US House votes to preserve new listings on the Endangered Species Act

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Thankfully, calmer heads have prevailed on at least one issue in Congress today. The US House voted 224-202 to allow the US Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to list to new species on the Endangered Species List.

Some Republicans had sought to block new listings with a budget bill rider, but this vote slammed that door, thankfully. But both Republicans and Democrats were among the 224 who did the right thing.