116 Attacks on the ESA by Party this Congress

The Endangered Species Act is our nation’s most successful environmental law. Despite this success, anti-wildlife members of Congress continue to attack the Act and the animals and plants it protects every chance they get.

Top Endangered Species Act Enemies

Republicans:

Rep. Calvert (R-CA) – 9 bills introduced
Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) – 7 bills introduced
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) – 5 bills introduced

Democrats:

Rep. DeFazio (D-OR) – 3 bills introduced
Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) – 2 bills introduced
Sen. Tester (D-MT) – 2 bills introduced

Legislative Attacks on the Endangered Species Act

January 1, 1970SponsorBill #Title of LegislationType of AttackWhat it Does to the ESAProvision signed into law?
October 5, 2018Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 7042Combustion Avoidance along Rural Roads ActExempts from the ESA wildfire mitigation activities carried out by Dept. of Interior and Dept. of AgricultureCurrently being considered
September 27, 2018Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 302Vehicle for FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018Allows FEMA to delay taking action for 3 years to address impacts to endangered species from harmful floodplain developmentYes; Public Law 115-254
September 25, 2018Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)H.R. 6877Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2018Legislatively delists grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and blocks judicial reviewCurrently being considered
September 13, 2018Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI); Rep. McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)H.R. 6784Manage Our Wolves ActLegislatively delists the gray wolf in the lower 48 states and cedes management authority back to the states.Currently being considered
August 10, 2018Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)H.R. 6668MUSSELS ActLegislatively delists all freshwater mussels and prohibits future listing of freshwater mussels. Currently being considered
July 30, 2018Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 3297Washington County, Utah, Public Land ActExpands the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve by about 6,900 acres in exchange for a right-of-way for a new east-west northern corridor through a portion of the reserve’s existing boundariesCurrently being considered
July 26, 2018Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) S. 3292To amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to modify a provision relating to certain consultation requirements.Exempts Section 7 consultations for any land management plan under 15 years old that has already been approved, even if new information reveals new threats to species or their habitats.Currently being considered
July 18, 2018Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)H.R. 6415American Border ActWaives the ESA, as well as other federal environmental laws, for U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities on public lands.Currently being considered
July 17, 2018Rep. Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 48)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billBlocks federal funding for the threatened Preble's Meadow jumping mouse, thwarting recovery efforts for this western speciesPassed House 217-199
July 17, 2018Rep. Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 49)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billBlocks funding for any listed species that do not have a current five year review completedPassed House 217-199
July 17, 2018Rep. Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 60)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billBlocks funding for the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouseNo
July 17, 2018Rep. Pearce (R-NM); Rep. Marshall (R-KS)H.R. 6147 (Amdt 62)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billPrevent the Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the imperiled Lesser Prairie chicken under the Endangered Species ActPassed House 217-199
July 17, 2018Rep. Smith (R-MO); Rep. Gianforte (R-MTH.R. 6147 (Amdt 70)Rider to the Interior-EPA appropriations billRestricts federal agencies from paying legal fees for plaintiff's suits under ESA, CWA, and CAAPassed House 217-199
July 12, 2018Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)H.R. 6344LOCAL Act of 2018Automatically grants an incidental take permit under Section 10 of the ESA to a private party if FWS approved a voluntary conservation agreement under this bill.Currently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 6345EMPOWERS Act of 2018Shifts authority to states by requiring FWS consult with county and state officials when it receives a petition under Section 4 of the ESA and provides burdensome requirements before a species can be listedCurrently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)H.R. 6346WHOLE Act of 2018Fundamentally weakens the ESA Section 7 consultation process by allowing federal agencies to forego minimizing harm to endangered species based only on the possibility of future conservation.Currently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 6354STORAGE Act of 2018Prohibits FWS from designated critical habitat in water infrastructure areas.Currently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AK)H.R. 6355PETITION Act of 2018Fundamentally weakens the citizen petition process under Section 4; eliminates listing deadlines by allowing FWS to declare a "petition backlog"; and eliminates judicial review.Currently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)H.R. 6356LIST Act of 2018Prioritizes the delisting of species; eliminates judicial review; and allows FWS to prohibit a citizen from submitting a petition for a period of 10 years.Currently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)H.R. 6360PREDICTS Act of 2018Eliminates the flexibility of voluntary conservation measures to the detriment of listed speciesCurrently being considered
July 12, 2018Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 6364LAMP Act of 2018Allows FWS to cede management authority under the ESA to states for intrastate species; prohibits FWS from amending voluntary management plans if a new species is listed Currently being considered
July 2, 2018Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)S. XXXX (Draft bill)Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018Weakens the ESA by giving states significant more authority over endangered species management and recoveryDraft bill
June 27, 2018Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM)H.R. 6107Ending Duplicative Permitting ActExempts oil and gas activities on certain non-Federal land from Section 7 of the Endangered Species ActCurrently being considered
June 14, 2018Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)S. 3073 (Sect. 115)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents the ESA-listing of the Columbia and Greater sage grousePassed Senate 92-6
June 14, 2018Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)H.R. 6119To remove the red wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife for North Carolina, and for other purposesLegislatively delists the red wolf and precludes judicial reviewCurrently being considered
June 11, 2018Sen. Angus King (I-ME)S. 3042 (Section 12601)Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018Exempts sea urchins and cucumbers from export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9(d)(1) of the ESACurrently being considered
June 6, 2018Rep. Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 438)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Blocks any funding spent towards restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem, where there are fewer than 10 bears left.Passed House 217-199
June 6, 2018Rep. Herrara Beutler (R-WA)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 440)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Blocks any funding for the development and implementation of Washington's Long Term Conservation Strategy to protect the ESA-listed marbled murreletPassed House 217-199
June 6, 2018Rep. Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 115)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents the ESA-listing of the bi-state DPS of the sage grousePassed House 217-199
June 6, 2018Rep. Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Sect. 441)Amendment to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Prevents judicial review of certain California water projects that are detrimental to delta smelt and salmonPassed House 217-199
May 24, 2018Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 5895 (Sect. 506)Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019Mandates the use of the illegal Federal Columbia River Power System operation plan that endangers 13 imperiled wild salmon and steelhead populationsPassed House 235-179
May 14, 2018Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 115)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Species specificPrevents the ESA-listing of the Columbia and Greater sage grouseCurrently being considered
May 14, 2018Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 117)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Species specificLegislatively delists the gray wolf range-wide, including the Mexican gray wolf, in the lower 48 statesCurrently being considered
May 14, 2018Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 116)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Species specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 rules delisting WY and Great Lakes gray wolves. Precludes judicial reviewCurrently being considered
May 14, 2018Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 6147 (Section 437)Rider to the Dept. of Interior, Environment, and related agencies for FY19Species specificEliminates judicial review of the California WaterFix project, which impacts 16 species including the Delta smelt. Precludes litigation under the ESA.Currently being considered
May 11, 2018Rep. Johnson (R-LA); Rep. Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 2 (amdt 94)Amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill General attackFundamentally weakens the ESA Sec. 7 consultation process by allowing federal agencies to forego minimizing harm to endangered species based only on the possibility of future conservation.Currently being considered
May 9, 2018Rep. Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 5515 (Section 314)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act FY19Species specificDelays ESA-listing of the Greater sage grouse for 10 years, until 2028, and precludes judicial reviewPassed House 351-66
May 9, 2018Rep. Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 5515 (Section 314)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act FY20Species specificDelays ESA-listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken for 10 years, until 2028, and precludes judicial reviewPassed House 351-66
May 9, 2018Rep. Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 5515 (Section 314)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act FY21Species specificLegislatively delists the American burying beetle Passed House 351-66
April 26, 2018Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)S. 2778A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to include a prohibition on the listing of a living nonnative species as a threatened species or an endangered species, and for other purposes.General attackAmends the ESA to prevent non-native species from being protected under the ActCurrently being considered
April 24, 2018Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)H.R. 5597Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act, Washington County, UtahSpecies specificAuthorizes a right-of-way for a new east-west northern corridor through a portion of the reserve’s existing boundaries and Desert Tortoise habitat.Currently being considered
April 13, 2018Rep. Shuster (R-PA); Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 4 (Section 628)FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018General attackExempts all private actions from complying with Sec. 7 and 9 of the ESA in regards to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Passed House 393-13
April 13, 2018Rep. Shuster (R-PA); Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 4 (Section 161)FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018General attackRequires the Secretary of Transportation to work with federal agencies to ensure that critical habitat is not designated on or near airport propertyPassed House 393-13
April 12, 2018Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)S. 2663 (Section 4)Agriculture Creates Real Employment (ACRE) ActSpecies specificForces FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sec. 9 of the ESACurrently being considered
April 12, 2018Rep. Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2 (Section 8303)Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill)General attackExempts the Forest Service from ESA Sec. 7 consultations and allows the agency to unilaterally approve projects in national forests Passed through Committee.
April 12, 2018Rep. Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2 (Section 9111)Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill)General attackExempts the U.S. EPA from ESA Sec. 7 consultation requirements, allowing the agency to ignore impacts of toxic pesticides on endangered wildlifePassed through Committee.
April 12, 2018Rep. Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2 (Section 9114)Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill)General attackGuts ESA Sec. 9, allowing anyone to kill an endangered species with a pesticide without recourse if they are in compliance with the pesticide label.Passed through Committee.
March 23, 2018Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)P.L. 115-141 (Division G, Section 120)Rider to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018Species specificDefunds any listing or potential listing of the Sage-grouse and Columbia basin Sage-grouseYes- Public Law No: 115-141
March 23, 2018Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)P.L. 115-141 (Division G, Section 208)Rider to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018General attackLegislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; would exempt Sec. 7 consultations for any land management plan under 15 years old that has already been approved prior to species listing, critical habitat designation, new information, etc.Yes- Public Law No: 115-141
March 21, 2018Sen. Cornyn (R-TX)S. 2587To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a program
to allow States to assume certain Federal responsibilities under that
Act with respect to agency actions applicable to highway projects within
the States, and for other purposes. 
General attackTransfers federal authority under Sec. 7 of the ESA to States for certain infrastructure projects in an attempt to streamline environmental permitting process.Currently being considered
January 10, 2018Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)H.R. 4760Securing America's Future Act of 2018General attackBroadly waives all provisions of the ESA for the construction of a border wall and/or border patrol activities.Currently being considered
January 4, 2018Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) S. 2277A bill to require the delisting of Mexican gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 on a determination that the subspecies has been sufficiently recovered in the United StatesMay 11, 1900Calls for the USFWS to determine if a population of fewer than 100 wolves has been established along the Arizona-New Mexico border and if so, declares the Mexican wolf recovered and delists them.Currently being considered
December 18, 2017Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 4667 (Sect. 2029)Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance for FY 2018May 24, 1900Exempts all private actions from complying with Sections 7 and 9 of the ESA in regards to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Passed House 251-169
November 20, 2017Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Sect. 114 (Senate Chairman's mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Defunds any listing or potential listing of the Sage-grouse and Columbia basin Sage-grouse for the next yearCurrently being considered
November 20, 2017Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Sect. 120 (Senate Chairman's mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewCurrently being considered
November 20, 2017Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Sect. 121 (Senate Chairman's mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Delists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the ESA and prevent future listings (defunding provision)Currently being considered
November 20, 2017Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); Sen. John Tester (D-MT)Sect. 431 (Senate Chairman's mark)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 24, 1900Legislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; would broadly exempt Sec. 7 consultations for any land management plan that has already been approved prior to species listing, critical habitat designation, new information, etc.Currently being considered
November 3, 2017Rep. Steve ScaliseH.R. 4239SECURE American Energy ActMay 24, 1900Exempts take from Sec. 9 and Sec. 7 consultation if take is authorized for marine mammals; weakens MMPA's requirement to monitor/report take/harassment and prevents a [major] alteration of design/scope/etc. of the activity in instances of take. Currently being considered
November 1, 2017Rep. Steve Pearce (R- NM)H.R. 2936 (H.Amdt 474)Resilient Forests Act of 2017May 24, 1900Broadly waives Sec. 7 consultation for logging projects in Gila, Lincoln, and Cibola national forestsCurrently being considered
October 23, 2017Sen. Barrasso (R-WY)S. 2068 Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation ActMay 24, 1900Legislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansCurrently being considered
October 19, 2017Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) H.Con.Res.71 (S.Amdt. 1429)Senate Amdt to House Budget Resolution May 24, 1900Strips ESA protections for all species that are found in only one state (which would affect 1,099 plants and animals)defeated 49-51 on the floor; not adopted
October 19, 2017Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) H.Con.Res.71 (S.Amdt. 1485)Senate Amdt to House Budget Resolution May 11, 1900Prohibits the USFWS from reconsidering the ESA listing of sage-grouse for at least 10 years and would prevent the withdrawal of 10 million acres of sage-grouse habitat from mineral leasesCurrently being considered
October 3, 2017Rep. Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3916Federally Integrated Species Health Act ("FISH") ActMay 24, 1900Transfers authority of NOAA to regulate anadromous and catadromous fish species under the ESA to the FWS. (Reorganization)Currently being considered
September 26, 2017Sen. Hatch (R-Utah), Lee (R-Utah)S. 1863Native Species Protection ActMay 24, 1900Strips ESA protections for all species that are found in only one state (which would affect 1,099 plants and animals)Currently being considered
August 25, 2017Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE); Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 3354 (H.Amdt. 334)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 24, 1900Reduces the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s land acquisition account by $4,000,000 and redirects funds towards delisting efforts.Currently being considered
August 25, 2017Rep. Bruce Poliquin (D-ME)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 445)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Exempts sea urchins and cucumbers from export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9(d)(1) of the ESACurrently being considered
August 25, 2017Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 458)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 24, 1900Delists any plant or animal species that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review (most ESA-listed species)Currently being considered
August 25, 2017Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 459)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Legislatively delists Preble's meadow jumping mouse Currently being considered
August 25, 2017Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO); Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 461)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 24, 1900Restricts federal agencies from paying legal fees for plaintiff's suits under ESA, CWA, and CAACurrently being considered
August 3, 2017Sen. John Coryn (R-TX)S. 1757Building America's Trust ActMay 24, 1900Exempts U.S. Customs and Border Protection from requirements of 36 different federal laws, including all provsions of the ESA.Currently being considered
July 28, 2017Rep. McCaul (R-TX)H.R. 3548 (Sect. 120)Border Security for America Act of 2017May 24, 1900Exempts U.S. Customs and Border Protection from requirements of 36 different federal laws, including all provisions of the ESACurrently being considered
July 28, 2017Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)H.R. 3565Federal Land Freedom ActMay 24, 1900Waives federal environmental requirements, including ESA and replaces them with state regulatory standards for oil & gas/development permitsCurrently being considered
July 28, 2017Rep. Tom McKlintock (R-CA)H.R. 3608Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness ActMay 24, 1900Requires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species Currently being considered
July 11, 2017Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 113)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Defunds any listing or potential listing of the Sage-grouse and Columbia basin Sage-grouse for the next yearCurrently being considered
July 11, 2017Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 116)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewCurrently being considered
July 11, 2017Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 3354 (Sect. 117)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2018May 11, 1900Blocks funding for Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states, including Mexican gray wolves and their recoveryCurrently being considered
June 29, 2017Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 3131 Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActMay 24, 1900Limits attorney's fees for successful citizen plaintiff who enforce the requirements of the ESA to protect speciesPassed through Committee.
