2:36 PM EST

Doc Hastings, R-WA 4th

Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I probably said this before, but I will say it again:

Here we go again.

The underlying bill before us is a bipartisan bill, with bipartisan sponsors from the Sportsmen's Caucus, to allow access to our public lands for people to enjoy hunting and fishing. That is what the underlying bill is.

Furthermore, during the debate on the bill and its amendments yesterday, we adopted some three or four Democrat amendments because they added to the bill. This is a bipartisan bill.

So what happens in a motion to recommit? Here we go again.

The essence of this motion to recommit would be to broadly expand the powers of the Environmental Protection Agency.

I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on the MTR and ``yes'' on the underlying bill, and I yield back the balance of my time.