With Dems in charge of Congress, package of public lands bills may fare better this time around

Wilderness protection, a permanent ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park, and measures that would protect rivers are in a package of public lands legislation expected to reach the House floor for a vote next week.

A number of bills that failed to gain passage in the last Congress are included in this package that U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Arizona, expects will come up for a floor vote on Wednesday.

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GOP senator votes to advance Haaland nomination

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, sending her nomination to the full Senate. The

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