Congressman Fulcher discusses the BARS Act in a full committee markup on July 26th, 2023. H.R. 4141, the BARS Act, is similar legislation to the “Reducing Barriers for Broadband on Federal Lands Act.” The BARS Act streamlines the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) process for communication projects in areas already disturbed areas on federal lands where an environmental review process has already occurred. The BARS Act provides efficient means for communication providers to not undergo duplicative environmental or historical reviews in areas where communication facilities or lines already exist on federal lands to more proficiently provide the latest communication capabilities to bolster emergency services and broadband internet on already disturbed federal lands.