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Easement Incentive Cosponsors in the 112th Congress

This page lists co-sponsors for the 112th Congress (2011-2012). You may also be interested in:

In the 112th Congress, 311 Representatives -- majorities of Republicans and Democrats -- agreed to co-sponsor the new Conservation Easement Incentive Act (H.R. 1964) -- that's more than any other tax bill! The Senate's Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S.339, had 28 co-sponsors.

Please thank these past supporters and urge them to co-sponsor new versions of these bills for the 113th Congress.

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 (112th Congress)


  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA/1st)*
  • Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA/6th)*

CO-SPONSORS (311 total; by state):

  • Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL/1st)
  • Rep. Mike Robers (R-AL/3rd)
  • Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL/6th)
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL/7th)
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK/1st)
  • Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ/4th)
  • Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ/7th)
  • Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR/1st)
  • Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR/2nd)
  • Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR/3rd)
  • Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR/4th)
  • Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA/3rd)
  • Rep. Doris Okada Matsui (D-CA/5th)
  • Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA/6th)
  • Rep. George Miller (D-CA/7th)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA/9th)
  • Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA/10th)
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA/11th)
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA/12th)
  • Rep. Fortney Pete Stark (D-CA/13th)*
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA/14th)
  • Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA/15th)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA/16th)
  • Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA/17th)
  • Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA/18th)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA/20th)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA/21st)*
  • Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA/23rd)
  • Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA/24th)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA/27th)
  • Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA/28th)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA/29th)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA/30th)
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA/31st)*
  • Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA/32nd)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA/33rd)
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA/34th)
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA/35th)
  • Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA/37th)
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA/38th)
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA/39th)
  • Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA/43rd)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA/44th)
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA/47th)
  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA/49th)
  • Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA/51st)
  • Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA/53rd)
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO/1st)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO/2nd)
  • Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO/3rd)
  • Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO/4th)
  • Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO/6th)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO/7th)
  • Rep. John Larson (D-CT/1st)*
  • Rep. Joseph Courtney (D-CT/2nd)
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT/3rd)
  • Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT/4th)
  • Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT/5th)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC/At-Large)
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL/1st)
  • Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL/2nd)
  • Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL/3rd)
  • Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL/4th)
  • Rep. Katherine Castor (D-FL/11th)
  • Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL/12th)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL/13th)*
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL/18th)
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL/20th)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL/21st)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL/23rd)
  • Rep. David Rivera (R-FL/25th)
  • Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA/2nd)
  • Rep. John Lewis (D-GA/5th)*
  • Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA/8th)
  • Rep. John Barrow (D-GA/12th)
  • Rep. David Scott (D-GA/13th)
  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI/1st)
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI/2nd)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID/2nd)
  • Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL/1st)
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL/2nd)
  • Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL/3rd)
  • Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL/4th)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL/5th)
  • Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL/7th)
  • Rep. Janice Schakowski (D-IL/9th)
  • Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL/10th)
  • Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL/12th)
  • Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL/14th)
  • Rep. Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL/15th)
  • Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL/16th)
  • Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL/18th)*
  • Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL/19th)
  • Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN/1st)
  • Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN/2nd)
  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN/4th)
  • Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN/5th)
  • Rep. Todd Young (R-IN/9th)
  • Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA/1st)
  • Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA/2nd)
  • Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA/3rd)
  • Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA/4th)
  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA/5th)
  • Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY/2nd)
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY/3rd)
  • Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY/4th)*
  • Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY/5th)
  • Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY/6th)
  • Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA/5th)
  • Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA/6th)
  • Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA/7th)*
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME/1st)
  • Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME/2nd)
  • Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD/1st)
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger (D-MD/2nd)
  • Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD/3rd)
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD/6th)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD/7th)
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD/8th)
  • Rep. John Olver (D-MA/1st)
  • Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA/2nd)*
  • Rep. James McGovern (D-MA/3rd)
  • Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA/4th)
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA/5th)
  • Rep. John Tierney (D-MA/6th)
  • Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA/7th)
  • Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA/8th)
  • Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA/9th)
  • Rep. William Keating (D-MA/10th)
  • Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI/1st)
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI/2nd)
  • Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI/4th)*
  • Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI/5th)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI/6th)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI/8th)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MA/9th)
  • Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI/10th)
  • Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI/11th)
  • Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI/12th)*
  • Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI/13th)
  • Rep. John Conyers (D-MI/14th)
  • Rep. John Dingell (D-MI/15th)
  • Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN/1st)
  • Rep. John Kline (R-MN/2nd)
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN/3rd)*
  • Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN/4th)
  • Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN/5th)
  • Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN/7th)
  • Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MS/1st)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS/2nd)
  • Rep. Greg Harper (R-MS/3rd)
  • Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS/4th)
  • Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO/1st)
  • Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO/3rd)
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO/5th)
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO/9th)
  • Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R-MT/At-large)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE/1st)
  • Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE/2nd)
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE/3rd)*
  • Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV/1st)*
  • Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH/2nd)
  • Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ/1st)
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ/2nd)
  • Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ/3rd)
  • Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ/4th)
  • Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ/5th)
  • Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ/6th)
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ/7th)
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ/8th)*
  • Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ/9th)
  • Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ/10th)
  • Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ/11th)
  • Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ/12th)
  • Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ/13th)
  • Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-NM/1st)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM/3rd)
  • Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY/1st)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY/2nd)
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY/3rd)
  • Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY/4th)
  • Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY/5th)
  • Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY/7th)*
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY/8th)
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY/9th)
  • Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY/10th)
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY/11th)
  • Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY/12th)
  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY/13th)
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY/14th)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY/15th)*
  • Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY/16th)
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY/17th)
  • Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY/18th)
  • Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY/19th)
  • Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY/20th)
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY/21st)
  • Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY/22nd)
  • Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY/23rd)
  • Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY/24th)
  • Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY/26th)
  • Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY/27th)
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY/28th)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY/29th)*
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC/1st)
  • Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC/2nd)
  • Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC/3rd)
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC/4th)
  • Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC/6th)
  • Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC/7th)
  • Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC/8th)
  • Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC/9th)
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC/10th)
  • Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC/11th)
  • Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC/12th)
  • Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC/13th)
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH/1st)
  • Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH/3rd)
  • Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH/5th)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH/6th)
  • Rep. Steve Austria (R-OH/7th)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH/9th)
  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH/10th)
  • Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH/12th)*
  • Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH/13th)
  • Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH/14th)
  • Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH/16th)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH/17th)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH/18th)
  • Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK/2nd)
  • Rep. David Wu (D-OR/1st)
  • Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR/2nd)
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR/3rd)*
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR/4th)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR/5th)
  • Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA/1st)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA/3rd)
  • Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA/4th)
  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA/5th)
  • Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA/7th)
  • Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA/8th)
  • Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA/9th)
  • Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA/11th)
  • Rep. Mark Critz (D-PA/12th)
  • Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA/13th)
  • Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA/14th)
  • Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA/15th)
  • Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA/16th)
  • Rep. Tim Holden (D-PA/17th)
  • Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA/18th)
  • Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA/19th)
  • Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR)
  • Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI/1st)
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI/2nd)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC/2nd)
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC/4th)
  • Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC/6th)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN/1st)
  • Rep. John Duncan (R-TN/2nd)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN/4th)
  • Rep. Diane Black (R-TN/6th)*
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN/7th)
  • Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN/8th) - pending
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN/9th)
  • Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX/3rd)*
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX/8th)*
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX/10th)
  • Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX/11th)
  • Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX/13th)
  • Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX/14th)
  • Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX/15th)
  • Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX/16th)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX/18th)
  • Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX/20th)
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX/21st)
  • Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX/22nd)
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX/24th)*
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX/25th)*
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX/27th)
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX/28th)
  • Rep. Gene Green (D-TX/29th)
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX/30th)
  • Rep. John Carter (R-TX/31st)
  • Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX/32nd)
  • Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT/2nd)
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT/At-large)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA/1st)
  • Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA/3rd)
  • Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA/4th)
  • Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA/5th)
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA/6th)
  • Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA/8th)
  • Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA/10th)
  • Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA/11th)
  • Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA/1st)
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA/2nd)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA/5th)
  • Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA/7th)*
  • Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA/8th)*
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA/9th)
  • Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV/3rd)
  • Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI/2nd)
  • Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI/3rd)*
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI/4th)
  • Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI/5th)
  • Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI/6th)
  • Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI/7th)
  • Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI/8th)
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY/At-large)

* Members of the Ways & Means Committee

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Senate: Co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S. 339 (112th Congress)

Co-sponsors of S. 339


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

COSPONSORS (28 total, by state):

  • Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)
  • Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR)
  • Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
  • Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)
  • Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT)
  • Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
  • Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  • Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
  • Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE)
  • Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Senator Robert Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)*

* Members of the Finance Committee

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See the list of 13 House and 28 Senate co-sponsors from previous years and urge them to renew their support this year.

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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