New bill introduced in House titled “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019”

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Rep. Bruce Westerman (R)
Rep. Bruce Westerman (R)

To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.

Republican Representative Bruce Westerman from the state of AR, along with twenty-three cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.2607 on May 08, 2019. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Environmental health, Oregon, Building construction, Department of Agriculture, Fires, Department of the Interior, Roads and highways, Ecology, Wildlife conservation and habitat protection, Civil actions and liability, Public contracts and procurement, Environmental assessment, monitoring, research, Administrative law and regulatory procedures, Executive agency funding and structure, State and local government operations, Indian lands and resources rights, Water use and supply, Disaster relief and insurance, Natural disasters, Hazardous wastes and toxic substances, Endangered and threatened species, Land use and conservation, Advisory bodies, Environmental regulatory procedures, Legal fees and court costs, Public participation and lobbying, Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, Forests, forestry, trees, Pest management and Public Lands and Natural Resources.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 21 Republicans and 2 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Bruce Westerman Basics

Bruce Westerman was born on a 1967 in Hot Springs.

Bruce Westerman has held a number of positions, including United States representative, member and Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Work in Congress

  • Served as Representative for AR (district 4) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 98.73 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During this period Bruce Westerman missed 1.66% of the votes, sponsored 7 bills, cosponsored 83 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AR (district 4) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 97.83 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During this period Bruce Westerman missed 0.58% of the votes, sponsored 11 bills, cosponsored 202 bills.
  • Served as Representative for AR (district 4) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 97.65 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. During this period Bruce Westerman missed 0.38% of the votes, sponsored 8 bills, cosponsored 208 bills.
Picture of Rep. Bruce Westerman (R)
Rep. Bruce Westerman (R)

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