Committee Info


Natural Resources

Jurisdiction: Fisheries and wildlife, including research, restoration, refuges, and conservation; Forest reserves and national parks created from the public domain; Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, including alien ownership of mineral lands; Geological Survey; International fishing agreements; Interstate compacts relating to apportionment of waters for irrigation purposes; Irrigation and reclamation, including water supply for reclamation projects and easements of public lands for irrigation projects; and acquisition of private lands when necessary to complete irrigation projects; Native Americans generally, including the care and allotment of Native American lands and general and special measures relating to claims that are paid out of Native American funds; Insular possessions of the United States generally (except those affecting the revenue and appropriations); Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks within the District of Columbia, and the erection of monuments to the memory of individuals; Mineral land laws and claims and entries thereunder; Mineral resources of public lands; Mining interests generally; Mining schools and experimental stations; Marine affairs, including coastal zone management (except for measures relating to oil and other pollution of navigable waters); Oceanography; Petroleum conservation on public lands and conservation of the radium supply in the United States; Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain; Public lands generally, including entry, easements, and grazing thereon; Relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes; Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (except ratemaking).


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