Resolution to Overturn Obama Attack on Wildlife Management Passes House

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

FAIRFAX, Va. -( The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded the passage of H.J. Res. 69, a joint resolution to revoke a last minute Obama administration regulation issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

The regulation seized authority from the state of Alaska to manage fish and wildlife on federal wildlife refuges and set a dangerous precedent by fundamentally altering the federal-state relationship in the management of federal lands.

“This joint resolution puts an end to the Obama administration's last minute attack on outdoorsmen,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “Alaskans know best how to manage their wildlife. By relying on sound science for their unique conservation and management decisions, the proud outdoor heritage of Alaska will be preserved for generations to come.”

The Obama administration rule was a federal power grab by unelected bureaucrats in Washington D.C., which set a dangerous precedent for all 50 states by creating a system that put the federal government in charge of managing state wildlife.

“Preserving the right of Alaska to manage its wildlife is a victory for outdoorsmen in all 50 states. On behalf of the NRA and our 5 million members, I would like to thank Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) for their hard work on this issue and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) for their leadership,” concluded Cox.


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  • 8 thoughts on “Resolution to Overturn Obama Attack on Wildlife Management Passes House

    1. The feds stepped in because the management of fish & wildlife in many states has been corrupted by special interests who could care less about wildlife. But the new world of republicanism is all about promoting corruption, I suppose.

    2. So who should manage the lands and resources within any state’s border? Should it be the officials that reside within the state in question , who have first hand knowledge of what really needs to be done or are we supposed to allow “people” like pelosi, feinstein, warren or others with such mind sets as they possess to craft the laws that control what is done and how the resources are managed?
      This is a “no brainer”. Having said that, perhaps I am wrong and perhaps I was a bit hasty. If it IS a no brainer, then pelosi, feinstein and warren and others should be doing the managing as they DO have the qualifications!j

      1. The “states” themselves, through hunters, outdoorsmen, and women, know what needs to be done .!


        Hunters are truly the best and most knowledgeable people to ask environmental issue questions!

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