No Birds For You! House Passes Provision to End All Migratory Bird Protections in the United States

On June 3rd, without a recorded vote, the House of Representatives included a rider, offered by Congressman Duncan (R-SC), in the Department of Commerce’s and Department of Justice’s budget appropriations bill that would prohibit the federal government from prosecuting anyone from violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Here is the exact language:

MBTA Rider

This is from a blog from the NRDC at