H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

Bill Text
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute 
Section by Section

H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017, would expedite and improve forest management activities in federal forests. It builds upon legislation passed with bipartisan support in the previous Congresses to address disastrous consequences of catastrophic whildfire, insect and disease infestations and other threats to national forests. This bill seeks to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands. 

Introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-4) and cosponsored by 14 Members including House Agriculture Committee Reps. Glenn Thompson (PA-5), Doug LaMalfa (CA-1), Collin Peterson (D-MN-7), Rick Nolan (D-MN-8)

Introduced on June 6, 2017 and referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure. 

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