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H.R. 2647: Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2647 (114th) in the House.

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 a press release on the passage of the bill, sponsor Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR4) said the bill would reduce the influence of federal government and environmental activist organizations. The bill passed the House by a vote of 262-167, with all dissenting votes coming from Democrats.


All Votes R D
Aye 61%
No 39%
Not Voting 1%

Date: Jul 9, 2015

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the House

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Passed


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