Senator Marshall Releases Statement on Biden’s Veto of The Lesser Prairie Chicken CRA

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall released the following statement after President Biden vetoed Senator Marshall’s measure to protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken from being listed as an endangered species. In May, Senator Marshall’s CRA passed the Senate 50-48; in July, the measure passed the U.S. House 221-206. 

“We shouldn’t be shocked at this continued attack from President Biden on rural America. Despite bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress, he continues to shut down our work to protect farmers and ranchers from more red tape and regulations on the Lesser Prairie Chicken – and on top of that, these folks back home have voluntarily conserved tens of millions of acres of potential habitat for the Lesser Prairie Chicken, which has had a rising population since 2014,” Senator Marshall said. “Today’s actions show how out of touch Biden is with rural America and our successful conservation efforts. Thank you to all of my colleagues that supported my CRA to shut down Biden’s harmful rule.”

“Once again, President Biden has refused to listen to Congress,” said Rep. Mann. “President Biden’s unwillingness to listen to listen to Congress is one thing, but refusing to listen to America’s agriculture and energy producers is unacceptable. Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers are the original conservationists, and their voluntary conservation efforts have proven to be effective in supporting the lesser prairie-chicken species population. At a time when record-breaking drought is crushing rural communities, crop production, and native grasslands, we need more rain, not more regulations. I urge my colleagues to band together in overturning President Biden’s shortsighted veto of this joint resolution.”