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    This took a long time to get this response

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    Dear Mr. English:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding legislation to regulate the importation of certain exotic or non-native animal species. I appreciate having the benefit of your views on this matter.

    As you know, several measures that would regulate the importation of exotic wildlife are currently under consideration. The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act (H.R. 669) would direct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate the risk of a nonnative species before approving it for importation—a measure aimed at curtailing the invasion of local ecosystems by foreign species with no natural predators. Similarly, Senate Bill 373 (S. 373) would designate python snakes as an “injurious species” under the United States Code, thereby banning the species from being shipped or imported into the U.S.

    I understand the importance of protecting our environment and population against the incursion of invasive species; however, I am concerned that these measures may not provide the flexibility required for Texas’ legitimate wild and exotic animal enterprises such as the pet industry, zoos, game ranches, and wildlife conservation activities. Historically, state laws and local ordinances have been established to regulate pet and wildlife ownership, and I believe that governance over this matter should be reserved for state and local entities.

    I appreciate having the opportunity to represent the interests of Texans in the United States Senate, and you may be certain that I will keep your thoughts in mind should the Senate consider these or other relevant pieces of legislation during the 111th Congress. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

    Sincerely,

    JOHN CORNYN
    United States Senator





    517 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Tel: (202) 224-2934
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    United States Senator John Cornyn, Texas
    To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

    -Best Regards
    -Clay English
    Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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    This is good news! Looks like we have at least one vote in our favor!


    -Sean in NoCal
    “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
    -Teddy Roosevelt.

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      This is great news

      Chris

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        This is good news , he's a Republican also , the divide
        goes so clearly along those lines

        Lar M
        Boas By Klevitz

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          I would have hoped senator Cornyn would have been against S373. He is a champion for small business AND states rights. Those two ideologies combined wouldn't leave room for such a ridiculous bill.

          I just wish every senator would look out for the best interest of his/hers constituents.

          Thanks for sharing Clay. It gives the rest of us hope.

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            Wow nice they actually took time to send a non-form letter.

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              One more reason I miss living in Texas... but, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe seems to be on our side too and he's always seemed to be a pretty influential guy.
              "An increase in reptile education can lead to a decrease in reptile discrimination." - Bebo

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                Wow actualy a senator with a head on there shoulders!!!!

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                  Like I told Jeff on the phone, it is highly likely Texas senators will buck anything this administration tries to rush thru there.

                  It does give us hope but this, in my opinion, and in the long run, will likely split the party lines again.

                  The liberals against the conservatives.

                  I know politics is best left alone, but think before you vote next time. The liberal agenda has waited a long time for their majority to be in control.
                  To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

                  -Best Regards
                  -Clay English
                  Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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                    About *bleepin'* time someone with half a brain responded. Always glad to hear good news.

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                      Originally posted by ClayEnglish View Post
                      I know politics is best left alone, but think before you vote next time. The liberal agenda has waited a long time for their majority to be in control.
                      That's a little much to ask, isn't it?


                      -Sean in NoCal
                      “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
                      -Teddy Roosevelt.

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