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H.R. 2647 (114th): Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016

About the bill

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 lose lawsuits to pay for the agency’s legal expenses, and in some cases by exempting the agency from paying the plaintiff’s legal expenses if the plaintiff wins. In ...

Sponsor and status

Bruce Westerman

Sponsor. Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016
Length: 140 pages
Introduced:

Jun 4, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 9, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Jun 4, 2015
 
Introduced

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Jun 10, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 11, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 17, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Agriculture

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 7, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 9, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 13, 2016
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 19, 2016
 
Text Published

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

H.R. 2647 (114th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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