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https://plus.google.com/107277069864294139057 Kerry Spillman : #‎FMCSA‬ took one (actually, several) right in the kisser today during a subcommittee hearing chaired...
#‎FMCSA‬ took one (actually, several) right in the kisser today during a subcommittee hearing chaired by Senator Deb Fischer.

She said, “Members of Congress, independent agencies – including the GAO, the NTSB, and the DOT inspector general – and stakeholders have expressed serious concerns with the agency’s flawed approach in a number of areas."

The play-by-play from Managing Editor Jami Jones: http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=28601

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https://plus.google.com/118147271059516925005 Land Line Magazine : #‎FMCSA‬ took one (actually, several) right in the kisser today during a subcommittee hearing chaired...
#‎FMCSA‬ took one (actually, several) right in the kisser today during a subcommittee hearing chaired by Senator Deb Fischer.

She said, “Members of Congress, independent agencies – including the GAO, the NTSB, and the DOT inspector general – and stakeholders have expressed serious concerns with the agency’s flawed approach in a number of areas."

The play-by-play from Managing Editor Jami Jones: http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=28601

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https://plus.google.com/117503074263610408354 QuorumCall : #Senate Fischer, Sasse praise Netanyahu: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch...
#Senate Fischer, Sasse praise Netanyahu: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listen. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ... Nebraska Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben ... @SenSasse @BenSasse
Fischer, Sasse praise Netanyahu : Lincoln, NE Journal Star
Nebraska Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse on Tuesday praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sounding the alarm about a nuclear deal with Iran.
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https://plus.google.com/116303390737170144662 Todd Mckenney : Dear Todd- As you read this email, pro-war lobby groups are marching the halls of Congress. Their goal...
Dear Todd-

As you read this email, pro-war lobby groups are marching the halls of Congress. Their goal: to undermine the President's diplomacy with Iran and lead us down the path of war once again.

On top of that, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be taking center stage at Congress this afternoon and urging your elected officials to torpedo negotiations. Why? Because Republicans invited him to do so without consulting the White House.

We need to act now and remind Congress that the majority of Americans don't want to see their country rush towards another senseless war in the Middle East. We're the only ones who can create an effective counterforce against these pro-war groups.

Will you call your Senator and urge them to support diplomacy?

Here's the number for the Senate Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 and here's a script you can use:

Hi, I'm <your name> I'm a <Grandmother, Student, Veteran, Iranian American> and one of your constituents. I'm just calling to urge the Senator to support Diplomacy with Iran. I don't want to see us dragged into another war with the Middle East and don't think the senator should support any legislation to undermine the talks. Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Will you phone your Senator and urge them to support diplomacy?

Here's what to expect on the phone call - you'll most likely speak to a receptionist who will pass on your message. It'll last about five minutes but it is the most impactful action you can take. Each and every day Senators are briefed about how many people called on which issues. Calling a Senator's office may be intimidating but remember they work for you and don't want to be out of step with their constituents.

It's critical that you make the call today to create a counterforce to pro-war lobby groups. And know you are not the only one calling. Many other groups dedicated to diplomacy and the prevention of war are also urging people to make calls today. The more people call today, the higher the numbers reported to member of Congress – the stronger the power of our united voices.

Thank you for being the type of person that stands up for diplomacy -

Yours,

Sara on behalf of the Berim.org team

PS - Not sure who your current Senator is? Not to worry, we've coppied a list below. You can choose to call one or even better - call both offices.


