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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Act to Save America's Forests

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and related laws to strengthen the protection of native biodiversity and ban clearcutting on Federal land, and to designate certain Federal land as Ancient forests, roadless areas, watershed protection areas, and special areas where logging and other intrusive activities are prohibited.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/28/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
10/17/2006Executive Comment Requested from Interior, USDA.
10/17/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks.
Action By: Committee on Resources
10/17/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health.
Action By: Committee on Resources
09/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/28/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (84)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 09/28/2006
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9]* 09/28/2006
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 09/28/2006
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 09/28/2006
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 09/28/2006
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9]* 09/28/2006
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 09/29/2006
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 12/08/2006

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Resources09/28/2006 Referred to
House Resources Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health10/17/2006 Referred to
House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands10/17/2006 Referred to
House Agriculture09/28/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/28/2006)

Act to Save America's Forests - Amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to revise eligibility criteria for members of the land and resource management scientific committee. Revises the committee termination date.

Directs the Chief of the Forest Service, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to each prepare a continuous inventory of forest land administered by each agency head and to document whole-system measures that will be taken as a result of the inventory.

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for conservation and restoration of native biodiversity in forested areas.

Prohibits clearcutting or other even-age logging operations on any stand or watershed on certain federal land, National Forest System land, and National Wildlife Refuge System land. Provides for federal enforcement and a private right of action.

Designates special areas which shall be subject to restrictions on road construction and logging in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Requires the Secretaries concerned to appoint a committee of independent scientists to recommend additional special areas.

Restricts road construction and logging on federal land in ancient forests, special areas, roadless areas, and watershed protection areas. Provides for federal enforcement and a private right of action.

States that this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall not apply to federal wilderness areas designated under the Wilderness Act.

Adds specified land to the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Transfers administrative jurisdiction over the Monument from the Secretary to the Secretary of the Interior. Establishes the Giant Sequoia National Monument Advisory Board.

Adds specified parts of Sequoia National Forest that are not included in the Monument to: (1) Sierra National Forest; and (2) Inyo National Forest.