Home > newsroom > Page
Federal Forest County Revenue, Schools, and Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 4019)
February 16, 2012 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2012 -

Reporting H.R. 4019 Out of Committee (Passed 26-17-1. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill aims to restore economic stability in forested counties that lost valuable revenue used to support schools, infrastructure and emergency services through the restoration of active, healthy forest management.

Bishop En Bloc Amendment #1-4 – Technical Amendments (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
This amendment corrects erroneous references in the bill.

Markey Amendment #096 – Establish Export Restrictions (Failed 17-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment removes the current geographical barrier from existing law to apply export restrictions on material harvested from National Forest land. Chairman Hastings prefers to conduct further oversight on the issue to address unintended consequences before expanding the existing restrictions.

Grijalva Amendment #050 – Expands Federal Authority (Failed 18-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would expand existing authority for BLM and the Forest Service to enter into cooperative agreements with States for forest restoration activities, subject to certain conditions. Chairman Hastings supports existing authority but prefers to conduct further oversight on the issue before expanding.

Heinrich Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute – Authorize Extension of Secure Rural Schools, PILT (Failed 18-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would replace current bill language with a five-year reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools and mandatory PILT payments. A straight reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools payments is simply an extension of the status quo that is harming rural communities and does not create jobs, stimulate local economies or address forest health.

* For complete legislative action for the February 16, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.




Latest News

Bishop: National Park Service Centennial Serves as an Opportunity to Address Management Challenges

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service: “Our national parks are a uniquely American co...... Read more

President’s Maine Monument Decree Subverts Representative Democracy to Advance Elite Special Interests

Today, President Obama, despite opposition by Maine’s local residents and elected officials, unilaterally created a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. House Committee on Natural Resources Chair...... Read more

Washington Examiner: Opinion: The Harsh Reality of Russia's Influence on Alaska's Offshore Exploration

Guy F. Caruso, U.S. Energy Information Administration's administrator from 2002-2008. Thanks to technological advancements, like Russia's creation of the world's largest icebreaker Arktika, oil and n...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events