Alabama Richard Shelby
Alabama Jeff Sessions
Alaska Lisa Murkowski
Alaska Dan Sullivan
Arizona John McCain
Arizona Jeff Flake
Arkansas John Boozman
Arkansas Tom Cotton
California Dianne Feinstein
California Barbara Boxer
Colorado Michael Bennet
Colorado Cory Gardner
Connecticut Richard Blumenthal
Connecticut Chris Murphy
Delaware Tom Carper
Delaware Chris Coons
Florida Bill Nelson
Florida Marco Rubio
Georgia Johnny Isakson
Georgia David Perdue
Hawaii Brian Schatz
Hawaii Mazie Hirono
Idaho Mike Crapo
Idaho Jim Risch
Illinois Dick Durbin
Illinois Mark Kirk
Indiana Dan Coats
Indiana Joe Donnelly
Iowa Chuck Grassley
Iowa Joni Ernst
Kansas Pat Roberts
Kansas Jerry Moran
Kentucky Mitch McConnell
Kentucky Rand Paul
Louisiana David Vitter
Louisiana Bill Cassidy
Maine Susan Collins
Maine Angus King
Maryland Barbara Mikulski
Maryland Ben Cardin
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren
Massachusetts Ed Markey
Michigan Debbie Stabenow
Michigan Gary Peters
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar
Minnesota Al Franken
Mississippi Thad Cochran
Mississippi Roger Wicker
Missouri Claire McCaskill
Missouri Roy Blunt
Montana Jon Tester
Montana Steve Daines
Nebraska Deb Fischer
Nebraska Ben Sasse
Nevada Harry Reid
Nevada Dean Heller
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen
New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte
New Jersey Bob Menendez
New Jersey Cory Booker
New Mexico Tom Udall
New Mexico Martin Heinrich
New York Chuck Schumer
New York Kirsten Gillibrand
North Carolina Richard Burr
North Carolina Thom Tillis
North Dakota John Hoeven
North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp
Ohio Sherrod Brown
Ohio Rob Portman
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe
Oklahoma James Lankford
Oregon Ron Wyden
Oregon Jeff Merkley
Pennsylvania Bob Casey, Jr.
Pennsylvania Pat Toomey
Rhode Island Jack Reed
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse
South Carolina Lindsey Graham
South Carolina Tim Scott
South Dakota John Thune
South Dakota Mike Rounds
Tennessee Lamar Alexander
Tennessee Bob Corker
Texas John Cornyn
Texas Ted Cruz
Utah Orrin Hatch
Utah Mike Lee
Vermont Patrick Leahy
Vermont Bernie Sanders
Virginia Mark Warner
Virginia Tim Kaine
Washington Patty Murray
Washington Maria Cantwell
West Virginia Joe Manchin
West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito
Wisconsin Ron Johnson
Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin
Wyoming Mike Enzi
Wyoming John Barrasso
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https://plus.google.com/101444050232210160667 Rob HVAC : #amnesty #conservative #constitution Mitch McConnell is now working with Harry Reid to fund President...

#amnesty #conservative #constitution

Mitch McConnell is now working with Harry Reid to fund President Obama's illegal amnesty.
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Senate Conservatives Fund
Fellow Conservative:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has surrendered in the fight to stop President Obama's illegal executive amnesty, and now he's working with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to force American taxpayers to fund the president's lawlessness.

We predicted this would happen.

Senator McConnell's plan to use the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill to stop the president's amnesty was designed to fail from the beginning.

It was another bait and switch used to get Republicans to support the "cromnibus" bill last year. Senator McConnell never planned to keep his word.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Senator McConnell may have surrendered, but he can't succeed without Republican support. Please call this list of senators as soon as possible.

The Senate could vote as early as TODAY on the McConnell-Reid plan that fully funds President Obama's executive amnesty.

Defeating this sellout won't be easy. We expect almost every Democrat to support it along with an unknown number of Republicans.

Also, Senator McConnell plans to "fill the tree" to block conservative amendments – a practice used by the Democrats that McConnell vowed not to repeat.

