WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a bill in the US Senate this morning, assigning Democrats to the Endangered Species List.
The bill was hastily submitted after Republican David Jolly won a closely watched special election for the U.S. House in Florida Tuesday.
If passed, Democrats would be protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Signed into law on December 28, 1973, it was designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development."
The Act is administered by seventeen federal agencies, including the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Meaningless Reports, The US Department of Red Tape and the ATF.