2023 Recent Vote
Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) sponsored S.J. Res. 9, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution to repeal the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule protecting Lesser Prairie-Chickens under the Endangered Species Act. The CRA is an extreme and blunt tool that is being used by anti-environmental members of Congress who want to permanently strip away protections for our environment, wildlife, and natural heritage. In this case, use of the CRA could prevent FWS from ever protecting the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act in the future, even if its populations collapsed or just a handful of individual birds remained. Alarmingly, this was the first time in the CRA's 30-year history that Congress has attempted to use this law to rescind Endangered Species Act protections for an individual species. On May 3, 2023, the Senate approved S.J.Res 9 by a vote of 50-48 (Senate roll call vote 110). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.