UPDATE: JUNE 25, 2014
Just a quick update, yesterday the Senate moved to proceed to calendar the Bipartisian Sportsmen Act 2014 which was introduced by Senator Hagan North Carolina. The importance of this being, this is the bill that Senator McCain attached the amendment we are following for Trout Stocking funding. I spoke with a staff member of Senator Hagan this morning via phone in Washington thanking the Senator for her effort but also to get a perspective on procedure. Clarifying what I posted a day or two ago, the Senate in the next step will put the bill on the floor of the Senate for a vote, if it passes than goes to the House for their approval, than back to the Senate where it is than prepared for presentation to the President where he than approves and signs or declines.
I asked about a hypothetical timeline for that kind of process, and like I thiought no real answer. It can be hours, days, weeks or months dependent on the importance of the issue, what amendment's are attached to the orginal bill which may slow it down and how willing are the Senate, House and President to pass.
My general feeling has not changed we have to keep the issue on the front burner with the politicians who are voting and influencing this bill. I will post in the next day or so the links to what I feel are the people from a political standpoint who can help.
Here is copy of yesterdys Senate acttion, I thought reading Byron's fishing report was tough, now I have to read daily Congressional Record reports, all I want to do is to fish!
BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN'S ACT OF 2014--MOTION TO PROCEED
(Senate - June 24, 2014)
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] BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN'S ACT OF 2014--MOTION TO PROCEED Mr. REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 384, S. 2363, the Hagan Sportsmen's Act. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 384, S. 2363
, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, shooting, and for other purposes.