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Witnesses Testify to Importance of Modernizing Land Management, Improving Forest Health and Enhancing National Security

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on seven bills that will improve forest management, enhance our ability to combat wildfires, protect national security, increase access and promote new research of emerging technologies. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) released the following statement in response: "Republicans on the Federal Lands…

Committee Promotes Legislation Expanding Federal Land Access for Military and Veterans

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills that expand federal lands access to military, veterans  and Gold Star Families throughout the United States. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: “Every American owes a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to…

Celebrating America’s Past and Future With Bipartisan Legislation

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NFPL Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on five bills focused on commemorating and celebrating American history on our federal lands. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: “Our National Park System helps us learn about, and from, the influential events in our nation’s history, and Natural…

What They Are Saying: Committee Republicans Vote to Rescind Erroneous BLM Rule

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Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources marked up and passed H.R. 3397, which would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to withdraw its so-called conservation and landscape health rule that would have devastating impacts on communities across the West. "America’s outdoor recreation providers are ready to engage in a conversation about conserving our public landscape.…

Westerman Releases Statement Ahead of 2023 Fire Season

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement ahead of the 2023 wildfire year and in response to President Joe Biden’s recent meetings on wildfire preparedness:  "Federal forests, particularly in the western U.S., make up the vast majority of the 80 million acres at high risk for wildfire and are in…

Committee Republicans Move Solutions to Increase Forest Management, Improve Wildland Firefighter Conditions and Address the Wildfire Crisis

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on nine bills focused on forest management, wildland firefighter reforms and fire suppression policies. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: “If we want to truly confront the wildfire crisis, Congress needs to speed up the permitting bureaucracy that’s been slowing down…

Committee Republicans Explore Potential Solutions to Address Forest Management, Wildland Firefighter Reforms, Wildfire Crisis

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing examining the challenges facing forest management, fire suppression and wildland firefighters ahead of the 2023 wildfire year. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: “In the last 5 years, we have lost over 38 million acres of land to wildfire – a total area…

Republicans Hold Forest Service Accountable on Wasteful Spending and Subpar Forest Management

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing to examine the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) budget request for Fiscal Year 2024, ahead of the upcoming wildfire season. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) released the following statement in response: "Over the past several years, Democrats poured billions of dollars into the U.S. Forest Service with…

Biden Administration's Actions Jeopardize Forest Health

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This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced several forestry-related initiatives, including a new report and field guidance on old-growth and mature forests on federal lands, a new rulemaking on climate resilience and a new reforestation report, all of which could have significant ramifications on forest…

Westerman, Tiffany Investigate Pelosi's Presidio Park Payout

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Federal Lands Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife and Parks Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenoz, requesting information on the transfer of $200 million to a luxury park in U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) district.…