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weaver hillbille pointed me to a site called GovTrack Roll Call Votes Database located at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes.xpd. Passed and pending legislation is listed here with a good search engine.

Visitors can search for legislation and find out who sponsored and cosponsored passed, unpassed and pending legislation as well as those who voted for and against passed or failed legislation.

Visitors can also search for legislator's voting records as well as the bills they sponsored and who sits on the committees that railroad or stonewall legislation.

As you may have noticed, I listed the current elected legislators in the state sections here. If you don't know who represents you in your area I strongly urge you to find out.

I understand that Martin is working on a feature that will allow folks to enter their address and easily find out who their legislators are. That will also be a great tool.

We should all be concerned about this and those of us who have taken this initiative feel that we can make a difference. It is being made much easier with the tools that are available to us today.

Please folks, take a look at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes.xpd and poke around a bit. This web site lets you see through the smoke and mirrors that have hidden this information in the past.

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You can find out who your legislators are at GovTrack and many other websites simply by entering your zip code or address.






There're many other websites just by doing a search came up with these.


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Thanks Skip. The first link you provided was a good one. I entered my zip code and found out which elected officials purport to represent me. Low and behold, I came up with Barbara Boxer who sponsored this bill (Full Text at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-1574) S.1574 which is A bill to designate certain Federal lands in San Diego County, California, as wilderness, and for other purposes.

I won't go into details but I know for a fact that if this bill was to pass there would be no mining, prospecting or motor vehicles of any kind allowed on these lands. Therefore, I have added Barbara Boxer to the list of lawmakers against us.

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Ok, fair enough.. How about I say she made "my list" long ago as a legislator to avoid voting for.

Voting record goes back to '92... SHe seems to like extending the debt limit and approving taxes/ subsidies related to growing gov't control- at least that's my opinion. She's all for the carbon credit shell game, as well- she voted for CAp And TAx here in CAli........

I like the votesmart link



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  • 5 years later...


 Roll back Obummer's  crap ! Write!

Mining ( and a great idea) is the source of ALL wealth( not money) WEALTH!!! Don't confuse the two( I know preaching to the choir)...

 FArmers mine soil /sun,,water wells for H20, Cows mine grass and sunshine, Miners mine raw materials.... Waitresses mine miners:brows:...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................are

Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review, Announces First-Ever Formal Public Comment Period for Antiquities Act Monuments!!!!!!!!!!!!


"Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review, Announces First-Ever Formal Public Comment Period for Antiquities Act Monuments."



Date: May 5, 2017
Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced the first ever formal public comment period for members of the public to officially weigh in on monument designations under the Antiquities Act of 1906, and the Department released a list of monuments under review under the President’s Executive Order 13792, issued April 26, 2017. A public comment period is not required for monument designations under the Antiquities Act; however, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and President Trump both strongly believe that local input is a critical component of federal land management.

Comments may be submitted online after May 12 at http://www.regulations.gov by entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the Search bar and clicking “Search,” or by mail to Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.

DATES: The Department will shortly publish a notice in the Federal Register officially opening the public comment period. Written comments relating to the Bears Ears National Monument must be submitted within 15 days of publication of that notice. Written comments relating to all other designations subject to Executive Order 13792 must be submitted within 60 days of that date.

“The Department of the Interior is the steward of America’s greatest treasures and the manager of one-fifth of our land. Part of being a good steward is being a good neighbor and listening to the American people who we represent,” said Secretary Zinke. “Today’s action, initiating a formal public comment process finally gives a voice to local communities and states when it comes to Antiquities Act monument designations. There is no pre-determined outcome on any monument. I look forward to hearing from and engaging with local communities and stakeholders as this process continues.”

