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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5588

      To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide for 
 consideration of the totality of conservation measures in determining 
             the impact of proposed Federal agency action.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 13, 2020

 Mr. Newhouse (for himself, Mr. Gianforte, Mr. Gosar, Mr. McClintock, 
  Mr. Crawford, Mr. LaMalfa, Ms. Cheney, Mr. Norman, and Mr. Smith of 
  Missouri) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
      To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide for 
 consideration of the totality of conservation measures in determining 
             the impact of proposed Federal agency action.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Weigh Habitats Offsetting Locational 
Effects Act of 2020'' or the ``WHOLE Act of 2020''.

SEC. 2. CONSIDERATION OF THE TOTALITY OF CONSERVATION MEASURES.

    Section 7(b)(3) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
1536(b)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(C) In determining whether a Federal agency action is likely to 
jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or 
threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification 
of the critical habitat of a species, the Secretary shall consider the 
offsetting effects of all avoidance, minimization, and other species-
protection or conservation measures that are already in place or 
proposed to be implemented as part of the action, including the 
development, improvement, protection, or management of species habitat 
whether or not it is designated as critical habitat of such species.''.
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