29 May '17, 12am

Congress maneuvers to give away 640 million acres of American land

Congress maneuvers to give away 640 million acres of American land

The line reads, “In the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, for all purposes in the House, a provision in a bill or joint resolution, or in an amendment thereto or a conference report thereon, requiring or authorizing a conveyance of Federal land to a State, local government, or tribal entity shall not be considered as providing new budget authority, decreasing revenues, increasing mandatory spending, or increasing outlays.” What that jargon basically means is Congress has made it easy to dispose of federal land. That single line allows them to skirt requirements that a bill handing over federal land must not decrease federal revenue or add to the government’s debt.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/congress-maneuvers-to-give-away-640-...

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