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      house Committees
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
      Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
      House Committee on Agriculture
      Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
    IntroducedMarch 6th, 2013

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Title

Land Acquisition to cut National Debt Act

Official Title

To provide that there shall be no net increase in the acres of certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service unless the Federal budget is balanced for the year in which the land would be purchased.

Summary

Land Acquisition to cut National Debt Act or LAND Act - Bars the Secretary of the Interior from using federal funding to purchase land resulting in a net increase of land acreage being under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unless the federal budget is balanced for the year in which such land would be purchased. Makes such prohibition inapplicable to: (1) lands purchased with funding made available through the sale of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, and (2) easements acquired by the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the management of federal lands. Bars the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from using federal funding to purchase land resulting in a net increase of land acreage included in the National Forest System unless the federal budget is balanced for the year in which that land would be purchased. Makes such prohibition inapplicable to easements acquired by the USDA Secretary to facilitate the management of federal lands.

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