Please call these Republican senators right now and urge them to OPPOSE the McConnell-Reid amnesty sellout.
John Barrasso (R-WY) – (202) 224-6441
John Boozman (R-AR) – (202) 224-4843
Dan Coats (R-IN) – (202) 224-5623
Tom Cotton (R-AR) – (202) 224-2353
Mike Crapo (R-ID) – (202) 224-6142
Steve Daines (R-MT) – (202) 224-2651
Mike Enzi (R-WI) – (202) 224-3424
Joni Ernst (R-IA) – (202) 224-3254
Deb Fischer (R-NE) – (202) 224-6551
Cory Gardner (R-CO) – (202) 224-5941
Ron Johnson (R-WI) – (202) 224-5323
David Perdue (R-GA) – (202) 224-3521
Jim Risch (R-ID) – (202) 224-2752
Marco Rubio (R-FL) – (202) 224-3041
Tim Scott (R-SC) – (202) 224-6121
Dan Sullivan (R-AK) – (202) 224-3004
John Thune (R-SD) – (202) 224-2321
Thom Tillis (R-NC) – (202) 224-6342
Pat Toomey (R-PA) – (202) 224-4254
Roger Wicker (R-MS) – (202) 224-6253Click here to download a printable list of Republican senators to call.

Please tell them not to use your tax dollars to pay for illegal amnesty.

If they say they don't want to be blamed for a shutdown, please remind them that DHS will not shut down. Most of its employees are "essential."

If they say the courts will stop the amnesty, please remind them that court decisions are often overturned and their action to fund the president's action could undermine the legal case against it.

Also, Congress has a moral obligation to act. They swore an oath to defend the Constitution and it's under attack.

Finally, please urge these senators to ignore Mitch McConnell's desperate pleas for support.

Senator McConnell wants Republicans to support his amnesty sellout to give himself cover. This is what he does. In fact, he pressured countless Republicans to join him in supporting the Wall Street bailout and it ended many of their careers.

If Senator McConnell wants to work with President Obama and Senator Reid to destroy this country, he should be forced to do it alone.

Please call these senators right now.

Thank you for standing strong for liberty. We'll keep fighting.

Sincerely,
Ken Cuccinelli II
Ken Cuccinelli II
President
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https://plus.google.com/117920743314601167290 Earl White : After Sen. John McCain left a private meeting with Loretta Lynch in December, the Arizona Republican...
After Sen. John McCain left a private meeting with Loretta Lynch in December, the Arizona Republican was inclined to support her nomination to become the nation’s top law enforcement official. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) also met with Lynch that month, saying she would most likely back her unless some issue arose during confirmation hearings.
Loretta Lynch's immigration roadblock
After Sen. John McCain left a private meeting with Loretta Lynch in December, the Arizona Republican was inclined to support her nomination to become the nation’s top law enforcement official. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) also met with Lynch that month, saying she would most likely back her unless some issue arose during confirmation hearings. Now,...
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https://plus.google.com/112524501521794212173 American Freight Trucking, Inc. : [Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S...
[Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, today honored professional driver and military veteran David ...Read the rest of this story
Werner Enterprises and Senator Deb Fischer Honor Professional Driver with Flag Presentation
[Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, today honored professional driver and military veteran David ...Read the...
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https://plus.google.com/118355885779369453883 American Freight Trucking, Inc. : [Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S...
[Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, today honored professional driver and military veteran David ...Read the rest of this story
Werner Enterprises and Senator Deb Fischer Honor Professional Driver with Flag Presentation
[Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, today honored professional driver and military veteran David ...Read the...
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https://plus.google.com/105631239938819677406 American Freight Trucking, Inc. : [Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S...
[Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, today honored professional driver and military veteran David ...Read the rest of this story
Werner Enterprises and Senator Deb Fischer Honor Professional Driver with Flag Presentation
[Business Wire] - Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, along with U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, today honored professional driver and military veteran David ...Read the...
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https://plus.google.com/115503830803785828211 lefty martin : thank you Susan Collins for your service. Of the 13 senators who have never missed a vote, all but ...
thank you Susan Collins for your service.

