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Veto override fails on bat endangered species listing

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis and all members of the Senate Western Caucus on which she serves as chairman, as well as U.S. Senator John Barrasso, voted to override President Joe Biden’s veto of the resolution that questioned the listing of the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species.

In total, 47 senators voted for and 45 against, failing to meet the two-thirds majority required to overturn the veto.

“The Biden administration’s heavy-handed interpretations and ongoing abuse of the ESA continues to punish private property owners rather than empowering them to be partners in species reco...