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H.J. Res 69

On April 4, 2017, H.J. Res. 69 was signed into law by President Trump. The measure was passed by the Senate on March 21, 2017 and the House of Representatives on February 16, 2017.

A joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) to overturn an August 5, 2016 final rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The rule takes authority away from the State of Alaska to manage fish and wildlife for both non-subsistence and subsistence uses on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska. 

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THE SCOPE: Bureaucracy Over People: USFWS Power Grab in Alaska

What is the Congressional Review Act?

The Congressional Review Act is a powerful Congressional resolution of disapproval to overturn last minute regulations from the previous Administration under an expedited legislative process. Passage of the CRA ensures that no substantially similar rule can be issued in the future. 

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Past Action

February 26, 2016: Rep. Young amendment in the House-passed H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, to strike FWS's proposed rule. The amendment passed by a vote of 236-169. 

July 14, 2016: Rep. Young amendment to the FY 2017 Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, that would prohibit funds from being used to issue FWS's proposed rule. The amendment passed by voice vote. 

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