and the House of Representatives
How the process works
The House divides its lawmaking tasks into several committees. Each committee is assigned the responsibility to review any legislation that is under its jurisdiction. When a new bill is proposed or an existing regulation is being revised or clarified, the issue is brought up under its committee. Forest issues in the House generally fall under the Resources committee or the Agriculture committee. Both of these committees have a broad range of subjects, so to further clarify committee responsibilities, committees are broken down into sub-committees.