Habitat & Conservation  |  06/17/2020

The Great American Outdoors Act Passes Senate

By Bethany Erb

Great news from Washington D.C. ! A Win for Conservation!
The Great American Outdoors Act has passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25! We asked you to make calls and your voices were heard. Our grassroots network is incredibly powerful - thank you for your help passing this extraordinary conservation funding package in the Senate!
The Great American Outdoors Act will fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million a year every year. To see what LWCF does for your state click here.
The GAOA will also provide much-needed funding for backlog maintenance and infrastructure projects on public lands. This includes improving access for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
Please thank the Senators who voted yes! To see how your Senator voted, click here.
The House is expected to take up the bill shortly. As always, please check back here for updates. 
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Bethany Erb is Quail Forever's Washington, D.C. government affairs representative