Legislative Watch

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (H. Rept. 113-449) 

 

Conference report contains a provision that will ease the burden of the EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule. NCBA urges a YES vote. Key Sponsors: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Cali.)

 

Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act 

 

Would prohibit the Department of Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the Greater or Gunnison Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as long as a state has prepared a conservation and management plan. NCBA urges a YES vote. Key Sponsors: Reps. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Rob Bishop (R-Utah), and Sen. Enzi (R-Wyo.) 

 

Farmer Identity Protection Act (S. 1343 & H.R. 4157) 

 

Protects the personal information of livestock producers from being distributed to third parties. NCBA urges a YES vote on S. 1343 and H.R. 4157. Key Sponsors: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Reps. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Jim Costa (D-Cal.). 

 

Water Rights Protection Act (S. 1630) 

 

Provides a means to combat the recent directive that allows the United States Forest Service to seize private water rights without just compensation. The House version, H.R. 3189, passed and NCBA urges a YES vote on S. 1630. Key Sponsors: Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) 

 

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 (S.1900 & H.R. 3830) 

 

To establish strong rules for trade negotiations and Congressional approval of trade pacts, to deliver trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create American jobs. NCBA urges a YES vote on S.1900 and H.R. 3830. Key Sponsors: Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Rep. Dave 

Camp (R-Mich.)

 

Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014 (H.R. 4319) 

 

Amends the ESA to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis a the time of a listing decision and include critical habitat designation impacts. NCBA urges a YES vote. Key Sponsor: Rep. Crawford (R-Ark.) 

 

 

Community Protection Act of 2014 (S. 2084) 

 

Amends the ESA to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is published. NCBA urges a YES vote. Key Sponsors: Sens. Landrieu (D-Lou.) and Pryor (D-Ark.) 

 

Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length Act (S. 2514)

 

ORDEAL act would give EPA more time to review and revise air quality standards, ensuring a more certain regulatory environment for state air-quality agencies and businesses. NCBA urges a YES vote. Key Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

 

 Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reform (CLEER) Act (S.2526)

 

The bill would streamline EPA regulations intended to ensure that states and localities are not considered in violation of federal air-quality standards due to uncontrollable, naturally occurring events – otherwise known as “exceptional events” – such as the dust storms and wildfires. NCBA urges a YES vote. Key Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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