Dems complain Interior spending bill would hurt wildlife

You didn’t see the names of any Oklahoma U.S. Representatives on a letter to congress expressing concerns about the final version of the Interior-Environmental fiscal 2019 spending bill.

Nearly 100 signed the letter urging House leadership to reject the anti-wildlife riders in the final version of the bill including any that could be seen as an attack on the Endangered Species Act and wildlife.

The complaining members of congress said they were concerned about a “number of harmful provisions” in the act.

“The appropriations process has become a perennial magnet for provisions and amendments that seek to make significant changes to U.S. environmental policies,” wrote the Representatives. “These misguided efforts weigh down the important process to fund the federal government.”

Most of those who signed the letter were Democrats.