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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 152


Celebrating the anniversary of the enactment of Public Law 87–788, commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 11, 2013

Mr. Michaud (for himself and Mr. Harper) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


RESOLUTION

Celebrating the anniversary of the enactment of Public Law 87–788, commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act.

    Whereas October 10, 2013, marks the 51th anniversary of the enactment of Public Law 87–788 (commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act; 16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.), which authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to encourage and assist States in conducting a program of forestry research;

    Whereas the Act was named for the two primary, bipartisan sponsors of the Act, Representative Clifford G. McIntire of Maine and Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi, who recognized that research in forestry is the “driving force behind progress in developing and utilizing the Nation’s forests”;

    Whereas the Act recognized that forestry research would be more effective nationwide if efforts among State colleges and universities were partnered with and more closely coordinated with forestry research activities carried out by the Federal Government;

    Whereas Congressman McIntire and Senator Stennis stated a clear intent to address the important need for increased numbers of highly trained forestry scientists and other research professionals in the United States;

    Whereas the Act has provided base funding throughout five decades to create and strengthen research and training capacity in forestry at State-supported colleges and universities;

    Whereas funds provided through the Act at State-supported colleges and universities are highly leveraged with non-Federal funds;

    Whereas university-based forestry research has provided an accumulated wealth of science-based knowledge, skills, and technologies that have been critical for sustaining the economic, ecological, and social benefits of forests in the United States;

    Whereas funding provided through the Act for forestry research at State-supported colleges and universities has provided significant graduate student support for the more than 50 years, resulting in the award of 8,500 master’s degrees and 2,600 doctoral degrees; and

    Whereas the State-supported colleges and universities receiving funds through the Act conduct forestry research in each State and in four territories of the United States, and disseminate the results of such research locally, regionally, nationally, and globally for the betterment of local communities, the Nation, and the world: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) celebrates the anniversary of the enactment of Public Law 87–788, commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act (16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.);

(2) encourages the people of the United States to observe and celebrate the anniversary of the enactment of the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act; and

(3) affirms the continuing importance and vitality of the State-supported colleges and universities conducting forestry research and training supported by the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act.