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Forestry bill to go to House

July 6, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation this week sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs aimed at making it easier for the U.S. Forest Service to thin federal forests and prevent wildfires.

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, announced Thursday that Westerman's bill, The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, would be included in a package of bills, along with one that would make major wildfires on federal lands eligible for federal disaster funding.

This is the first bill Westerman has sponsored to reach the House floor.

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