June 29, 2017Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)H.R. 3133Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017May 24, 1900Exempts take from Sect. 9 as well as Sect. 7 Consult if take is authorized for marine mammals and weakens MMPA's requirement to monitor/report take/harassment and prevents a [major] alteration of design/scope/etc. of the activity in instances of takeCurrently being considered
June 29, 2017Sen. John Barrasso (R-WI); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Sen. Ben. Cardin (D-MD)S. 1514 Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation ("HELP") Act May 11, 1900Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review Currently being considered
June 29, 2017Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 3144To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes.Species specificMandates the use of the illegal Federal Columbia River Power System operation plan that endangers PNW salmon, until at least 2022, and maybe indefinitely. Passed House 225-189
June 23, 2017Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 3043To modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposesMay 24, 1900Authorizes FERC to evade environmental laws, including the ESA, to streamline the hydropower licensing processCurrently being considered
June 22, 2017Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)H.R. 299721st Century AIRR ActMay 24, 1900Imposes limits on critical habitat designations on or near airport propertyCurrently being considered
June 8, 2017Rep. DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 2825 (Sect. 6007)Department of Homeland Security Authorization ActMay 24, 1900Exempts all private actions from complying with Sec. 7 and 9 of the ESA in regards to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Currently being considered
June 7, 2017Rep. Mike Lee (R-UT)H.R. 2810 (S.Amdt. 469)Rider to the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act May 11, 1900Delays a potential ESA listing for the sage-grouse for at least 10 years; Transfers 60 million acres of public lands, much of which is sage grouse habitat to the states Currently being considered
June 7, 2017Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)H.R. 3668Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE") Act of 2017May 11, 1900Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review Currently being considered
June 6, 2017Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AK)H.R. 2936Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017May 24, 1900Exempts the Forest Service from ESA Sec. 7 consultation requirements to ensure logging projects don’t jeopardize species; curtails citizen access to courtsCurrently being considered
May 23, 2017Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)H.R. 2603The "Saves Act"May 24, 1900Amends the ESA to prevent non-native species from being protected under the ActPassed through Committee.
May 23, 2017Sen. Angus King (I-ME) S. 1206To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinodermsMay 11, 1900Exempts sea urchins and cucumbers from export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9(d)(1) of the ESACurrently being considered
May 19, 2017Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA); Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 2548 (Sect. 6)FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2017May 24, 1900Exempts Sect. 7 consultation for flood control activities on private land, even if these projects require a federal permitCurrently being considered
May 17, 2017Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME); Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)H.R. 2504To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinodermsMay 11, 1900Forces FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9 of the ESACurrently being considered
April 25, 2017Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)H.R. 2134Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActMay 24, 1900Strips protections from every endangered species until Congress passes a resolution of approval, guts protections for species found only within one state’s boundaries, and eliminates citizens' ability to submit petitions to protect species under the ESACurrently being considered
April 25, 2017Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV); Sen. Rand PaulS. 935Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActMay 24, 1900Strips protections from every endangered species until Congress passes a resolution of approval, guts protections for species found only within one state’s boundaries, and eliminates citizens' ability to submit petitions to protect species under the ESACurrently being considered
March 27, 2017Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY); Sen John barrasso (R-WI)S. 735State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActMay 24, 1900Undermines the "best available science" standard by automatically deeming tribal, state and county data 'best available science' even if it is notCurrently being considered
March 27, 2017Sen. John Barrasso (R-WI)S. 879National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2017May 24, 1900Waives ESA Sec. 7 consultation for forest management activities by making NFMA consultation under 50 CFR 402 sufficient for ESA obligationsCurrently being considered
March 15, 2017Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT); Jon Tester (D-MT) S. 605Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects ActMay 24, 1900Legislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansCurrently being considered
March 13, 2017Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)H.R. 1525Stop Taxpayer Funded Settlements ActMay 24, 1900Prevents any federal employee from entering into settlements for payment of attorneys' fees for environmental law cases, including ESA.Currently being considered
March 9, 2017Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 1483Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects ActMay 24, 1900Legislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansCurrently being considered
March 1, 2017Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 1269 Sacramento Valley Water Storage and Restoration ActMay 24, 1900Transfers implementation of the ESA from expert agency USFWS to the Bureau of Reclamation for a CA water projectCurrently being considered
March 1, 2017Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 1273 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActMay 24, 1900Requires that all data used in a listing and delisting determination under the ESA be made available on the internet; overly burdensome to agencyCurrently being considered
March 1, 2017Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 1274State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActMay 24, 1900Undermines the "best available science" standard by deeming tribal, state and county data 'best available science' even if it is notPassed through Committee.
February 14, 2017Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)S. 368Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan ActMay 11, 1900Allows hostile states to intervene in forming the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan despite the ESA requirement to only use best available scienceCurrently being considered
February 14, 2017Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 375 Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform ActMay 24, 1900Requires the Interior Department to provide public notification of when ESA suits are filed and would set a lower standard for when industry groups can interveneCurrently being considered
February 14, 2017Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 37621st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActMay 24, 1900Requires that all data used in a listing and delisting determination under the ESA be made available on the internet; overly burdensome to agencyCurrently being considered
February 7, 2017Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 335Federal Land Freedom ActMay 24, 1900Transfers oversight of oil and gas leasing of all federal land located in a state to the state; waives the ESA for all oil & gas and energy development activities Currently being considered
February 3, 2017Sen. Jim Risch (R-IA)S. 273Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017May 11, 1900Allows state governors to block any provisions within the sweeping federal sage grouse conservation plans approved in 2015 that do not conform to state-approved grouse conservation strategies; Currently being considered
January 27, 2017Rep. Pete Olsen (R-TX)H.R. 717 Listing Reform ActMay 24, 1900Requires consideration of economic cost of listing a species under the ESA, despite Sec. 4 best available science requirement; removes mandatory deadlines for listing decisions, leaving candidate species in limboPassed through Committee.
