Ross Votes to Strengthen Forest Management and Fix the Budget
“We don’t need to sacrifice environmental protections in order to improve forest management.”
U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, offered the following statement after voting in support of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017:
“Americans will be encouraged to know that Congress is taking a proactive step towards reforming how we handle and prevent disasters like forest fires,” said Congressman Ross. “This bill shows that we don’t need to sacrifice environmental protections in order to improve forest management.”
Background: The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 is a bipartisan solution to address the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire. The legislation pairs a responsible budget fix with targeted forest management reforms to dramatically improve the health and resiliency of our nation’s forests and rangelands. The bill provides federal land management agencies immediate tools to increase the pace, scale and cost efficiency of forest management projects without sacrificing environmental protections. For more information about the bill click here.