration and reclamation project, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (5)

H.R.551 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to conduct a feasibility study of water augmentation alternatives in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed. [Arizona]
Sponsor: Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] (introduced 1/15/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.567 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in certain water projects in California.
Sponsor: Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] (introduced 1/15/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.611 : To provide for marginal well production preservation and enhancement.
Sponsor: Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2] (introduced 1/21/09) Cosponsors (0)
S.286 : A bill to provide for marginal well production preservation and enhancement.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 1/21/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.631 : To increase research, development, education, and technology transfer activities related to water use efficiency and conservation technologies and practices at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] (introduced 1/22/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.637 : To authorize the Secretary, in cooperation with the City of San Juan Capistrano, California, to participate in the design, planning, and construction of an advanced water treatment plant facility and recycled water system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] (introduced 1/22/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.161 : A bill to authorize implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (1)

Costal and Ocean

H.R.14 : To provide for ocean acidification research and monitoring, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] (introduced 1/6/09)  Cosponsors (4)

S.212 : A bill to expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 1/12/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.300 : To provide for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)

H.R.318 : To extend the authority for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Sponsor: Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (1)

H.R.366 : To establish the national ocean exploration program and the national undersea research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish and maintain an undersea research program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (6)

H.R.368 : To authorize the acquisition of land and interests in land from willing sellers to improve the conservation of, and to enhance the ecological values and functions of, coastal and estuarine areas to benefit both the environment and the economies of coastal communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (2)

S.170 : A bill to authorize the acquisition of interests in undeveloped coastal areas in order better to ensure their protection from development and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Gregg, Judd [NH] (introduced 1/8/09)  Cosponsors (11)

S.171 : A bill to develop and maintain an integrated system of coastal and ocean observations for the Nation's coasts, oceans, and Great Lakes, to improve warnings of tsunami, hurricanes, El Nino events, and other natural hazards, to enhance homeland security, to support maritime operations, to improve management of coastal and marine resources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (9)

S.172 : A bill to establish a coordinated national ocean exploration program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (2)

S.173 : A bill to establish an interagency committee to develop an ocean acidification research and monitoring plan and to establish an ocean acidification program within NOAA.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (7)

S.174 : A bill to establish a coordinated and comprehensive Federal ocean and coastal mapping program.
Sponsor: Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (3)

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Re: Wildlife

H.R.388
: To assist in the conservation of cranes by supporting and providing, through projects of persons and organizations with expertise in crane conservation, financial resources for the conservation programs of countries the activities of which directly or indirectly affect cranes and the ecosystems of cranes.
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (6)

H.R.556 : To establish a program of research, recovery, and other activities to provide for the recovery of the southern sea otter.
Sponsor: Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] (introduced 1/15/09) Cosponsors (6)

H.R.509 : To reauthorize the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004.
Sponsor: Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (0)

S.197 : A bill to assist in the conservation of cranes by supporting and providing, through projects of persons and organizations with expertise in crane conservation, financial resources for the conservation programs of countries the activities of which directly or indirectly affect cranes and the ecosystem of cranes.
Sponsor: Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (8)