H.R. 2908 - National Bison Legacy Act

Government operations and politics. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
To adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on April 28, 2016.

National Bison Legacy Act

H.R. 2908 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
To adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States. (by CRS)
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Title
To adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States.
Other Titles
  • National Bison Legacy Act
  • National Bison Legacy Act
  • National Bison Legacy Act
  • National Bison Legacy Act
  • National Bison Legacy Act
Sponsor
Wm. Lacy Clay
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Mammals
  • National symbols
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Major Actions
Introduced6/25/2015
Referred to Committee
House4/26/2016
Senate4/28/2016
Signed by President5/09/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.4/26/2016 by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.4/28/2016 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/25/2015
6/25/2015Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
6/25/2015Introduced in House
3/01/2016Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/01/2016Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
4/12/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 114-483.
Put on a legislative calendar4/12/2016Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 104.
4/26/2016Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
4/26/2016Considered under suspension of the rules.
4/26/2016DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2908.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage4/26/2016On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4/26/2016Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Put on a legislative calendar4/27/2016Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 438.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/28/2016Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
4/29/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President4/29/2016Presented to President.
Signed5/09/2016Signed by President.
Enacted5/09/2016Became Public Law No: 114-152.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$370,120
$453,540
$3,817,667
$690,829
$883,879
$5,398,859
$2,298,326
$132,591
$9,075,327
$23,121,138
$0
15 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
National Bison Legacy Act: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

15 organizations supported this bill

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
American Express
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Boy Scouts of America
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Buffalo Exchange
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Defenders of Wildlife
Gade, Melanie, McKey, Haley & Tresky, Catalina (2016, April 29). Bison as America’s National Mammal. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Defenders of Wildlife.
East Bay Zoological Society
Foucault, Shannon (2015, November 3). National Bison Day – November 7, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo).
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
National Bison Association
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
National Indian Health Board
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
National Parks Conservation Association
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Patagonia
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Vote Bison Coalition
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Vote Bison Coalition (2016, April 29). We Did It!. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from Vote Bison Coalition.
World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund (2016, April 27). A symbol of hope: US government designates bison as the national mammal. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from World Wildlife Fund.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$99,600$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$163,530$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$490,692$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$74,450$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$926,867$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$214,336$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$263,355$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$599,511$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$63,085$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$6,750$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$773,513$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$146,385$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$277,280$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$199,933$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$108,900$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$130,116$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$281,612$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$224,775$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$15,850$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$109,300$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$124,110$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$105,888$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$155,557$0Yes
John CornynRTX$248,425$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$180,421$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$188,910$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$327,806$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$328,525$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$198,220$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$210,752$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$56,850$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$38,555$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$110,692$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$141,148$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$89,096$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$335,122$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$241,648$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$318,955$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$143,529$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$68,777$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$84,950$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$465,276$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$112,344$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$172,332$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$104,076$0Yes
John HoevenRND$20,110$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$74,900$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$85,525$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$157,634$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$834,741$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$102,353$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$140,470$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$103,449$0Yes
James LankfordROK$129,300$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$71,700$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$61,050$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$58,616$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$588,131$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$116,775$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$403,497$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$510,225$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$176,225$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$307,252$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$23,250$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$126,295$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$64,250$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$344,898$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$297,993$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$264,015$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$93,198$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$126,350$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$898,867$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$361,819$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$75,063$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$65,416$0Yes
Jim RischRID$26,450$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$91,000$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$83,222$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$206,303$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$114,520$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$63,760$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$400,039$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$641,076$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$202,100$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$18,250$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$383,171$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$122,100$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$223,702$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$74,150$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$657,374$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$105,244$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$199,050$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$360,101$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$378,419$0Yes
David VitterRLA$47,280$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$363,988$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,387,563$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$197,711$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$44,350$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$325,044$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$99,600$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$163,530$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$490,692$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$74,450$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$926,867$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$214,336$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$263,355$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$599,511$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$63,085$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$6,750$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$773,513$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$146,385$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$277,280$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$199,933$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$108,900$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$130,116$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$281,612$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$224,775$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$15,850$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$109,300$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$124,110$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$105,888$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$155,557$0Yes
John CornynRTX$248,425$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$180,421$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$188,910$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$327,806$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$328,525$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$198,220$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$210,752$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$56,850$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$38,555$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$110,692$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$141,148$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$89,096$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$335,122$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$241,648$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$318,955$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$143,529$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$68,777$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$84,950$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$465,276$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$112,344$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$172,332$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$104,076$0Yes
John HoevenRND$20,110$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$74,900$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$85,525$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$157,634$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$834,741$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$102,353$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$140,470$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$103,449$0Yes
James LankfordROK$129,300$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$71,700$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$61,050$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$58,616$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$588,131$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$116,775$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$403,497$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$510,225$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$176,225$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$307,252$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$23,250$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$126,295$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$64,250$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$344,898$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$297,993$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$264,015$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$93,198$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$126,350$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$898,867$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$361,819$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$75,063$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$65,416$0Yes
Jim RischRID$26,450$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$91,000$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$83,222$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$206,303$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$114,520$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$63,760$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$400,039$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$641,076$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$202,100$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$18,250$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$383,171$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$122,100$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$223,702$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$74,150$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$657,374$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$105,244$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$199,050$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$360,101$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$378,419$0Yes
David VitterRLA$47,280$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$363,988$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,387,563$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$197,711$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$44,350$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$325,044$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Schools & colleges$9,075,327
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Credit agencies & finance companies$3,817,667
Livestock$2,298,326
Clothing & accessories$883,879
Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
Veterinarians$453,540
Animal Rights$370,120
Native American Tribes$132,591

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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