Updated Bill List – HR 4289 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2009

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HR-4289 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2009

Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 – Could either remove natural vitamins from the marketplace, or make them regulated to the point where they would HAVE TO BE SOLD BY A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY.

HR-2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

HR-3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

HR-2749,  Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
– This one has already passed in the House!!!!

HR-875, Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

HR-3458, Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009

HR- 45, Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009


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HR 4289 – Colorado Wilderness Act of 2009

THIS TEXT & INFORMATION HAS BEEN TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM AN EMAIL RECEIVED FROM THE NRA-ILA, you can look at the complete bill here:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4289

Massive Colorado Wilderness Proposal Threatens Hunter Access and Wildlife Habitat

Contact Your Congressman Today Regarding H.R. 4289

H.R. 4289, sponsored by Representative Diane DeGette (D-01), would designate 850,000 acres of additional land in Colorado as Wilderness Area.  In light of the fact that all mechanized means of transportation, including bicycles and game carts, are prohibited in Wilderness, this would dramatically curtail hunter access to these vast areas.  In addition, Wilderness designation ends virtually all active wildlife and habitat management methods employed by state and federal biologists on all other lands.  This could not come at a worse time for Colorado with the forest devastation being caused by the pine beetle.  Wildlife officials must retain all means necessary to combat invasive species and actively manage for wildlife and forest health.

In a House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands meeting this week, H.R. 4289 received a hearing where many concerns were expressed to subcommittee members.  Sportsman-advocate, Congressman John Salazar (D-3), registered opposition during his testimony by saying, “I cannot support simply imposing Wilderness on my constituents… I believe it must be negotiated and worked out with all the various stakeholders to reach a consensus.”  It is essential that Coloradans thank Congressman Salazar for taking a stand on this critical issue. Echoing some of the Congressman’s concerns, representatives of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service testified that much more study is necessary prior to the passage of H.R. 4289.

There are already 110 million acres of Wilderness in the United States .  These are areas often accessible only to the most able-bodied or those who have the time and resources to dedicate to lengthy pack trips.  Diminishing access to hunting lands is one of the primary reasons cited for decreasing hunter recruitment and retention rates.  The NRA will continue to defend existing access to public hunting lands throughout America .  You must play a role in this ongoing effort by contacting your congressman today and registering your opposition to H.R. 4289.
Diana DeGette (D-01)
202-225-4431

http://www.house.gov/formdegette/dcs_zip_auth_v2.shtml

Jared Polis (D-02)
202-225-2161

http://polis.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

John Salazar (D-3)
2-225-4761

http://www.house.gov/salazar/contact.shtml

Betsy Markey (D-04)
202-225-4676

http://betsymarkey.house.gov/Contact/

Doug Lamborn (R-05)
202-225-4422

http://lamborn.house.gov (click contact Doug)

Mike Coffman (R-06)
202-225-7881

http://forms.house.gov/coffman/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Ed Perlmutter (D-07)
202-225-2645

http://perlmutter.house.gov/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm

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