Last week the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the conference report to H.R. 1904, the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.
The House voted 286-140; the Senate approved the measure by voice vote. The legislation, intended to improve the health of the nation’s forests, will now be sent to the President for his signature.
The Northwest congressional delegation issued statements, reactions and analyses of the impact of the legislation upon the region and Columbia Basin: