— Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would protect fishing and hunting gear from environmental lawsuits, according to a report in Northwest Sportsman Magazine
Washington's 5th District Congresswoman is among 37 representatives cosponsoring “The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act, HR 1558
, introducd in mid-April. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is among one of four co-sponsors of a companion bill, S 838
, in the upper chamber.
The bills would modify the Toxic Substances Control Act to exempt bullets, shot, weights, lures and hooks, among other items, from EPA regulation.