What: All Issues : Corporate Subsidies : H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland. (2003 house Roll Call 199)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland.
house Roll Call 199     May 20, 2003
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A motion to recommit a measure to the committee with jurisdiction on the issue is one of the few procedural prerogatives afforded to opponents of legislation considered in the House. If successful, the recommit motion is usually fatal to the measure. During debate on legislation to combat wildfires, Congressman Udall (D-NM) made a motion to recommit the bill with instructions that the committee strike provisions that would speed up judicial review of court decisions that challenge wildfire prevention projects. In the view of Progressives, a process of judicial review for wildfire prevention projects provides an important safeguard against the pressures exerted by the timber industry to increase logging operations in forested areas. Progressives supported Udall's motion as a way to protect judicial decisions regarding wildfire prevention projects (those projects usually involve thinning forest areas through logging or burning dense areas in a controlled manner). The motion to recommit the legislation was defeated on a 176-250 vote.

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