Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/16/2020          

American Sovereignty and Species Protection Act

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01/19/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/16/2020 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5638


To amend the Endangered Species Act to prevent a species that is not native to the United States from being listed as an endangered species or a threatened species, to prohibit certain types of financial assistance, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2020

Mr. Biggs (for himself, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Newhouse, Ms. Cheney, Mr. Crawford, and Mr. Gianforte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act to prevent a species that is not native to the United States from being listed as an endangered species or a threatened species, to prohibit certain types of financial assistance, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “American Sovereignty and Species Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on listing of not native species and provision of certain financial assistance.

(a) Limitation on listing of not native species.—Section 4(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(a)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(D) NOT NATIVE SPECIES.—The Secretary may not determine that a species is an endangered species or a threatened species pursuant to section 4 if such species is not native to the United States.”.

(b) Limitation on provision of certain financial assistance.—Section 8(a) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1537(a)) is amended—

(1) by striking “As a demonstration of” and inserting the following:

“(1) IN GENERAL.—As a demonstration of”;

(2) by striking “(which includes, but is not limited to, the acquisition, by lease or otherwise, of lands, waters, or interests therein)”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(2) PROHIBITION ON PURCHASING LAND IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.—No financial assistance provided under paragraph (1) may be used to acquire, by lease or otherwise, lands, waters, or other interests in a foreign country.”.


Picture Name From Date Type
Andy Biggs R-AZ 01/16/2020 Sponsor
Ralph Norman R-SC 01/24/2020 Cosponsor
Dan Newhouse R-WA 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Tom McClintock R-CA 01/17/2020 Cosponsor
Paul Gosar R-AZ 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Greg Gianforte R-MT 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Eric Crawford R-AR 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Liz Cheney R-WY 01/16/2020 Cosponsor
Kelly Armstrong R-ND 01/28/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
01/21/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/16/2020 President Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H622)Action By: House of Representatives
01/16/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.Action By: House of Representatives
01/16/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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Sovereignty
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Species
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