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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to modify the definition of the term "biobased product".

Actions Overview (1)

05/31/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

06/27/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
06/01/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3365-3366)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/31/2012Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/31/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (49)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 05/31/2012
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Owens, William L. [D-NY-23]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-9]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Nunnelee, Alan [R-MS-1]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Kissell, Larry [D-NC-8]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2]* 05/31/2012
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 06/01/2012
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-18] 06/01/2012
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 06/07/2012
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-24] 06/07/2012
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 06/07/2012
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 06/07/2012
Rep. Rehberg, Denny [R-MT-At Large] 06/07/2012
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 06/07/2012
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 06/19/2012
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2] 06/19/2012
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 06/19/2012
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 06/19/2012
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 06/19/2012
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 06/19/2012
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2] 06/27/2012
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-20] 06/27/2012
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 06/27/2012
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 07/31/2012
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5] 07/31/2012
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 07/31/2012
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 09/19/2012
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 11/16/2012
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-1] 11/27/2012

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture05/31/2012 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry06/27/2012 Referred to

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Subjects (7)

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Introduced in House (05/31/2012)

Forest Products Fairness Act of 2012 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include in the definition of "biobased product" forest products that meet biobased content requirements, notwithstanding the market share the product holds, the product's age, or whether the market for the product is new or emerging.

Defines "forest product" as a product made from materials derived from the practice of forestry or the management of growing timber, including: (1) pulp, paper, paperboard, pellets, and wood products; and (2) any recycled products derived from forest materials.