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Week of November 12th

Nov 13, 2018
Legislative Digest

Monday, November 12th

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

Tuesday, November 13th, and the Balance of the Week

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

15 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 2740 - Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl in recognition of his acts of valor during World War II.

2) H.R. 4033 - National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 to: (1) reauthorize such Act through FY2023, and (2) provide for the Associate Director for Core Science Systems to replace the Associate Director for Geology as the chairperson of the geologic mapping advisory committee.

3) H.R. 5787 - Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill updates existing coastal barrier maps across the country under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA). This will also enable certain property owners in affected areas to qualify for grants and assistance from the National Flood Insurance Program and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

4) H.R. 6064 - To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge.

5) H.R. 5636 - Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. French Hill (R-AR) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would add 640 acres in the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas to the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) as part of the Flatside Wilderness, which is comprised of approximately 9,500 acres of U.S. Forest Service land. .

 

6) S. 440 - To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would direct the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to convey certain federal land located near the Dickinson Reservoir, also known as Patterson Lake, in North Dakota. 


7) S. 2074 - To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill as amended, would establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in North Dakota. 


8) H.R. 6146 - Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would require the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange, at the request of Yavapai County, Arizona, 80 acres of federal land in the Coconino National Forest for 369 acres of County lands. 


9) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2615 - Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) | Natural Resources Committee 

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to convey to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5699 approximately 1.542 acres of real property located within the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Jackson County, Mississippi, in exchange for a parcel of 2.161 acres. 


10) H.R. 5706 - World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial as a distinct unit of the National Park System, separating it from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

11) H.R. 6666 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue an easement across the Gateway National Recreation Area for construction and placement of the seawall. 


12) H.R. 6651 - PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill extends certain authorities, limitations, and reporting requirements for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

13) H.Res. 1055 - To affirm strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill affirms the U.S. commitment to helping the Liberian people promote peace, prosperity, and democracy through the reconciliation process.
 

14) H.Res. 1052 - Affirming United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill recognizes the value in United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization, including on terrestrial research, commercial activities, and human and robotic space exploration; encourages the Department of State to support cooperation with Australia on space research, including multilateral efforts; and supports deeper cooperation with our Australian allies to contribute to our mutual prosperity and security.

15) H.R. 6018 - Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill codified the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership, and inter agency program to coordinate U.S. programs and assistance to North and West Africa

 

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 6784 - Manage our Wolves Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act.

115th Congress