Legislation Sponsored by Hon. Morris K. Udall During His Thirty Years of Service in the House of Representatives
87th Congress (1961-1962)
H.R. 7240 - Authorizes an exchange of lands at Wupatki National Monument, AZ, to provide access to certain ruins to add
certain federally owned lands. Became Public Law 87-136.
H.R. 10566 - Provides for the withdrawal and orderly disposition of mineral interests in certain public lands in Pima
County, AZ. Became Public Law 87-747.
88th Congress (1963-1964)
- H.R. 946 - Authorizes the establishment of the Fort Bowie National Historic Site, in Arizona. Became Public Law 88-510.
H.R. 7419 - Authorizes the conclusion of agreements with Mexico for joint construction, operation, and maintenance of flood
control works on the lower Colorado River. Became Public Law 88-411.
89th Congress (1965-1966)
H.R. 1746 - Defines "child" under the Civil Service Retirement Act to include adopted child but not stepchild for lump sum
benefits. Became Public Law 89-407.
H.R. 3320 - Authorizes the establishment of the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, in Arizona. Became Public
H.R. 6845 - Provides that the basic compensation for teaching positions in overseas schools operated by the Department of
Defense be the same as basic compensation for similar positions under the Government of the District of Columbia. Became
Public Law 89-391.
- H.R. 7648 - Authorizes long-term leases on the Papago Indian Reservation. Became Public Law 89-715.
H.R. 10281 - Government Employees Salary Comparability Act.
Title I. Federal Salary Adjustment Act - Provides for an increase in the compensation of Federal employees of
approximately 4.5 percent. Provides for the reconsideration and review by the Civil Service Commission of
"acceptable level of competence" for purposes of step increases. Increases to GS-10 (now GS-9) the maximum level at
which overtime compensation may be paid.
Provides for similar increase in the compensation of Postal employees and relocation allowances for such
employees who are transferred.
Provides similar increases for employees in Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans'
Administration, for officers, and employees in the Foreign Service, employees in the legislative branch,
and employees in the judicial branch.
Provides for an additional adjustment of salary rates in 1966 and periodically thereafter to make the
Federal salary schedule comparable to the rates paid by private industry.
Provides severance pay, up to 1 year's pay, for employees who are involuntarily (except for cause) separated
from the service. Bases such as pay on years of service and age.
Title II. Federal Salary Review Commission Act - Provides for a 10 member Federal Salary Review Commission to review
the compensation of members of Congress, Justices, and salary levels under the Federal Executive Salary Act. Provides
for the Commission to submit a report by January 1967, and periodically thereafter.
90th Congress (1967-1968)
- H.R. 2154 - Provides long term leasing for the Gila River Indian Reservation. Became Public Law 90-182.
92nd Congress (1971-1972)
H.R. 15869 - Provides that an action for money damages brought by the United States on behalf of a recognized tribe, band,
or group of American Indians shall not be barred unless the complaints filed more than six years and ninety days after the
right of action is accrued. Became Public Law 92-353.
H.R. 13825 - Provides that an action for money damages brought by the United States on behalf of a recognized tribe, band,
or group of American Indians, or on behalf of an individual Indian whose land is held in trust or restricted status, shall
not be barred unless the complaint is filed more than eleven years after the right of action accrued or more than two years
after a final decision has been rendered in applicable administrative proceedings required by contract or by law, whichever
is later. Became Public Law 92-485.
93rd Congress (1973-1974)
H.R. 7730 - The Secretary of Interior is authorized and directed to acquire through purchase within the so-called San Carlos
Mineral Strip as of January 24, 1969, all privately owned real property, taking the title there to in the name of the United
States in trust for the San Carlos Apache Indian Tribe. Became Public Law 93-530.
H.R. 3180 - Franked Mail Amendment. A bill to clarify the proper use of the franking privilege by Members of Congress. Became
Public Law 93-191.
95th Congress (1977-1978)
H.J. Res. 539 - A resolution to amend the statute of limitations provisions in section 2415 of title 28, United States Code,
relating to claims by the United States on behalf of Indians. Became Public Law 95-64.
H.R. 4992 - A bill to amend the Indian Financing Act of 1974 by revising the appropriations authorization for the Indian
Business Development Program. Became Public Law 95-68.
H.R. 8397 - A bill to provide that a certain tract of land in Pinal County, AZ, held in trust by the United States for the
Papago Indian Tribe, be declared a part of the Papago Indian Reservation. Became Public Law 95-361.
H.R. 10787 - A bill to authorize appropriations for activities and programs carried out by the Secretary of the Interior
through the Bureau of Land Management. Became Public Law 95-352.
H.R. 13972 - A bill to designate the Great Bear Wilderness, Flathead National Forest, and enlarge the Bob Marshall
Wilderness Flathead and Lewis and Clark National Forests State of Montana. Became Public Law 95-546.
H.R. 2 - Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. To provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior
and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of
abandoned mines, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 95-87.
H.R. 3454 - To designate certain endangered public lands for preservation as wilderness, and for other purposes. Became
Public Law 95-237.
H.R. 10532 - To amend Public Law 95-18, providing for emergency drought relief measures. An act to provide temporary
authorities to the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate emergency actions to mitigate the impacts of the 1976-1977
drought. Became Public Law 95-226.
H.R. 13650 - To authorize appropriations for activities and programs carried out by the Secretary of the Interior through
the Bureau of Land Management. Became Public Law 95-352.
96th Congress (1979-1980)
H.R. 39 - Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. A bill to provide for the designation and conservation of certain
public lands in the state of Alaska, including the designation of units of the National Park, National Wildlife Refuge,
National Forest, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, and for other purposes.
Became Public Law 96-487.