Of the 13 senators who have never missed a vote, all but two of them only began serving this year. One, however, deserves special recognition: With 5,788 votes and no misses, Susan Collins (R-Maine) has maintained a perfect attendance record ever since taking her seat in 1997, making her the Cal Ripken Jr. of the U.S. Senate. Her only competition, Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), with 712 votes, no misses, began serving in 2013. (She also votes against President Obama’s nominees more than almost anyone else, according to our numbers.)
Marco Rubio Has The Worst Voting Record In The Senate
He misses a whole lot of votes, but not a whole lot of campaign events
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https://plus.google.com/117503074263610408354 QuorumCall : #Senate Fischer asks: What's the end game?: Sen. Deb Fischer said Thursday that President Barack Obama's...
#Senate Fischer asks: What's the end game?: Sen. Deb Fischer said Thursday that President Barack Obama's call for congressional authorization for the use of military force to combat Islamic ... @SenatorFischer
Fischer asks: What's the end game? : Lincoln, NE Journal Star
Sen. Deb Fischer said Thursday that President Barack Obama's call for congressional authorization for the use of military force to combat Islamic terrorism fails to contain either a strategy or
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https://plus.google.com/112183114526150860223 NEW JERSEY NEWS : Booker named to surface transportation subcommittee U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will be the top Democrat ...
Booker named to surface transportation subcommittee

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will be the top Democrat on a subcommittee regulating surface transportation, a post previously held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, whose seat Booker filled in 2013. Booker’s office announced the appointment Wednesday, and in a sign it was expected, included comments praising the decision from the chairman of Amtrak, a top official of the laborers union and the head of the state Chamber of Commerce. The subcommittee on surface transportation and merchant marine infrastructure, safety, and security will be chaired by Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who will set the agenda for committee meetings. As the top member of the minority party, Booker, of Newark, could have a say on witnesses who testify and help direct the Democrats’ approach to legislation. Lautenberg, a five-term veteran of the Senate, was chairman of the subcommittee when he died in 2013. Among other things, he used his power to focus on rail and truck safety and to question the Port Authority toll increases. In a statement, Booker said the state heavily relies on federally funded infrastructure for highways, ports, and trains. “My new role on this subcommittee will allow me to work across party lines to improve [...]
Booker named to surface transportation subcommittee

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https://plus.google.com/115676638680149751519 Caffeinated Thoughts : Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA, Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed the health care agency...
Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA, Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed the health care agency in charge of federally created health care co-ops.
Grassley, Fischer & Ernst Press CMS on CoOpportunity Failure | Caffeinated Thoughts

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https://plus.google.com/117503074263610408354 QuorumCall : #Senate Grassley, Ernst want feds to reimburse failed insurer's clients: Senator Charles Grassley, left...
#Senate Grassley, Ernst want feds to reimburse failed insurer's clients: Senator Charles Grassley, left, introduces Iowa Republican Senate ... Medicaid Services along with Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., complaining the ... @ChuckGrassley
Grassley, Ernst want feds to reimburse failed insurer's clients
DAVENPORT | Iowa's senators are asking the Obama administration whether it plans to reimburse clients of CoOportunity Health for money they stand to lose because of the pending liquidation of
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https://plus.google.com/107598645932188996632 The Fourth Branch : Trending News: Members of #Congress Aim To Better Understand The #InternetOfThings Representatives ...
Trending News: Members of #Congress Aim To Better Understand The #InternetOfThings

Representatives Darrell Issa, (R-CA.) and Suzan DelBene, (D-WA.) have formed a new Congressional Caucus on the Internet of Things.The group’s aim is to educate members of the #House of Representatives on the issues of the Internet and evolving technologies.

At the same time, a group of four #Senators including; Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) have pushed to have the Senate’s first-ever hearing on the subject. That hearing, “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things,” is scheduled for Wednesday before the #Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
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https://plus.google.com/117503074263610408354 QuorumCall : #Senate #Murkowski, #Heinrich Introduce #Sportsmen's Act: ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator...
#Senate #Murkowski, #Heinrich Introduce #Sportsmen's Act: ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with along with original cosponsors, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) ... @MartinHeinrich
#Murkowski, #Heinrich Introduce #Sportsmen’s Act - thecherrycreeknews.com
  The NWTF applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with along with original cosponsors, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) who today introduced the Sportsmen’s… Continue Reading →
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https://plus.google.com/102750317117372370489 Guerin Green :   The NWTF applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with along with...
  The NWTF applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with along with original cosponsors, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) who today…
#Murkowski, #Heinrich Introduce #Sportsmen’s Act - thecherrycreeknews.com
  The NWTF applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), with along with original cosponsors, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) who today introduced the Sportsmen’s… Continue Reading →
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https://plus.google.com/101473675488333674529 NE-MWI Mississippi River Basin Policy News : SENATE: EPW subcommittee Republicans named Sean Reilly, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, February 3,...
SENATE: EPW subcommittee Republicans named
Sean Reilly, E&E reporter
Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) yesterday spelled out the full Republican rosters for each of the committee's four subpanels.

