About the bill
How should animals be added to the endangered species list?
Context and what the bill does
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 passed Congress almost unanimously, in the wake of environmental degradation and increasing numbers of extinctions causing damage to entire ecosystems. But Republicans now criticized many elements of the law, often citing big business’s inability to mine or drill on certain lands because of seemingly insignificant endangered species.
The Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act would require any science used in determining an animal’s endangered species status ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018
Length: 10 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on September 27, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act Passes House Natural Resources Committee”
— Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] (Sponsor) on Sep 27, 2018
“Mullin Supports Effort to Modernize the Endangered Species Act”
— Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2018
Jul 28, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 27, 2018
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Nov 27, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
H.R. 3608 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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