H.R. 1825 - Archaeological Resources Protection Act. A bill to protect archaeological resources owned by the United States,
and for other purposes. Became Public Law 96-95.
H.R. 3661 - A bill to increase the authorization of appropriations under the Act of December 22, 1974. Became Public Law
H.R. 1885 - A bill to amend Civil Service retirement provisions as they apply to certain employees of the Bureau of Indian
Affairs and of the Indian Health Service who are not entitled to Indian employment preference and to modify the application
of the Indian employment preference laws as it applies to those agencies. Became Public Law 96-135.
H.R. 5278 - A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to engage in feasibility investigations of certain water
resource developments. Became Public Law 96-375.
97th Congress (1981-1982)
H.R. 2330 - A bill to authorize appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accordance with section 261 of the
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 97-415.
H.R. 4364 - A bill to declare that the United States holds in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona certain land in
Pima County, AZ. Became Public Law 97-386.
H.R. 5553 - A bill to provide for the use and disposition of Miami Indians judgment funds in Dockets 124-b and 254 before
the United States Court of Claims, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 97-376.
H.R. 6403 - A bill to provide for the use and distribution of funds to the Wayndot Tribe of Indians in Docket 139 before
the Indian Claim Commission and Docket 141 before the United States Court of Claims and for other purposes. Became Public
H.R. 3809 - Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. A bill to provide for the development of repositories for the disposal of high
level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, to establish a program of research, development, an demonstration regarding
the disposal of high level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 97-425.
98th Congress (1983-1984)
H.J. Res. 158 - A joint resolution to make technical corrections in the Act of January 25, 1983. Became Public Law 98-608.
H.R. 1746 - A bill to authorize appropriations for the Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation Commission. Became Public Law 98-48.
H.R. 6206 - A bill amending the Act of July 28, 1978 (P.L. 95-238) relating to the water rights of the Ak-Chin Indian
Community and for other purposes. Became Public Law 98-530.
H.R. 4707 - Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984. A bill to designate certain national forest lands in the State of Arizona as
wilderness, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 98-406.
99th Congress (1985-1986)
H.R. 730 - A bill to declare that the United States holds in trust for the Cocopah Indian Tribe of Arizona certain land in
Yuma County, AZ. Became Public Law 99-23.
- H.R. 1185 - A bill to amend the Act establishing the Petrified Forest National Park. Became Public Law 99-250.
H.R. 2698 - A bill to designate the United States Courthouse in Tucson, AZ, as the "James A. Walsh United States Courthouse".
Became Public Law 99-213.
H.R. 4378 - A bill to govern the establishment of commemorative works within the National Capital Region of the National
Parks System, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 99-652.
H.R. 5430 - A bill to amend the Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Judgment Distribution Plan. Became Public Law
H.R. 1083 - A bill to amend the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act to improve procedures for the Implementation of
compacts providing for the establishment and operation of regional disposal for low-level radioactive waste; to grant the
consent of the Congress to certain interstate compacts on low-level radioactive waste; and for other purposes. Became Public
H.R. 4216 - A bill to provide for the replacement of certain lands within the Gila Bend Indian Reservation, and for other
purposes. Became Public Law 99-503.
H.R. 4217 - A bill to provide for the settlement of certain claims of the Tohono O'odham of Arizona arising from the
construction of Tat Momolik Dam, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 99-469.
100th Congress (1987-1988)
H.J. Res. 284 - A joint resolution designating the week beginning June 21, 1987, as "National Outward Bound Week". Became
Public Law 100-61.
H.R. 1963 - A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to permit States to set aside in a special
trust fund up to 10 per centum of the annual State funds from the Abandoned Mani Land Reclamation Fund for expenditure in
the future for purposes of abandoned mine reclamation, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 100-34.
H.R. 2937 - A bill to make miscellaneous technical and minor amendments to laws relating to Indians, and for other purposes.
Became Public Law 100-153.
H.R. 3479 - An Act to provide clarification regarding the royalty payments owed under certain Federal Onshore and Indian oil
and gas leases, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 100-234.
H.R. 1414 - A bill to amend the Price-Anderson provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to extend and improve the
procedures for liability and indemnification for nuclear incidents. Became Public Law 100-408.
H.R. 4102 - A bill to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
in Maricopa County, AZ and for other purposes. Became Public Law 100-512.
H.R. 4362 - A bill to amend Section 3 of the Act of June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869-2), to authorize the issuance
of patents with a limited reverter provision of lands devoted to solid waste disposal, and for other purposes. Became Public
H.R. 5232 - A bill to grant the consent of the Congress to the Southwestern Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact.
Became Public Law 100-712.
H.R. 5261 - A bill to authorize and amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and for other purposes. Became Public Law
H.R. 4754 - A bill to amend the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Act of 1972 to authorize appropriations for
implementation of the development plan for Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House, and for other
purposes. Became Public Law 100-415.
H.R. 1044 - A bill to establish the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in the State of California, and for
other purposes. Became Public Law 100-348.
- H.R. 1223 - Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Amendments of 1987. Became Public Law 100-472.
101st Congress (1989-1990)
- H.R. 2843 - A bill to establish the Kino Missions National Monument in the State of Arizona. Became Public Law 101-344.
H.R. 2570 - A bill to provide for the designation of certain public lands as wilderness in the state of Arizona (Arizona
Desert Wilderness Act of 1990; Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990; Sudbury, Assabet, and
Concord Wild and Scenic River Study Act; Camp W.G. Williams Land Exchange Act of 1989; Take Pride in America Act; Civil War
Sites Study Act of 1990; Clarks Fork Wild and Scenic River Designation Act of 1990.) Became Public Law 101-628.
H.R. 5237 - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. A bill to provide for the protection of Native American
graves, and for other purposes. Became Public Law 101-601.