Home > newsroom > Page
Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2009 (H.R. 2288)
December 16, 2009 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 16, 2009 -

Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2009 (H.R. 2288)
December 16, 2009 Full Committee Markup

Reporting H.R. 2288 out of Committee (Voted favorably by voice vote)
The "Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2009" extends funding for two endangered fish programs in the Upper Colorado and San Juan river basins.  The bill specifically authorizes $84 million for twelve years to pay for research, fish stocking, management and other annual expenditures associated with the programs.  The bill is viewed as a way to enhance endangered fish populations while keeping some water and power projects in compliance with the Endangered Species Act.

McClintock (R-CA) Amendment #1 – Ensuring Continued Funding is Warranted (View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would protect against the wasteful spending of tax dollars by requiring the Interior Department to submit a report to Congress to ensure that the continued funds are warranted.  Under federal statute, a report detailing the potential need for Congressional reauthorization of the fish recovery programs was supposed to be submitted by the end of Fiscal Year 2008, however it has not yet been completed.

Broun (R-GA) Amendment #1 – Overhead Costs Limitation (View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would limit the amount of the Department of the Interior agencies’ overhead costs for this project to 11 percent per fiscal year.

* For complete legislative action for the December 16, 2009 Full Committee Markup, click here.




Latest News

Proposed Legislation Aims to Ensure Input of Local Communities in Federal Land Management Decisions

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on the discussion draft of “Locally-elected Officials Cooperating with Agencies in Land Management Act (LOCAL Management Act).” The ...... Read more

Environmental Laws Threaten Safety in Borderland Communities

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on impediments imposed by federal land management regimes in securing the international borders of the United States. Federal lan...... Read more

Federal Land Management Agency’s Duplicative Regulation Acts in Opposition to Its ‘Stated’ Purpose

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on a recent regulation issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding methane on federal lands. While the BLM...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events