"GOP Stops Sportsmen’s Bill on Budget Violation"

"Republicans stopped Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) Sportsmen's Act dead in its tracks Monday evening."

"The Sportsmen's Act, S. 3525, would have increased access to federal land for hunters and fishermen, while also supporting conservation measures, but Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) raised a budget point of order, saying Tester's bill violated the Budget Control Act.

Democrats tried to waive the budget point of order, but the motion failed on a 50-44 vote – 60 votes were needed."

Ramsey Cox reports for The Hill's E2 Wire November 22, 2012.


"Outdoors Bill Angers Some Environmentalists" (Washington Post)

"Senate Deals Setback To Tester Sportsmen Bill" (Gannett)

"GOP Senators Block Sportsmen's Bill" (AP)

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 11/27/2012