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Easement Incentive Co-sponsors in the 113th Congress

A majority of Congress has agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 2807 and S. 526 -- bills to make the conservation tax incentive permanent -- but many previous co-sponsors have not yet renewed their support.  After checking the list below, please:

  1. Use our talking points, fact sheets and letters of support to seek co-sponsors in the new Congress.
  2. See our dozen ways to publicly thank legislators who agree to co-sponsor.

You may find it helpful to share our list of last year's co-sponsors (or print our co-sponsor map).

Co-sponsor Map

Contents

House: Co-sponsors of the Conservation Easement Incentive Act
Senate: Co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act
Members of Leadership or Key Committees

House: 222 Co-sponsors of the Conservation Easement Incentive Act, H.R. 2807

LEAD SPONSORS:

  • Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA/6th)*
  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA/5th)*

CO-SPONSORS (By state):

  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK/At-large)

 

  • Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL/6)
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL/1)
  • Rep. Michael Rogers (R-Al/3)

 

  • Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR/1)
  • Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR/5)
  • Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR/2)*
  • Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR/3)

  • Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ/3)

 

  • Rep Julia Brownley (D-CA/26)
  • Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA/24)
  • Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA/27)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA/16)
  • Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA/53)
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA/18)
  • Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA/3)
  • Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA/17)
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA/2)
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA/14)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA/1)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA/13)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA/19)
  • Rep. George Miller (D-CA/11)
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA/32)
  • Rep. G. Negrete McLeod (D-CA/35)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA/22)*
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA/28)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA/33)

 

  • Rep. Michael Coffman (R-CO/6)
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO/1)
  • Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO/4)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO/7)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO/2)
  • Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO/3)

 

  • Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT/2)
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT/3)
  • Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT/5)
  • Rep. James Himes (D-CT/4)
  • Rep. John Larson (D-CT/1)*

 

  • Rep. Eleanor Norton (D-DC/At-large)

 

  • Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL/5)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL/16)*
  • Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL/4)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL/25)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL/20)
  • Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL/8)
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL/1)
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL/18)
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL/27)

 

  • Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA/11)
  • Rep. John Lewis (D-GA/5)*
  • Rep. Tom Price (R-GA/6)*
  • Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA/8)
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA/3)

 

  • Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)

 

  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI/1)

 

  • Rep. Steven King (R-IA/4)
  • Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA/3)
  • Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA/2)

 

  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID/2)

 

  • Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL/17)
  • Rep. William Enyart (D-IL/12)
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL/13)
  • Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL/3)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley  (D-IL/5)
  • Rep. Pete Roskam (R-IL/6)*
  • Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL/9)
  • Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL/18)*

 

  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN/4)
  • Rep. Todd Young (R-IN/9)*

 

  • Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY/2)
  • Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY/5)
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY/3)

  • Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA/3)*

 

  • Rep. William Keating (D-MA/9)
  • Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA/2)
  • Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA/1)*
  • Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA/6)
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA/3)
  • Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA/5)

 

  • Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD/7)
  • Rep. John Delany (D-MD/6)
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD/2)
  • Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD/3)
  • Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D-MD/8)

 

  • Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME/2)
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME/1)

 

  • Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI/1)
  • Rep. John Dingell (D-MI/12)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI/14)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI/8)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI/6)

 

  • Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN/5)
  • Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN/4)
  • Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN/8)
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN/3)*
  • Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN/7)
  • Rep. Timothy J. Walz (D-MN/1)

 

  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO/3)

 

  • Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS/3)
  • Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MS/1)
  • Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-MS/4)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS/2)

  • Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT)

 

  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC/1)
  • Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC/6)
  • Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC/7)
  • Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC/11)
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC/4)
  • Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC/12)

 

  • Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry (R-NE/1)
  • Rep. Terry Lee (R-NE/2)
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE/3)*

 

  • Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH/2)
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH/1)

 

  • Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ/11)
  • Rep. Scott Garret (R-NJ/5)
  • Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-NJ/12)
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ/7)
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ/2)
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ/9)*
  • Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ/3)
  • Rep. Albio Sires )D-NJ/8)

 

  • Rep. Ben R. Luján (D-NM/3)
  • Rep. Michelle L. Grisham (D-NM/1)

 

  • Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY/1)
  • Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY/27)
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY/16)
  • Rep. Christopher Gibson (R-NY/19)
  • Rep. Mike Grimm (R-NY/11)
  • Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY/22)
  • Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY/26)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY/3)
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY/2)
  • Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY/18)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY/10)
  • Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY/21)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY/13)*
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY/23)*
  • Rep. José Serrano (D-NY/15)
  • Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY/28)
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY/20)

 

  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH/7)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH/6)
  • Rep. David Joyce (R-OH/14)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH/9)
  • Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH/5)
  • Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH/16)*
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH/13)
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH/15)
  • Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH/10)

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR/3)*
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR/4)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR/5)

 

  • Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA/11)
  • Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-PA/17)
  • Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA/15)
  • Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA/8)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA/3)*
  • Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA/10)
  • Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA/7)
  • Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA/18)
  • Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA/16)
  • Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA/13)*
  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA/5)

 

  • Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR/At-large)

 

  • Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI/1)
  • Rep. James Langevin (D-RI/2)

 

  • Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC/1)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC/2)

 

  • Rep. Diane Black (R-TN/6)*
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN/7)
  • Rep. Stephen Cohen (D-TN/9)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN/4)
  • Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-TN/2)
  • Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN/8)
  • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN/3)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN/1)

 

  • Rep. John Carter (R-TX/31)
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX/20)
  • Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX/11)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX/35)*
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX/27)
  • Rep. Al Green (D-TX/9)
  • Rep. Gene Green (D-TX/29)
  • Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX/15)
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX/30)
  • Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX/3)*
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX/24)*
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX/10)
  • Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX/22)
  • Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX/16)
  • Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX/32)
  • Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX/21)
  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX/13)
  • Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)

 

  • Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT/4)

 

  • Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA/11)
  • Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA/6)
  • Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA/5)
  • Rep. James Moran (D-VA/8)
  • Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-VA/3)
  • Rep. Robert J. Wittmann (R-VA/1)

 

  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT/At-large)

 

  • Rep. Suzan Delbene (D-WA/1)
  • Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA/10)
  • Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA/6)
  • Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA/7)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA/5)
  • Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA/8)*
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA/9)

 

  • Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI/7)
  • Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI/3)*
  • Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI/6)
  • Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI/2)
  • Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI/5)

 

  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY/At-large)

 

*Ways & Means Committee Member

 

Senate:  26 Co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S. 526 (113th Congress)

LEAD SPONSORS:

  • Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)*
  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)*

COSPONSORS (by state):

  • Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)

  • Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)
  • Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)*

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

  • Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

 

  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senator Angus King (I-ME)

  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)*
  • Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

  • Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)
  • Senator John Walsh (D-MT)

  • Senator Dean Heller (R-NV)

  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

  • Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
  • Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)*

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)


*Finance Committee Member

 


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Members of Leadership and Key Committees

The members of leadership and the tax writing committees have a lot of influence over conservation tax incentives.  For the most current information please visit these websites.

Members of key tax-writing committees:

 

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