113th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act: Requires the U.S. Forest Service to increase timber production on National Forest lands. Exempts land in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Agriculture Department would have to provide 25 percent of the revenue from timber operations to counties containing national forest land. Prohibits injunctions against forest reserve projects in response to procedural complaints about its selection and planning process. Waives judicial review for any forest debris removal project resulting from a 2013 wildfire. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: Prohibits EPA from regulating coal ash as a “hazardous waste.” This bill ensures the safe regulation of coal ash in a cost-effective manner, while protecting public health, the environment and thousands of high-paying jobs. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 2641, the RAPID Act: Streamlines the environmental permitting process for major infrastructure projects through concurrent (rather than consecutive) environmental reviews, increased cooperation among federal agencies and reasonable deadlines for parties to file comments and legal challenges. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 2642, the Farm Bill Conference Report: This bill contains a number of provisions supported by AF&PA: • Includes the Forest Products Fairness Act (HR 979), which allows forest products to be included in USDA’s biobased programs. • Includes compromise language that exempts forest roads and silviculture activities from any permitting requirements and the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act. The language does not prevent EPA from considering non- permit measures for forest roads and silviculture activities. • Includes improvements to conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program and multiple beneficial provisions related to federal land management • Calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to revise the strategic plan for the FIA program and includes direction on what should be included. • Funding for Energy Title programs generally was reduced. The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) has been reduced to $25 million a year in total funding, not more than half of which can be used for the Collection, Harvest, Storage and Transportation (CHST) payments that previously were a concern for the industry. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act (ALERRT Act): Combines the following bills H.R. 2122, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013; H.R. 1493, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013; H.R. 2542, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act; and H.R. 2804, the ALERRT Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act: Prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA from implementing the proposed Waters of the US rule issued on April 21, 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 16%
Symbol Key:
Voted with the preferred position Voted against the preferred position
Y Voted YES N Voted NO
- Did Not Vote A Absent
T Paired Vote Z Presiding