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National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report—Continued October 1, 2015
Tim Scott, R-SC
"Think for just a moment of that young man, Sal. He should have the opportunity to walk when he hears the cruiser coming into the driveway. He should have the opportunity to yell “Daddy” when he hears that cruiser coming into the driveway. So for that little boy and his mama, Kassy, and for the Forest Acres community, I stand here today saying thank you for every single thing Greg has done to make our State and our Nation a better place to call home. I say thank you to Greg for making the ultimate sacrifice that will never be forgotten. And I say thank you to Kassy for being such a powerful and strong woman in this amazing time of her need."
Tsa Office Of Inspection Accountability Act Of 2015 September 30, 2015
Harold Rogers, R-KY
"It also includes a few responsible provisions to prevent disastrous, irreversible damage to government programs or to address current urgent needs. These changes are limited in scope and noncontroversial. For instance, these provisions extend the authority for critical Department of Defense activities that fight terrorism, increase funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs to help address the disability claims backlog, and provide emergency funding to the Forest Service to help respond to the disastrous wildfires that are devastating our Western States."
Military Construction, The Department Of Veterans Affairs, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed September 30, 2015
Lamar Alexander, R-TN
"I know in our State of Tennessee we celebrated just in the last few weeks the final acquisition of the Rocky Fork tract, about 10,000 acres in Unicoi and Greene Counties, which was a national priority of the Forest Service. It provides great opportunities for Tennesseans to go hiking, to go hunting, and to go fishing. Those are the kinds of things we like to do in our State. We don’t have a lot of protected land like they do in the Western States, and this was something the Land and Water Conservation Fund helped us to do."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions September 22, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"The Cooper Spur land exchange required the Forest Service to transfer approximately 120 acres of Federal land to Mt. Hood Meadows in exchange for approximately 770 acres of private land, with the goal of keeping development of Mt. Hood concentrated around the current development at Government Camp and ensuring the protection of the North side of the mountain. The swap was to be completed in 16 months. It is now 77 months later and the exchange has not moved forward. The delays have angered the public, endangered the environment, and have now spurred a lawsuit against the Forest Service."
Federal Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act September 18, 2015
Doug LaMalfa, R-CA
"Recently, the Forest Service in this year’s wildland fire season has spent $243 million just in the last week of August alone. We have 30,000 American firefighters deployed, as well as hundreds from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Despite this dedication, the current Federal firefighters are given erroneous job titles, such as wildland technician or forestry technician."

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