January 18, 2017Sen. John barrasso (R-WI); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)S. 164 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue the final rules relating to the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and the State of Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973May 11, 1900Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; preempts judicial reviewCurrently being considered
January 13, 2017Sen. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 527Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017May 11, 1900Allows state governors to block any provisions within the sweeping federal sage grouse conservation plans approved in 2015 that do not conform to state-approved grouse conservation strategiesCurrently being considered
January 11, 2017Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S.Con.Res.3 (S.Amdt. 151)Rider to the concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.May 11, 1900Transfers oversight of over 60 million acres of federal lands where sage-grouse are found to Western states; Prevents the FWS from listing the bird for at least 10 yearsCurrently being considered
January 10, 2017Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)H.R. 424Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017May 11, 1900Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review Currently being considered
January 4, 2017Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 244 (Sect. 114)Rider to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017May 24, 1900Prohibits funds from being used to write or issue rules for the sage-grouse pursuant to the ESA for a year.Yes- Public Law No: 115-31
January 4, 2017Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 289Guides and Outfitters Act ("GO") ActMay 24, 1900Prohibits DOI from charging businesses costs associated with Sec. 7 consultations when applying for special use permitsCurrently being considered
January 3, 2017Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 200Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act ("FISH") ActMay 24, 1900Overrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this ActCurrently being considered
January 3, 2017Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 226African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession ActMay 11, 1900Authorizes the import and export of ivory under the ESA; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryCurrently being considered
January 3, 2017Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 23Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017May 11, 1900Waives the ESA in water diversion projects in the Sacramento River or the San Joaquin RiversCurrently being considered
January 3, 2017Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 26 (H.Amdt.)Regulations in Need of Scrutiny ("REINS") Act of 2017 May 11, 1900Delays ESA listing of the sage grouse for the next 5 years, until 2021; Invalidates federal management plans if a state has their own plan; preempts judicial reviewCurrently being considered
December 8, 2016Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT); Rep. John Tester (D-MT)S. 3533Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects ActGeneral attackLegislatively undoes the Cottonwood v. USFS case; Would forego Section 7 consultations when new species are listed or new critical habitat designated, for already-approved land management plansNo
December 5, 2016Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Kevin McCarthyS. 612 (Subtitle J)Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) ActSpecies-specificRequires for the maximum amt of water to be pumped out of the Sacremento and San Joaquin rivers; Overrides Section 7 consultation requirements Yes- became Public Law 114-322
July 6, 2016Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 477)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificPermanently delists all Gray wolves throughout the lower 48 statesNo
July 6, 2016Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 116)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificMandates FWS conduct a study and report to Congress on the status of recovery of gulf sturgeon for the purposed of downlisting or delistingNo
July 6, 2016Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM); Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 494)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificPermanently delists the Mexican gray wolf (funding limitation); Blocks portions of the recovery plan No
July 6, 2016Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) H.R. 5538 (Sect. 478)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificPermanently delists the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from its current endangered statusNo
July 6, 2016Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 476)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificDelists the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from its current listing status (funding limitation)No
July 6, 2016Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 496)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017General attackPrevents agencies from paying any legal fees for lawsuit settlements that enforce environmental laws, including the ESA No
July 6, 2016Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 475)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017General attackDelists any plant or animal species that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review (which is most of the species given FWS' backlog)No
July 6, 2016Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 61)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017General attackWould prevent plaintiffs from gaining funds from attys fees for work in excess of over $125 per hour for ESA civil suits; redundant and uncessary because the Equal Access to Justice Act already mandates thisNo
June 15, 2016Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) H.R. 5538 (Sect. 445)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificPermanently delists the Lesser prairie chicken; Prohibits the enforcment of its current threatened listingNo
June 15, 2016Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 447)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificRestricts implentation of two Sect. 7 BiOps which would limt the amount of water being pumped out the CA Bay-Delta estruaryNo
June 15, 2016Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sec. 448)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificOverrides two Sect. 7 BiOps by requiring water pumping in excess of what is allowed in the BiOps regarding water management in the CA Bay-Delta estruaryNo
June 15, 2016Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 449)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificOverrides the ESA Sect. 7 consultation with state water rights if consultation interferes with water pumping and water rights.No
June 15, 2016Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 450)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificBlocks funds to implement the court settlement which restores the San Joaquin River for imperiled fishNo
June 14, 2016Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 3068 (Sect. 119)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial review No
June 14, 2016Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 3068 (Sect. 115)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificDelays ESA listing for the Greater sage grouse for 1 year (funding limitation) No
June 14, 2016Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 3068 (Sect. 111)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificFunding limitation to prohibit the enforcement of lesser prairie chicken's current threatened listing; Unecessary because FWS has a Ct. order to remove the species anywaysNo
May 24, 2016Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 119)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules so delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial reviewNo
May 24, 2016Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 114)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificDelays ESA listing for the Greater sage grouse for 1 year (funding limitation); Transfers 60 million acres of BLM land to statesNo
May 24, 2016Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 118)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificWeakens ESA protections for salmon and delta smelt in California’s Bay-Delta regionNo
May 24, 2016Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5538 (Sect. 118)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017Species-specificWeakens ESA protections for salmon and delta smelt in California’s Bay-Delta regionNo
May 20, 2016Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2104)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificExempts the sale, possession, and trade of ivory from the ESANo
May 20, 2016Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2201)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial reviewNo
May 20, 2016Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Sect. 2202)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificReissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves in Wyoming specificallyNo
May 20, 2016Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)H.Amdts to S. 2012 (Div. C)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificPermanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin river No
May 18, 2016Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer (R-MO)H.R. 5281Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActGeneral attackAutomatically removes all ESA protections for all species unless Congress votes to extend protections for each species; Requires state governor approval in order for a species to be listedNo
April 29, 2016Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)S. 2876Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan ActSpecies-specificAllows hostile states to intervene in forming the recovery plan despite the requirement for best available scienceNo
April 27, 2016Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2866)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017Species-specificPermanently delists the American burying beetleNo
April 27, 2016Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2865)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017Species-specificPermanently delists the lesser prairie chicken; prohibits the enforcement of its current threatened listing; Unecessary because FWS has a Ct. order to remove the species anywaysNo
April 25, 2016Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)H.R. 4909 (Sect. 2864)Rider to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017Species-specificDelays any listing on greater sage grouse for next 10yrs, until 2026; Blocks state management plansNo
April 12, 2016Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 204)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Species-specificMaximixes pumping of water to Central CA but blocks reinitiation of Sect. 7 consultationNo
April 12, 2016Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 205)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Species-specificRequires water pumping form the Delta far in excess of the maximum levels permitted under 2 ESA BiOps; prohibit implementation of the BiOps if doing so would reduce water supplyNo
April 12, 2016Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 206)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Species-specificPrecludes implementation of the ESA (Sect. 7) if it affects water rights under CA state lawNo
April 12, 2016Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 207)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Species-specificProhibits funding to carry out the settlement agreement of NRDC vs. Kirk Rogers, which restored water flows in San Joaquin River for endangered fishNo
April 12, 2016Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 5055 (Sect. 208)Rider to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY 2017Species-specificProhibits funding to maintain flows in any river in CA when there is a droughtNo
March 15, 2016Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 4739Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2016Species-specificDelays a potential ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for at least 10 years; Transfers management of 60 million acres where the SG occurs from BLM to the statesNo
February 29, 2016Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)H.R. 1471 (Sect. 311)FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015General attackWould exempt FEMA from complying with consultation requirements of other federal laws, including the ESA in regards to the impacts of the National Flood Insurance ProgramNo
February 26, 2016Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)H.R. 2406 (Sect. 2001)Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE") ActSpecies-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rulesto delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; Preempts judicial reviewNo
February 26, 2016Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)H.R. 2406 (Sect. 2002)Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE") ActSpecies-specificReissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves in WyomingNo
February 10, 2016Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)S. 2533California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief ActSpecies-specificWeakens ESA protections for salmon by increasing water flows out of the San Joaquin River; Conflicts with state law, which prohibits the expansion of Shasta Dam to protect salmonNo
February 2, 2016Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3164)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificPermanently elists the Mexican gray wolfNo
January 27, 2016Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 659 (Sect. 15)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial reviewNo
January 27, 2016Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3034 to S.Amdt. 2953)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015Species-specificProhibits the listing of the long-eared batNo
January 27, 2016Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3027 to S.Amdt. 2953)Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015General attackBars plaintiff recovery for those who file lawsuits to enforce the ESANo
January 16, 2016Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 659 (Sec. 14)Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
January 16, 2016Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 659 (Sect. 14)Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015Species-specificReissues the 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves Wyoming specificallyNo
January 12, 2016Rep. Ken Buck (R-Co)H.R. 4371Article I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments, 2016Species-specificReinstates all the ESA delisting riders from FY 2016 omnibus, including rider to bar plaintiff's attorneys fees under the ESANo
December 11, 2015Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)H.R. 4245To exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species ActSpecies-specificWould force FWS to propose a rule exempting sea urchins and cucumbers export licensing and licensing requirements under Sect. 9 of the ESANo
November 17, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)S. 2286Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015General attackRequires FWS to do research on the impact of a listing on fossil fuel, timber, and forage loads before listing a speciesNo
November 17, 2015Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)H.R. 4034Secure Fence Restoration Act of 2015General attackWaives a slew of environmental laws including the ESA in the construction of a fence along the Southwest borderNo
November 10, 2015Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 2281A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species ActSpecies-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the n Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
October 2, 2015Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)H.R.3682 (Sect. 942)Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2015General attackDeems the final 2008 BLM regulations on oil shales as sufficient for satisfying the ESANo
September 9, 2015Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R-AR)S. 2011Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015General attackWaives incidental take permitsunder the ESA by making an incidental take permit under the Marine Protection Mammal Act sufficient for both lawsNo
July 22, 2015Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)H.R. 3162Endangered Species Recovery Transparency ActGeneral attackEstablishes burdensome reporting requirements about ESA litigationNo
July 16, 2015Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)S. 1769African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015Species-specificAmends Sect. 9 of the ESA to allow for the import of ivory; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
July 16, 2015Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 2898 (H.Amdt. 670)Amdt. To the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015General attackGives water contractors special applicant rights and influence over the Sect. 7 consultation processNo
July 15, 2015Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)S. 1780Restoring America's Watersheds Act of 2015General attackWaives the ESA by allowingthe secretary to waive ANY requirement under the ESA by using the Interior Manual on Adaptive Management; Overbroad and vaguely writtenNo
July 13, 2015Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)H.R. 5751Shiras Moose Protection and Recovery ActGeneral attackReissues the 2013 FWS rules to delist the Mexican gray wolf); Preempts judicial reviewNo
July 8, 2015Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 634) Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificProhibits USFWS to use funds to enforce the ESA with respect to the musselsNo
July 8, 2015Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 633)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016General attackWould take away funds to pay legal fees for consent decrees to plaintiffs who sue to enforce the ESA, CAA, and CWANo
July 8, 2015Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 628)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016General attackDefunds any listing of plant or animal that has not undergone a status review first; contravenes the requirements of the ESANo
July 8, 2015Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 635)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016General attackWould prevent plaintiffs from gaining funds from attys fees for work in excess of over $125 per hour for ESA civil suits; Redundant and uncessary because the Equal Access to Justice Act already mandates thisNo
July 7, 2015Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 615)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificPermanently delists the lesser prairie chicken; prohibits the enforcement of its current threatened listingNo
July 7, 2015Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 626)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificPrevents funding for any attempts to list the bat under the ESANo
July 7, 2015Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 627)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificDelists the preble's meadow jumping mouse from its current listing status No
July 7, 2015Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 581)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificWould defund any attempts to list the sonoran desert tortoise under the ESANo
June 25, 2015Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) H.R. 2910Mexican Wolf Transparency and Accountability ActSpecies-specificPermanently delists the Mexican gray wolf No
June 25, 2015Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 2898Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015Species-specificPermanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin river No
June 25, 2015Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)S. 1691National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015General attackBypasses Sect. 7 consultation by deeming alternative consultation under FIFRA as achieving complianceNo
June 24, 2015Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 2822 (H. Amdt. 19)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificPermanently removes protections from Gray wolves in Washington, Oregon, UtahNo
June 24, 2015Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 16)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificWould take away funding to manage sage grouse habitat or implement the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan AmendmentsNo
June 23, 2015Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 1645 (Sect. 110)Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist the Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial reviewNo
June 23, 2015Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL)S. 1645 (Sect. 119)Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016Species-specificDelays a potential sage grouse listing for 1 yearYes- became Public Law No: 114-113; H.R.2029
June 23, 2015Sen. Jerry Moran (R-AL)S. 1645 (Sect. 128)Rider to Dept. of the Interior & Environment Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2016Species-specificPermanently delists the lesser prairie chicken from its threatened status and blocks federal funding to relist itNo
June 23, 2015Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 3)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificPermanently delists the lesser prairie chicken from its threatened statusNo
June 11, 2015Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 2735Accountable Recovery ActGeneral attackAmends the ESA to require specific numerical recovery goals despite the best available science; automatically delists a species if Secretary does not respond to a petition alleging those numerical goals have been metNo
June 9, 2015Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 120)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificDefunds any regulations which regulates the importation of ivoryNo
June 9, 2015Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 121)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificReissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); Preempts judicial reviewNo
June 9, 2015Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 117)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificDelays greater sage-grouse listing for one yearYes- became Public Law No: 114-113; H.R.2029
June 9, 2015Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 2822 (Sect. 122)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificExpands the Sect. 4(d) rule for northern long-eared bat to exempt incidental take caused by any industry activityNo
June 5, 2015Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)H.R. 1735 (S. Amdt. 1633)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016General attackWould exempt the Secretaries of Interior and agriculture from complying with the ESA within 100 miles of any border, land, or seaNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
June 4, 2015Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)H.R.1735 (S.Amdt. 1709 to S.Amdt. 1463)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificDelays listing of greater sage grouse for 6 yearsNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
June 4, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)H.R. 1735 (S.Amdt. 1687 to S.Amdt. 1473)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificPrevents ESA listing for Greater sage grouse until 2021; Permenently delists the American burying beetle and lesser prairie chickenNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
June 3, 2015Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)H.R. 2578 (H.Amdt. 354)Rider to Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016Species-specificProhibit NMFS from implementing recovery plans for salmon/steelhead in Central Valley CA if those recovery plans don't address predation. There is little scientific evidence showing that such measures can effectively increase salmon populations
No
May 19, 2015Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA)H.R. 2406 (Sec. 1003)Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement ("SHARE" Act Species-specificAmends Sect. 9 of the ESA to allow for the import of ivory; Makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
May 19, 2015Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)S. 1376 (Sect. 313)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificAllows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
May 15, 2015Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)H.R. 2352The State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActGeneral attackUndermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decisionNo
May 14, 2015Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)H.R. 1735 (H.Amdt. 230)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificProhibits the lesser prairie-chicken from being protected under the ESA until at least 2021; Permanently removes ESA protection for the American burying beetle nationwideNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
May 14, 2015Rep. Paul Labrador (R-ID)H.R. 2316Self-Sufficient Community Lands ActGeneral attackSubjects federal forest land to state and private management instead of the ESANo
