CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5701, the Western Oregon Indian Trail Lands Act, under a suspension of the rules. H.R. 5701 was introduced on November 13, 2014 by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR).
H.R. 5701 contains the text of the following House and Senate bills. Title I is identical to H.R. 841, legislation relating to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde which passed the House by voice vote on January 13, 2013. Title II is the Oregon Coastal Lands Act. This language was included in H.R. 1526, the Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, which passed the House in both 2013 and 2014. Title III contains the Cow Creek Umpqua Land Conveyance, which was also included in H.R. 1526. Title IV is identical to H.R. 931, legislation relating to the Siletz Tribe which was ordered favorably reported by unanimous consent from the Natural Resources Committee in 2013. Title V relates to the management of the Coquille Tribal Forest in Western Oregon, language of which was included in H.R. 1526. The specific text of Title V is included in S. 1784, the Oregon and California Land Grant Act, sponsored by Senator Wyden. S. 1784 was ordered favorably reported from the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources last month.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Title I would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Title II was analyzed by CBO as part of H.R. 1526 and did not have a score. Title III was also included in H.R. 1526 and did not have a score. According to the Congressional Budget Office, Title IV would have no significant impact on the federal budget.
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