114th Congress
Conservation and Forestry

H.R. 2647, Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Section by Section

Description

H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, as amended by the House Committee on Natural Resources, would expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act and improve forest management activities in units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.

Sponsors

Introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-4) and cosponsored by Reps. Ralph Abraham (LA-5), Pau. Gosar (AZ-4), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-1), Doug Lamalfa (CA-1), Reid Ribble (WI-8), Glenn Thompson (PA-5), Ryan Zinke (R-MT)

Status

Introduced on June 4, 2015 and referred to the House Agriculture and House Natural Resources Committees. On June 11, 2015, it passed through the House Natural Resources Committee (22-15). Passed the House floor (262-167) on July 9, 2015. Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on July 13, 2015.

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