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S. 831: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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The gray wolf was native to the Midwestern states, particularly Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. But a combination of bounties for hunters on the animals plus a decline in the gray wolf’s prey plummeted their numbers. When they were formally protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1973, only about 1,000 to 1,200 were left, solely in northeastern Minnesota.

In the decades since, not only had the gray wolf’s numbers more than doubled in Minnesota, it’s also returned to both Michigan and Wisconsin. Accordingly, the Obama Administration’s Department of Interior removed grey wolves from the endangered species list in 2011.

But in 2014, after a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the ...

Sponsor and status

Ron Johnson

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Wisconsin. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Mar 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 14, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 14, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Mar 14, 2019

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S. 831 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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