H.Con.Res. 13: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service should incorporate consideration of global warming and sea-level rise into the comprehensive conservation plans for coastal national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes.

Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee
37% chance of being agreed to
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Donna Christensen
Delegate for Virgin Islands At Large
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Feb 13, 2013
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H.Con.Res. 15 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 09, 2011


This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
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63% chance of getting past committee.
37% chance of being agreed to.

40% of concurrent resolutions made it past committee and only about 24% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [methodology]


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H.Con.Res. stands for House concurrent resolution.

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Library of Congress Summary

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Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) should incorporate consideration of the effects of global warming and sea-level rise into the comprehensive conservation plan for each coastal national wildlife refuge.
Calls for such plans to address how global warming and sea-level rise will affect: (1) the ecological integrity, archaeological and cultural values, and distribution, migration patterns, and abundance of fish, wildlife, and plant populations and related habitats of the refuge; (2) areas within the refuge that are suitable for use as administrative sites or visitor facilities; and (3) opportunities for compatible wildlife-dependent recreational uses of the refuge.
Calls for the Director of the USFWS to conduct an assessment of the potential impacts of global warming and sea-level rise on coastal national wildlife refuges.

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