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HR 2107 - Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill - Key Vote

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Gene Green voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-83 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (84-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt the conference report that calls for $14.14 billion in appropriations to the Department of the Interior and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from using appropriated funds to purchase land to establish a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, unless approved by the Congressional Appropriations Committees.
  • Prohibits the Department of the Interior from using appropriated funds to conduct offshore oil and natural gas leasing, and related activities along certain parts of the coastline.
  • Asks the Department of Justice to vigorously enforce the provision of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act which requires an approved Tribal-State gaming compact.
  • States that Congress should give special priority to the preservation of Civil War battlegrounds.
  • $2.15 billion to the National Forest Service.
  • $2.1 billion to the Indian Health Service.
  • $1.7 billion to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • $1.68 billion to the National Park Service.
  • $1.36 billion to the Department of Energy.
  • $1.15 billion to the Bureau of Land Management.
  • $746.79 million to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • $98 million to the National Foundation on the Arts.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (233-171) - (Key vote)

Title: Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt the conference report that calls for $14.14 billion in appropriations to the Department of the Interior and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from using appropriated funds to purchase land to establish a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, unless approved by the Congressional Appropriations Committees.
  • Prohibits the Department of the Interior from using appropriated funds to conduct offshore oil and natural gas leasing, and related activities along certain parts of the coastline.
  • Asks the Department of Justice to vigorously enforce the provision of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act which requires an approved Tribal-State gaming compact.
  • States that Congress should give special priority to the preservation of Civil War battlegrounds.
  • $2.15 billion to the National Forest Service.
  • $2.1 billion to the Indian Health Service.
  • $1.7 billion to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • $1.68 billion to the National Park Service.
  • $1.36 billion to the Department of Energy.
  • $1.15 billion to the Bureau of Land Management.
  • $746.79 million to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • $98 million to the National Foundation on the Arts.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (93-3) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (238-192) - (Key vote)

Title: Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $13.1 billion for the Interior Department and related agencies.

Highlights:
  • Ends funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • $2.09 billion to the Indian Health Services.
  • $1.68 billion to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • $1.59 billion to the National Park Service.
  • $1.36 billion to the National Forest System.
  • $645 million for energy conservation.
  • $388.41 million to the Smithsonian Institute.
  • $239 million for land acquisitions.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill

Sponsors

  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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