What: All Issues : Environment : Wildlife/Forest/Wilderness/Land Conservation : H.R. 1588. Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization/Vote to Exempt the Defense Department from the Endangered Species Act. (2003 house Roll Call 205)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 1588. Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization/Vote to Exempt the Defense Department from the Endangered Species Act.
house Roll Call 205     May 21, 2003
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During House debate on a $400.5 billion defense authorization bill, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) proposed an amendment to weaken language in the bill which defines a critical habitat (a habitat where threatened or endangered species reside) under the Endangered Species Act. In the view of Progressives, the Hunter amendment was environmentally-irresponsible because it would provide the Defense Department with exemptions to the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act that would allow the Defense Department to conduct military exercises in environmentally-sensitive areas such as wildlife refuges. Despite Progressives' concerns, the Hunter amendment was adopted by a 252-175 margin. (There was bipartisan agreement on the section of the amendment which would prevent Inspector General employees who are transferred to the United Nations from engaging in political activities.)

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