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Chair Spanberger Closing Statement at Hearing on the Challenges and Successes of Conservation Programs in 2020

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the closing statement following today's hearing on the challenges and successes of conservation programs in 2020. [As Prepared for Delivery] "This conversation has been enlightening especially as we look to conservation to solve the resource challenges presented by a rapidly chang... Read more »

Chair Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing on the Challenges and Successes of Conservation Programs in 2020

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following statement at today's hearing on the challenges and successes of conservation programs in 2020. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing on the Challenges and Successes of Conservation Programs in 2020. "I hesitate to say, “in these unpr... Read more »

Chair Spanberger Statement Following 2020 Wildfires Hearing

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following statement on today's hearing on 2020 wildfires, response and recovery. [As Prepared for Delivery] "How we come together to help our Western states respond to, recover from, and rebuild stronger can be a defining act in these times. In addition to our important conver... Read more »

Chair Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing on 2020 Wildfires

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following statement at today's hearing on 2020 wildfires, response and recovery. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Thank you for joining us here in Washington and online today for this critical hearing on the wildfires ravaging the Western United States. We’ve all seen the footage f... Read more »

Witness List RE: “The 2020 Wildfire Year: Response and Recovery Efforts”

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Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Hybrid Public Hearing RE: “The 2020 Wildfire Year: Response and Recovery Efforts” Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:00 p.m. *NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube for press and the public.** WITNESS LIST Mr. John Phipps, Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry, U.S. Department of Agricultur... Read more »

Spanberger Welcomes Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2020) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia welcomed passage today of the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that among other items sets aside funding to address billions in deferred maintenance across the country’s National Forests. “Approximately 66 million Americans in more than 3,000 communities depend on F... Read more »

Spanberger Welcomes Reforestation Priorities in Infrastructure Package

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WASHINGTON (July 1, 2020) – House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia welcomed the inclusion the Reforestation Trust Fund in the Manager’s amendment to the House Democrats’ infrastructure package, The INVEST in America Act, passed on Tuesday. Spanberger, who authored an amendment to address the needs of the RTF along with Subcommittee Ranking Mem... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on 2020 Wildfire Outlook Briefing

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WASHINGTON (July 1, 2020) – Following a briefing for Members on the outlook for the 2020 wildfire season from U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Regional Foresters, House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia issued the following statement: “Even before the added challenge of COVID-19, this year was poised to become a test of our n... Read more »

Spanberger, Scott, Plaskett Welcome Select Committee’s Climate Report

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WASHINGTON (June 30, 2020) – Three House Agriculture Subcommittee Chairs issued a statement today in response to introduction of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia; Commodi... Read more »

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