House Sends Two Resolutions Overturning Endangered Species Rules To Biden

"The House voted Thursday to overturn two Biden administration Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules, sending the resolution to the president, who has vowed to veto them.

The two rules apply to federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken and the northern long-eared bat, respectively. The Senate voted in favor of both resolutions in May by a 51-49 margin in both cases.

The prairie chicken resolution passed 221-206 with four Democrats voting in favor — Reps. Yadira Caraveo (Colo.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Sharice Davids (Kan.) and Gabe Vasquez (N.M.) — and a single Republican, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), voting against.

The bat resolution, meanwhile, passed 220-208, with Cuellar and Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) joining all Republicans but Fitzpatrick."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill July 27, 2023.


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Source: The Hill, 07/28/2023