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house Bill H. Joint Res. 44

Does a BLM Land Use Planning Regulation Need to be Repealed?

Argument in favor

The BLM’s “Planning 2.0” rule is a federal power grab that undermines the ability of state and local governments to manage resources and land use within their districts. It should be repealed to ensure that state and local governments can work with the public to develop land use plans that suit their needs, rather than those of D.C. bureaucrats.

Tafinzer's Opinion
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03/05/2017
Please repeal this federal power grab of our public lands. They have no constitutional authority. The BLM is a beast that is out of control and needs to be rained in. Our public lands are just that... public. State regulations should have authority that supersedes the federal government in these matters.
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Jake's Opinion
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02/07/2017
The states should have authority over the land inside their districts. Not the federal government.
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Loraki's Opinion
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02/07/2017
I VOTE YEA! “Planning 2.0 represents a federal power grab that ignores expert knowledge and undermines the ability of state and local governments to effectively manage resources and land use inside their own districts. Planning 2.0 dilutes the authority of governors, state regulators, local governments and the public to engage in collaborative land use management planning across huge swaths of the American West.” https://cheney.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-cheney-leads-effort-repeal-blm-planning-20 Cosponsors: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]* Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/44/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hjres44%22%5D%7D&r=1
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Argument opposed

The BLM’s “Planning 2.0” rule has opened up the land use planning process to the public to a degree that hadn’t existed before, giving people who love public lands an opportunity to have their voice heard in a more meaningful way. The regulation will help the BLM large-scale issues like combating wildfire and conserving wildlife habitat.

Elgincon's Opinion
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02/08/2017
Funny. My "representative" has voted the opposite of my view in EVERY SINGLE VOTE since he took office. Looks like someone has some explaining to do. Stop voting like a Washington elite politician and vote as we the people desire. Represent us or start packing up your office!
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Nancy's Opinion
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02/07/2017
I want our public lands managed in a sustainable way and not exploited for short term profits.
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Liz's Opinion
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02/07/2017
This country is so much more than just its citizens and its government. This country is amazing in part due to its preserved natural spaces and that greatness needs to be retained, sustained and enhanced, not torn apart in the name of corporate greed.
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joint resolution Progress


  • EnactedMarch 27th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 48 Nay
  • The house Passed February 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 234 Yea / 186 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2017

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joint resolution Progress


  • EnactedMarch 27th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 48 Nay
  • The house Passed February 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 234 Yea / 186 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 91 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57 and H.J. Res. 58. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each joint resolution. Each joint resolution is closed to amendments and allowed one motion to recommit.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 91.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57 and H.J. Res. 58. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each joint resolution. Each joint resolution is closed to amendments and allowed one motion to recommit.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 44.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 44, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until a time to be announced.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 186 (Roll no. 83).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Received in the Senate, read twice.
  • action
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
  • action
    Considered by Senate.
  • vote
    Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 82.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 115-12.
    Please repeal this federal power grab of our public lands. They have no constitutional authority. The BLM is a beast that is out of control and needs to be rained in. Our public lands are just that... public. State regulations should have authority that supersedes the federal government in these matters.
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    Funny. My "representative" has voted the opposite of my view in EVERY SINGLE VOTE since he took office. Looks like someone has some explaining to do. Stop voting like a Washington elite politician and vote as we the people desire. Represent us or start packing up your office!
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    I want our public lands managed in a sustainable way and not exploited for short term profits.
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    This country is so much more than just its citizens and its government. This country is amazing in part due to its preserved natural spaces and that greatness needs to be retained, sustained and enhanced, not torn apart in the name of corporate greed.
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    Republicans once again selling off America to the highest bidder, one chunk at a time. And no surprise Dick Cheney's daughter spearheaded this.
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    Our lands belong to the public. The federal government has the resources to take care of these lands properly, not the states. Here in the West this is a huge issue because the states already do not have the resources to properly care for our lands, particularly during fire season. If our lands are to be transferred to the states, they will most likely be sold to the highest bidder and closed off to the public as they already have been in many cases when mining companies and logging companies are given access to our land. This land is my land, this land is your land, this land is our land. Let's keep it that way.
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    Our land, not the land of the greedy politicians!
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    Stop trying to give our land, the United States citizens' land, to your lobbyists and corporate cronies. Vote no on this corporate land grab proposal.
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    We need to preserve our wild-lands as the fragile ecosystem that they are. The choice for drilling cannot be in the hands of those whose interests clearly conflict with that purpose.
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    The states should have authority over the land inside their districts. Not the federal government.
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    BLM lands are one of the most unique things about being an American. When these processes are taken out of the public realm and individuals lose the right to have their voices heard, the lands will absolutely fall beholden to corporate interests. Please think about your constituents who love to encounter the untouched natural world of Gods creation.
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    Congress doesn't have the information to overturn a regulation studied and designed by those who are there to implement the policy. Let BLM do the work they're charged to do.
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    I VOTE YEA! “Planning 2.0 represents a federal power grab that ignores expert knowledge and undermines the ability of state and local governments to effectively manage resources and land use inside their own districts. Planning 2.0 dilutes the authority of governors, state regulators, local governments and the public to engage in collaborative land use management planning across huge swaths of the American West.” https://cheney.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-cheney-leads-effort-repeal-blm-planning-20 Cosponsors: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]* Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/44/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hjres44%22%5D%7D&r=1
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    These regulations aren't being evaluated before they're voted on. They're being rejected out of hand because they're from the Obama administration. Anyone can see that. And they are not frivolous or throwaway regulations. Please do not toss them aside without due consideration. This particular regulation is essential to keeping the public informed and involved.
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    The federal government has no constitutional authority to own lands or to regulate the use of private land. That is not something the government is allowed to manage. Get back in your constitutionally-defined corner.
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    Our public lands should remain clean and safe for public use
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    Planning 2.0” rule was intended to open up the land use planning process to a variety of stakeholders, including states, local governments. But I see the BLM and the progressive left using Environmental control as a subterfuge for the spread of big government control. So let's just end the BLM and it's toxic policies.
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    Federal lands exists as a resource for all Americans like national parks or as areas that need to be protected for national security & other concerns which are often invisible to the local entities. Local & state governments - and by extension monied interests as well as businesses - have more than enough influence on the BLM. This provision is needed because local & state entities often are not aware of or care about overarching national concerns. Until the public has safeguards against the razing of our national treasures & resources, this should be retained.
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    I trust the BLM more than the States and more than mindless GOP representatives. Mid-term elections are only 21 months away. Bye bye Barbara Comstock.
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    Protecting and Preserving Public Land is part of protecting and preserving America. What one state does to their land has impact on the next - through water, through climate, through public health. As one administration comes, another goes, but the land stays. We must protect it, both Republicans and Democrats, for the future of our people. It should be obvious that one man's "expert" on good spots to drill for oil is another man's "mercenary." I don't trust corporations to provide anything but cooked books and purchased study results.
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