LaMalfa set to chair House forestry sub committee
On Friday Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R — Richvale) announced he was tapped to become the chairman of the Agricultural Subcommittee Forestry in the 118th Congress.
According to his office, he had previously served as the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry in the last two Congresses.
in the announcement, glam alpha said that he was honored to be selected to lead on forest management issues along with the upcoming farm bill.
“In Northern California, we know the importance of properly managing our forest lands for our local economies and to reduce the great fire risk we face,” he said in the release. ” It promotes our forest health and enhances water quality and supply.”
He said that he hopes to use the subcommittee to spotlight and make needed changes to achieve forestry reforms that fast-track restoring national forests to health and productivity while reducing major fire risk.
The subcommittee’s jurisdiction will cover, among other things:
*The USDA Forest Service and private forest lands; (Active forest management, which supports forest health and restoration, rural communities, forest products, and recreation, as well as efforts to address the wildfire crisis, and; (A review of all Farm Bill authorities and programs, proposed regulations, the USFS, the 10year wildfire strategy, and new funding and authorities provided by Congress to the Forest Service.
According to his website, in addition to serving on the committee on Agriculture, he has been the Ranking Member on Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee and served on the Commodity Exchange, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee,
He has been on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, serving on the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, the Railroads, Pipeline, and Hazardous Material Subcommittee and the Highway and Transit Subcommittee.