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01-HR1494 on Apr 4, 2001

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: prohibiting commercial logging on Federal public lands
Source: National Forest Protection and Restoration Act (H.R.1494)
PROPOSED FINDINGS:
    Congress finds the following:
  1. Forest Service polls show that a strong majority of the American people think that natural resources on Federal public lands should not be made available to produce consumer goods.
  2. Recreation and tourism in the National Forest System creates over 30 times more jobs, and generates over 30 times more income, than commercial logging on national forests.
  3. Timber cut from Federal public lands comprises less than 5% of US annual timber consumption.
  4. The vast majority of America's original pristine forests have been logged, and what little primary forest that remains exists almost entirely on public lands.
  5. It is in the interests of the American people and the international community to protect and restore native biodiversity in our Federal public lands for its inherent benefits.
  6. Commercial logging has many indirect costs which are very significant, but not easily measured, such as flooding damage, damage to the salmon fishing industry; and harm to the recreation and tourism industries.

EXCERPTS OF BILL:

  • Prohibits commercial logging and timber sales (with specified exceptions) on Federal public lands, with a two-year phase-out for existing contracts.
  • Provides for payment of relinquished contracts.
  • Establishes a National Heritage Restoration Corps to restore (and monitor) such lands to their natural pre-logging condition.
  • Sets forth provisions respecting forest fire and hazardous fuel reduction.
  • Provides for worker retraining of eligible persons whose jobs have been lost due to terminated timber and logging contracts.
  • Sets forth fund allocation provisions, including amounts for an Environmental Protection Agency investigation of non-wood paper and construction alternatives.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to House Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness; never came to a vote.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting commercial logging on public land (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting commercial logging on public land (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-HR1494

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Rod Blagojevich s1oIL Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009) 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Robert Borski s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
William Coyne s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Lane Evans s1oIllinois Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tony Hall s1oOhio Democrat (until 2002) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Jerry Kleczka s1oWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John LaFalce s1oNew York Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Bill Luther s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim Maloney s1oConnecticut Democrat (retired) 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Robert Matsui s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (deceased) 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Karen McCarthy s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s2pGeorgia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Carrie Meek s1oFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Major Owens s1oNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Lynn Nancy Rivers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Tom Sawyer s1oOhio Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Robert Wexler s1oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR1494

Jim Leach s1oIowa Republican 
Rob Simmons s1oConnecticut Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR1494

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1oNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Joseph Hoeffel s1oPA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 107
Republicans: 2
Independents: 4


















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