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July 13, 2014 / V A Nichols

Sportsman bill dies in Senate

League of Humane Voters - Alabama

The Senate killed a bipartisan bill Thursday designed to boost hunting and fishing protections — a victim of a long-running war over amendments that came in the shadow of gun politics.

The measure was all but certain to fail after a spat over amendments led Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to use a procedural maneuver to block changes to the bill on Wednesday. Reid accused the GOP of wanting a slew of amendments designed to kill the bill.

Republicans wanted what Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the bill’s main GOP sponsor, called an “open and fair” amendment process.

But having a free-flowing amendment process would have…

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