February 29, 2012
Reporting H.R. 4089 Out of Committee (Passed 27-16. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill reaffirms that fishing, hunting, and shooting are important and traditional activities that should continue on Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The bill provides a clear legislative basis for protecting sportsmen and wildlife management agencies from anti-hunting and fishing litigation and administrative gridlock.
Bishop Amendment #01 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
This amendment made technical changes clarifying the scope of Title II.
Grijalva Amendment #052 – Furthers the Prohibitions of Certain Activities Barred in Designated Wilderness Areas (Failed 17-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment restates the ban on oil and natural gas development, mining, logging or motorized recreation in Wilderness areas
Grijalva Amendment #053 – Allows for Additional Shooting Sport Restrictions (Failed 16-26. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would give BLM additional power to restrict shooting sports in portions of public land covered by the bill.
* For complete legislative action for the February 29, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.