Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 115th Congress.

S. 1514 - HELP for Wildlife Act

Animals. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend certain Acts to reauthorize those Acts and to increase protections for wildlife, 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.

HELP for Wildlife Act

S. 1514 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend certain Acts to reauthorize those Acts and to increase protections for wildlife, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend certain Acts to reauthorize those Acts and to increase protections for wildlife, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • HELP for Wildlife Act
  • HELP for Wildlife Act
  • Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife
  • Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife Act
  • HELP for Wildlife Act
  • HELP for Wildlife Act
  • Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife Act
  • Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife Act
  • HELP for Wildlife Act
Sponsor
John Barrasso
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Animals
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Birds
  • Canada
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of the Interior
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Fishes
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Great Lakes
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Iowa
  • Land transfers
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Mammals
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Marine pollution
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • South Dakota
  • State and local government operations
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Trade restrictions
  • Water quality
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/29/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/29/2017
6/29/2017Introduced in Senate
6/29/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
7/19/2017Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-77.
Put on a legislative calendar7/26/2017Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
10/05/2017Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-168. Additional and Minority views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar10/05/2017Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 237.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$70,612
$330,940
$258,026
$10,100
$2,215,459
$214,274
$3,099,411
8.1 times as much
$377,020
$24,671,707
$25,048,727

oppose this bill

Lobbyists & Public Relations
Animal Rights
Environmental policy (split)
36 Organizations Support and 11 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
HELP for Wildlife Act

36 organizations support this bill

American Sportfishing Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Archery Trade Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Boone and Crockett Club
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Campfire Club of America
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Catch-a-Dream Foundation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Center for Sportfishing Policy
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Coastal Conservation Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Conservation Force
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Dallas Safari Club
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Izaak Walton League of America
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Mule Deer Foundation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
National Marine Manufacturers Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
National Professional Anglers Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
National Trappers Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
National Wild Turkey Federation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
National Wildlife Federation
Skeens, Casey (2017, July 26). Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Bill Passes Senate EPW Committee. Retrieved July 27, 2017, from National Wildlife Federation.
National Wildlife Refuge Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
North American Grouse Partnership
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Orion the Hunter's Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Professional Outfitters and Guides of America
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Quality Deer Management Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Ruffed Grouse Society
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Safari Club International
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Texas Trophy Hunters Association
Texas Trophy Hunters (2017, July 14). HELP Wildlife Act Introduced In Congress. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from Texas Trophy Hunters.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Whitetails Unlimited
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Wild Sheep Foundation
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Wildlife Forever
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.
Wildlife Management Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 14). Outdoor Groups' Letter to Senators Regarding the HELP for Wildlife Act. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from SBECouncil.

