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H.R.4316: Endangered Species Recovery Transparency Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor Cynthia M. Lummis, R-Wyo.
Total Cosponsors 26 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action July 17, 2014
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Bill Summary

Endangered Species Recovery Transparency Act - Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to require the Department of the Interior to submit an annual report detailing federal expenditures for civil actions brought under the ESA containing claims that are based on the actions of Interior, the Forest Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, or the Southeastern Power Administration. Requires Interior to make the information available online in a searchable database.

Requires the report to include the total funds expended to respond to ESA lawsuits, the number of full-time employees dedicated to ESA lawsuits, and attorneys' fees awarded in the course of ESA lawsuits and settlements.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 17, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 404.
July 17, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-538.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 16.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2014 Committee Hearings Held.
March 27, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.