Inhofe had announced the subpanel chairmen at a committee business meeting last month (Greenwire, Jan. 21). Three of the four will be headed by freshmen.

The EPW Committee's Democrats have not released their subpanel lineups; spokeswomen for Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, the full committee's ranking Democrat, could not be reached for comment late yesterday on when they plan to do so.

In the last Congress, with Boxer as EPW chairwoman, the panel had six subcommittees. But Inhofe has made significant changes. Two subpanels remain intact -- the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure -- while others have seen significant reshuffling of their portfolios. Gone altogether is the Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy.

The GOP lineups on the four newly constituted subcommittees are:

Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
David Vitter of Louisiana, chairman
John Barrasso of Wyoming
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Mike Crapo of Idaho
John Boozman of Arkansas
Jeff Sessions of Alabama
Roger Wicker of Mississippi
Deb Fischer of Nebraska

Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water
Dan Sullivan of Alaska, chairman
Barrasso of Wyoming
Capito of West Virginia
Boozman of Arkansas
Sessions of Alabama
Wicker of Mississippi
Fischer of Nebraska
Mike Rounds of South Dakota

Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Capito of West Virginia, chairwoman
Vitter of Louisiana
Barrasso of Wyoming
Crapo of Idaho
Sessions of Alabama
Wicker of Mississippi
Fischer of Nebraska

Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight
Rounds of South Dakota, chairman
Vitter of Louisiana
Crapo of Idaho
Boozman of Arkansas
Sullivan of Alaska
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https://plus.google.com/102284949715753479747 Inigo Maeztu : Hours After State Of The Union, Senate Targets National Parks Just hours after President Obama’s State...
Hours After State Of The Union, Senate Targets National Parks

Just hours after President Obama’s State of the Union address highlighted the effort to protect more public lands and waters than any other administration, the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a controversial and unpopular proposal that aims to block the protection of new parks, monuments, and historic sites around the country.
Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer’s (R) proposal, which is being offered as an amendment to a bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, would add additional paperwork and cost to every locally-driven conservation effort that requires federal designation or land purchase by a U.S. agency.

“This amendment’s clear aim is to slow and stop the protection of new parks in the U.S,” said Matt Lee-Ashley, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. “But trying to tie red tape around everything from Civil War battlefields to local trails projects might be one of the most unpopular anti-environmental ideas the new Senate leadership could have possibly started with.”

A public opinion survey of more than 1,000 likely 2016 voters, released last week by the Center for American Progress, found that the idea of stopping the creation of new national parks and monuments is one of the most unpopular ideas that the new Congress is considering, with nearly seven out of ten respondents expressing opposition.

Critics of Senator Fischer’s proposal note that the barriers to new parks that the amendment creates, like requiring the Secretary of the Interior to prove that new designations do not impede other management, would likely be overcome easily, but not without unnecessary paperwork, additional time, and bureaucratic cost to taxpayers. The impacts of the amendment would extend to projects like fishing access points funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the protection of Civil War Battlefields, and the creation of new national wildlife refuges.

The Fischer amendment echoes a proposal introduced by Representative Don Young (R-AK) in the House of Representatives last week that would strip current and future presidents’ authority to designate new national monuments under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Both Republican and Democratic presidents have used their authority under the Act to protect public lands and historic sites, including many of the country’s most iconic places such as the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty.
Hours After State Of The Union, Senate Targets National Parks
Sen. Fischer's amendment would add additional paperwork and cost to every locally-driven conservation effort that requires federal designation or land purchase by a U.S. agency.
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