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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mar 7, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 3 Suspensions and 1 Rule Bill

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.First votes expected: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

1 Rule Bill 

1) H.R. 1301 -
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) |Appropriations Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
provides $577.9 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2017.

3 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 132 -
Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) | Naturals Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey all of the United States’ right, title and interest of the  Maintenance Complex and District Office of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District.

2) H.R. 648 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) | Naturals Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement with the State of Wyoming to provide for the study, design, planning, and construction of modifications that would enable the full use of the Fontenelle Dam and Reservoir’s active storage capacity.

3) H.R. 267 - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) | Naturals Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
redesignates the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site in the state of Georgia as the “Marin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park,” and replaces the current boundary map with a map of a proposed boundary revision dated June 2015.

115th Congress