Bergman Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Manage Our Wolves Act
Washington - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act. H.R. 6784 would direct the Fish and Wildlife Service to end Endangered Species Act protection for the grey wolf. In 2009, President Obama's Administration had determined the grey wolf no longer needed these protections, but litigation in 2014 overturned that ruling in federal court. Following House passage today, Rep. Bergman released the following statement:
"Proper conservation efforts and species management are essential to the First District of Michigan. The Manage Our Wolves Act is a major win for sportsmen and farmers and the state wildlife agencies who have worked diligently to bring the wolf population back to adequate levels. If signed into law, this bill would return power back to the states, allowing us to appropriately manage our wolf population and protect our farms and our wildlife."