Spending Provisions Sink Sportsmen's Act In Senate

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 3:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday rejected the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012, which would have increased access to federal land for hunters and fishermen and reauthorized a number of conservation programs, after Senate Republicans blocked the bill over objections to new spending.

The act, championed by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., was sunk by a 50-44 vote in which Senate Democrats failed to overturn a point of order contesting $14 million in new federal spending proposed by the legislation. Three-fifths of the Senate would have been required to...
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