3:24 PM EST

Doc Hastings, R-WA 4th

Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

I want to say that this amendment, I believe, also will add to the underlying legislation, which, of course, would expand the experience of hunting and fishing. So the remarks I made to his colleague from Texas I think are applicable also to this. [Page: H1578]

So I endorse this amendment and would tell my friend from Oregon, the ranking member, that is two for two now.

3:24 PM EST

Doc Hastings, R-WA 4th

Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

I want to say that this amendment, I believe, also will add to the underlying legislation, which, of course, would expand the experience of hunting and fishing. So the remarks I made to his colleague from Texas I think are applicable also to this. [Page: H1578]

So I endorse this amendment and would tell my friend from Oregon, the ranking member, that is two for two now.

3:25 PM EST

Peter A. DeFazio, D-OR 4th

Mr. DeFAZIO. Texas is batting .100 here today.

I would like to thank the gentleman for improving the proposed composition of the council. I thought your points about the healing that can come from wounded warriors being in these precious natural areas in our country is very well taken, and I appreciate that.

Not to create any discord at the moment, but there was another amendment that wasn't allowed by the Rules Committee, offered by the gentleman from California, Representative Ruiz, which is in the purview of the gentleman whose bill is on the floor today, which would have waived recreation fees for veterans with disabilities, and I hope we can revisit that issue in the future.

I congratulate the gentleman on his improvement and his recognition of our veterans.

3:26 PM EST

Pete Gallego, D-TX 23rd

Mr. GALLEGO. I yield back the balance of my time.

The Acting CHAIR. Does anyone seek time in opposition?

Seeing none, the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gallego).

The amendment was agreed to.

The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 5 printed in House Report of 113-339.

AMENDMENT NO. 6 OFFERED BY MR.

DEFAZIO

The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 6 printed in House Report 113-339.

3:26 PM EST

Pete Gallego, D-TX 23rd

Mr. GALLEGO. I yield back the balance of my time.

The Acting CHAIR. Does anyone seek time in opposition?

Seeing none, the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gallego).

The amendment was agreed to.

The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 5 printed in House Report of 113-339.

AMENDMENT NO. 6 OFFERED BY MR.

DEFAZIO

The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 6 printed in House Report 113-339.