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H.R.3992: Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about economics and public finance
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Sponsor Mike Simpson, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 140 (78 Democrats, 1 Independent, 61 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2014
Latest Major Action July 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act), with regard to sequestration adjustments, to require any adjustments in enacted appropriations for wildfire suppression operations in the Wildland Fire Management accounts at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the Department of the Interior for a fiscal year, to be the amount of additional new budget authority provided for wildfire suppression operations in the appropriations Act, but not to exceed $2.689 billion in such authority in each of FY2014-FY2021.

Defines "additional new budget authority" as the amount specified in an appropriations Act for a fiscal year to pay for wildfire suppression operations, but only to the extent such authority exceeds 70% of the average costs for wildfire suppression operations over the previous 10 years.

Prescribes requirements for any request by the Secretary of the In...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 11, 2014 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Peters (CA). Petition No: 113-10. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)
Feb. 12, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 5, 2014 Referred to House Budget