What: All Issues : Corporate Subsidies : H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Passage of a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland. (2003 house Roll Call 200)
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H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Passage of a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland.
house Roll Call 200     May 20, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

The subject of this vote was final passage of a bill to allow thinning projects on twenty million acres of federal forestland for the purpose of combating wildfires. Provisions in the bill would expedite judicial review of thinning projects and allow logging in insect-infested areas. In the view of Progressives, the main objective of the legislation was to provide timber companies with greater access to federal land for purposes of logging and they opposed final passage on those grounds. Provisions in the bill, they worried, could be interpreted broadly for purposes of increasing timber extraction on federal forestland. The forest thinning legislation was adopted on a vote of 256-170.

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