LEGISLATIVE ATTACKS ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Since the 115th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2017, it has already seen the introduction of at least 75 legislative attacks seeking to strip federal protections from specific species or undercut the Endangered Species Act. These attacks built on 303 pieces of legislation from previous Congresses that also attempted to weaken the Act. Since 1996 there have been a total of 378 bills introduced seeking to dismantle critical species protections, the majority of which 308 having been introduced since 2011, when the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives. And with Donald Trump in the White House, these types of attacks are more likely to become law, severely harming our nation's imperiled wildlife.
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