March 1, 2011
Great news for wolves.! The bad section of the House budget bill, 1713, has been exposed and HR 1 has failed. The House has already passed a new Continuing Resolution to keep the government running. It should pass the Senate easily today.
. Click here here for the link to the new House CR.
We can breathe a sigh of relief, the crisis has been averted, for now. There won’t be a vote later on this week that could have contained section 1713, which would have driven a stake through the hearts of Northern Rockies gray wolves.
Be vigilant, we can celebrate today but you can be assured there will be more bad delisting moves coming.
Watch how the budget negotiations play out over the next two weeks. The House passed a stopgap measure that will avert a government shutdown and extend the vote on the budget until March 18. We must remain vigilant and keep a close eye on what is included in the permanent budget bill the Senate negotiates.
I believe the power of our voices, raised as one, helped turn the tide. Thank you Wolf Warriors for your supreme efforts on behalf of wolves!!
ALERT FROM “LIVING WITH WOLVES:
(Thanks Wolf Watcher For Posting This On FB)
March 1, 2011
With Your Help HR 1 Has Failed
Less than an hour ago the U.S. Senate shut down HR 1! This budget bill, a Continuing Resolution, had seemingly countless riders attached to it, including the one written by Idaho Representative Mike Simpson. Without ever mentioning wolves even once, Representative Simpson’s rider (Section 1713), would have removed wolves from the protections of the Endangered Species Act and would have also prohibited the issue from any future judicial review. Your calls helped bring to the attention of the Senators reviewing this 359 page resolution what the cryptically written Section 1713 was about. Your efforts helped, your opinions were heard.
Wolves are no longer hidden in this budget bill, but it is eminent, that in the very near future there will be similar legislation introduced either in the form of another rider, like this one, or in the form of a freestanding bill, where once again the protection of wolves will be under attack again. So the battle over wolves on Capitol Hill continues, but today is a good day for wolves.
If you wish to follow-up and thank the Senators you contacted for today’s outcome, we have reattached the list of phone numbers below.
And again, we thank you, and the wolves of America thank you as well!
CLICK HERE for link to alert
Posted at 4:40 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011
House passes stopgap funding to avert federal shutdown
Updated: 4:40 p.m.
The House on Tuesday approved a stopgap measure that would keep the federal government funded through March 18 and cut $4 billion in spending by targeting programs that President Obama has already marked for elimination.
The proposal, which passed the House on a 335-to-91 vote, now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass easily. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Tuesday that it is likely to come to a vote in his chamber within 48 hours.
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