This bill would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to submit a strategy and timeline for relocating its headquarters from Washington D.C. to Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming in a manner that will save the maximum amount of taxpayer money practicable. It would also authorize the relocation.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroducedMay 2nd, 2017
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What is Senate Bill S. 1007?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 1007
In-Depth: Sponsoring Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced this bill to move the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) headquarters to one of the 12 Western states:
“Moving BLM’s headquarters West is a commonsense solution that Coloradans from across the political spectrum support. Ninety-nine percent of the nearly 250 million acres of land managed by BLM is West of the Mississippi River, and having the decision-makers present in the communities they impact will lead to better policy. Coloradans want more Colorado common sense from Washington and this proposal accomplishes that goal.”
This legislation is supported by four Republican cosponsors in the Senate, including Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Dean Heller (NV), Dan Sullivan (AK), and Steve Daines (MT).
Summary by Eric Revell(Photo Credit: BLMOregon via Flickr / Creative Commons)