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Mike Garcia, Bruce Westerman Introduce the No Timber From Tyrants Act

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act. The legislation would ban imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus and direct the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to harvest more timber from federal lands to compensate for the banned imports. “I’m proud to join Congressman Westerman in introducing ...

Mike Garcia Provides Solutions to Improve Wildfire Detection, Prevention

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Representative Mike Garcia offered a series of amendments to help improve wildfire detection and prevention during a House Science, Space and Technology Full Committee Markup. During the hearing, Garcia offered an amendment to address California’s frequent and reckless use of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). His amendment clarifies language that would improve the balance between reducing wild...

Mike Garcia, Young Kim, Julia Brownley, Judy Chu Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Wildfire Detection

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Representatives Mike Garcia (CA-25), Young Kim (CA-39), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the bipartisan Fire Information and Reaction Enhancement (FIRE) Act that would focus assets within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on wildfire forecasting and detection and improve the technology used to execute this mission.

Mike Garcia Calls for Action on Drought Crisis 

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA), House Committee on Natural Resources Republican Leader Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and fellow lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) Deb Haaland and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack about the need for action to address the current drought crisis in California and across the West.