Summary: H.R.5588 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5588. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/13/2020)

Weigh Habitats Offsetting Locational Effects Act of 2020 or the WHOLE Act of 2020

This bill revises the process by which the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce reviews an agency action to determine whether the action is likely to jeopardize the continued existence of an endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of the critical habitat of the species. When making such determination, the appropriate department must consider the offsetting effects of protection or conservation measures that are already in place or proposed to be implemented as part of the action.