2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sponsored H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, which would severely undermine sustainable forest management policies and roll back critical environmental safeguards for our nation’s forests. H.R. 2647 would allow large-scale timber projects to skip needed environmental reviews and expand shortcuts reserved for small, non-controversial forest management practices. Additionally, H.R. 2647cuts the size of citizen advisory committees, reduces public participation during environmental review, and requires citizens to cover all legal costs before questioning an agency in court. On July 9, the House approved H.R. 2647 by a vote of 262-167 (House roll call vote 428). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.