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Stay tuned for the Recovering America's Wildlife Act bill introduction in the 116th Congress!


News stories published by state and national media outlets:

Fox 4 News - Lone Star Adventure: Recovering America's Wildlife Act - November 2018

Plot Twist: Congress Is Considering A Law That Could Protect Hundreds More Birds 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Magazine - Saving Species Sooner - August/September 2018

Lufkin Daily News Editorial - Conservation: Gohmert, other lawmakers should support Recovering America's Wildlife Act - June 12, 2018

Brownsville, Texas KVEO - Conservation Groups Call for Action to Restore Wildlife - April 13, 2018

Public News Service - Report: Many Wildlife Species at Increased Risk of Extinction - March 30, 2018

USA Today - Endangered animals could get life-saving boost from oil, gas funds under new bill - March 12, 2018 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Wanted: People who care about wildlife. Bring $63 million. - February 23, 2018

Dallas Morning News - How Texas can protect native species without restricting business growth - February 15, 2018


Recovering America's Wildlife Act, HR 4647, Cosponsor List (from the previous 115th Congress)

There were a total of 116 bipartisan national cosponsors for HR 4647 in the last legislative session.

This includes 13 Texans (6 Republicans & 7 Democrats). Texas cosponsors are indicated in bold below.

National Cosponsor List:  
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]*  
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]  
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]  
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]  
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]  
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]  
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]  
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]  
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]  
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]  
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]  
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]  
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]  
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]  
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]  
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]  
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]  
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]  
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]  
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]  
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8]  
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]  
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]  
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]  
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]  
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]  
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]  
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]  
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]  
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]  
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]  
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]  
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]  
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]  
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]  
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]  
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]  
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]  
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]  
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]  
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]  
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]  
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]  
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]  
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]  
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]  
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]  
Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]  
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26]  
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]  
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]  
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]  
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]  
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]  
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]  
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]  
Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1]  
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]  
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2]  
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8]  
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]  
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]  
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]  
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]  
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]  
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]  
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]  
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]  
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]  
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]  
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]  
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]  
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]  
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]  
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]  
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4]  
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]  
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]  
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]  
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]  
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]  
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]  
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]  
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]  
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]  
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19]  
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]  
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8]  
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3]  
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]  
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]  
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]  
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]  
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]  
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]  
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]  
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]  
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]  
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]  
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]  
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]  
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]  
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]  
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]  
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]  
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]  
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]  
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]  
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]  
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]  
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]  
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]  
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]  

 Updated 1-10-2019


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