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H.R. 2245: CECIL Act

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After Cecil the lion was killed, should Congress make it harder to import corpses or body parts of endangered animals as trophies?

Context

Global controversy erupted in July 2015 when a Minnesota dentist vacationed in Zimbabwe and paid $54,000 to hunt and kill a beloved lion named Cecil from an endangered subspecies of lion.

In response, President Obama’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added two lion subspecies to the Endangered Species Act. That new classification made it more difficult for Americans to import dead lions or their ...

Sponsor and status

Raúl Grijalva

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Apr 10, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Sep 18, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 18, 2019.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Apr 10, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 18, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2245 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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