Action Alert: Senate Advances Great American Outdoors Act

June 9, 2020 | by National Deer Alliance

On June 8, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly (80-17) to advance the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) to the Senate floor for debate and consideration. Introduced in March by multiple Senators from both sides of the aisle, including Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Great American Outdoors Act would provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $19 billion maintenance backlog on our public lands.

The National Deer Alliance (NDA) outlines wild deer conservation, sportsmen access and state and federal land management as top priority areas. "The Senate vote for cloture and the recent introduction of the Great American Outdoors Act in the House are historic strides in ensuring permanent conservation funding," said Torin Miller, NDA's policy and outreach coordinator. “While we’re not across the finish line yet, the end is in sight. Now, more than ever, is the time for NDA members to take action."

Join NDA in supporting legislation that fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and tackles the huge maintenance backlog currently faced on our public lands. Urge your Senators to get up-to-speed on the bill and to support funding for conservation projects, public lands and outdoor recreation. Visit the NDA Grassroots Advocacy Center, where you can place your vote of support on the bill and directly email your U.S. Senators to express your support.