H.R.2546: Protecting America's Wilderness Act

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Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 This bill designates specified lands in Colorado managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the Forest Service as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The bill designates specified lands in Colorado administered by the BLM, the National Park Service, and Bureau of Reclamation as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Such lands...

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Date Description
Feb. 13
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Feb. 12
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Feb. 12
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2546.
Feb. 12
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Feb. 12
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Feb. 12
Considered as unfinished business.
Feb. 12
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2546 as unfinished business.
Feb. 12
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Feb. 12
Ms. DeGette moved that the committee rise.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrier amendment No. 12.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kilmer amendment No. 11.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 10.
Feb. 12
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tipton amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 9.
Feb. 12
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cunningham amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cunningham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 8.
Feb. 12
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Westerman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Westerman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 7.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 6.
Feb. 12
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Panetta amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Panetta demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Panetta amendment No. 5.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 4.
Feb. 12
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 3.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 2.
Feb. 12
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeGette amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Feb. 12
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 1.
Feb. 12
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2546.
Feb. 12
The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. McGovern to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Feb. 12
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 844 and Rule XVIII.
Feb. 12
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 under a structured rule and consideration of H.J.Res. 79 under a closed rule with a motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
Feb. 12
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844.
Feb. 12
Mr. McClintock moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (text: CR H1110)
Feb. 12
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1104-1112)
Feb. 12
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844. (consideration: CR H1058-1104; text: CR H1066-1089)
Feb. 12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 12

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 183 (Roll no. 69).

Feb. 12

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 199 - 215 (Roll no. 68).

Feb. 12
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Feb. 12
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to allow mechanical wildfire mitigation in wilderness areas designated under the bill to protect life, property or the environment.
Feb. 12
Mr. McClintock moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
Feb. 12
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Feb. 10
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 844 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 under a structured rule and consideration of H.J.Res. 79 under a closed rule with a motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
Feb. 10
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 844 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure as well as ordering the previous question without intervening motions. The rule provides for one motion to recommit H.R. 2546 with instructions.
Feb. 4
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 310.
Feb. 4
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 116-387.
Nov. 20, 2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 13.
Nov. 20, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 20, 2019
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
July 10, 2019
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 16, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
May 7, 2019
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
May 7, 2019

Introduced in the House by Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)

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