What did House Republicans do on day 1 of the new Congressional session? Make it easier to sell federal land back to the states!!! The effort, which was part of a larger rules package, was championed by none other than Republican Rob Bishop (aka the Center for Sportfishing Policy’s “Conservationist of the Year”) and was passed largely on party lines. Buckle up, the next two years are going to be rough…
Here’s more from WAPO…
House Republicans on Tuesday changed the way Congress calculates the cost of transferring federal lands to the states and other entities, a move that will make it easier for members of the new Congress to cede federal control of public lands.
The provision, included as part as a larger rules package the House approved by a vote of 233 to 190 during its first day in session, highlights the extent to which some congressional Republicans hope to change longstanding rules now that the GOP will control the executive and the legislative branches starting Jan. 20.
Many Republicans, including House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), have been pushing to hand over large areas of federal land to state and local authorities, on the grounds that they will be more responsive to the concerns of local residents.
Link (via: The Washington Post)
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I hate these republican assholes that want to give our federal lands to the states. Rob Bishop from Utah can kiss my ass!!!