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2009-S197 on Jan 9, 2009


Source: S.197&HR388
A bill to assist in the conservation of cranes by supporting and providing, through projects of persons and organizations with expertise in crane conservation, financial resources for the conservation programs of countries the activities of which directly or indirectly affect cranes and the ecosystem of cranes.
    Requires the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance for approved projects relating to the conservation of cranes, using amounts in the Crane Conservation Fund established by this Act. Allows a project proposal to be submitted by:
  1. any wildlife management authority of a country located in the African, Asian, European, or North American range of a species of crane that carries out at least one activity that affects crane populations;
  2. the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and
  3. any person or organization with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of cranes.
  • Establishes the Crane Conservation Fund in the Multinational Species Conservation Fund.
  • Authorizes the Secretary to convene an advisory group representing public and private organizations actively involved in the conservation of cranes to assist in carrying out this Act.


  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Fund projects for international conservation of cranes
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill funding international crane conservation

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Fund projects for international conservation of cranes (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill funding international crane conservation (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-S197

Tammy Baldwin s2pWI Democratic Challenger
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat
Russell Feingold s2pPOTUS Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Herbert Kohl s1sWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator
Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr Senator
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
Vic Snyder s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)



Republicans participating in 2009-S197

Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator



Independents participating in 2009-S197

Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Mel Martinez s1sFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.
Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 17
Republicans: 2
Independents: 3


















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