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S 2739 - Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 - Key Vote

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Luis Fortuño voted NA (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 110-229 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (291-117) - (Key vote)

Title: Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that extends federal immigration laws to the Northern Mariana Islands, grants the Northern Mariana Islands a delegate in the U.S. House, contains water projects around the United States, designates a wilderness protection area in the state of Washington, and creates heritage areas.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a 106,000 acre wilderness preservation known as the "Wild Sky Wilderness" in the state of Washington (Sec. 101).
  • Applies United States immigration laws and immigration-related labor laws to the Northern Mariana Islands (Sec. 702).
  • Establishes a commission to study the possible creation of a National Museum of the American Latino (Sec. 333).
  • Creates the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area in Illinois (Sec. 443).
  • Creates the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area in New York (Sec. 423).
  • Provides the Northern Mariana Islands with a non-voting delegate in the United States House of Representatives (Sec. 711).
  • Increases the powers of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, which is charged with establishing a permanent memorial for Former President Eisenhower (Sec. 332).
  • Expands the Minidoka Internment National Monument in Idaho to include the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial site in Baingridge, Washington (Sec. 313).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (91-4) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008

Sponsors

  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
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