Thank a Wildlife Champion Today

You did it! We started National Wildlife Week with a challenge to add 10 new supporters in the House of Representatives for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. We’re thrilled to report the list has swelled from 11 to 35 Congressional representatives standing up as cosponsors. That’s fantastic progress toward passage of a bill that will be a lifesaver for a third of America’s wildlife—we have thousands of species at risk.

Let’s all give a special round of applause to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska and Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan for introducing this pro-wildlife legislation.

To put a wild face on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, we’ve featured one species at risk for the states that have cosponsors so far. Their future is already looking up—thanks to our growing list of #wildlifechampions.

Current Cosponsors of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647)


sharp shinned hawk

Sharp-shinned hawk. Photo Tim Rains/NPS.

 Arkansas

French Hill (R-AR-2) tweet a thank you to Representative Hill

 

 

 

California

southern sea otter

Southern sea otter. Photo CDFW.

Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) tweet a thank you to Representative Carbajal

Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18) tweet a thank you to Representative Eshoo

John Garamendi (D-CA-3) tweet a thank you to Rep. Garamendi

Jared Huffman (D-CA-2) tweet a thank you to Representative Huffman

Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) tweet a thank you to Representative Lofgren

Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47) tweet a thank you to Rep. Lowenthal

Jerry McNerney (D-CA-9) tweet a thank you to Rep. McNerney

 

Colorado River cutthroat trout

Colorado River cutthroat trout. Photo WGFD.

Colorado

Jared Polis (D-CO-2) tweet a thank you to Representative Polis

Scott Tipton (R-CO-3) tweet a thank you to Representative Tipton

 

 

 

 

Painted bunting by Flickr's Dan Pancamo

Painted bunting. Photo Dan Pancamo/flickr.

Georgia

Hank Johnson (D-GA-4) tweet a thank you to Representative Johnson

Buddy Carter (R-GA-1) tweet a thank you to Representative Carter

 

 

 

wood frog

Wood frog. Photo Dave Huth.

Illinois

Jan Schakowsky (IL-D-9) tweet a thank you to Representative Schakowsky

 

 

 

 

Blanding's turtle

Blanding’s turtle. Photo A. Cannizzarro/flickr.

Massachusetts
Seth Moulton (D-MA-6) tweet a thank you to Representative Moulton

 

 

 

 

 

monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly. Photo Mary Windhorst.

Michigan
Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) (original) tweet a thank you to Representative Dingell

Dan Kildee (MI-D-5) tweet a thank you to Representative Kildee

 

 

 

 

American badger

American badger. Photo Tom Koerner/USFWS.

Missouri
Billy Long (R-MO-7) tweet a thank you to Representative Long

 

 

 

 

 

swift fox

Swift fox. Photo Greg W. Lasley.

Nebraska
Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1) tweet a thank you to Representative Fortenberry

 

 

 

 

 

purple martin

Purple martin. Photo Mike Carlo/USFWS.

New Hampshire
Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH-2) tweet a thank you to Representative Kuster

Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-1) tweet a thank you to Representative Shea-Porter

 

 

 

 

black skimmers

Black skimmers. Photo Jack Rogers.

New Jersey
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ-2) tweet a thank you to Representative LoBiondo

Chris Smith (R-NJ-4) tweet a thank you to Representative Smith

 

 

 

 

New England cottontail

New England cottontail. Photo USFWS.

New York
Elise Stefanik (D-NY-21) tweet a thank you to Representative Stefanik

Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7) tweet a thank you to Representative Velazquez

Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) tweet a thank you to Representative Jeffries

 

 

 

American black duck

American black duck. USGS.

North Carolina
Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) tweet a thank you to Representative Hudson

David Rouzer (R-NC-7) tweet a thank you to Representative Rouzer

 

 

 

 

ringtail

Ringtail. Photo David T Wyatt.

Oklahoma
Tom Cole (R-OK-4) tweet a thank you to Representative Cole

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) tweet a thank you to Representative Mullin

 

 

 

 

harbor porpoise

Harbor porpoise. Photo Golden Gate Cetacean Research.

Oregon
Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) tweet a thank you to Representative Bonamici

Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) tweet a thank you to Representative Schrader

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3) tweet a thank you to Representative Blumenauer

 

 

 

northern flying squirrel

Northern flying squirrel. Photo NPS.

Pennsylvania

Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) tweet a thank you to Representative Fitzpatrick

Tom Marino (R-PA-10) tweet a thank you to Representative Marino

Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) tweet a thank you to Representative Thompson

 

 

reddish egret

Reddish egret. Photo Jack Rogers.

Texas
Rep. Gene Green (D-TX-29) tweet a thank you to Representative Green
Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16) tweet a thank you to Representative O’Rourke

 

 

 

 

wolverine

Wolverine. Photo Robert Postma.

Washington

Suzan DelBene  (D-WA-1) tweet a thank you to Representative DelBene

 

 

 

Wildlife can’t speak out in the halls of Congress. Instead, we have to speak up for species in trouble, celebrate every wildlife champion, and step up to find more cosponsors for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.

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