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Easement Incentive Cosponsors in the 111th Congress

This page lists co-sponsors for the 111th Congress (2009-2010). You may also be interested in:

An amazing 274 Representatives from all 50 states -- including majorities of both parties -- signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1831!  Senate legislation, S. 812, had 41 co-sponsors. Scroll down below to see if your Senators and Representatives were co-sponsors in the 111th Congress.

Click here to learn how your Members of Congress can co-sponsor new legislation to make the incentive permanent in the 112th congress, including step-by-step advice and fact sheets. Yes, the co-sponsors listed below do need to sign-on again this year, but say thank you and it should be an easy ask.


Cosponsor Map

Click here for a detailed cosponsor 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: Co-sponsors of the Conservation Easement Incentive Act, H.R. 1831



  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA/1st)*
  • Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA/7th)*

CO-SPONSORS (274 total, Alphabetical):

  • Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI/1st)
  • Rep. John Adler (D-NJ/3rd)
  • Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA/5th)
  • Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA/4th)
  • Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY/24th)
  • Rep. Steve Austria (R-OH/7th)
  • Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN/6th)
  • Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL/6th)
  • Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA/3rd)
  • Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI/2nd)
  • Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC/3rd)
  • Rep. John Barrow (D-GA/12th)
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD/6th)
  • Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV/1st)*
  • Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA/28th)
  • Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY/1st)
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN/7th)
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR/3rd)*
  • Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL/1st)
  • Rep. John Boozman (R-AR/3rd)
  • Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK/2nd)
  • Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA/3rd)
  • Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA/9th)
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX/8th)*
  • Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA/1st)
  • Rep. Henry Brown (R-SC/1st)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL/13th)
  • Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX/26th)
  • Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN/5th)
  • Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN/4th)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA/44th)
  • Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI/4th)*
  • Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-LA/2nd)
  • Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA/23rd)
  • Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA/18th)
  • Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO/3rd)
  • Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA/10th)
  • Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE/At-large)
  • Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY/6th)
  • Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO/1st)
  • Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC/6th)
  • Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO/5th)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN/9th)
  • Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK/4th)
  • Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX/11th)
  • Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA/11th)
  • Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI/14th)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA/20th)
  • Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT/2nd)
  • Rep. Mark Critz (D-PA/12th)
  • Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY/7th)*
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD/7th)
  • Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA/3rd)
  • Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL/7th)*
  • Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY/4th)*
  • Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN/4th)
  • Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA/9th)
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR/4th)
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO/1st)
  • Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA/10th)
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT/3rd)
  • Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA/15th)
  • Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL/21st)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL/25th)
  • Rep. John Dingell (D-MI/15th)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX/25th)*
  • Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA/14th)
  • Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH/1st)
  • Rep. John Duncan (R-TN/2nd)
  • Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX/17th)
  • Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI/3rd)
  • Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN/5th)
  • Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY/17th)
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA/14th)
  • Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC/2nd)*
  • Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA/17th)
  • Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA/51st)
  • Rep. John Fleming (R-LA/4th)
  • Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA/4th)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE/1st)
  • Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA/4th)
  • Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ/11th)
  • Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA/10th)
  • Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ/5th)
  • Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA/6th)
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ/8th)
  • Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX/20th)
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA/6th)
  • Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN/6th)
  • Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL/5th)
  • Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ/7th)
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL/4th)
  • Rep. John Hall (D-NY/19th)
  • Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS/3rd)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL/23rd)
  • Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-NM/1st)
  • Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV/2nd)*
  • Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD/At-large)
  • Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY/27th)*
  • Rep. Barron Hill (D-IN/9th)
  • Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT/4th)
  • Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY/22nd)
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI/2nd)
  • Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH/2nd)
  • Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI/2nd)
  • Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ/12th)
  • Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA/15th)
  • Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC/4th)
  • Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA/1st)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY/2nd)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX/18th)
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL/2nd)
  • Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS/2nd)
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX/30th)
  • Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX/3rd)*
  • Rep. Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL/15th)
  • Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI/8th)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH/9th)
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI/1st)
  • Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI/5th)
  • Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH/15th)
  • Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI/3rd)*
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY/3rd)
  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA/5th)
  • Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL/10th)
  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ/1st)
  • Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC/8th)
  • Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD/1st)
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ/7th)
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI/2nd)
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA/2nd)
  • Rep. John Larson (D-CT/1st)*
  • Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA/4th)
  • Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH/14th)
  • Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH/5th)
  • Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY/26th)
  • Rep. John Lewis (D-GA/5th)*
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ/2nd)
  • Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA/2nd)
  • Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY/18th)
