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Westerman, Bishop Praise Senator Roberts’ Wildfire Legislation

WASHINGTON – On June 23, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, introduced S. 3085, the Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016. The legislation pares a responsible solution to “fire-borrowing” with much needed reforms to improve forest heath on federal lands. This bill is similar to H.R. 2647(Rep. Bruce Westerman, AR-04), the Resilient Federal Forests Act ...

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Westerman, Bipartisan Congressmen Launch Working Forests Caucus

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined a bipartisan group of congressmen Wednesday (April 20) for the launch of the Working Forests Caucus. The caucus – co-chaired by Westerman, Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), and Collin Peterson (MN-07) – was formed to advocate for working forests across the United States. These include highlighting the economic, environmental, and social benefits of private working forests, and supporting policies to promote this renewable ...

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