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house Bill H.R. 2546

Should Nearly 1.4 Million Acres of Land in California, Colorado, & Washington Be Designated as Wilderness?

Argument in favor

Designating these federal lands as wilderness and making additions to the National Wild & Scenic River System would permanently protect some of the most majestic and unique landscapes in America from being tarnished by human development and management.

jimK's Opinion
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02/12/2020
Yes, Protect Our Natural Resources, Dammit. No more rolling back of the protections of our natural wonders so that our lands can be pillaged by unfettered profiteers, polluted by their mining excrement, nor forever lost to future generations.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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02/12/2020
Yep. Every one of those places needs protection.
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larubia's Opinion
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02/12/2020
This is the right direction for our National protected lands & parks! The bill runs counter to this administration’s goal to privatize parks, sell off America’s wild horses at auctions to foreign slaughter houses, and use our lands for drilling/fracking. This administration’s greed is obscene.
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Argument opposed

The six bills in this package failed to achieve the local consensus needed to merit permanent designation of these lands as wilderness. Additionally, these bills should be considered individually instead of being into a larger package for the sake of transparency & accountability.

Robert 's Opinion
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02/12/2020
Haven’t these idiots in Congress been listening to our new house leader AOC? The end of the earth is less than 10 years away and nothing we can do can change it.
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Doug's Opinion
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02/12/2020
The states rights and wishes should be considered. If there wasn’t support for these as individual bills, combining them as one bill and attempting to push them through again isn’t the best approach. Fix the issues that cost them support, then submit them for a vote.
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Mark's Opinion
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02/13/2020
No. But you should designate Los Angeles as “wilderness”.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed February 12th, 2020
    Roll Call Vote 231 Yea / 183 Nay
    IntroducedMay 7th, 2019

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed February 12th, 2020
    Roll Call Vote 231 Yea / 183 Nay
    IntroducedMay 7th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • IntroReferral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2546.
  • Floor
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
  • Floor
    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2546 as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Floor
    Ms. DeGette moved that the committee rise.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrier amendment No. 12.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kilmer amendment No. 11.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 10.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tipton amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 9.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cunningham amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cunningham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 8.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Westerman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Westerman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 7.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 6.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Panetta amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Panetta demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Panetta amendment No. 5.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 4.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 3.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 2.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeGette amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 1.
  • Floor
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2546.
  • Floor
    The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. McGovern to act as Chairman of the Committee.
  • Floor
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 844 and Rule XVIII.
  • Floor
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 under a structured rule and consideration of H.J.Res. 79 under a closed rule with a motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844.
  • Floor
    Mr. McClintock moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (text: CR H1110)
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1104-1112)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844. (consideration: CR H1058-1104; text: CR H1066-1089)
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 183 (Roll no. 69).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 199 - 215 (Roll no. 68).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to allow mechanical wildfire mitigation in wilderness areas designated under the bill to protect life, property or the environment.
  • Floor
    Mr. McClintock moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
  • Floor
    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 844 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 under a structured rule and consideration of H.J.Res. 79 under a closed rule with a motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 844 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure as well as ordering the previous question without intervening motions. The rule provides for one motion to recommit H.R. 2546 with instructions.
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 310.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 116-387.
  • Committee
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 13.
  • Committee
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
  • Committee
    Subcommittee Hearings Held.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
    Yes, Protect Our Natural Resources, Dammit. No more rolling back of the protections of our natural wonders so that our lands can be pillaged by unfettered profiteers, polluted by their mining excrement, nor forever lost to future generations.
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    Haven’t these idiots in Congress been listening to our new house leader AOC? The end of the earth is less than 10 years away and nothing we can do can change it.
    Like (21)
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    Yep. Every one of those places needs protection.
    Like (115)
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    This is the right direction for our National protected lands & parks! The bill runs counter to this administration’s goal to privatize parks, sell off America’s wild horses at auctions to foreign slaughter houses, and use our lands for drilling/fracking. This administration’s greed is obscene.
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    Just watch a mini series on PBS on the national parks from the beginning of the 1900’s. So fascinating and that our politicians at that time needed to pay attention to these national treasures. We need to continue to protect our national treasures..and potential new protected areas.
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    Thank you Jamie Raskin for voting for it. Not only designated Wilderness but also part of the Zero Carbon Emissions Plan since trees & plants are the best way of riding the atmosphere of carbon. Need a formula that states for every development or carbon emitting device that a contribution of x is required for maintaining & increasing green space! @Gail: Agree that many (20) on Countable disagree for various reasons like: 1) want local control ranging from the state to municipalities to individuals-8 at last count 2) fire concerts-3 last count 3) restricted use to walking, riding horses, hunting -3 last count 4) don’t believe in Global warming & dislike those involved in Green New Deal-2 last count 5) anti-federal government-2 last count 6) don’t trust democratically authored bills-2 last count
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    Protect our wild lands! Especially from Trump!
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    Mr. Newhouse, Do something right for a change and vote to protect these lands! POST VOTE: Your vote was wrong! I cannot remember the last time you represented me or my views!
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    We need our wilderness for our children and grandkids and to produce oxygen. The short term gain of drilling mining or logging these areas is minor compared to the long term damage to our future.
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    Let's leave something for the younger generation besides wars and hatred of other people!
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    Please vote yes!!!!
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    But of course Donald Trump will want to build a vile and ugly wall across it.
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    We need to preserve this land for generations to come. We have no idea what the future holds for the advancement of technology and how that will effect our natural resources. Keep these lands as federal lands so our children can enjoy them forever.
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    If you have ever traveled to our wonderful national parks, you would realize the true treasure that they each are. I support this action and hope my Representatives will also.
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    What little efforts can be done to preserve land should be done pronto. Nothing extreme, just have to be aware we need this done.
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    Yes! Trump is drilling for oil and minerals in all our existing park lands.
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    We need to preserve more, not less, land as an inheritance for our children, and their children. Wilderness can never be replaced once gone.
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    Sue said this and I agree: Just watch a mini series on PBS on the national parks from the beginning of the 1900’s. So fascinating and that our politicians at that time needed to pay attention to these national treasures. We need to continue to protect our national treasures..and potential new protected areas. Protect b4 comrade tRUMP destroys every las wild space!
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    The states rights and wishes should be considered. If there wasn’t support for these as individual bills, combining them as one bill and attempting to push them through again isn’t the best approach. Fix the issues that cost them support, then submit them for a vote.
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    Yes!!! YES!! And the other Monuments and National Parks should have PROTECTION from ANY ADMINISTRATION THAT DECIDES TO SELL, LEASE OR IN ANY WAY DISTURB THE PEOPLE’S LAND. As if is, right now Trump is selling or leasing our National Lands to the Gas & Oil companies. And those companies DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE LAND, they only card about getting the oil out of it & money in their pockets.
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