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14_H5052 on Jul 10, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Lawful Ivory Protection Act
Source: S.2587/H.R.5052
A BILL to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to protect and conserve species and the lawful possession of certain ivory in the United States.

Argument in opposition from National Geographic news Aug. 29, 2014:

Since 1989, [there has been a worldwide] "ban" the international trade in ivory after a ferocious wave of poaching in Africa. Some conservationists say that a limited legal ivory trade is needed to satiate demand, especially in China, in a controlled manner. Many others argue that the 1989 ban must be kept in place to protect elephants.

Elizabeth Bennett, of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), says it is impossible to have a controlled trade in elephant ivory. Bennett says she examined the prospect for a legal market in ivory and concluded that because corruption in some countries among certain government officials is so pervasive. The overarching problem is that "once illegal ivory has entered the legal trade, it's difficult or impossible for enforcement officers to know what's legal and illegal."

Argument in favor from NRA's Institute for Legislative Action:

In a supposed attempt to preserve African elephants, the Obama administration has begun a series of arbitrary decrees that will destroy the value of property held by countless gun owners, art collectors, musicians and others.

For decades, the US has banned the commercial importation of African elephant ivory other than antique items. However, legally [previously] imported ivory may be sold within the US. On Feb. 11, 2014, the Obama administration announced a proposal to ban all US commercial trade in elephant ivory. Since ivory is used in items such as firearms, knives, furniture, jewelry, art, and musical instruments, the ban would effectively make these items valueless for their owners.

The Lawful Ivory Protection Act would return the rules on importation and possession of lawful ivory to those that were in effect before Feb. 2014.

Also see related Senate bill, S.2587.
Updated to include 2017 version, H.R.226


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Society bears cost of pollution Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Allow importing ivory from controlled sources (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Allow importing ivory from controlled sources (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Allow importing ivory from controlled sources (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Allow importing ivory from controlled sources (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 14_H5052

John Barrow s1sGA Democratic Senate candidateJul 28, 2014
Pete Gallego s1sTexas DemocratJul 31, 2014
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014)Jul 29, 2014
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/LaborJul 16, 2014
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia DemocratJul 14, 2014



Republicans participating in 14_H5052

Paul Broun s1sGA Republican ChallengerJul 31, 2014
Michael Burgess s1sTexas RepublicanJul 17, 2014
Bradley Byrne s1sAlabama Republican NomineeJul 31, 2014
Steve Daines s2pMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Jul 10, 2014
Bob Gibbs s1sOhio RepublicanJul 24, 2014
Richard Hudson s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Sam Johnson s1sTexas RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Mike Kelly s1oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 12, 2014
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas RepublicanJul 16, 2014
Vance McAllister s1sLouisiana RepublicanJul 29, 2014
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 10, 2014
Alan Nunnelee s1sMississippi Republican (deceased 2015)Jul 29, 2014
Tom Rooney s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Matt Salmon s1sArizona RepublicanJul 25, 2014
Pete Sessions s1sTexas RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho RepublicanJul 30, 2014
Lamar Smith s1sTexas RepublicanJul 30, 2014



Independents participating in 14_H5052



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0


















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