S. 2739 - Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008

Public lands. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill would authorize the passage of numerous programs in the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Energy. The bill also seeks to tighten border control and national security in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
5 proposed amendments. 4 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on April 10, 2008.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 91 voted NO: 4
5 voted present/not voting

Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008

S. 2739 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill would authorize the passage of numerous programs in the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Energy. The bill also seeks to tighten border control and national security in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Energy, to implement further the Act approving the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, to amend the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008
  • Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008
  • Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008
  • Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008
Sponsor
Jeff Bingaman
Co-Sponsors
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    Major Actions
    Introduced3/10/2008
    Amendments (5 proposed)
    Passed Senate4/10/2008
    Passed House4/29/2008
    Signed by President5/08/2008
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateCoburn Amdt. No. 45224/10/2008This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    30 voted YES 63 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateCoburn Amdt. No. 45214/10/2008This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    19 voted YES 76 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateCoburn Amdt. No. 45204/10/2008This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    27 voted YES 67 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateCoburn Amdt. 45194/10/2008This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    22 voted YES 73 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - S.27394/10/2008This bill PASSED the Senate
    91 voted YES 4 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - S 2739 Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 - Under Suspension of the Rules4/29/2008This bill PASSED the House
    291 voted YES 117 voted NO 23 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced3/10/2008
    3/10/2008Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar3/11/2008Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 616.
    4/04/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    4/04/2008Cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate.
    4/04/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
    4/10/2008Cloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
    4/10/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    4/10/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    4/10/2008Amendment SA 4519 proposed by Senator Coburn.
    4/10/2008Amendment SA 4520 proposed by Senator Coburn.
    4/10/2008Amendment SA 4521 proposed by Senator Coburn.
    4/10/2008Amendment SA 4522 proposed by Senator Coburn.
    select this voteVote4/10/2008Coburn Amdt. No. 4522
    select this voteVote4/10/2008Coburn Amdt. No. 4521
    select this voteVote4/10/2008Coburn Amdt. No. 4520
    select this voteVote4/10/2008Coburn Amdt. 4519
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/10/2008On Passage - Senate - S.2739
    4/10/2008Received in the House.
    4/10/2008Held at the desk.
    Presented to President4/29/2008Cleared for White House.
    4/29/2008Mr. Rahall moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
    4/29/2008Considered under suspension of the rules.
    4/29/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2739.
    4/29/2008At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
    4/29/2008Considered as unfinished business.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage4/29/2008On Passage - House - S 2739 Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 - Under Suspension of the Rules
    Presented to President5/01/2008Presented to President.
    Signed5/08/2008Signed by President.
    Enacted5/08/2008Became Public Law No: 110-229.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 4519Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 9, 2008Failed by roll call vote on April 9, 2008.

    To require the transfer of certain funds to be used by the Director of the National Park Service to dispose of assets described in the candidate asset disposition list of the National Park Service.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 4520Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 9, 2008Failed by roll call vote on April 9, 2008.

    To ensure that all individuals who reside, or own property that is located, in a proposed National Heritage Area are informed of the designation of the National Heritage Area.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 4521Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 9, 2008Failed by roll call vote on April 9, 2008.

    To require approval prior to the assumption of control by the Federal Government of State property.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 4522Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 9, 2008Failed by roll call vote on April 9, 2008.

    To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to determine on an annual basis the quantity of land that is owned by the Federal Government and the cost to taxpayers of the ownership of the land.

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    S. Amdt. 4524Nelson, Ben [D-NE]April 10, 2008Offered on April 9, 2008.

    Amendment information not available.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from Environmental policy, which…

    supported this bill

    Environmental policy$1,940,399
    $1,940,399

    2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008: On Passage - Senate - S.2739

    2 organizations supported this bill

    League of Conservation Voters
    (n.d.). LCV Applauds the Senate and House of Representatives for Bipartisan Environmental Action. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Parks Conservation Association
    (n.d.). Action is Long Overdue. Retrieved n.d., from .

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Environmental policy interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$10$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$500$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$18,450$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$500$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$5,210$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$10,201$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$182,981$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$61,410$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,300$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$45,075$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$43,151$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$2,300$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$62,563$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$138,000$0Not Voting
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0No
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$7,100$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$19,350$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$2,000$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$500$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$0No
    Chris DoddDCT$0$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Not Voting
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$1,250$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$24,210$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$42,093$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$34,350$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,550$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,000$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$4,000$0Not Voting
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$14,796$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
    Dan InouyeDHI$2,300$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$10,050$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$10,620$0Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$5,120$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$62,800$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$40$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$2,100$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,416$0Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$22,403$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,900$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$22,145$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$47,250$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$300$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$6,950$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$11,250$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$9,950$0Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$53,260$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,300$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$35,260$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,250$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$72,499$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$3,000$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$72,345$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$138,077$0Not Voting
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$5,960$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$38,248$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$29,600$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$174,263$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$34,470$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$35,298$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,300$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$13,795$0Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$9,400$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,000$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,810$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$1,000$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$112,577$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$8,400$0No
    George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$44,950$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$38,260$0Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$3,300$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$4,500$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$10$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$500$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$18,450$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$500$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$5,210$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$10,201$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$182,981$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$61,410$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,300$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$45,075$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$43,151$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$2,300$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$62,563$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$138,000$0Not Voting
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0No
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$7,100$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$19,350$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$2,000$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$500$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$0No
    Chris DoddDCT$0$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Not Voting
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$1,250$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$24,210$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$42,093$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$34,350$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,550$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,000$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$4,000$0Not Voting
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$14,796$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
    Dan InouyeDHI$2,300$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$10,050$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$10,620$0Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$5,120$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$62,800$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$40$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$2,100$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,416$0Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$22,403$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,900$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$22,145$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$47,250$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$300$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$6,950$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$11,250$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$9,950$0Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$53,260$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,300$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$35,260$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,250$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$72,499$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$3,000$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$72,345$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$138,077$0Not Voting
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$5,960$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$38,248$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$29,600$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$174,263$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$34,470$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$35,298$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,300$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$13,795$0Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$9,400$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,000$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,810$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$1,000$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$112,577$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$8,400$0No
    George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$44,950$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$38,260$0Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$3,300$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$4,500$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$1,940,399

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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