Your Help Needed - Contact House Committee Members to Support H.R. 819

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May 13, 2013 7:05 PM

We received the following email from our friends over at the Outer Banks Preservation Association (OBPA), with an urgent Call To Action regarding H.R. 819, Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act. We've pasted OBPA's Action Alert below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies. As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.

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Your Help Needed - Contact House Committee Members to Support H.R. 819

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

We received the following email from our friends over at the Outer Banks Preservation Association (OBPA), with an urgent Call To Action regarding H.R. 819, Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act.

We've pasted OBPA's Action Alert below. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.

As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


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CALL TO ACTION:

5/12/2013

H.R. 819, Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act

URGENT

The House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to consider eighteen bills for markup and submission to the full House for vote.  HR 819 is included in the list to be considered.  (Full text of committee announcement is below.)

Please contact the committee and it members to urge their support of this legislation.  The committee must approve H.R. 819 in order for it to come to a vote on the House floor. 

To contact the Natural Resources Committee, click on https://naturalresources.house.gov/contact/

To contact an individual member of the Committee, click on http://naturalresources.house.gov/about/members.htm to find the names of each member.  

A phone call will be the fastest way to communicate your opinion to the congressmen. You will find the phone numbers of the above website, or you may dial the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to ask for assistance.

Articles found on www.islandfreepress.org , www.obpa.org, www.ncbba.org, may help you formulate your thoughts before you communicate with the Congressmen. However, timing is critical since any communication must be received by the congressman prior to  the May 15 vote. We ask that you quickly take action.

Thank you.

John Couch
President, OBPA

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From: Natural Resources Press Office
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 4:18 PM
To: Natural Resources Press Office
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Full Committee to Hold Markup on 18 bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Press Office
Friday, May 10, 2013 202-226-9019

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Full Committee to Hold Markup on 18 bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee markup on Wednesday, May 15th on 18 bills.

WHAT:  Full Committee markup on:

  • HR 687 (Gosar), To facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land "Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013,
  • HR 761 (Amodei), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness.
    "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
  • HR 819 (Jones),
    To authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. "Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area Act
  • HR 910 (Fleming), To reauthorize the Sikes Act. "Sikes Act Reauthorization Act of 2013"
  • HR 957 (Lummis), To reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands. "Southeast Alaska Native Land Conveyance Act"
  • HR 981 (Johnson), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a global rare earth element assessment. "Resource Assessment of Rare Earths (RARE) Act of 2013"
  • HR 1063 (Lamborn), To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an assessment of the capability of the Nation to meet our current and future demands for the minerals critical to United States manufacturing and agricultural competitiveness and economic and national security in a time of expanding resource nationalism. "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013"
  • HR 1080 (Bordallo), To amend the Sikes Act to promote the use of cooperative agreements under such Act for land management related to Department of Defense readiness activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, to facilitate interagency cooperation in conservation programs to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities.
  • HR 1169 (Amodei), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy certain Federal land in Churchill County, Nevada. "Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act"
  • HR 1299 (Pearce), To provide for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army for inclusion in White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. "White Sands Missile Range Security Enhancement Act"
  • HR 1300 (Runyan), To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges.
  • HR 1384 (Sablan), To provide for the issuance of a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp. "Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2013"
  • HR 1574 (Turner), To amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the park.
  • HR 1613 (Duncan), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs. "Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act"
  • HR 1672 (Daines), To withdraw and reserve certain public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management for exclusive military use as part of the Limestone Hills Training Area, Montana. "Limestone Hills Training Area Withdrawal Act"
  • HR 1673 (McCarthy), To provide for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California.
  • HR 1676 (Cook), To designate the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in San Bernardino County, California, to authorize limited military use of the area, to provide for the transfer of the Southern Study Area to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and by recreational users. "Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Establishment Act"
  • HR 1691 (Vargas), To provide for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California. "Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Transfer Act of 2013"
     

WHEN:             Wednesday, May 15, 2013
                        10:00 A.M.

WHERE:          1324 Hearing Room in the Longworth House Office Building

Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information, once it is made available. The meeting is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast at http://naturalresources.house.gov/live
 
 

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