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S 22 - Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 - Key Vote

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Joe Baca, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (282-144) - (Key vote)

Title: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands federally protected lands and waters.

Highlights:
  • Designates land in 9 states as potential wilderness areas (Title I).
  • Grants the state of Alaska a seven-mile easement for constructing a single-lane airport access road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in exchange for the transfer of 43,093 acres of state-owned land to the federal wildlife refuge system (Title VI, Subtitle E).
  • Expands the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (Title V, Subtitle A).
  • Adds to the National Trails System (Title V, Subtitle C).
  • Authorizes $1 million to provide grants to states and Indian tribes to compensate ranchers for livestock killed by wolves and to assist non-lethal methods to reduce wolf attacks (Title VI, Subtitle F).
  • Allows for the preservation of former President William Jefferson Clinton’s childhood home as a National Historic Site (Title VII, Subtitle A, Sec. 7002).
  • Authorizes appropriations for projects to improve water management and conservation (Title IX and Secs. 10101, 10202 of Title X).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (73-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands federally protected lands and waters.

Highlights:
  • Designates land in 9 states as potential wilderness areas (Title I).
  • Grants the state of Alaska a seven-mile easement for constructing a single-lane airport access road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in exchange for the transfer of 43,093 acres of state-owned land to the federal wildlife refuge system (Title VI, Subtitle E).
  • Expands the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (Title V, Subtitle A).
  • Adds to the National Trails System (Title V, Subtitle C).
  • Authorizes $1 million to provide grants to states and Indian tribes to compensate ranchers for livestock killed by wolves and to assist non-lethal methods to reduce wolf attacks (Title VI, Subtitle F).
  • Allows for the preservation of former President William Jefferson Clinton’s childhood home as a National Historic Site (Title VII, Subtitle A, Sec. 7002).
  • Authorizes appropriations for projects to improve water management and conservation (Title IX and Secs. 10101, 10202 of Title X).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

Sponsors

  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
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