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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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