H.R. 2789 (105th): National Forest Protection and Restoration Act of 1997


Oct 31, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 31, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Cynthia McKinney

Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 31, 1997
Length: 25 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To save taxpayers money, reduce the deficit, cut corporate welfare, and protect and restore America's natural heritage by eliminating the fiscally wasteful and ecologically destructive commercial logging program on Federal public lands and to facilitate the economic recovery and diversification of communities dependent on the Federal logging program.

Summary (CRS)

National Forest Protection and Restoration Act of 1997 - Prohibits commercial logging and timber sales (with specified exceptions) on Federal public lands, with a two-year phase-out for existing contracts.Provides for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 31, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2789”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


34 cosponsors (31D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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