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Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting American Communities from Wildfire Act

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To protect American communities from wildfire, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
12/13/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
12/13/2018Referred to the Committee on Natural 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
12/13/2018Referred to the Committee on Natural 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
12/13/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]* 12/13/2018
Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large]* 12/13/2018
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 12/13/2018
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 12/13/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources12/13/2018 Referred to
House Agriculture12/13/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/13/2018)

Protecting American Communities from Wildfire Act

This bill

  • sets forth categorical exclusions of specified forest management activities from the preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement,
  • gives the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management direct authority to carry out activities to reduce hazardous fuels and risk for loss of human life and property within the wildland-urban interface,
  • requires (currently authorizes) the Department of Agriculture to cooperate with state foresters and equivalent state officials for certain forest management and wildfire prevention purposes,
  • modifies the Community and Private Land Fire Assistance Program, and
  • makes permanent the authorization for such cooperative purposes and program.