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While this is not an extensive list of all issues within the purview of the Committees, it does highlight major events and actions taken by the Committees.

I hope that the information included in this brief history will be helpful to the Members of the Committee and their staff.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to thank the following people for their assistence in searching, reading, editing and finding information for inclusion in this history:

Paul S. Rundquist, Specialist in American National Government, Government

and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service.

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R. Eric Petersen, Analyst in American National Government, Government and

Finance Division, Congressional Research Service.

Kristen Wilhelm, Archivist, Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives

and Records Administration.

Barbara Wolanin, Curator, Architect of the Capitol.

From the Committee: Lisa Pittman, Ann Vogt, Nancy Laheeb, Linda Booth, and the Subcommittee Staff Directors. I also would like to thank our Committee intern Mike Monson who allow ed his time here to be used on this project.

Most of all, I would like to thank Chairman Hansen for allowing me the time and capacity to work on this project.

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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CONTENTS

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES: A JURISDICTIONAL

SKETCH, A CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT. ... 1

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Early House Practice on Committees

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The Resources Committee's 19th Century Predecessors

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Committee on Public Lands ...

Committee on Private Land Claims

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Committee on Indian Affairs

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Committee on Territories

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Committee on Mines and Mining .

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Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands

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Committee on Insular Affairs ...

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Privileged Status and Appropriations

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Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946

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Redesignated as Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

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Military Cemetery Jurisdiction

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The Interior Committee in an Era of Change

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Committee Reform Amendments of 1974

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The Bolling Plan on Energy and the Environment

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The Hansen Committee and Its Plan

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Interior Committee Jurisdiction Changes

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Multiple Referrals Authorized

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Creation of Ad Hoc Committees Allowed

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Interior Committee and Nuclear Power Jurisdiction, 1977

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Committee Reform, 96th Congress

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Redesignated as Committee on Natural Resources

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Committee Reform 104th Congress

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The Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress

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Revised Reform Plan, 104th Congress

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New Jurisdiction from the Merchant Marine Committee

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Resources Committee Jurisdiction in House Rules

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Revisions in Subcommittee Structure

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Coordination with Other House Committees .

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Conclusion

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Appendix 1: Previous Committee Names & Components:

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Appendix 2: Subcommittee Jurisdictions and Subjects Retained by Full

Resources Committee, 107th Congress

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