House Bill Addressing America’s Wildlife Crisis Gains 150+ Bipartisan Cosponsors


“More than one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at-risk or vulnerable to extinction — and now more than one-third of the members of the House agree on a solution.” 

WASHINGTON (November 12, 2019) — The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bipartisan House bill aimed at addressing America’s growing wildlife crisis, now has 151 cosponsors. Since the bill was introduced in July, 113 Democrats and 38 Republicans have signed on.

The bill would fund locally-led, proactive efforts to help 12,000 species of concern identified by the state wildlife agencies. This figure includes the more than 1,600 U.S. species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

“More than one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at-risk or vulnerable to extinction — and now more than one-third of the members of the House agree on a solution,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “The overwhelming support for the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act bill shows lawmakers from across the political spectrum are serious about addressing America’s wildlife crisis and protecting our wildlife heritage for future generations.  At a time when our leaders can’t seem to agree on much of anything, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is bringing together our leaders from both sides of the aisle to enact serious, bipartisan solutions that match the magnitude of the crises we face.”

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