H.R. 5582 - the bipartisan White Oak Resilience Act (WORA) - was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 21, 2023. This bill was cosponsored by Congressional White Oak Caucus and Congressional Bourbon Caucus leaders Andy Barr (R-KY), Ami Bera (D-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) and Morgan McGarvey (D-KY). WORA showcases the power of public-private partnership, and the integral relationship between the resilience of our natural resources and economic growth. This bill proposes much-needed measures to rejuvenate America's white oak-dominated forests, support the hard-working folks who rely on them and promote biodiversity.
See press release at www.whiteoakinitiative.org/white-oak-initiative-raises-a-glass-to-introduction-of-white-oak-resilience-act
Other media coverage at: barr.house.gov/press-releases?ID=7E413504-8529-4039-8EDA-08E811373046 and spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/politics/2023/09/21/barr-mcgarvey-white-oak-resilience-act