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Press Release | 115th Congress
House Seal

Peterson Floor Speech on Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

November 1, 2017

Floor Statement by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson
Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017, H.R. 2936

--As Prepared for Delivery--

“I thank the gentleman. I yield myself such time as I may consume.

“Mr. Speaker, H.R. 2936 addresses some valid concerns regarding forest management. The bill would simplify forest management activities while also tamping down on overzealous regulations and policy decisions made by activists and bureaucrats who have adopted a “sue and settle” strategy to pursue their agenda. This is why I am a cosponsor of H.R. 2936.

“We need to do something to address forest management concerns and I believe this bill seeks to do that. I’m supportive of moving the process along so we can negotiate with our Senate colleagues and find a workable solution to address these issues. I reserve the balance of my time.”