Executive Order 13792 of April 26, 2017 (82 FR 20429, May 1, 2017), directs the Secretary of the Interior to review certain National Monuments designated or expanded under the Antiquities Act of 1906, 54 U.S.C. 320301-320303 (Act). Specifically, Section 2 of the Executive Order directs the Secretary to conduct a review of all Presidential designations or expansions of designations under the Antiquities Act made since January 1, 1996, where the designation covers more than 100,000 acres, where the designation after expansion covers more than 100,000 acres, or where the Secretary determines that the designation or expansion was made without adequate public outreach and coordination with relevant stakeholders, to determine whether each designation or expansion conforms to the policy set forth in section 1 of the order. Among other provisions, Section 1 states that designations should reflect the Act’s “requirements and original objectives” and “appropriately balance the protection of landmarks, structures, and objects against the appropriate use of Federal lands and the effects on surrounding lands and communities.”  82 FR 20429 (May 1, 2017). 

In making the requisite determinations, the Secretary is directed to consider:

(i)    the requirements and original objectives of the Act, including the Act’s requirement that reservations of land not exceed “the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected”;
(ii)   whether designated lands are appropriately classified under the Act as “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, [or] other objects of historic or scientific interest”;
(iii)  the effects of a designation on the available uses of designated Federal lands, including consideration of the multiple-use policy of section 102(a)(7) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1701(a)(7)), as well as the effects on the available uses of Federal lands beyond the monument boundaries;
(iv)   the effects of a designation on the use and enjoyment of non-Federal lands within or beyond monument boundaries;
(v)    concerns of State, tribal, and local governments affected by a designation, including the economic development and fiscal condition of affected States, tribes, and localities;
(vi)   the availability of Federal resources to properly manage designated areas; and
(vii)  such other factors as the Secretary deems appropriate.
82 FR 20429-20430 (May 1, 2017).

The National Monuments being initially reviewed are listed in the following tables:


Monument Location Year(s) Acreage
Basin and Range Nevada 2015 703,585
Bears Ears Utah 2016 1,353,000
Berryessa Snow Mountain California 2015 330,780
Canyons of the Ancients Colorado 2000 175,160
Carrizo Plain California 2001 204,107
Cascade Siskiyou Oregon 2000/2017 100,000
Craters of the Moon Idaho 1924/2000 737,525
Giant Sequoia California 2000 327,760
Gold Butte Nevada 2016 296,937
Grand Canyon-Parashant Arizona 2000 1,014,000
Grand Staircase-Escalante Utah 1996 1,700,000
Hanford Reach Washington 2000 194,450.93
Ironwood Forest Arizona 2000 128,917
Mojave Trails California 2016 1,600,000
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks New Mexico 2014 496,330
Rio Grande del Norte New Mexico 2013 242,555
Sand to Snow California 2016 154,000
San Gabriel Mountains California 2014 346,177
Sonoran Desert Arizona 2001 486,149
Upper Missouri River Breaks Montana 2001 377,346
Vermilion Cliffs Arizona 2000 279,568


Katahdin Woods and Waters Maine        2016         87,563     


The Department of the Interior seeks public comments related to: (1) Whether national monuments in addition to those listed above should be reviewed  because they were designated or expanded after January 1, 1996 “without adequate public outreach and coordination with relevant stakeholders;” and (2) the application of factors (i) through (vii) set forth above to the listed national monuments or to other Presidential designations or expansions of designations meeting the criteria of the Executive Order. With respect to factor (vii), comments should address other factors the Secretary might consider for this review."

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144,807 comments as of today.  The few I read 100% support the monuments.




Comments due by July 10.  If you other than wish these monuments stay as they are, making a comment would be a good thing.

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For your information,  The Whites Forum PM'ed me stating that they Pulled/Deleted the post due to it's Political Content!  WTH is Wrong with Them ?

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Whites's forum?

6 hours ago, homefire said:

For your information,  The Whites Forum PM'ed me stating that they Pulled/Deleted the post due to it's Political Content!  WTH is Wrong with Them ?


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37 minutes ago, chrisski said:

Whites's forum?


Yep !

" Homefire:

We don't post political data / information of any type on the forum .... But thanks for sharing and thanks for understanding. "

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10 minutes ago, chrisski said:

I meant to ask what is White's Forum?

Always looking for new prospecting forums.

Whites metal detecting forum. I would put the link here but I think that is a no no, Google search will do it. :4chsmu1:

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It's only in the last week I've realized forum rules don't want you linking to non-sponsors.  I understand why and will respect it, but never knew a such rule existed.

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