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Natural Resources Committee Passes Critical Bipartisan Forest Management Bill

June 11, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Today, the Committee on Natural Resources approved six bills during a Full Committee markup on H.R. 387, H.R. 521, H.R. 1289, H.R. 1992, H.R. 2295, H.R. 2358, and H.R. 2647.

On the passage of H.R. 2647, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015,” introduced byReps. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Ryan Zinke, and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Rep. Westerman commented: 

“I was pleased to see the Resilient Federal Forests Act quickly move through committee markup this week. This bill is simple. It protects our national forests through proper management practices. It creates healthier forests, cleaner water, cleaner air, and protects the lives and property of Americans living in or near our national forests. I look forward to the legislation coming to the House floor. I want to thank my Republican and Democratic colleagues for their work on this bill, as well as Chairman Bishop for his leadership in moving this bill through the Committee on Natural Resources,” Rep. Westerman said.

For more information on votes on amendments, please visit the House Committee on Natural Resources website.