11 organizations oppose this bill

Animal Welfare Institute
Liss, Cathy (2017, July 3). Crisis for Wolves: Urge Your Senators to Oppose a New Bill That Would Strip Protections. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from Animal Welfare Institute.
Blue Marble Strategy
Blue Marble Strategy (2017, September 7). OPPOSE: Harmful Federal Animal Legislation (115th Congress). Retrieved May 15, 2018, from Blue Marble Strategy.
Born Free USA
Born Free USA (2017, July 13). Wildlife Conservation Legislation. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from Born Free USA.
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity (2017, June 30). Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Strip Wolf Protections, Undermine Endangered Species Act. Retrieved July 3, 2017, from Center for Biological Diversity.
Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife (2017, June 30). SPORTSMEN’S BILL WOULD HARM, NOT HELP WILDLIFE. Retrieved July 3, 2017, from Defenders of Wildlife.
Earthjustice
Earthjustice (2017, July 18). PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD JEOPARDIZE WOLVES, UNDERMINE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from Earthjustice.
Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society of the United States (2017, July 26). Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passes harmful anti-wildlife bill. Retrieved July 27, 2017, from Humane Society of the United States.
League of Conservation Voters
League of Conservation Voters (2017, July 26). LCV STATEMENT ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT ATTACK. Retrieved July 27, 2017, from League of Conservation Voters.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Apter, Nora (2017, July 26). Bipartisan Effort Brings Attack on Wolves to a Head. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from NRDC.
Wolf Conservation Center
Howell, Maggie (2017, August 8). Senate Bill Threatens Wolves, ESA, and Central Pillar of American Democracy. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from NY Wolf.
Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin
Tilseth, Rachel (2017, July 5). Urgent action needed for wolves: Persuade Your Senators to Oppose S. 1514…. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from Wolves of Douglas County.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th 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 Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$17,750$137,136
Tammy BaldwinDWI$3,583$158,988
John BarrassoRWY$38,499$257,406
Michael F. BennetDCO$3,700$508,009
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$318,352
Roy BluntRMO$55,255$520,907
Cory A. BookerDNJ$40,800$378,101
John BoozmanRAR$18,785$112,057
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,000$447,395
Richard BurrRNC$52,950$334,453
Maria CantwellDWA$74,025$498,981
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$20,950$121,304
Ben CardinDMD$3,000$233,066
Tom CarperDDE$0$195,541
Bob CaseyDPA$1,000$420,990
Bill CassidyRLA$75,693$215,988
William Thad CochranRMS$42,500$253,026
Susan M. CollinsRME$2,750$291,313
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$288,527
Bob CorkerRTN$14,670$212,838
John CornynRTX$92,075$282,499
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$3,800$192,531
Tom CottonRAR$65,214$145,091
Mike CrapoRID$28,462$191,202
Ted CruzRTX$107,764$120,513
Steve DainesRMT$74,180$120,377
Joe DonnellyDIN$24,179$219,160
Tammy DuckworthDIL$4,450$198,197
Dick DurbinDIL$0$245,253
Mike EnziRWY$11,300$89,392
Joni ErnstRIA$31,100$23,820
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$8,500$299,404
Deb FischerRNE$42,100$109,050
Jeff FlakeRAZ$40,000$138,210
Al FrankenDMN$333$143,832
Cory GardnerRCO$106,591$247,632
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$7,000$411,225
Lindsey GrahamRSC$37,600$207,688
Chuck GrassleyRIA$56,310$294,263
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$2,700$149,317
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$5,400$164,720
Orrin G. HatchRUT$12,000$445,354
Martin HeinrichDNM$10,750$401,826
Heidi HeitkampDND$11,000$212,186
Dean HellerRNV$58,960$285,128
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$174,044
John HoevenRND$27,900$80,997
Jim InhofeROK$56,150$139,431
Johnny IsaksonRGA$46,100$230,143
Ron JohnsonRWI$140,619$164,075
Tim KaineDVA$5,500$479,770
John KennedyRLA$21,100$49,400
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$31,344
Amy KlobucharDMN$5,000$231,325
James LankfordROK$49,425$135,667
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,000$219,422
Mike LeeRUT$30,625$125,539
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$26,250$189,138
Ed MarkeyDMA$12,500$488,771
John McCainRAZ$40,810$226,706
Claire McCaskillDMO$8,000$281,690
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$82,050$721,907
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,500$486,916
Jeff MerkleyDOR$250$133,441
Jerry MoranRKS$31,650$140,865
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,508$197,858
Chris MurphyDCT$0$280,633
Patty MurrayDWA$70,925$450,696
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$21,000$415,531
Rand PaulRKY$116,456$79,013
David PerdueRGA$26,950$83,693
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$371,051
Rob PortmanROH$74,011$598,763
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,500$206,546
Jim RischRID$24,700$36,850
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$46,450$245,581
Mike RoundsRSD$17,100$102,250
Marco RubioRFL$150,465$293,550
Bernie SandersIVT$2,250$2,750
Ben SasseRNE$23,007$123,800
Brian SchatzDHI$37,000$254,713
Chuck SchumerDNY$6,700$570,322
Tim ScottRSC$52,050$245,286
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,500$279,668
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,650$108,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,500$262,899
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$53,236$101,350
Jon TesterDMT$10,750$628,493
John ThuneRSD$60,110$369,198
Thom TillisRNC$35,900$141,083
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,453$397,192
Tom UdallDNM$0$200,351
Chris Van HollenDMD$0$594,841
Mark R. WarnerDVA$19,150$388,488
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$14,383$65,533
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$12,250$231,860
Roger F. WickerRMS$13,950$145,128
Ron WydenDOR$13,700$361,897
Todd YoungRIN$53,700$240,321

