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HR 1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

This bill provides Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 8 of the 12 regular FY 2020 appropriations bills for:

  • Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
  • Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
  • Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • Legislative Branch
  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

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HR 3742: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019

This bill would provide funding for (1) the conservation or restoration of wildlife and plant species of greatest conservation need; (2) the wildlife conservation strategies of states, Indian tribes, or territories; or (3) wildlife conservation education and recreation projects.

The legislation also states that the Department of the Interior must use a portion of the funding for a grant program. The grants must be used for innovative recovery efforts for species of greatest conservation need, species listed as endangered or threatened species, or the habitats of such species.

HR 3115: Living Shorelines Act of 2019

The bill would direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make grants to State and local governments and nongovernmental organizations for purposes of carrying out climate-resilient living shoreline projects that protect coastal communities by supporting ecosystem functions and habitats with the use of natural materials and systems. The legislation has been approved by the House Natural Resources Committee.