Text: H.R.5185 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5185

     To remove a restriction on the authority of the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into agreements 
with any Federal agency to acquire goods and services directly related 
    to improving or using the wildfire fighting capability of those 
                               agencies.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 23, 2002

  Mr. Gallegly (for himself, Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania, Mr. Lewis of 
 California, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Souder, and Mr. 
    Horn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
    Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on 
   Resources and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
     To remove a restriction on the authority of the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into agreements 
with any Federal agency to acquire goods and services directly related 
    to improving or using the wildfire fighting capability of those 
                               agencies.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Wildfire Response Enhancement Act''.

SEC. 2. ACQUISITION OF GOODS AND SERVICES RELATED TO FIGHTING 
              WILDFIRES.

    The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior may 
place an order with any Federal agency for goods or services directly 
related to fighting wildfires without regard to the restriction 
contained in section 1535(a)(4) of title 31, United States Code, if the 
Secretary placing the order determines that the goods or services are 
necessary to properly respond to a wildfire in a timely and effective 
manner.
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