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February 24, 2017

Senate holds hearing on Endangered Species Act reform

On Feb. 15, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight: Modernization of the Endangered Species Act,” led by Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY). Throughout the...

February 17, 2017

Deregulatory measures advance in Congress

Congress continues to utilize its authority under the Congressional Review Act to overturn federal environmental rules issued late during the Obama administration. President Trump signed H.J. Res. 38 on Feb....

February 15, 2017

Yellowstone’s annual bison cull is underway

Yellowstone National Park has begun this winter’s bison cull, an annual event intended to help maintain an ecologically sustainable population of American bison (Bison bison) within the park and to...


February 10, 2017

Efforts to alter ESA continue in 115th Congress

Listing Reform Act On Jan. 27, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) introduced H.R. 717 with the intent to alter the process of listing a species as threatened or endangered under the...

February 7, 2017

Congress works to overturn Obama administration rules

Deregulation plans Within the past two weeks, Congress has moved to undo a number of Obama administration actions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows for an expedited legislative...

January 26, 2017

Alaska challenges federal hunting rules in court

On Jan. 13, the State of Alaska filed a lawsuit to challenge new federal rules banning several methods of hunting on national wildlife refuges and national preserves located within the...


January 25, 2017

TWS welcomes new members of Congress

On Jan. 19, staff of The Wildlife Society’s Government Affairs & Partnerships team traveled to Capitol Hill to hand-deliver a welcome letter and transition document  to the offices of each...

January 24, 2017

House bill reintroduced to permanently reauthorize LWCF

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) introduced H.R.502 on Jan. 12 to permanently reauthorize the Land and...