This page points to items of interest concerning the Department of the Interior's budget. You may track the progress of this budget request through the Congressional appropriations process from this page.


Request

The Department of the Interior "Budget in Brief" highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2008 request.

Note: This document is presented as several separate PDF-formatted files. To view these files requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader® loaded on your computer. For a printed copy of the "Highlights" contact the Office of Budget at 202-208-5308.

2006, 2007, and 2008 Interior Funding by Account (PDF Format)
This table provides updated funding information by bureau and account based upon Public Law 110-5, the FY 2007 Joint Resolution.


Testimony from 2008 Budget Hearings

Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

  • Statement of C. Stephen Allred Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management United States Department of the Interior Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies United States Senate - February 13, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on the 2008 President's Budget Request - March 6, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Mark D. Myers, Director U.S. Geological Survey Department of the Interior Before the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies U.S. House of Representatives - March 9, 2007 (PDF format)

  • Statement of Jim Hughes, Acting Director Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of the Interior Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - March 14, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agences on the 2008 President's Budget Request - March 20, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of R.M. "Johnnie" Burton Director, Minerals Management Service United States Department of the Interior Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House of Representatives - March 22, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Brent T Wahlquist, Acting Director Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement U.S. Department of the Interior Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agences U.S. House of Representatives on the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request - March 22, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Mary A. Bomar, Director, National Park Services, Before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee concerning the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request for the National Park Service - March 27, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of R. Thomas Weimer Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget Department of the Interior Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - March 28, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement for the Record - H. Dale Hall Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - March 28, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Nikolao Pula Director of the Office of Insular Affairs Before the House Committee on Appropriations Regarding the Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request - March 28, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of David Longly Bernhardt, Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on the 2008 President's Budget Request - March 28, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of James Cason Associate Deputy Secretary Accompanied by Ross O. Swimmer Special Trustee for American Indians Before the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on the Fiscal Year 2008 President's Budget Request for Indian Programs - March 29, 2007 (PDF Format)

House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Climate Change Testimony.


  • Testimony of Sam D. Hamilton, Regional Director, Southeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Regarding Climate Change - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Ron Huntsinger, National Science Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Regarding Climate Change - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Dan Kimball, Superintendent, Everglades, National Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, And Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee Concerning Climate Change and Lands Administered by the Department of the Interior - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Testimony of P. Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior, Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Regarding Climate Change - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Don L. Neubacher, Superintendent, Point Rebyes National Seashore, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Before the House Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Regarding Climate Change - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Mike Pellant, Great Basin Restoration Initiative Coordinator Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Regarding Climate Change - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Dr. Thomas R. Armstrong, Senior Advisor for Global Change Programs, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Regarding Climate Change - April 26, 2007 (PDF Format)

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.


  • Statement of P. Lynn Scarlett Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior Before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Committee on Appropriations on the 2008 President's Budget Request - March 1, 2007 (PDF Format)

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate


  • Statement of Dirk Kempthorne Secretary of the Interior Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the 2008 President's Budget Request - February 15, 2007. (PDF Format)



Budget Justifications

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies



Bills

DOI, Environment, & Related Agencies Appropriations Bill:

House Action: (HR 2643)

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure H. Report 110-187 on June 11, 2007.

  • Supplemental report filed. House Committee on Appropriations report Supplemental H. Report 110-187 - Part II on June 22, 2007.

  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 272 to 155 on June 27, 2007.

  • Received in the Senate. Received in the Senate and Read Twice, Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar on June 28, 2007.

Senate Action: (S 1696)


  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, Report No. 110-91 on June 26, 2007

  • Senate Action. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar on June 26, 2007.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 2643 and S 1696.



The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

House Action: (HR 2641)

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported and original measure H. Report 110-185 on June 11, 2007.

  • Supplemental Report filed by the Committee on Appropriations H. Report 110-185 part II on June 11, 2007.

  • Passed by the House Passed by the House by a vote of 312 to 112 on July 17, 2007.

  • Received in the Senate. Received in the Senate and Read Twice, Place on the Senate Legislative Calendar on July 18, 2007.

