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Vote Check: Amendments Defeated to Protect Private Property Rights and Improve Border Security


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2009 - Today during a Full Committee markup, Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee voted against amendments to protect Americans’ private property rights and improve border security.

H.R. 715, the Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2009

Rep. Bishop of Utah Amendment #3 to HR. 715Protecting our Borders and Working for Crime-Free National Parks

The Saguaro National Park was named one of the top 10 most dangerous parks by the Fraternal Order of Park Rangers. This amendment ensures that the National Park Service shall not prohibit, impede, or delay, the work of law enforcement - both local and federal. Currently, the Border Patrol is unable to effectively investigate reports of violence and drug smuggling because of onerous regulations.

Recorded Vote: 22 Nay, 17 Yea

Representative

Vote

 

Representative

Vote

Mr. Rahall

NAY

 

Mr. Hastings

YEA

Mr. Miller

NAY

 

Mr. Young

-

Mr. Markey

-

 

Mr. Gallegly

YEA

Mr. Kildee

NAY

 

Mr. Duncan

-

Mr. DeFazio

NAY

 

Mr. Flake

YEA

Mr. Faleomavaega

-

 

Mr. Brown

YEA

Mr. Abercrombie

-

 

Mrs. McMorris Rodgers

YEA

Mr. Pallone

NAY

 

Mr. Gohmert

-

Mrs. Napolitano

NAY

 

Mr. Bishop

YEA

Mr. Holt

NAY

 

Mr. Shuster

YEA

Mr. Grijalva

NAY

 

Mr. Lamborn

YEA

Mrs. Bordallo

NAY

 

Mr. Adrian Smith

YEA

Mr. Costa

NAY

 

Mr. Wittman

YEA

Mr. Boren

NAY

 

Mr. Broun

YEA

Mr. Sablan

NAY

 

Mr. Fleming

YEA

Mr. Heinrich

NAY

 

Mr. Coffman

YEA

Mr. Hinchey

NAY

 

Mr. Chaffetz

YEA

Mrs. Christensen

-

 

Mrs. Lummis

YEA

Ms. DeGette

NAY

 

Mr. McClintock

YEA

Mr. Kind

-

 

Mr. Cassidy

YEA

Mrs. Capps

NAY

 

Mr. Inslee

-

 

Mr. Baca

NAY

 

Ms. Herseth Sandlin

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Sarbanes

NAY

 

 

 

Ms. Shea-Porter

NAY

 

 

 

Ms. Tsongas

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Kratovil

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Pierluisi

NAY

 

 

 

 

Rep. Bishop of Utah Amendment # 1 to HR. 715 – Protecting Private Property Rights

Since the infamous Kelo Supreme Court decision, Americans have stood up against measures that allow the government to take private land through the use of eminent domain. This amendment protects private property owners by eliminating the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to use eminent domain to take private land from Americans in order to expand this national park.

Recorded Vote: 24 Nay, 19 Yea

Representative

Vote

 

Representative

Vote

Mr. Rahall

NAY

 

Mr. Hastings

YEA

Mr. Miller

NAY

 

Mr. Young

-

Mr. Markey

-

 

Mr. Gallegly

YEA

Mr. Kildee

NAY

 

Mr. Duncan

-

Mr. DeFazio

NAY

 

Mr. Flake

YEA

Mr. Faleomavaega

NAY

 

Mr. Brown

YEA

Mr. Abercrombie

NAY

 

Mrs. McMorris Rodgers

YEA

Mr. Pallone

NAY

 

Mr. Gohmert

-

Mrs. Napolitano

NAY

 

Mr. Bishop

YEA

Mr. Holt

NAY

 

Mr. Shuster

YEA

Mr. Grijalva

NAY

 

Mr. Lamborn

YEA

Mrs. Bordallo

NAY

 

Mr. Adrian Smith

YEA

Mr. Costa

YEA

 

Mr. Wittman

YEA

Mr. Boren

YEA

 

Mr. Broun

YEA

Mr. Sablan

NAY

 

Mr. Fleming

YEA

Mr. Heinrich

NAY

 

Mr. Coffman

YEA

Mr. Hinchey

NAY

 

Mr. Chaffetz

YEA

Mrs. Christensen

-

 

Mrs. Lummis

YEA

Ms. DeGette

NAY

 

Mr. McClintock

YEA

Mr. Kind

-

 

Mr. Cassidy

YEA

Mrs. Capps

NAY

 

Mr. Inslee

NAY

 

Mr. Baca

NAY

 

Ms. Herseth Sandlin

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Sarbanes

NAY

 

 

 

Ms. Shea-Porter

NAY

 

 

 

Ms. Tsongas

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Kratovil

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Pierluisi

NAY

 

 

 

H.R. 1376, the Waco Mammoth National Monument Establishment Act of 2009

Rep. Bishop of Utah Amendment #2 to H.R. 1376 – Protecting Private Property Rights

This amendment would protect the rights of private property landowners adjacent to the proposed Waco Mammoth National Monument in Waco, TX. It prohibits the National Park Service from creating “buffer zones” outside of the monument boundaries on private lands and interfering with how private property owners use their lands. The amendment would ensure that zoning decisions continue to be made at the local level.

Recorded Vote: 22 Nay, 20 Yea

Representative

Vote

 

Representative

Vote

Mr. Rahall

NAY

 

Mr. Hastings

YEA

Mr. Miller

NAY

 

Mr. Young

-

Mr. Markey

-

 

Mr. Gallegly

YEA

Mr. Kildee

NAY

 

Mr. Duncan

-

Mr. DeFazio

NAY

 

Mr. Flake

YEA

Mr. Faleomavaega

NAY

 

Mr. Brown

YEA

Mr. Abercrombie

NAY

 

Mrs. McMorris Rodgers

YEA

Mr. Pallone

NAY

 

Mr. Gohmert

-

Mrs. Napolitano

NAY

 

Mr. Bishop

YEA

Mr. Holt

NAY

 

Mr. Shuster

YEA

Mr. Grijalva

NAY

 

Mr. Lamborn

YEA

Mrs. Bordallo

NAY

 

Mr. Adrian Smith

YEA

Mr. Costa

YEA

 

Mr. Wittman

YEA

Mr. Boren

YEA

 

Mr. Broun

YEA

Mr. Sablan

NAY

 

Mr. Fleming

YEA

Mr. Heinrich

-

 

Mr. Coffman

YEA

Mr. Hinchey

NAY

 

Mr. Chaffetz

YEA

Mrs. Christensen

-

 

Mrs. Lummis

YEA

Ms. DeGette

NAY

 

Mr. McClintock

YEA

Mr. Kind

-

 

Mr. Cassidy

YEA

Mrs. Capps

NAY

 

Mr. Inslee

NAY

 

Mr. Baca

NAY

 

Ms. Herseth Sandlin

YEA

 

 

 

Mr. Sarbanes

NAY

 

 

 

Ms. Shea-Porter

NAY

 

 

 

Ms. Tsongas

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Kratovil

NAY

 

 

 

Mr. Pierluisi

NAY

 

 

 

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