The U.S. Senate late Wednesday afternoon narrowly passed a resolution that would block President Joe Biden's administration from extending environmental protections to the lesser prairie chicken in Kansas and four other states.
The Senate voted 50-48 to pass the resolution backed by U.S. Sens. Roger Marshall and Jerry Moran that would strike down a rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing the bird as a protected species.
The resolution employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the bird’s listing as protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move criticized as "legislating . . .