May 5, 2015Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)H.R. 1735 (Sect. 312)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificAllows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
May 4, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 1142Native Species Protection ActGeneral attackEliminates ESA protections for over 800 species that are "intrastate" species found only within one state.No
May 1, 2015Rep. Tom Mclintock (R-CA)H.R. 2028 (H.Amdt. 208)Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017Species-specificForbids funding from being used to purchase water to supplement or enhance instream flow requirements in California mandated by the ESA
April 30, 2015Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)H.R. 2134Listing Reform ActGeneral attackBlock plaintiff's lawsuits from setting deadlines for DOI to decide on whether or not to list species under the ESA; Also innapropriately allows DOI o take the economic cost of a listing decision into account No
April 29, 2015Rep. Eric Crawford (R-AR)H.R. 2098To amend the Endangered Species Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is published General attackRequires the Interior secretary to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis for any proposals to set aside critical habitat; Limits federal actions needed to sustain plants and animals listed under the ESA No
April 29, 2015Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 2109Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActGeneral attackLimits attorney's fees for successful citizen plaintiff who enforce the requirements of the ESA to protect speciesNo
April 28, 2015Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)S. 1118 (Sect. 304)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificAllows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
April 23, 2015Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)H.R. 1985Pacific Northwest Gray Wolf Management Act of 2015Species-specificDelists the Pactific NW population of gray wolves in WA, Utah, and Oregon, and return management authority for the species back to the individual statesNo
April 23, 2015Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)H.R. 1997Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation ActSpecies-specificDelays an ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for at least 6 yearsNo
April 22, 2015Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)S. 1036Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation ActSpecies-specificPrevents ESA listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse for 6years; reverts Gunnison Sage-Grouse from threatened status to candidate; Cedes sage grouse management to the states and states do not have to abide by the best available scienceNo
April 22, 2015Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) H.R. 1735 (Sect. 2862)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016Species-specificDelays ESA listing for the sage grouse for 10yrs, until 2025; Invalidates federal management plans if a state has their own planNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
March 27, 2015Sen. John Thune (R-SD)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 422)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Species-specificIndefinitely delays ESA listing for the northern long-eared batNo
March 26, 2015Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 606)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Species-specificAllows for the continued import and export of ivory, which undermines conservation efforts and makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
March 26, 2015Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 659)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025General attackRequires cumulative economic effects analysis into designation of critical habitatNo
March 26, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 759)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025General attackEstablishes funding neutral reserve fund fior all "intrastate" species found only within one stateNo
March 26, 2015Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)H.R. 166721st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActGeneral attackRequires all information used in a listing determination to be published onlineNo
March 25, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 861)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025General attackUndermines the ability of citizens to enforce the ESA by restricting citizens’ ability to recover litigation costsNo
March 24, 2015Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 452)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025Species-specificProhibits listing of greater sage-grouse under ESA indefinitelyNo
March 24, 2015Rep. Kristi L. Noem (R-SD)H.R. 1589To prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species ActSpecies-specificProhibits the protection of the northern long-eared bat under the ESA indefinitelyNo
March 24, 2015Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)S. 855Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActGeneral attackAutomatically removes all ESA protections for all species unless Congress votes to extend protections for each species; Requires state governor approval in order for a species to be listedNo
March 24, 2015Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 412)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025General attackUndermines the ability of citizens to enforce violations of the ESANo
March 24, 2015Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S.Con.Res.11 (S.Amdt. 497)Buget Resolution for Fiscal Years 2017-2025General attackDefers “conservation planning and implementation” from the federal govt. to states and local govtNo
March 18, 2015Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)S. 791American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015General attackExempts virtually all energy development projects from the requirements of the ESA to protect listed speciesNo
March 17, 2015Rep. Jim Bridenstine Jim (R-OK)H.R. 1487American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015General attackExempts virtually all energy development projects from the requirements of the ESA to protect listed speciesNo
March 12, 2015Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)S. 736 State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActGeneral attackUndermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decisionNo
March 4, 2015Sen. John Thune (R-SD)S. 655A bill to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species ActSpecies-specificProhibits the protection of the northern long-eared bat under the ESA indefinitely. No
March 4, 2015Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 1335 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act General attackOverrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this act No
February 12, 2015Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 490Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015General attackWaives the ESA for state oil & gas explorationsNo
February 11, 2015Rep. Reid Ribbl (R-WI)H.R. 884To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species ActSpecies-specificPermanently removes all ESA protections Gray wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes region ( Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan)No
February 11, 2015Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)H.R. 866Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015General attackWaives the ESA for state oil & gas explorationsNo
February 10, 2015Rep. John Kline (R-MN)H.R. 843Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015Species-specificPermanently delists the gray wolf in three states in the Great Lakes region-- Minnesota, Wisconsin, and MichiganNo
February 3, 2015Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 697African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015Species-specificAuthorizes for the import and export of ivory under the ESA; makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
February 2, 2015Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)H.R. 659Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2015Species-specificRemoves ESA protection for the lesser prairie chicken as threatened unitl at least 2020No
January 28, 2015Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 29221st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActGeneral attackRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such speciesNo
January 28, 2015Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 293A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlementsGeneral attackWould make it harder for those suing to enforce ESA to settle their cases and recover attorneys feesNo
January 28, 2015Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)H.R. 585To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlementsGeneral attackReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys feesNo
January 27, 2015Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 1 (S.Amdt. 244)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActSpecies-specificPrevents FWS from listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species under the ESANo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
January 27, 2015Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S.1 (S.Amdt. 243)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActSpecies-specificPrevents FWS from listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species under the ESANo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
January 22, 2015Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)S. 1 (S.Amdt. 73 to S.Amdt. 2)  Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActSpecies-specificDelists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the ESA and prevent future listings.No- vetoed by Pres. Obama
January 21, 2015Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)S. 208 Secure Our Borders First Act 2015General attackWaives all provisions of the ESA within 100 mi from the border No
January 21, 2015Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)H.R. 399Secure Our Borders First Act 2015General attackWaives all provisions of the ESA within 100 mi from the border No
January 20, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 1 (S.Amdt. 33 to S.Amdt. 2)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActGeneral attackRestricts citizens’ ability to recover litigation costs under the ESANo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
January 13, 2015Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 1 (S.Amdt. 34 to S.Amdt. 2)Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActGeneral attackEstablishes burdensome reporting requirements about ESA litigation; makes it more difficult for prevailing plaintiffs enforcing the Act to gain back attorneys feesNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
January 7, 2015Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)S. 112Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014General attackRequires that an area be excluded from a critical habitat designations whenever the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including the areaNo
January 6, 2015Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)S. 1Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo- vetoed by Pres. Obama
January 6, 2015Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)H.R. 3 Keystone XL Pipeline ActSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No- vetoed by Pres. Obama
December 11, 2014Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 5886African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2014Species-specificAuthorizes for the import and export of ivory under the ESA; makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
December 2, 2014Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 5781California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Species-specificWould pump water out of San Juaquin River/CA's central valley without regard to ESANo
September 15, 2014Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)H.R. 2 (Sect. 105)American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs ActSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
July 31, 2014Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 2748Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActGeneral attackReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; Makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys feesNo
July 31, 2014Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 2752Endangered Species Recovery Transparency ActGeneral attackRequires DOI to make available online a searchable database detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESANo
July 31, 2014Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)S. 2729Private Landowner Protection Act of 2014General attackRequires that an area be excluded from a critical habitat designations whenever the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including the areaNo
