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House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat
House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat

The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered. GOP supporters say the legislation was introduced in response to an increasing number of plant and animal species qualifying as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Critics warned it would increase bureaucracy and facilitate poaching. Approved Tuesday by a 233-190 vote,  the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act has little chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. Nevertheless, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a statement prior to the vote saying the president would veto the bill...

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