6/16/16 CRS Report – Hydropower: Comparison of Selected Provisions in S. 2012, as Engrossed in the House, and S. 2012, as Engrossed in the Senate

In the 114th Congress, the House and Senate have passed energy legislation that addresses hydropower. Both the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016 (S. 2012, as engrossed in the House) and the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012, as engrossed in the Senate) contain provisions that would alter the regulation and development of nonfederal hydropower, among other things.

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5/19/16 CRS Report: Reauthorizing the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

Many counties are compensated for the tax-exempt status of federal lands. Counties with national forest lands and with certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands historically have received a percentage of agency revenues, primarily from timber sales. However, timber sales have declined substantially—by more than 90% in some areas—which had led to substantially reduced payments to the counties.

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