Tag: U.S. House of Representatives

  • House Passes Boone and Crockett Club Supported Chronic Wasting Disease Bill

    House Passes Boone and Crockett Club Supported Chronic Wasting Disease Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation last night that will provide funding for research and management to help fight chronic wasting disease (CWD), an always fatal neurological disease affecting members of the deer family. The CWD Research and Management Act (H.R. 5608) is sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and GT Thompson (R-PA) and supported […]

  • House Votes to Advance $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill with Broad Implications for Public Lands and Waters

    House Votes to Advance $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill with Broad Implications for Public Lands and Waters

    The Build Back Better Act invests heavily in public lands and waters, important habitat and key management programs; however, hardrock mining measures were stripped WASHINGTON – Following months of negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass a massive, $1.7 trillion spending bill using the budget reconciliation process. The Build Back Better Act […]

  • House Passes Reconciliation Package That Would Benefit Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

    House Passes Reconciliation Package That Would Benefit Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

    The Build Back Better Act would secure funding for top conservation priorities, including habitat improvements across public and private land (Washington, D.C.) — This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) in a 220-213 vote, advancing conservation provisions that would have an impact on hunting and fishing opportunities […]

  • U.S. House Passes Measure to Facilitate More Artificial Reef Creation

    U.S. House Passes Measure to Facilitate More Artificial Reef Creation

    Navy would be encouraged to explore opportunities to convert retired vessels into reefs Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that will provide opportunities for retired Navy ships to be considered for artificial reefs. This language was included as an amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year […]

  • House Passes Package of Conservation, Access Bills

    House Passes Package of Conservation, Access Bills

    America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, or ACE Act, would expand public access, restore habitat and improve opportunities for hunters and anglers; Senate passed in September WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote today legislation, America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act, S. 3051), which encompasses a range of programs beneficial to fish and […]

  • House Shows Support for Conservation in Funding Bill

    House Shows Support for Conservation in Funding Bill

    Increased funding for LWCF, CWD, sage grouse conservation anchor FY 20 Interior-related appropriations minibus WASHINGTON – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers commended U.S. House of Representatives members for voting to advance a $383 billion funding bill for fiscal year 2020 that boosts spending for key conservation programs. The House appropriations minibus (H.R. 3055) increases funding for the […]

  • “Public Lands Package” Headed to President’s Desk

    “Public Lands Package” Headed to President’s Desk

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Natural Resources Management Act of 2019 (S. 47), also known as the “Public Lands Package,” and have sent it to President Trump for signature. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the act on Feb. 12 by a vote of 92-8, and President Trump has indicated that he will sign […]