GOP lawmakers: Obama admin ‘hastily’ wrote lead ammunition ban
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Two key House Republicans contended in a Tuesday report that the Obama administration used a rushed, “disorderly” process to ban lead ammunition from hunting on federal land in the final weeks of former President Obama’s tenure.

At issue is a director’s order from Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe published on Jan. 19, 2017, the last full day of the Obama administration, banning lead ammunition and tackle from federal wildlife refuges and other areas where hunting is allowed.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) say that their investigation showed that Ashe and his staff skipped many of the usual steps in writing the policy, a process that started less than a month before it was released.

“Documents obtained by the committee show that the Order resulted from a disorderly, last-minute process undertaken by the departing…