Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 114th Congress.

S. 405 - Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

Public lands and natural resources. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

S. 405 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015
  • Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015
Sponsor
Lisa Murkowski
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Public lands and natural resources
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Birds
  • Canada
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of the Interior
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Farmland
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Forests, forestry, trees
  • Government information and archives
  • Government liability
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Land transfers
  • Land use and conservation
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Mammals
  • Motor vehicles
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • State and local finance
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Television and film
  • Trade restrictions
  • User charges and fees
  • Water use and supply
  • Wetlands
  • Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/05/2015
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/05/2015
2/05/2015Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2/05/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar2/09/2015Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 15.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

23 times as much
$2,252,451
$5,398,859
$69,612
$343,590
$247,526
$9,600
$224,274
$8,545,912
$370,120
$370,120

opposed this bill

29 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

29 organizations supported this bill

American Fly Fishing Trade Association
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
American Sportfishing Association
American Sportfishing Association (2015, February 5). Congressional Leaders Introduce New Sportsmen’s Act in 114th Congress. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from American Sportfishing Association.
Archery Trade Association
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.)
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Bear Trust International
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Boone and Crockett Club
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Keep America Fishing
Keep America Fishing (2015, February 6). The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from Keep America Fishing.
Masters of Foxhounds Association
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Mule Deer Foundation
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (2015, February 5). NRA Backs Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from NRA-ILA.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation (2015, February 5). U.S. Sens. Murkowski, Heinrich Introduce New Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from National Shooting Sports Foundation.
National Trappers Association
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
National Wild Turkey Federation
National Wild Turkey Federation (2015, February 5). NWTF Applauds Senate Members Who Introduced Sportsmen's Act. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from NWTF.
National Wildlife Federation
Johnson, Bentley (2015, February 5). NWF applauds bipartisan sportsmen’s legislation introduction. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from NWF.
Nature Conservancy
Nature Conservancy (2015, February 5). The Nature Conservancy Appreciates Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from Nature Conservancy.
North American Bear Foundation
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
North American Grouse Partnership
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Pope and Young Club
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Quality Deer Management Association
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Safari Club International
Safari Club International (2015, February 6). Introduction of the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from Safari Club International.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (2015, February 5). Sportsmen's Bill Introduced in 114th Congress. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Trout Unlimited
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Wild Sheep Foundation
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Wildlife Forever
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Wildlife Management Institute
Undersigned (2015, February 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act 2015 Support Letter. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

