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S. 1687: Forest Recovery Act

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for certain casualty losses of uncut timber.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 23, 2019

Introduced on May 23, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 23, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Hyde-Smith introduces bill to help private forest owners recover from disasters
    — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS] (Sponsor) on May 28, 2019

Rubio, Hyde-Smith, Wicker, Cotton Introduce Bill to Help Private Forest Owners Recover From Disasters
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on May 28, 2019

Cotton, Hyde-Smith Introduce Bill to Help Private Forest Owners Recover from Disasters
    — Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR] (Co-sponsor) on May 30, 2019

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May 23, 2019

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S. 1687 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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