Press Release From the Energy and Commerce Committee 

In the House, Reps. Mike Flood (R-Neb.) and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) introduced a bill (H.R.5459) to prioritize workforce development in precision agriculture within research and extension programs. For more on research opportunities under the U.S. Department of Agriculture and related agricultural extension programs, watch EESI’s latest Farm Bill briefingClimate-Smart Research for the Farms of the Future

Last week, the House passed three bills related to forest management and wildfire risk mitigation. Check out EESI’s Living with Climate Change briefing for more information on policy solutions to the country’s increasing wildfire threat.

The Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act (H.R.1450) passed the House with bipartisan support. Reintroduced by Reps. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-Wash.), the bill expands the capacity of tribes and counties to reinvest revenue from timber sales into wilderness restoration and management projects, such as those to mitigate wildfire risks. A companion bill (S.697) has also been introduced in the Senate.

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