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Congressional Recap: Forests And Foreign Policy Part Of Week’s Debate

July 11, 2015
In The News

Wranglings over Iran and Cuba were at the forefront of the debate this week among the state’s Congressional delegation. Meanwhile, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced a bill dealing with illegal immigration in the aftermath of a brutal murder in San Francisco earlier this month. ...

RESILIENT FEDERAL FORESTS ACT PASSES HOUSE
A bill that would seek to deal with forest management was approved Thursday by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. House.

The House voted 262-167 in favor of the Resilient Federal Forests Act, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs. The measure 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.

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