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H.R. 2936: Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2936 expedites forest health projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and improves forest management activities on public lands and and Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands. The bill simplifies environmental process requirements, reduces project planning times, and lowers the cost of implementing forest management projects while still ensuring robust protection of the environment through environmental review. In addition, the legislation rewards collaboration, provides for an alternative process to resolve litigation against forest projects, and streamlines bureaucratic processes, while modernizing the Secure Rural ...

Sponsor and status

Bruce Westerman

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

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2017
Length: 95 pages

Jun 20, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 1, 2017

This bill passed in the House on November 1, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 2936 will add $26 million in new spending through 2027.
Forests Forever: H.R. 2936 would be an unprecedented hatchet job on America’s forests, wildlife, waters, and natural beauty.


Jun 20, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 22, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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

Jun 27, 2017
Ordered Reported

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

Oct 4, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Agriculture

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

Nov 1, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 2936 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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