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House Votes for Wildfire Protection

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Washington, November 1, 2017 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House passed bipartisan legislation that improves the health of our forests and reduces the risk of wildfires. Following passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936), U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement:

"When it comes to wildfire response and recovery, there is no time to waste. This legislation offers real solutions to create healthier, more resilient forests. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to move quickly on this and work with us to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act, which is vital to communities in my district."

H.R. 2936 would implement a series of reforms to how the Forest Service manages and administers national forests and grasslands. The bill would reduce project planning times, the cost of implementing forest management projects, and would simplify environmental requirements.

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Archery Trade Association, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Boone and Crockett Club, Catch-a-Dream Foundation, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Conservation Force, Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports, Delta Waterfowl, Houston Safari Club, Mule Deer Foundation, National Association of Forest Service Retirees, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Professional Outfitters and Guides Association, Ruffed Grouse Society, Safari Club International, Whitetails Unlimited, Wild Sheep Foundation, Wildlife Forever, Wildlife Management Institute, and Wildlife Mississippi.

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