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11-HR2834 on Sep 2, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Recreational Fishing & Hunting Heritage & Opportunities Act
Source: H.R.2834
A BILL: To recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting on Federal public lands and ensure continued opportunities for these activities.
    Congress finds that:
  1. recreational fishing and hunting are important and traditional activities in which millions of Americans participate
  2. recreational anglers and hunters have been and continue to be among the foremost supporters of sound fish and wildlife management and conservation in the US
  3. recreational fishing and hunting are environmentally acceptable and beneficial activities that occur and can be provided on Federal public lands and waters without adverse effects
  4. recreational anglers, hunters, and sporting organizations provide direct assistance to fish and wildlife managers and enforcement officers by investing volunteer time and effort to fish and wildlife conservation
  5. recreational anglers & hunters, and the associated industries have generated billions of dollars of critical funding by providing revenues from purchases of fishing and hunting licenses, permits, and stamps, as well as excise taxes on fishing, hunting, and shooting equipment
  6. recreational shooting is also an important and traditional activity in which millions of Americans participate, safe recreational shooting is a valid use of Federal public lands, and participation in recreational shooting helps recruit and retain hunters and contributes to wildlife conservation
  • the public interest would be served, and our citizens' fish and wildlife resources benefitted, by action to ensure that opportunities are facilitated to engage in fishing and hunting on Federal public land
  • Subject to valid existing rights, Federal public land management officials shall exercise their authority under existing law, including provisions regarding land use planning, to facilitate use of and access to Federal public lands and waters for fishing & sport hunting.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill on heritage of hunting on federal lands (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill on heritage of hunting on federal lands (Answer: B)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HR2834

Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 

Republicans participating in 11-HR2834

Mark Amodei s1sNevada Republican 
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Lou Barletta s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Dan Benishek s2pMichigan Republican 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican 
Bob Gibbs s1sOhio Republican 
Andy Harris s1sMaryland Republican 
Joe Heck s1sNevada Republican 
Tim Huelskamp s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Huizenga s1sMichigan Republican 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican 
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican 
Bobby Schilling s1sIllinois Republican challenger 2014 
Austin Scott s1sGeorgia Republican 
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican 
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican 
Tim Walberg s1sMichigan Republican 
Robert Wittman s1sVirginia Republican 
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 

Independents participating in 11-HR2834

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0

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