In the July 2006 Washington Watch article in BioScience, Adrienne Froelich Sponberg reports on congressional Republican's struggle for control of their environmental policy agenda.

"In the 109th Congress, Republicans are attempting to reauthorize two pieces of environmental legislation that dictate fisheries and wildlife management in the United States: the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Management and Conservation Act and the Endangered Species Act. In both instances, members of the committees considering the legislation—particularly the chairs of the relevant subcommittees--have challenged their party's attempts to weaken environmental protection."

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