ICYMI: Senator Marshall Delivers Floor Speech on Joe Biden’s Abuse of the Endangered Species Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. delivered a floor speech calling for the Senate to override President Biden’s veto of Senator Marshall’s resolution that would strike the Lesser Prairie Chicken listing as part of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). 

Senator Marshall’s CRA to protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken has passed in the U.S. Senate three times and passed each time with bipartisan support. 

Read more about Senator Marshall’s Lesser Prairie Chicken Resolution HERE.

You may click HERE or on the image above to watch Senator Marshall’s full remarks.

Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:

“This week, the White House continued their war on American agriculture with this latest veto on our bipartisan Lesser Prairie Chicken resolution, S.J. Res 9. The White House has shown time and time again, how truly out of touch they are with grassroot farmers and ranchers and our commitment to the environment. Recently, the White House made the bold claim that the free chicken population serves as an indicator for healthy grasslands and prairies.”

“To start with, I want to personally invite the United States Fish and Wildlife folks to the Great Plains of Kansas to see firsthand the many conservation efforts of our local landowners. The comment from the White House suggests the prairies of Kansas are unhealthy and that our ranchers have the problem and not the solution. It seems obvious that once again the agencies know little to nothing about the blood, sweat, and tears and the pride our landowners pour into their land to make sure it’s cleaner, safer and healthier for future generations.”

“Now I have to ask the White House, what message does listing the bird now, after all the good conservation work, send to those of us who have successfully labored to improve the lands handed us from previous generations? I’ll tell you the message it sends: that the hammer will still fall regardless of the successful efforts and the government will step in and regulate our industry out of existence despite successful conservation efforts. The federal government thinks that it knows best when it comes to conservation, I rise to say that this assumption is wrong.”

“This administration continues to ignore the impact that overregulation has on American industries. this administration’s costs of rules and regulations already out pay up pace, already outpaced the last two administrations combined.”

“I again urge you to join me in applauding rather than punishing good voluntary conservation efforts and support the joint resolution for congressional disapproval of the Lesser Prairie Chicken listing over the objections of the President.”