2017 Recent Vote
Representative Don Young (R-AK) introduced H.J. Res 69, the Congressional Review Act "Resolution of Disapproval" of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule. This rule protects wildlife from the intensive predator control policy designed by the state of Alaska which aims to significantly suppress the populations of native carnivores in order to artificially inflate game populations. The predator control policy is not based on sound science and permits extreme and inhumane practices. These practices include killing wolves and bears in their dens, bear baiting, and using airplanes to scout and hunt bears. The Congressional Review Act, an extreme legislative tool, would not only overturn the current rule, but would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from ever issuing "substantially similar" protections for wildlife on federal refuges in the future. On March 21, the Senate approved H.J. Res 69 by a vote of 52-47 (Senate roll call vote 92). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.