Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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.
President George W. Bush, Blueprint for a New Beginning. PDF Format
President Clinton did not prepare a budget request before his term in office ended. He did issue Baseline Projects.
OMB passed back agency budget numbers on February 1, 2001. There was no prior request for budget changes or initiatives.
The Department of the Interior "Budget in Brief" highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2002 request.
Note: The Budget in Brief is presented as several separate PDF formatted files. To view these files requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader® loaded on your computer.
Reported by the House Subcommittee. The Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bill Passed the House Subcommittee by a Voice Vote on June 7th.
Reported by the House Full Committee. POB Summary of The House Appropriations Committee for the 2002 Interior Bill. The House Appropriations Committee completed work on June 13th. The Interior Bill reported by the House Appropriations Committee has been reported on June 19th. The Bill Number is H.R. 2217. House Report Number 107-103. The House Committee bill totals $18.9 billion, including $9.4 billion for the Department of the Interior. This is a net decrease of $66.3 million from the 2001 enacted level, and is $253.4 million or 2.8 percent above the President's request.
Passed by the House. The House took up the 2002 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill on June 21, 2001. Floor debate continued throughout the day until early evening. The bill was passed by a vote of 376 to 32.
Reported by the Senate Subcommittee. Approved by voice vote for full committee consideration on June 28, 2001.
Reported by the Senate Full Committee. POB Summary of the Senate Appropriations Committee Markup of the 2002 Interior Bill. On June 28, 2001, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the 2002 Interior bill after adopting a managers' amendment. Subcommittee action took place yesterday morning. The bill, as reported out of Committee (S.Rept 107-36), provides $9.359 billion for Department of the Interior programs. This is $52.5 million below the House mark of $9.412 billion, and is $191.9 million above the President's budget and $127.8 below the 2001 enacted level.
Passed by the Senate. Passed the Senate with an amendment by voice vote on July 12, 2001.
Reported by the Conference Committee. Conferees met to complete work on the 2002 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on October 10th 2001, and filed a Conference report H. Rept 107-234 on October 11, 2001.
Reported by the House Subcommittee. The Energy and Water Appropriations bill Passed the House Subcommittee by a Voice Vote on June 19, 2001.
Reported by the House Full Committee. On June 25, 2001, the House Committee on Appropriations reported an Original measure, H. Rept 107-112.
Passed by the House. On June 28, 2001, the House approved H.R. 2311, the fiscal year 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, by a vote of 405 to 15. The House Appropriations Committee had approved the bill and Report no 107-112 on June 25, 2001.
Department of the Interior Highlights of Congressional Action on the FY 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
Passed by the Senate. On July 19, 2001, the Senate passed the FY 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations by a vote of 97 to 2.
POB Summary of Senate Floor Action on the FY 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations, July 18, 2001.
Reported by the Conference Committee. On October 30, the Conference Report H. Rept. 107-258 on H.R. 2311, the fiscal year 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, was filed. The Conferees provided a total of $914.3 million in new current budget authority for Department of the Interior programs, which is $97.6 million over the FY 2001 level, $94.5 million over the FY 2002 President's Budget, and $71.4 million and $30.0 million over the House and Senate bills respectively.
POB Summary: Conference Action on the FY 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.
House Passed Conference Report. On November 1, 2001, the House pass the Energy and Water Development Appropriations by a vote of 399 to 29.
Senate Passed the Conference Report. On November 1, 2001, the Senate agreed to the Conference report by a vote of 96 to 2.
Comparison of House and Senate Action on the Second FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Bill
The President transmitted a $27.1 billion Emergency FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriations request to the Congress on March 21, 2002. This second supplemental would provide resources to support the war on terrorism, strengthen homeland security, and continue economic recovery. The request did not request additional funds for Interior programs, but included a proposal to rescind $10 million from funds previously appropriated to BIA for the San Carlos Irrigation Project.