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S.753: A bill to provide for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 17, 2013
Latest Major Action May 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

Withdraws 5,100 acres of land near White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Reserves the land for use by the Army for military purposes. Requires the Secretary of the Army to reimburse the Secretary of the Interior for any costs in implementing this Act with respect to this land.

Withdraws 37,600 acres of land near Fort Bliss in Texas and New Mexico. Allows the issuance of oil and gas pipeline rights of way on part of this land.

Revokes the withdrawal of 2,050 acres of land (part of Fillmore Canyon located in New Mexico) that was reserved for the Army's use. Gives the Secretary of the Interior authority for managing this land.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376.
May 14, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment. With written report No. 113-159.
Nov. 14, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-85.
April 17, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.