Senate Action: (S 1751)

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, Report No. 110-127 on July 9, 2007

  • Senate Action. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar on July 9, 2007.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 2641 and S 1751



Continuing Resolution

Congressional Action:

  • Continuing Resolution 1: (H.J. RES.52)
  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 404 to 14 on September 26, 2007.
  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice and Referred to the Committee on Appropriations on September 26, 2007.
  • Passed by the Senate. Passed by the Senate by a vote of 94 to 1 on September 27, 2006.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 110-92 on September 29, 2007.

  • Continuing Resolution 2: (Department of Defense Appropriations: H.R. 3222, Div. B)
  • Reported by the House Committee. The House Committee on Appropriations reported HR 3222 on July 30, 2007 (H. Rept. 110-279).
  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of  395 to 13 on August 5, 2007.
  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice and Referred to the Committee on Appropriations on September 4, 2007.
  • Reported by the Senate Committee. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the legislation on September 14, 2007 (S Rept. 110-155).
  • Conference Action. Conference Report H. Report 110-434 filed on November 6, 2007 (Continuing Resolution: Division B)
  • House Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote off 400 to 15 on November 8, 2007
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Voice Vote on November 8, 2007.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 110-116 on November 13, 2007. (Enrolled version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 3: (H.J. Res. 69)
  • House Action. Passed by the House by a vote of 385 to 27 on December 13, 2007
  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent on December 13, 2007.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 110-137 on December 14, 2007. (PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 4: (H.J. Res. 72)
  • House Action. Passed by the House by a vote of Voice Vote on December 19, 2007
  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent on December 19, 2007.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 110-149 on December 21, 2007. (PDF Format)



Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008

Congressional Action: (HR 2764)

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported HR 2764 on June 18, 2007 (H. Rept. 110-197).

  • Passed by the House Passed by the House by a vote of 241 to 178 on June 22, 2007.

  • Received in the Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and Referred to the Committee on Appropriations on June 22, 2007.

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the legislation on July 10, 2007. (S. Rept. 110-128).

  • Passed by the Senate. Passed by the Senate by a vote of 81 to 12 on September 6, 2007.

  • House Amendment Action. Motion to Agree to Senate Amendment with the First Amendment Agreed by a vote of 253 to 154 on December 17, 2007.

  • House Amendment Action. Motion to Agree to Senate Amendment with the Second Amendment Agreed by a vote of 206 to 201 on December 17, 2007.

  • Senate Action. Message on House action Received in Senate on December 18, 2007.

  • Senate Amendment Action. Senate Concurred in the House Second Amendment to the Senate Amendment to a vote of 70 to 25 on December 18, 2007.

  • Senate Amendment Action. Senate Agreed to House First Amendment to Senate Amendment to a vote of 76 to 17 on December 18, 2007.

  • House Action. Motion to Agree to Senate Amendment to Second House Amendment to Senate Amendment Agreed by a vote of 272 to 142 on December 19, 2007.

  • Congressional Action. Clear for the White House on December 19, 2007.

  • Executive Action. Presented to the President on December 24, 2007.

  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 110-161 on December 26, 2007.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 2764


Summary Information

  • Summary: May 23, 2007 - United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Markup of the 2008 Appropriations (More Info)

  • Summary: June 6, 2007 - House Appropriation Committee Approves 2008 Energy and Water Development Bill (More Info)

  • Summary: June 7, 2007 - House Appropriations Committee Approves 2008 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Bill (More Info)

  • Summary: June 19, 2007 - Senate Subcommittee Markup on Interior Bill (More Info)

  • Summary: June 21, 2007 - Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 2008 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Bill (More Info)

  • Summary of Congressional Action on the Fiscal Year 2008 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. (PDF Format) The FY 2008 Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill was combined with other appropriations measures (excluding Department of Defense appropriations) in the Consolidated Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2008 through a process known as "amendments between the Houses". The Senate passed the consolidated bill on December 18 by a vote of 76 to 18. The House passed the bill on December 19 by a vote of 272 to 142. The President signed the bill on December 26, 2007 and it became Public Law 110-161.


GPO FY 2008 Appropriations Bills and Reports