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Easement Incentive Co-sponsors in the 113th Congress

More than a third of Congress has already agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 2807 and S. 526 -- bills to make the conservation tax incentive permanent -- but more than 100 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


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


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

CO-SPONSORS (listed 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. Barbara Lee (D-CA/13)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA/19)
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA/32)
  • Rep. G. Negrete McLeod (D-CA/35)
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD/7)
  • 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 (D-MI/1)
  • Rep. John Dingell (D-MI/12)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI/14)


  • 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. Bennie Thompson (D-MS/2)

  • Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT)


  • 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. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)


  • Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry (R-NE/1)
  • Rep. Terry Lee (R-NE/2)


  • 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. Jon Runyan (R-NJ/3)


  • Rep. Ben R. Luján (D-NM/3)


  • Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY/1)
  • 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. Bill Johnson (R-OH/6)
  • Rep. David Joyce (R-OH/14)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH/9)
  • Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH/5)
  • 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. Patrick Meehan (R-PA/7)
  • 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. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN/3)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN/1)


  • 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. Michael McCaul (R-TX/10)
  • Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX/22)
  • Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX/16)
  • 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. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA/5)
  • 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:  24 Co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S. 526 (113th Congress)


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

COSPONSORS (20 total, by state):

  • Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)
  • Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)
  • Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)*
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senator Angus King (I-ME)
  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)*
  • 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 Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

* Members of the Finance Committee

If your legislator isn't listed we need your help asking them to sign on! Please click here for fact sheets, templates and advice.

If your legislator is listed, we need your help saying thank you! Click here for a dozen ways to say thank you.

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:


Don't see your member of Congress? That's okay! Please still contact them anyway and ask them to support the legislation and become a cosponsor of the bill. If they do not know about your land trust or about land conservation, let them know!

Click here for talking points and sample materials for reaching your members.

Please send us copies of what you send and what you hear back! We want to hear what you are trying to protect in your community.

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