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HR 1904 - Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Virgil Goode, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Virgil Goode, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 108-148 -
Legislation - Conference Report Vote (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (286-140) - (Key vote)

Title: Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that would authorize $760 million a year to reduce forest fires, and limits judicial reviews of environmental protection rules.

Highlights:
  • Directs the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to remove fire and insect infestation hazards, including deadfall, diseased and dying trees, and underbrush, from Federal lands, especially those near at-risk homes, and containing threatened and endangered species.
  • The thinning would be limited to within 1.5 miles of these at-risk areas.
  • Places limits on court hearings to environmental protection rules.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (80-14) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Passage (House) (256-170) - (Key vote)

Title: Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that would authorize $760 million a year to reduce forest fires, and limits judicial reviews of environmental protection rules.

Highlights:
  • Directs the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to remove fire and insect infestation hazards, including deadfall, diseased and dying trees, and underbrush, from Federal lands, especially those near at-risk homes, and containing threatened and endangered species.
  • The thinning would be limited to within 1.5 miles of these at-risk areas.
  • Places limits on court hearings to environmental protection rules.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Sponsors

  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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