Daily Leader
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes”
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Complete Consideration of H.R. 6784 – Manage our Wolves Act (Rep. Duffy – Natural Resources) (One hour of debate).  This bill requires the Secretary of the Interior to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in the lower forty-eight states. 

Gray wolves were first listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1974.  While the population of the gray wolf has increased over the last several decades, the species currently only occupies 5% of its historic range in the lower 48 states.  Wolves still face threats from hunters and agricultural interests and are only beginning to recolonize areas where they were long a critical part of the ecosystem.

H.R. 6784 would substitute the will of Congress over the carefully studied, science-based approach to delisting species under the ESA. The legislative delisting would not have to go through a rulemaking process, subject to public comment, nor would it be subject to judicial review.

The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

Bill Text for H.R. 6784:
PDF Version

Background for H.R. 6784:
House Report (HTML Version)
House Report (PDF Version)

Postponed Suspension (1 bill)
  1. H.R. 5787 – Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Dunn – Natural Resources)
“Congress gets a new look in January… Overall, the new Congress will reach a record for the most women— at least 124 in the House and Senate combined, up from 107 in the current Congress—as well as new highs for the number of African-Americans and Hispanics serving in the House of Representatives, according to data from the Brookings Institution… Nearly one-third of the 34 Democratic women joining the House are people of color. The first two Native American women to be elected to the House, Democrats Deb Haaland of New Mexico and Sharice Davids of Kansas… The House also got its first two Muslim women, Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), a Somali-American, and Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), a Palestinian-American… All the newly elected members of Congress of color are Democrats.”

    -     Wall Street Journal, 11/15/2018