1 organization opposed this bill

Humane Society of the United States
Pacelle, Wayne (2015, February 9). Sportsmen’s Act Takes Aim at Wildlife and Wild Lands. Retrieved May 14, 2015, from Humane Nation.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, 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
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$36,850$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$116,742$15,400
Tammy BaldwinDWI$164,349$6,950
John BarrassoRWY$38,499$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$478,013$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$66,979$30,900
Roy BluntRMO$60,955$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$165,512$59,000
John BoozmanRAR$18,785$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$500$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$120,721$2,150
Richard BurrRNC$60,950$0
Maria CantwellDWA$208,827$6,900
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$25,450$500
Ben CardinDMD$11,025$3,250
Tom CarperDDE$6,500$0
Bob CaseyDPA$28,504$7,000
Bill CassidyRLA$112,993$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,100$0
William Thad CochranRMS$57,350$3,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$39,800$6,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$21,400$0
Bob CorkerRTN$14,670$0
John CornynRTX$92,075$0
Tom CottonRAR$67,814$0
Mike CrapoRID$28,462$0
Ted CruzRTX$109,014$0
Steve DainesRMT$75,180$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$55,775$0
Dick DurbinDIL$58,261$6,000
Mike EnziRWY$11,300$0
Joni ErnstRIA$31,100$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,850$4,500
Deb FischerRNE$42,100$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$40,000$0
Al FrankenDMN$116,171$400
Cory GardnerRCO$107,341$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$53,100$5,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$77,263$2,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$56,310$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$284,569$14,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$13,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$64,960$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$38,426$0
John HoevenRND$27,900$0
Jim InhofeROK$56,650$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$46,100$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$140,619$0
Tim KaineDVA$308,913$6,250
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$43,570$0
Mark KirkRIL$11,500$5,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,150$0
James LankfordROK$49,425$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$48,518$6,000
Mike LeeRUT$30,625$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$29,750$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$395,481$500
John McCainRAZ$43,510$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$16,500$1,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$85,550$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$16,500$2,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$148,055$13,950
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$250$16,000
Jerry MoranRKS$32,150$6,670
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$101,058$0
Chris MurphyDCT$123,496$0
Patty MurrayDWA$172,203$5,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$89,882$8,000
Rand PaulRKY$116,456$0
David PerdueRGA$26,950$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$457,339$60,300
Rob PortmanROH$100,321$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$19,200$3,000
Harry ReidDNV$12,800$8,700
Jim RischRID$25,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$46,450$0
Mike RoundsRSD$17,100$0
Marco RubioRFL$161,978$0
Bernie SandersIVT$54,897$0
Ben SasseRNE$23,007$0
Brian SchatzDHI$323,989$2,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$129,879$5,000
Tim ScottRSC$55,050$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$232,313$1,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,650$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$45,725$6,500
Dan SullivanRAK$53,236$0
Jon TesterDMT$280,735$0
John ThuneRSD$70,035$1,000
Thom TillisRNC$35,900$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,453$10,000
Tom UdallDNM$171,894$11,250
David VitterRLA$36,250$4,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$70,388$5,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$198,879$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$138,810$3,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$19,450$1,000
Ron WydenDOR$147,178$2,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$36,850$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$116,742$15,400
Tammy BaldwinDWI$164,349$6,950
John BarrassoRWY$38,499$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$478,013$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$66,979$30,900
Roy BluntRMO$60,955$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$165,512$59,000
John BoozmanRAR$18,785$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$500$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$120,721$2,150
Richard BurrRNC$60,950$0
Maria CantwellDWA$208,827$6,900
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$25,450$500
Ben CardinDMD$11,025$3,250
Tom CarperDDE$6,500$0
Bob CaseyDPA$28,504$7,000
Bill CassidyRLA$112,993$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,100$0
William Thad CochranRMS$57,350$3,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$39,800$6,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$21,400$0
Bob CorkerRTN$14,670$0
John CornynRTX$92,075$0
Tom CottonRAR$67,814$0
Mike CrapoRID$28,462$0
Ted CruzRTX$109,014$0
Steve DainesRMT$75,180$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$55,775$0
Dick DurbinDIL$58,261$6,000
Mike EnziRWY$11,300$0
Joni ErnstRIA$31,100$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,850$4,500
Deb FischerRNE$42,100$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$40,000$0
Al FrankenDMN$116,171$400
Cory GardnerRCO$107,341$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$53,100$5,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$77,263$2,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$56,310$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$284,569$14,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$13,000$0
Dean HellerRNV$64,960$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$38,426$0
John HoevenRND$27,900$0
Jim InhofeROK$56,650$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$46,100$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$140,619$0
Tim KaineDVA$308,913$6,250
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$43,570$0
Mark KirkRIL$11,500$5,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,150$0
James LankfordROK$49,425$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$48,518$6,000
Mike LeeRUT$30,625$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$29,750$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$395,481$500
John McCainRAZ$43,510$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$16,500$1,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$85,550$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$16,500$2,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$148,055$13,950
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$250$16,000
Jerry MoranRKS$32,150$6,670
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$101,058$0
Chris MurphyDCT$123,496$0
Patty MurrayDWA$172,203$5,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$89,882$8,000
Rand PaulRKY$116,456$0
David PerdueRGA$26,950$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$457,339$60,300
Rob PortmanROH$100,321$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$19,200$3,000
Harry ReidDNV$12,800$8,700
Jim RischRID$25,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$46,450$0
Mike RoundsRSD$17,100$0
Marco RubioRFL$161,978$0
Bernie SandersIVT$54,897$0
Ben SasseRNE$23,007$0
Brian SchatzDHI$323,989$2,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$129,879$5,000
Tim ScottRSC$55,050$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$232,313$1,500
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,650$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$45,725$6,500
Dan SullivanRAK$53,236$0
Jon TesterDMT$280,735$0
John ThuneRSD$70,035$1,000
Thom TillisRNC$35,900$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,453$10,000
Tom UdallDNM$171,894$11,250
David VitterRLA$36,250$4,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$70,388$5,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$198,879$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$138,810$3,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$19,450$1,000
Ron WydenDOR$147,178$2,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Pro-Guns$2,252,451
Fishing$343,590
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$247,526
Pleasure boats$224,274
Hunting & wildlife$69,612
Fisheries & wildlife$9,600

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Animal Rights$370,120
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