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Hice Introduces Regulatory Relief Bill

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Washington D.C., April 21, 2015 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) introduced H.R. 1897, to Amend the Grazing Improvement Act introduced by Congressman Raul Labrador (R-ID) and enacted into law in December 2014. The Grazing Improvement Act cut through bureaucratic red tape and enabled ranchers to utilize an expedited permitting process in order to allow cattle to graze more freely on public lands in the eleven most Western states in America. Hice's bill extends the Grazing Improvement Act by including grasslands and eastern forests in the "Forest System Lands" definition so that ranchers and farmers nationwide can also benefit from the Grazing Improvement Act. Hice released the following statement in regards to the introduction of the measure:

"I am proud to introduce this commonsense legislation that will help expand the Grazing Improvement Act, and increase accessibility for farmers' through-out the country. After learning that there are nearly 2.1 million acres of federal land in Georgia that could be positively impacted by the Grazing Improvement Act, I introduced this measure to boost the farming and agriculture economy in Georgia."     

Congressman Raul Labrador (R-ID) released the following statement in regards to Hice's bill:

"I'm pleased to support Congressman Hice's bill, which builds on the successful reforms passed last year."

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