2017 Recent Vote
Representative Don Young (R-AK) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would block implementation of critical rules regulating non-subsistence hunting in Alaska national preserves. Currently, the National Park Service does not allow aggressive, scientifically indefensible “predator control” sport-hunting practices including spotlighting denning bears and cubs as they hibernate. The regulations that this amendment would overturn were crafted through a public process in 2015 and from the technical advice of wildlife managers. This amendment will set back efforts to clarify appropriate National Park Service jurisdiction. On September 7, the House approved the Young amendment by a vote of 215-196 (House roll call vote 478). NO is the pro-environment position.