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$17,750$137,136
Tammy BaldwinDWI$3,583$158,988
John BarrassoRWY$38,499$257,406
Michael F. BennetDCO$3,700$508,009
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$318,352
Roy BluntRMO$55,255$520,907
Cory A. BookerDNJ$40,800$378,101
John BoozmanRAR$18,785$112,057
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,000$447,395
Richard BurrRNC$52,950$334,453
Maria CantwellDWA$74,025$498,981
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$20,950$121,304
Ben CardinDMD$3,000$233,066
Tom CarperDDE$0$195,541
Bob CaseyDPA$1,000$420,990
Bill CassidyRLA$75,693$215,988
William Thad CochranRMS$42,500$253,026
Susan M. CollinsRME$2,750$291,313
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$288,527
Bob CorkerRTN$14,670$212,838
John CornynRTX$92,075$282,499
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$3,800$192,531
Tom CottonRAR$65,214$145,091
Mike CrapoRID$28,462$191,202
Ted CruzRTX$107,764$120,513
Steve DainesRMT$74,180$120,377
Joe DonnellyDIN$24,179$219,160
Tammy DuckworthDIL$4,450$198,197
Dick DurbinDIL$0$245,253
Mike EnziRWY$11,300$89,392
Joni ErnstRIA$31,100$23,820
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$8,500$299,404
Deb FischerRNE$42,100$109,050
Jeff FlakeRAZ$40,000$138,210
Al FrankenDMN$333$143,832
Cory GardnerRCO$106,591$247,632
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$7,000$411,225
Lindsey GrahamRSC$37,600$207,688
Chuck GrassleyRIA$56,310$294,263
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$2,700$149,317
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$5,400$164,720
Orrin G. HatchRUT$12,000$445,354
Martin HeinrichDNM$10,750$401,826
Heidi HeitkampDND$11,000$212,186
Dean HellerRNV$58,960$285,128
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$174,044
John HoevenRND$27,900$80,997
Jim InhofeROK$56,150$139,431
Johnny IsaksonRGA$46,100$230,143
Ron JohnsonRWI$140,619$164,075
Tim KaineDVA$5,500$479,770
John KennedyRLA$21,100$49,400
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$31,344
Amy KlobucharDMN$5,000$231,325
James LankfordROK$49,425$135,667
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,000$219,422
Mike LeeRUT$30,625$125,539
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$26,250$189,138
Ed MarkeyDMA$12,500$488,771
John McCainRAZ$40,810$226,706
Claire McCaskillDMO$8,000$281,690
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$82,050$721,907
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,500$486,916
Jeff MerkleyDOR$250$133,441
Jerry MoranRKS$31,650$140,865
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,508$197,858
Chris MurphyDCT$0$280,633
Patty MurrayDWA$70,925$450,696
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$21,000$415,531
Rand PaulRKY$116,456$79,013
David PerdueRGA$26,950$83,693
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$371,051
Rob PortmanROH$74,011$598,763
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,500$206,546
Jim RischRID$24,700$36,850
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$46,450$245,581
Mike RoundsRSD$17,100$102,250
Marco RubioRFL$150,465$293,550
Bernie SandersIVT$2,250$2,750
Ben SasseRNE$23,007$123,800
Brian SchatzDHI$37,000$254,713
Chuck SchumerDNY$6,700$570,322
Tim ScottRSC$52,050$245,286
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,500$279,668
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,650$108,700
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,500$262,899
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$53,236$101,350
Jon TesterDMT$10,750$628,493
John ThuneRSD$60,110$369,198
Thom TillisRNC$35,900$141,083
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,453$397,192
Tom UdallDNM$0$200,351
Chris Van HollenDMD$0$594,841
Mark R. WarnerDVA$19,150$388,488
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$14,383$65,533
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$12,250$231,860
Roger F. WickerRMS$13,950$145,128
Ron WydenDOR$13,700$361,897
Todd YoungRIN$53,700$240,321

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$6,497,094
Pro-Guns$2,215,459
Fishing$330,940
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$258,026
Pleasure boats$214,274
Hunting & wildlife$70,612
Fisheries & wildlife$10,100

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Lobbyists & Public Relations$24,671,707
Environmental policy$6,497,094
Animal Rights$377,020
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