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S. 1761: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disabili

Ordered Reported:
Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 207.



Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400

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H.R. 3354: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 21, 2017.

There is one summary for H.R.3354. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (07/21/2017)

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies.

Provides appropriations to Interior for:

  • the Bureau of Land Management,
  • the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
  • the National Park Service,
  • the U.S. Geological Survey,
  • the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,
  • the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement,
  • the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and
  • the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education.

Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices, including:

  • the Office of the Secretary,
  • Insular Affairs,
  • the Office of the Solicitor,
  • the Office of Inspector General, and
  • the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Provides appropriations to Interior for Department-Wide Programs, including:

  • Wildland Fire Management,
  • the Central Hazardous Materials Fund,
  • the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Fund,
  • the Working Capital Fund,
  • the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and
  • Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT).

Provides appropriations to the EPA.

Provides appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service.

Provides appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for:

  • the Indian Health Service,
  • the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and
  • the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Provides appropriations to other related agencies, including:

  • the Executive Office of the President for the Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Environmental Quality;
  • the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board;
  • the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation;
  • the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development;
  • the Smithsonian Institution;
  • the National Gallery of Art;
  • the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts;
  • the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;
  • the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities;
  • the Commission of Fine Arts;
  • the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation;
  • the National Capital Planning Commission;
  • the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum;
  • the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission;
  • the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission; and
  • the World War I Centennial Commission.

Sets forth permissible and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.



Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:02:23 -0400

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S. 114: To authorize appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility leases, and fo

Enacted — Signed by the President:
Last Action: Signed by President.

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/25/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act

(Sec. 1) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit an annual report to specified congressional committees on the performance awards and bonuses presented to Regional Office Directors of the VA, Directors of Medical Centers of the VA, and Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.

Each report shall include:

  • the amount of each award or bonus,
  • the job title of each recipient, and
  • the location where each recipient individual works.


    Published: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400

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    H.R. 3354: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

    Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
    Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 21, 2017.

    There is one summary for H.R.3354. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

    Shown Here:
    Introduced in House (07/21/2017)

    Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

    Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies.

    Provides appropriations to Interior for:

    • the Bureau of Land Management,
    • the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
    • the National Park Service,
    • the U.S. Geological Survey,
    • the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,
    • the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement,
    • the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and
    • the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education.

    Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices, including:

    • the Office of the Secretary,
    • Insular Affairs,
    • the Office of the Solicitor,
    • the Office of Inspector General, and
    • the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

    Provides appropriations to Interior for Department-Wide Programs, including:

    • Wildland Fire Management,
    • the Central Hazardous Materials Fund,
    • the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Fund,
    • the Working Capital Fund,
    • the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and
    • Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT).

    Provides appropriations to the EPA.

    Provides appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service.

    Provides appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for:

    • the Indian Health Service,
    • the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and
    • the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Provides appropriations to other related agencies, including:

    • the Executive Office of the President for the Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Environmental Quality;
    • the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board;
    • the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation;
    • the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development;
    • the Smithsonian Institution;
    • the National Gallery of Art;
    • the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts;
    • the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;
    • the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities;
    • the Commission of Fine Arts;
    • the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation;
    • the National Capital Planning Commission;
    • the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum;
    • the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission;
    • the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission; and
    • the World War I Centennial Commission.

    Sets forth permissible and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.



    Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:02:23 -0400

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    S. 114: To authorize appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility leases, and fo

    Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
    Last Action: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 12, 2017.

    Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

    Shown Here:
    Passed Senate without amendment (05/25/2017)

    (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

    Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act

    (Sec. 1) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit an annual report to specified congressional committees on the performance awards and bonuses presented to Regional Office Directors of the VA, Directors of Medical Centers of the VA, and Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.

    Each report shall include:

    • the amount of each award or bonus,
    • the job title of each recipient, and
    • the location where each recipient individual works.


      Published: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:20:23 -0400

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      H.R. 873: Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act

      Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
      Last Action: This bill was passed by Congress on August 3, 2017 and goes to the President next.

      There is one summary for H.R.873. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

      Shown Here:
      Introduced in House (02/06/2017)

      Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act

      This bill allows the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism.



      Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:35:46 -0400

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