H.R. 2647: Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016

The Resilient Federal Forests Act would make a variety of changes to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service forest management standards such as requiring studies on plans in response to forest fires, insect and disease infestation, and catastrophic events. It would also make it more difficult to issue a lawsuit against the Forest Service by requiring plaintiffs who ...

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Jun 4, 2015


Passed House on Jul 9, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 9, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Bruce Westerman

Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016
Length: 140 pages


4% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)


Jun 4, 2015

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Jun 11, 2015
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 9, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 19, 2016
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 2647 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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