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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Sessions Votes to Overturn Onerous Alaskan Wildlife Rule

February 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement in support of a measure to disapprove of a rule that undermines Alaska's authoirty to manage fish and wildlife on state, private and federal lands: 

"The great state of Alaska has been restricted in its ability to manage its own fish and wildlife refuges by an oppressive rule implemented in the waning days of the Obama administration. This rule undermines state authority to oversee local wildlife for recreational and subsistence hunting and sets an alarming precedent of federal interference in our wildlife reserves if implemented across the rest of the country. It is crucial that we overturn this restrictive rule and work to restore a cooperative relationship between Alaska and the federal government."

To learn more about H.J. Res. 69, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska", click here.

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