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Lone House forester Bruce Westerman hits Democratic roadblock with forest-management bills

Nov 20, 2018 - The Washington Times

As catastrophic wildfires cut a deadly swath through California, President Trump has demanded more aggressive forest management and as luck would have it, Rep. Bruce Westerman has a bill to do exactly that.

What's more, the Resilient Federal Forest Act of 2017 already has passed the House. The problem: The bill has almost no chance of being approved by the Senate, where it has languished for more than a year, thanks to opposition from Senate Democrats and anti-logging environmental groups.

"I would give it very low odds of passing," said Mr. Westerman, Arkansas Repu...