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September 24, 2012

Senate Cloture Vote - S. 3525: Sportsmen's Act of 2012

S. 3525: Sportsmen's Act of 2012
9/22/2012:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate: 84-7 (GT).


S. 3525: Sportsmen's Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Tester, Jon [MT] (introduced 9/10/2012)      Cosponsors (14)
Related Bills: H.R.991H.R.1829H.R.3065H.R.3117H.R.3365H.R.3510S.714S.899S.1066S.1201,
S.1249S.1494S.2071S.3422

ALL ACTIONS
9/22/2012:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate: 84-7 (GT).


The final piece of business the Senate addressed before leaving for the November elections was a vote on a motion to proceed to the Sportsman Act when they return. The motion was approved by a 84-7 vote.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced S. 3525, which combines 20 bipartisan bills to increase access to federal land for hunters and fishers while also supporting conservation measures.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), at the last minute tried to force a vote on the House sportsman package, H.R. 4089, but Reid objected, saying that the House version was much smaller and less comprehensive than Tester’s version.

“If this vote was about sportsmen the Senate would have taken up the House passed bill that can be signed into law today,” a senior GOP aid said Saturday morning. “But that’s not what Democrats picked. Democrats chose to scrap any chance that sportsmen can get a bill signed into law anytime soon in order to provide a cover vote for an endangered incumbent.”

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