House Passes ‘No New Parks’ Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday limiting federal authority

Greg Russak‘s insight:

In this map, green is bad.

 

Green means a vote FOR H.R. 1459. A Yes vote is a vote AGAINST the right thing because H.R. 1459, "…prevents the president from using the Antiquities Act to designate national monuments, which presidents of both parties have used for more than 100 years to preserve iconic American treasures, including the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon. In fact, nearly half of all national parks were first national monuments, like the Grand Canyon and Muir Woods."

The facts according to GovTrack.us (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1459):

H.R. 1459: Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act

Sponsor: Rob Bishop, (R) UT

Cosponsors:

Amodei, Mark [R-NV2]
Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT3]
Gosar, Paul [R-AZ4]
Lummis, Cynthia [R-WY0]
Pearce, Stevan “Steve” [R-NM2]
Stewart, Chris [R-UT2]
Walden, Greg [R-OR2]

 

House Vote:

Aye: 219 Republicans, 3 Democrats

No: 10 Republicans, 191 Democrats

Not Voting: 3Rs, 5Ds

See on ecowatch.com

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