The House will use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the National Wild Refuge hunting and fishing rule, which infringes on Alaska’s right to sustainably manage fish and wildlife. By overly regulating hunting seasons on wildlife refuge land—an issue generally left to state control—the federal government threatens to undermine local control on a national level.
This rule would could massively restrict the rights of hunters on public lands, harming the state’s economy and people.
Hunting is part of the culture in Alaska, and this federal overreach would be felt across the board. Over 125,000 people hunt in Alaska each year, generating $439 million in economic activity while supporting 5,950 jobs, according to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.
Though this rule only affects Alaska, if we don’t nip this abuse of power in the bud, the federal bureaucracy could eventually extend its authority to severely limit hunting on public lands to even more states.
Who It Hurts
Perhaps the most severely affected by this rule are Alaska’s subsistence hunters—or those who hunt in order to survive. By limiting hunters’ abilities to control the population of predators, the population of prey that people depend on to survive could be depleted.
Why We’re Doing This
The bureaucracy is a threat to our
· and People
The House has already passed legislation to change the structure in Washington so the federal bureaucracy is subject to the people and so we stop getting the same bad results year after year. Now, we’re targeting specific harmful regulations and stripping them off the books.
What We’ve Already Done
The House has already voted to overturn many harmful regulations using the Congressional Review Act: