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House Passes Bill Containing Timber Payment Money

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March NewsCongresscounty timber payments

The U.S. House has passed a Medicare bill that includes renewal of a program that pays subsidies to timber counties, especially in Oregon.

The House voted 392-37 on Thursday to pass the bill that permanently blocks physician Medicare cuts.Read More »

Bills That Include County Timber Payments Winding Through Congress

Rep. Greg Walden says House Speaker John Boehner has agreed to include a two-year extension of subsidies to Oregon timber counties in a bipartisan agreement to reform the way doctors are paid by Medicare.

The Oregon Republican said Tuesday the House will vote on the bill on Thursday.

In the Senate, Oregon Democrat Sen.Read More »

Congress Challenging President on Repayment of County Timber Money

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings and another 30 members of Congress have sent a letter to the Obama Administration, asking why it is demanding timber counties send back roughly $18 million in federal subsidies. The Agriculture Department distributed $323 million to 41 states in January as part of the Secure Rural Schools program, which helps timber counties make up Read More »

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