July 31, 2014Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)H.R. 5329Accountable Recovery ActGeneral attackRequires recovery plans to be completed at the same time a species is protected; Automatically removes ESA protections if government fails to respond to a petition regarding the delisting of a species within 30 days of receipt of such petition.No
July 29, 2014Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 2678American Burying Beetle Relief Act of 2014Species-specificPermanently removes all ESA protections for the American burying beetle nationwideNo
July 29, 2014Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S. 2677Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014Species-specificRemoves the lesser prairie-chicken from the list of threatened species under ESA  for 5yrs No
July 23, 2014Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 115)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Species-specificDefunds any regulations which regulates the importation of ivoryNo
July 23, 2014Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 117)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Species-specificPrevents any proposed or final listing to protect the greater sage-grouse or Gunnison sage-grouse under ESA in 2015Yes- Incorporated into H.R. 83; Became Public Law No: 113-235
July 23, 2014Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 118)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Species-specificRequires FWS to submit economical analysis of recovery plan and submit it for public comment and review under the ESA by 2015 in response to the 2014 listingsNo
July 23, 2014Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171 (Sect. 116)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Species-specificDefunds any study for the beetle or final rule to change the status of the beetle unde the ESAYes- became Public Law 113-235
July 23, 2014Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)H.R. 5171Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015General attackAllows for FWS to redirect funding that has been allocated to the ESA program into the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Account but not the reverseNo
July 22, 2014Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 263521st Century Endangered Species Transparency ActGeneral attackRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such speciesNo
July 17, 2014Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)S. 2630A bill to amend the ESA to require disclosure to States of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decisionmaking under such Act General attackUndermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decisionNo
July 10, 2014Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)S. 2587Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014Species-specificAmends the ESA to allow ivory imports; undermines conservation of the African elephantNo
July 10, 2014Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT)H.R. 5052Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014Species-specificAmends Section 11 of the ESA to allow for the continued import and export of ivory, makes it more difficult to track illegal ivoryNo
July 9, 2014Sen. John Walsh (D-MT)S. 2575Sage Grouse Accountability and Private Conservation Act of 2014Species-specificRequires DOI to prepare a report on the status of greater sage-grouse conservation efforts under the ESA for accountability to benefit farmers, ranchers, and developersNo
June 12, 2014Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)H.R. 4866Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act of 2014Species-specificRemoves the lesser prairie chicken from the list of threatened species under ESA  for a period of 5yrs to allow the state-driven conservation plans to take affectNo
June 2, 2014Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)S. 2410 (Sect. 353)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015Species-specificAllows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesYes- became Public Law 113-291
May 22, 2014Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)S. 2394Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation ActSpecies-specificWould delay ESA listing for greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse for at least 10 years No
May 22, 2014Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)H.R. 4716 Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation ActSpecies-specificWould delay ESA listing for greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse for at least 10 years No
May 15, 2014Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4660 (H.Amdt. 270)Rider to Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2015Species-specificProhibits funding to establish minimum riparian buffer zones for salmon under the Pacific Coast Recovery ActYes- became Public Law 113-235
May 5, 2014Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)S. 2289 (Sect. 315)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015Species-specificAllows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo
May 1, 2014Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)S. 2280A bill to approve the Keystone XL PipelineSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
April 8, 2014Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 4419Sage-Grouse and Endangered Species Conservation and Protection ActSpecies-specificDelays an ESA listing for greater sage-grouse for 5 years along with all species, amonst other thingsNo
March 27, 2014Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)H.R. 4317 State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery ActGeneral attackUndermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by deeming that any information submitted by a State, tribe or county government is the "best available" science for use in a listing decisionNo
March 27, 2014Rep. Eric Crawford (R-AR)H.R. 4319Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014General attackRequires that the economic analysis of designating critical habitat includes the cost of listing and protecting such species under the ESANo
March 27, 2014Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4315Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness ActGeneral attackRequires that all data used in a listing determination under the ESA be made available on the internet, even if such data increases poaching or collecting risk to such species; requires publication of ESA lawsuits filed; replaces EAJA fees in prevailing citizen suits with a lower standardNo
March 27, 2014Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)H.R. 4316 Endangered Species Recovery Transparency ActGeneral attackRequires DOI to submit an annual report detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESANo
March 27, 2014Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)H.R. 4318Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness ActGeneral attackReplaces the current standard for awarding court costs in citizen suits; makes it harder for prevailing parties enforcing the ESA to regain attorneys feesNo
March 26, 2014Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)H.R. 4304Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions ActSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No
March 24, 2014Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)H.R. 4284ESA Improvement Act of 2014General attackRequires that the federal government count all individuals of a species on both public and private lands in determining whether a species is meeting recovery objectivesNo
March 24, 2014Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4742Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActGeneral attackOverrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this Act No
March 19, 2014Rep. John Carter (R-TX)H.R. 3547 (Sect. 127)Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014Species-specificExempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United StatesYes- Became Public Law No: 113-76
March 16, 2014Rep. Tom Mclintock (R-CA)H.R. 1668Save Our Water ActSpecies-specificWould suspend the ESA for water management in particular river basins when the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Army, or the Governor of the relevant state declares there is a droughtNo
March 14, 2014Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)H.R. 4256Endangered Species Improvement Act of 2014General attackRequires that the federal government count all individuals of a species on both public and private lands in determining whether a species is meeting recovery objectivesNo
March 5, 2014Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)S. 2084Community Protection Act of 2014General attackRequires that when critical habitat is proposed, a quantitative economic analysis, including impacts on employment and changes in revenues to States, be made available for public commentNo
February 11, 2014Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) H.R. 4039 California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Species-specificRequires the Bureau of Reclamation to complete all requirements under NEPA and ESA necessary to make final permit decisions on water transfer requests; Pumps water out of San Juaquin River/CA's central valley without regard to the ESANo
January 29, 2014Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)H.R. 3964Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery ActSpecies-specificRepeals the San Joaquin river restoration settlement; Allows for water transfers without consideration of impacts to ESA-protected speciesNo
January 16, 2014Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)H.R. 3895Energy Exploration and Production to Achieve National Demand ActSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No
December 11, 2013Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)H.R. 3703Approve the Pipeline Now ActSpecies-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
November 20, 2013Rep. Steve King (R-IA)H.R. 2609 (H.Amdt. 311)Rider to Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2014Species-specificPrevents the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing measures to ensure the survival of the endangered pallid sturgeonNo
November 19, 2013Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dean Heller (R-NV) S. 1731Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActGeneral attackUndermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring the consent of the Governor of a State in which the species is presentNo
November 19, 2013Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)H.R. 3533 Endangered Species Management Self-Determination ActGeneral attackUndermines the "best available science" standard for listing species under the ESA by requiring the consent of the Governor of a State in which the species is presentNo
August 1, 2013Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) S. 1479Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013General attackTruncates Sect. 7 consultation process for certain types of logging projects on public lands, thereby reducing protections to endangered species in those areasNo
July 25, 2013Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)H.R. 2824Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in AmericaGeneral attackCodifies a 2008 surface coal mining regulation that eliminated stream-protection buffer zones, deems the regulation compliant withe the ESA. In 2007, a federal court held that the rule was illegal for failing to comply with the ESANo
July 11, 2013Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)H.R. 2674Job Creation Act of 2013Species-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.No
July 10, 2013Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)H.R. 2642 (Sect. 2610)Rider to Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill")Species-specificRequires economic impact analysis of conservation programs of the lesser prarie chicken conservationYES- Became Public Law No: 113-79
July 10, 2013Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)H.R. 2642 (Sect. 9012)Rider to Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill")General attackPrevents implementation of any conservation measure in a biological opinion designed to address impacts of pesticides on endangered species.No
May 9, 2013Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)H.R. 1927More Water and Security for Californians ActSpecies-specificMandates that no biological opinion can alter/modify/stop water deliveries in the California bay delta No
May 7, 2013Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 1866Enhancement of Species Survival Act General attackAllow for importation of ESA-protected foreign species that are a sport-hunted trophy that complies with the requirements of CITES; Undermines overall enforcement tools to address poaching by facilitating trade in endangered speciesNo
March 21, 2013Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) H.R. 1345Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013General attackTruncates Sect. 7 consultation process for certain types of logging projects on public lands, thereby reducing protections to endangered species in those areasNo
March 21, 2013Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) H.R. 1314To amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements General attackAllows for intervention in legal settlement for industry, States, and other parties; Raises thresholds for successful citizen plaintiffs enforcing requirements of ESA to receive attorneys feesNo
March 15, 2013Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)H.R. 3Northern Route Approval Act Species-specificAllows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetleNo
March 14, 2013Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA)H.R. 1960 (Sect. 320)Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014Species-specificAllows incidental take of California southern sea otter during the course of military readiness activitiesNo
March 7, 2013Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)S. 486 Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches ActSpecies-specificProhibits implementation of rule designed to protect nesting piping plovers and their critical habitat at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area from motorized recreational vehiclesNo
February 27, 2013Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S.19 Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform Act General attackAmends the ESA to allow any corporation to intervene in any legal settlement to protect species under the ESANo
February 27, 2013Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)S. 17Energy Production and Project Delivery Act of 2013General attackProhibit consideration of greenhouse gases for any endangered species; Amends the ESA to create an exemption for take in certain situationsNo
February 26, 2013Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)H.R. 819Preserving Access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area ActSpecies-specificProhibits implementation of rule designed to protect nesting piping plovers and their critical habitat at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area from motorized recreational vehiclesNo
February 6, 2013Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)H.R. 576Save Endangered Species Act of 2013Species-specificExempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United StatesNo
July 26, 2012Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 3446Salamander Community Conservation ActSpecies-specificPrevents the listing of four central Texas salamander species as threatened or endangered under the ESANo
July 26, 2012Rep. John Carter (R-TX)H.R. 6219Salamander Community Conservation ActSpecies-specificPrevents the listing of four central Texas salamander species as threatened or endangered under the ESANo
July 26, 2012Rep. John Carter (R-TX)H.R. 6091 (Sect. 423)Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2013Species-specificExempts trophy hunters from ESA requirement to receive individual permits to hunt three species of endangered antelope in captive ranches inside the United StatesNo
May 24, 2012Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)S.2340 (S.Amdt. 2404)Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 ("Farm Bill")General attackRequires economic impacts of listing a species as endangered or threatened under the ESA or designating its critical habitatNo
February 14, 2012Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)H.R. 4019Federal Forests County Revenue, Schools, and Jobs Act of 2012General attackWould exempt several types of logging and forestry projects from the requirements of the ESANo
November 17, 2011Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI)H.R.3453State Management of Recovered Wolves ActSpecies-specificAllows States to conduct lethal control of wolves to protect ranchers from wolf depredations in any State where wolf population exceeds a recovery goal No
November 8, 2011Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO)H.R.3259To amend the Endangered Species Act to authorize Federal agencies to promptly respond to emergencies involving the health and safety of persons, in the same manner as such authority is available under the Wilderness Act General attackWaives all ESA requirements for emergencies agency actions that involves or will likely involve the health and safety of peopleNo
September 20, 2011Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)S. 1580Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011Species-specificExpands ability of private or State entities to kill or injure Utah prairie dogs in cemetaries and airports without a permitNo
September 20, 2011Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)H.R. 2973Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011Species-specificExpands ability of private or State entities to kill or injure Utah prairie dogs in cemetaries and airports without a permitNo
September 14, 2011Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)S. 1552To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent dangerSpecies-specificProhibits prosecution of individuals that kill or injury grizzly bears when do so for reasons of self defenseNo
September 14, 2011Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)H.R. 2929 To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide an exception to that Act for actions carried out against grizzly bears in self-defense, defense of others, or a reasonable belief of imminent danger Species-specificProhibits prosecution of individuals that kill or injury grizzly bears when do so for reasons of self defenseNo
July 25, 2011Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL)H.R. 2584 (H.Amdt. 42)Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012Species-specificPrevents the implementation of a boat speed-reduction rule designed to protect manatee in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, FloridaNo
July 19, 2011Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID); Rep. John Tester (D-MT)H.R. 2584Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2012 General attackEliminated all funding to list any species as threatened or endangered or to designate critical habitat for any species for fiscal year 2012 ("Extinction Rider")No
July 5, 2011Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)H.R. 2584 (Sect. 119)Rider to the Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012Species-specificProhibits ESA protections of gray wolf in Wyoming or in the Western Great Lakes statesNo
June 8, 2011Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)S.782 (S.Amdt. 429)Amdt. to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011Species-specificProhibits protection of lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened or endangered speciesNo
June 7, 2011Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)S. 782 (S.Amdt. 397)Amdt. to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011Species-specificProhibits protection of dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered speciesNo
May 11, 2011Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)H.R. 1837Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act (aka “State Water Rights Repeal Act”)Species-specificRolls back ESA protections for all species impacted by the Central Valley and California State Water Projects by mandating that all ESA requirements are already met; blocks BiOps that are more restrictive than the 1994 Bay Delta AccordNo
May 10, 2011Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH)H.R. 1806Bluefin Tuna Fishermen Employment Preservation ActSpecies-specificProhibit protection of the Bluefin tuna as an endangered or threatened species under the ESA.No
May 10, 2011Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI)H.R. 1819State Wildlife Management ActSpecies-specificProhibits ESA protections for gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and the Northern Rockies No
May 4, 2011Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)H.R. 1719Endangered Species Compliance and Transparency Act of 2011Species-specificRequires the Administrator of each of the Bonneville Power Administration to put on each customer's electricity bill the cost to implement the ESANo
April 13, 2011Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 1505National Security and Federal Lands Protection ActGeneral attackExempts the Secretary of Homeland Security from complying with all provisions of the ESA for any activities needed to achieve operational control of the U.S. borderNo
April 12, 2011Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) H.R. 1473 (Sec. 1713)Rider to Dept. of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011 Species-specificDelists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of Utah ("the Wolf Rider")Yes- Became Public Law No: 112-10
March 31, 2011Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)H.R. 1287Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011General attackProhibits consideration of greenhouse gases in implementing of the ESA, exempts States from compliance with ESA during state-declared emergenciesNo
March 30, 2011Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)H.R. 1251Drought Relief Act (aka "More Water for the Valley Act")Species-specificMandates that no biological opinion can alter/modify/stop water deliveries in the California bay delta No
March 17, 2011Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) H.R. 1202To restart jobs in the timber industry by providing for the protection of the Mexican Spotted Owl in sanctuaries Species-specificWould require agencies to remove all Mexican spotted owls from the wild and put them into captive "sanctuaries"No
March 11, 2011Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)S. 706 Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011General attackProhibits consideration of greenhouse gases in implementing of the ESA, exempts States from compliance with ESA during state-declared emergenciesNo
March 11, 2011Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)H.R. 1042The Discredit Eternal Listing Inequality of Species Takings Act (“DELIST") ActGeneral attackRequires that a species must be deemed "extinct" if its population has not “substantially increased” within 15 years of the date it was listed under the Act No
February 28, 2011Rep. John Kline (R-MN)H.R. 838Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2011Species-specificProhibits any wolf species in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan from being protected as endangered or threatened under the ESANo
February 16, 2011Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)H.R. 2584 (H.Amdt. 194)Rider to Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2012Species-specificProhibits protection of gray wolf in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Washington, Oregon, and Utah, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin and MichiganNo
February 11, 2011Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) H.R. 1 (H.Amdt. 342)Rider to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011 Species-specificCuts all funding to the Mexican gray wolf recovery program No
February 11, 2011Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KT)H.R. 1 (Sec. 1475a-b) Rider to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011 Species-specificBlocks the implementation of 2 BiOps for salmon and delta smelt; Prohibits the court settlement which restores the flow of the San Joaquin River and DOI from completing the envr. review of the impact of removing 4 dams on the Klamouth river to restore salmon populationsNo
February 10, 2011Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)S. 321Delisting Gray Wolves to Restore State Management Act of 2011Species-specificDelists the Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment of gray wolf within Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and a portion of UtahNo
February 1, 2011Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)S. 249 The American Big Game and Livestock Protection ActSpecies-specificProhibits protecting the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwideNo
January 26, 2011Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)H.R. 509To amend the Endangered Species Act to provide that Act shall not apply to the gray wolf Species-specificProhibits protecting the gray wolf as either threatened or endangered nationwideNo
January 26, 2011Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)H.R. 510Idaho and Montana Wolf Management Act of 2011Species-specificProhibits protecting gray wolf in Montana or IdahoNo
January 5, 2011Rep. Don Young (R-AK)H.R. 39 Polar Bear Delisting ActSpecies-specificDelists the threatened polar bear from ESANo