Dem  GOP    Vote: 101  H R 2406 26-FEB-2016
Yes 242 12
No 161 157
No Vote 30 19
Present 0  

Hunting, Fishing on Federal Land
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it appeared likely to advance.

Voting 242 for and 161 against, the House on Feb. 26, 2016, passed a bipartisan bill (HR 2406) that would authorize federally funded shooting ranges on state and federal lands, limit Environmental Protection Agency regulation of ammunition and fishing lures as toxic substances and open all National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land to hunting, fishing and other public recreation. The bill also would allow firearms to be carried on Army Corps of Engineers water projects. In addition, it would permit certain U.S. hunters to import from Canada several dozen hides of polar bears they legally killed there before May 15, 2008, when polar bears gained protection as a depleted species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The bill would allow an expanded use of body-gripping animal traps on public land.

Robert Wittman, R-Va., said the bill "defends law-abiding individuals' constitutional right to keep and bear arms on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and ensures that hunters are not burdened by outdated laws preventing bows and crossbows from being transported across national parks."

Criticizing the bill's soft stance on ivory trafficking, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., said: "The trade in ivory fuels some of the most heinous acts by some of the most vicious people in the world. Terrorists use these funds for their horrific activities, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa...."

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it appeared likely to advance.
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Illinois Tally
Enyart, Bill (D-12 )   YEA Belleville, IL  
Bustos, Cheri (D-17 )   YEA East Moline, IL  
Davis, Danny (D-7 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Davis, Rodney (R-13 )   YEA Taylorville, IL  
Schneider, Brad (D-10)   NAY Deerfield, IL  
Duckworth, Tammy (D-8 )   NAY Hoffman Estates, IL  
Foster, Bill (D-11)   NAY Geneva, IL  
Gutierrez, Luis (D-4 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Hultgren, Randy (R-14 )   YEA Winfield, IL  
Kelly, Robin (D-2 )   NV Chicago, IL  
Kinzinger, Adam (R-16 )   YEA Manteno, IL  
Schock, Aaron (R-18 )   YEA Peoria, IL  
Lipinski, Dan (D-3 )   NAY Western Springs, IL  
Quigley, Mike (D-5 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Roskam, Peter (R-6 )   YEA Bensenville, IL  
Rush, Bobby (D-1 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Schakowsky, Jan (D-9 )   NAY Evanston, IL  
Shimkus, John (R-15 )   YEA Collinsville, IL