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H.RES.279: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that allocating the appropriate resources to wildland fire management is needed to protect the environment, the economy, and the people of the United States, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Scott Tipton, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that allocating the appropriate resources to wildland fire management is needed to protect the environment, the economy, and the people of the United States.

Urges the Forest Service to manage federal forest lands proactively in a manner that protects life and property, prevents catastrophic wildfire, promotes forest and watershed health, and creates jobs and economic development in the forest products industry.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
June 26, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
June 26, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture