Lummis Wolf Rider Stripped Out of Budget Bill…Stay Tuned!

UPDATE

We read through the detailed bill summary on the House Appropriations Committee website.

It looks like the wolf rider has been pulled from the bill!! Will update you further if any wolf riders are detected before the final vote.

Summary: Fiscal Year 2012 Final Consolidated Appropriations Bill

These bad policies remain:

 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

•Wolf monitoring and livestock loss programs are continued.

Give-aways-to-rancher barons

 •A provision to reduce litigation on grazing issues
 •A provision to renew and streamline grazing permits
•A provision to exempt livestock producers from overly burdensome greenhouse gas
regulations

http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/12.14.11_Final_FY_2012_Appropriations_Legislation_-_Detailed_Summary.pdf

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Rogers: Final Appropriations Package Will Move Forward 

Washington, Dec 15-

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers has announced that the final fiscal year 2012 Appropriations legislation will move forward with the approval of House and Senate conferees.

“The House and Senate have reached a final agreement to move forward on the final fiscal year 2012 Appropriations legislation. I am hopeful that the House and Senate can pass this bill tomorrow to prevent a government shutdown, fund critical programs and services for the American people, and cut spending to help put the nation’s finances on a more sustainable path. In spite of many unnecessary obstacles, it is good to see that responsible leadership and good governance can triumph,” Chairman Rogers said.

The conference report is expected to be filed in the House later this evening.

UPDATE: 4:12 pm

This bill is not final until the Senate agrees to it. The House is negotiating with the Senate to come to an agreement tonight so they can bring the bill to a vote tomorrow.  Even though I don’t believe the wolf rider will be slipped back in, we cannot fully rest until the bill is agreed to by both houses of Congress and voted on.  Stay tuned!!

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You can breath a sigh of relief, for now.  The Lummis wolf delisting rider, which would have delisted wolves in Wyoming, The Great Lakes Region and 29 Eastern states has been removed from the Omnibus budget bill.

“When the House Appropriations Committee posted the full text of the year-end spending bill that had been laboriously negotiated with Senate Democrats early Thursday morning, the wolf language was nowhere to be found.”

This is very good news a victory for wolves and wolf advocates but I’m still uneasy that someone might try to slip it in at the last-minute because they are still negotiating.

But for now we can savor this victory. We have not heard the last of wolf riders and wolf delistings but at least for today wolves in  Wyoming,  Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are safe.

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Kline and Cravaack angry over dropped wolf provision

Posted at 4:05 PM on December 15, 2011 by Brett Neely

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2011/12/kline_and_crava_1.shtml

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Read the bill

H.R. 3671

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012

http://www.rules.house.gov/Legislation/legislationDetails.aspx?NewsID=661

DIVISION E

DIVISION E-DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED
AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2012
TITLE I
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

http://rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112_1/legislativetext/HR3671-IH-P5.pdf

Top Photo: Ann S., Lawyer Mohawk, Ambassador Wolf (Wolf People)

Bottom photo: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Cynthia Lummis wolf delisting rider, Omnibus budget bill, Wyoming wolves, Great Lakes Region wolves, rider stripped from House Bill

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