Posted: Nov 27, 2012 10:11 AM by MTN News
WASHINGTON, DC - Monday marked another setback for the Sportsmen's Act, which is sponsored by Montana Senator Jon Tester.
Many thought the bill would finally clear the U.S. Senate, but it failed to clear a procedural hurdle on a party line vote as Republicans didn't want to spend the money on a provision of the bill.
Tester said in a prepared statement that he'll continue working to get the Sportsmen's Act passed.
"I'm disappointed that Republicans and Democrats couldn't work together today to pass this bipartisan bill. Protecting our outdoor traditions and strengthening our outdoor economy shouldn't be a partisan issue. This bill will create jobs and strengthen our small businesses, and I will continue pressing to get it through the Senate on behalf of every sportsman and woman around the country."
The Democrat says his bill "increases access for hunting and fishing, supports land and species conservation, and protects hunting and fishing rights."
Click here to read the proposed bill.