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO/9th)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM/3rd)
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY/At-large)
  • Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA/3rd)
  • Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY/25th)
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY/14th)
  • Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL/16th)
  • Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO/4th)
  • Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA/8th)
  • Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY/29th)
  • Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT/2nd)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX/10th)
  • Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI/11th)
  • Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA/7th)*
  • Rep. James McGovern (D-MA/3rd)
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC/10th)
  • Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC/7th)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA/5th)
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA/11th)
  • Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL/17th)*
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA/3rd)
  • Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME/2nd)
  • Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC/13th)
  • Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI/10th
  • Rep. George Miller (D-CA/7th)
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL/1st)
  • Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID/1st)
  • Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ/5th)
  • Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV/1st)
  • Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS/3rd)
  • Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA/8th)
  • Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS/1st)
  • Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT/5th)
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA/8th)
  • Rep. Scott Murphy (D-NY/20th)
  • Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA/18th)
  • Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA/12th)
  • Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC)
  • Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX/19th)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA/21st)*
  • Rep. Glenn Nye (D-VA/2nd)
  • Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX/22nd)
  • Rep. John Olver (D-MA/1st)
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ/8th)*
  • Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ/4th)
  • Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX/14th)
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN/3rd)
  • Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ/10th)
  • Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA/5th)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO/7th)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI/9th)
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME/1st)
  • Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA/16th)
  • Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA/19th)
  • Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX/2nd)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO/2nd)
  • Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND/At-Large)*
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC/4th)
  • Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL/12th)
  • Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA/19th)
  • Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV/3rd)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY/15th)*
  • Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT/At-large)
  • Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX/16th)
  • Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX/23rd)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN/1st)
  • Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY/5th)
  • Rep. Michael Rogers (R-AL/3rd)
  • Rep. Michael Rogers (R-MI/8th)
  • Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL/16th)
  • Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL/6th)*
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL/18th)
  • Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR/4th)
  • Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ/9th)
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger (D-MD/2nd)
  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI/1st)*
  • Rep. John Salazar (D-CO/3rd)
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA/39th)*
  • Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD/3rd)
  • Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI/7th)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA/29th)
  • Rep. Kurth Schrader (D-OR/5th)
  • Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA/13th)*
  • Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA/3rd)
  • Rep. David Scott (D-GA/13th)
  • Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY/16th)
  • Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX/32nd)
  • Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA/7th)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA/27th)
  • Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC/11th)
  • Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA/9th)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID/2nd)
  • Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ/13th)
  • Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY/28th)
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE/3rd)
  • Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ/4th)
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX/21st)
  • Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR/2nd)
  • Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN/3rd)
  • Rep. Zack Space (D-OH/18th)
  • Rep Jackie Speier (D-CA/12th)
  • Rep. John Spratt (D-SC/5th)
  • Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI/1st)
  • Rep. John Tanner (D-TN/8th)*
  • Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA/10th)
  • Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM/2nd)
  • Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE/2nd))
  • Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS/2nd)
  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX/13th)
  • Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS/4th)
  • Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH/12th)*
  • Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV/3rd)
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY/21st)
  • Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY/10th)
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA/5th)
  • Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH/3rd)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI/6th)
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD/8th)*
  • Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN/1st)
  • Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN/3rd)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA/30th)
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY/9th)
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT/At-large)
  • Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL/19th)
  • Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-OH/6th)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC/2nd)
  • Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA/1st)
  • Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA/10th)
  • Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA/6th)
  • Rep. David Wu (D-OR/1st)
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY/3rd)*
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK/At-large)

* Members of the Ways & Means Committee

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Senate: Co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S. 812


  • Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)*
  • Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)*

COSPONSORS (41 total, Alphabetical):

  • Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)
  • Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)*
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)
  • Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)*
  • Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)*
  • Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY)*
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Senator Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
  • Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
  • Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT)
  • Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)*
  • Senator E. Benjamin Nelson (D-NE)
  • Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR)
  • Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
  • Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)*
  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)*
  • Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)*
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
  • Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)
  • Senator John Thune (R-SD)
  • Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)
  • Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
  • Senator David Vitter (R-LA)
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

* Members of the Finance Committee


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:

Members of Leadership:

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