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Resolutions Submitted Today April 7, 2014
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"I ask unanimous consent that the resolutions be agreed to, the preambles, where applicable, be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table en bloc, with no intervening action or debate."
Resolutions Submitted Today November 20, 2013
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the resolutions be agreed to, the preambles, where applicable, be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table en bloc, with no intervening action or debate."
Water Resources Reform And Development Act Of 2013 October 23, 2013
Phil Gingrey, R-GA
"(a) In General.—Not later than February 1 of each year, the Secretary shall develop and submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate an annual report, to be entitled “Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development”, that identifies the following: (1) Feasibility reports.—Each feasibility report that meets the criteria established in subsection (c)(1)(A). (2) Proposed feasibility studies.—Any proposed feasibility study submitted to the Secretary by a non-Federal interest pursuant to subsection (b) that meets the criteria established in subsection (c)(1)(A). (3) Proposed modifications.—Any proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project or feasibility study that meets the criteria established in subsection (c)(1)(A) that— (A) is submitted to the Secretary by a non-Federal interest pursuant to subsection (b); or (B) is identified by the Secretary for authorization. (b) Requests for Proposals.— (1) Publication.—Not later than May 1 of each year, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a notice requesting proposals from non-Federal interests for proposed feasibility studies and proposed modifications to authorized water resources development projects and feasibility studies to be included in the annual report. (2) Deadline for requests.—The Secretary shall include in each notice required by this subsection a requirement that non-Federal interests submit to the Secretary any proposals described in paragraph (1) by not later than 120 days after the date of publication of the notice in the Federal Register in order for such proposals to be considered for inclusion in the annual report. (3) Notification.—On the date of publication of each notice required by this subsection, the Secretary shall— (A) make the notice publicly available, including on the Internet; and (B) provide written notification of such publication to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate. (c) Contents.— (1) Feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies, and proposed modifications.— (A) Criteria for inclusion in report.—The Secretary shall include in the annual report only those feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies, and proposed modifications to authorized water resources development projects and feasibility studies that— (i) are related to the missions and authorities of the Corps of Engineers; (ii) require specific authorization by Congress in law or otherwise; (iii) are not authorized by Congress; (iv) have not been included in any previous annual report; and (v) if authorized, could be carried out by the Corps of Engineers. (B) Description of benefits.—For each proposed feasibility study and proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project or feasibility study included in the annual report, the Secretary shall describe the potential benefit of the proposed feasibility study or modification, including, to the extent applicable, whether the water resources development project that is the subject of the proposed feasibility study, or the proposed modification, will— (i) reduce risks to human life or public safety or property; (ii) benefit the national economy; (iii) stimulate the creation of jobs; (iv) reduce the need for future disaster relief; (v) promote the development and delivery of domestic energy resources; (vi) improve the competitiveness of United States exports; (vii) improve water-related transportation for interstate or international commerce; (viii) restore or protect, or mitigate the impacts of a water resources development project on, the environment; or (ix) promote the use of cost-effective and sustainable solutions to water resources challenges. (2) Transparency.—The Secretary shall include in the annual report, for each feasibility report, proposed feasibility study, and proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project or feasibility study included under paragraph (1)(A)— (A) the name of the associated non-Federal interest, including the name of any non-Federal interest that has contributed, or is expected to contribute, a non-Federal share of the cost of— (i) the feasibility report; (ii) the proposed feasibility study; (iii) the authorized feasibility study for which the modification is proposed; or (iv) construction of— (I) the water resources development project that is the subject of— (aa) the feasibility report; (bb) the proposed feasibility study; or (cc) the authorized feasibility study for which a modification is proposed; or (II) the proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project; (B) a letter or statement of support for the feasibility report, proposed feasibility study, or proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project or feasibility study from each associated non-Federal interest; (C) the purpose of the feasibility report, proposed feasibility study, or proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project or feasibility study; (D) an estimate of the Federal, non-Federal, and total costs of— (i) the proposed feasibility study, or proposed modification to an authorized feasibility study; and (ii) construction of— (I) the water resources development project that is the subject of— (aa) the feasibility report; or (bb) the authorized feasibility study for which a modification is proposed, with respect to the change in costs resulting from such modification; or (II) the proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project; and (E) an estimate, to the extent practicable, of the monetary and nonmonetary benefits of— (i) the water resources development project that is the subject of— (I) the feasibility report; (II) the proposed feasibility study; or (III) the authorized feasibility study for which a modification is proposed, with respect to the benefits of such modification; or (ii) the proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project. (3) Certification.—The Secretary shall include in the annual report a certification stating that each feasibility report, proposed feasibility study, and proposed modification to an authorized water resources development project or feasibility study included in the annual report meets the criteria in paragraph (1)(A). (4) Appendix.—The Secretary shall include in the annual report an appendix listing the proposals submitted under subsection (b) that were not included in the annual report under paragraph (1)(A) and a description of why the Secretary determined that those proposals did not meet the criteria for inclusion under such paragraph. (d) Special Rule for Initial Annual Report.— Notwithstanding any other deadlines required by this section, the Secretary shall— (1) not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, publish in the Federal Register a notice required by subsection (b)(1); (2) include in such notice a requirement that non-Federal interests submit to the Secretary any proposals described in subsection (b)(1) by not later than 90 days after the date of publication of such notice in the Federal Register in order for such proposals to be considered for inclusion in the first annual report developed by the Secretary under this section; and (3) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, submit an annual report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate. (e) Publication.—Upon submission of the annual report to Congress, the Secretary shall make the annual report publicly available, including through publication on the Internet. (f) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Annual report.—The term “annual report” means the report required by subsection (a). (2) Feasibility report.—The term “feasibility report” means a final feasibility report developed under section 905 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2282), and includes— (A) a report described in section 105(d)(2) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 2215(d)(2)); and (B) where applicable, any associated report of the Chief of Engineers. (3) Feasibility study.—The term “feasibility study” has the meaning given that term in section 105 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2215). (4) Non-federal interest.—The term “non-Federal interest” has the meaning given that term in section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-5b)."
The Calendar December 30, 2012
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"I ask unanimous consent that where applicable, the committee-reported amendments be considered; that any amendments to those amendments, which are at the desk, be agreed to; that the committee-reported amendments, as amended, if amended, be agreed to; the bills, as amended, if amended, be read a third time and passed en bloc; that a title amendment for S. 114 be agreed to; the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table, with no intervening action or debate, and any statements related to any of the bills be printed in the Record."
The Calendar November 2, 2011
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that any committee-reported amendments relative to these bills be agreed to en bloc, where applicable; that the bills be read a third time and passed, as amended, if amended, en bloc; that the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table for each of these measures, with no intervening action or debate, and any statements relating to the measures be printed in the Record."

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