Sen. Barrasso's Sponsored Legislation and Vote Record Against Endangered Species

Sen. Barrasso has voted against the Endangered Species Act 13 times since 2011 and has sponsored/cosponsored at least nine anti-ESA bills since 2015.

*This page was last updated on July 27, 2017.

Vote Record

Bill Vote Date Roll Call Bill Name Description Support/Oppose Sen. Barrasso Vote
             

S. 1514

July 26, 2017

 

Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife Act ("HELP Act")

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; preempts judicial review

oppose

Y

S. Amdt to S. 1514

May 28, 1901

 

Carper Amdt to S. 1514 HELP Act

Would have struck the wolf delisting language from the HELP Act

Support

N

S. Amdt 1 to S. 1514

July 26, 2017

 

Inhofe Amdt to S. 1514 HELP Act

Permits the importation of polar bear trophies taken by legal hunts in Canada by American citizens prior to listing of polar bear as endangered

oppose

Y

S.Amdt. 659 to S.Con.Res. 11 

March 27, 2015

Senate vote No: 128

Cotton Amdt to concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

The Cotton amendment would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to examine the “cumulative” economic effects of a critical habitat designation, such as the effect on agriculture and business. The FWS already evaluates the total federal costs of a critical habitat designation and this amendment would drain agency resources that could be better used to further protections for wildlife and plants

oppose

Y

S. 1

Match 4, 2015

Senate Vote Number: 68

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

oppose

Y

S. 1

January 29, 2015

Senate Vote Number: 49

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

oppose

Y

S. 2280

November 18, 2014

Senate Vote Number: 280

A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle.

oppose

Y

S.Amdt. 73 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1

January 28, 2015

Senate Vote Number 35

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

The Moran amendment subverts the science-based process the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and legislatively and removes protections deemed necessary for the lesser prairie chicken's survival.

oppose

Y

S.Amdt.494 to S.Con.Res.8

March 22, 2013

Senate Vote Number 61

Hoeven amdt to concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014

puts the Senate on record in support the approval and construction of the harmful Keystone XL pipeline regardless of its harm to endangered species and wildlife

oppose

Y

S. 1720

November 10, 2011

Senate Vote Number 202

Jobs Through Growth Act

Amends Section 10 of ESA to exempt from the prohibition against taking and adverse modification of critical habitat during emergency as declared by Governor of a State; Bars consideration of impact of greenhouse gases on any species of fish or wildlife or plant under ESA.

Oppose

Y

H.R. 1

March 9, 2011

Senate Vote Number: 36

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act

Massive cuts to Dept of Interior, specifically including endangered species conservation fund

oppose

Y

H.R. 1473 (Sect. 1713)

April 14, 2011

Senate Vote Number 61

Dept. of Defense Full Year Continuing Approps Act of 2011

Approps bill had a rider that Identifies and simultaneously delists the Rocky mtn population of gray wolves (Montana and  Idaho)

oppose

Y

S. 954

June 10, 2013

Senate Vote Number: 145

Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act 2013

Enact important conservation practices in the farm bill to protect soil, wetlands, and endangered and threatened wildlife

Support

N

 

Sponsored Legislation

Bill Title of Legislation Date Introduced Species Targeted What It Does to the ESA

S. 293

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.

January 28, 2015

n/a

Would make it harder for those suing to enforce ESA to settle their cases and recover attorneys fees

H.R. 1735 (S.Amdt. 1687 to S.Amdt. 1473)

Rider to National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016

June 4, 2015

Greater sage-grouse

Prevents ESA listing for Greater sage grouse until 2021, Permenently delists the ABB and LPC

S. 1691

National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2015

June 25, 2015

n/a

Bypasses Sect. 7 consultation by deeming alternative consultation under FIFRA as achieving compliance

S. 2281

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act

November 10, 2015

Gray wolves

Reissues the 2011 FWS rule to delist wolves in Wyoming and Great Lakes regions (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan); preempts judicial review

S. 659 (Sec. 14)

Rider to Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

January 16, 2016

Gray wolves

Reissues the 2011 FWS rule to delist wolves in Wyoming and the Great lakes region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan)

S. 659 (Sec. 15)

Rider to Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

January 16, 2016

Gray wolves

Reissues the 2012 FWS rule to delist wolves Wyoming specifically

S. 164 

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue the final rules relating to the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and the State of Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973

January 18, 2017

Gray wolves

Reissues the 2011 FWS rule to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; preempts judicial review; Senate companion to H.R. 424

S.879

National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2017

March 27, 2017

n/a

Waives ESA Sect. 7 consultation for forest management activities by making FIFRA consultation under 50 CFR 402 sufficient for ESA obligations

S. 1514

Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife Act ("HELP Act")

June 29, 2017

Gray wolves

Reissues the 2011 and 2012 FWS rules to delist wolves the Great lakes (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and Wyoming; preempts judicial review