TOMORROW: Vice Chair Haaland to Move SOAR Act, Indigenous Business Incubators Bill, Acequia Protections Through Committee

July 28, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. ET, House Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair Deb Haaland will move the SOAR Act, Native American Business Incubators Program Act, and Land Grant and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act through the committee. The House Natural Resources Committee’s markup will consider a number of bills to move to the House Floor. 


The Committee on Natural Resources


Bill Markup


Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. ET/8 a.m. MT 



In July of 2019, Haaland introduced the bipartisan Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR) Act, H.R. 3879, to expand access to public lands and boost the outdoor recreation economy by updating the procedures for issuing special recreation permits for certain public land units, and for other purposes. Congresswoman Haaland serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources and Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. 

Haaland is the U.S. House lead on the Native American Business Incubators Program Act that would increase access to capital for business investment and growth through three-year grants to business incubators with ties to tribal communities, education institutions, and other organizations to expand assistance to a broad range of business sectors and incubation methods. The Senate bill will be voted on in committee tomorrow.