The Association Applauds the House Committee on Natural Resources Markup of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
Dec 5, 2019, 12:59 PM
Today, the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies was pleased to witness the House Committee on Natural Resources markup to advance bills that protect our rivers and restore our wildlife populations, including Recovering Americas Wildlife Act (H.R. 3742). The Association applauds Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-UT) for their leadership in bringing H.R. 3742 up for a full committee markup and looks forward to working with members of the committee to advance this important legislation that has 157 bipartisan cosponsors toward final passage in the House.
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Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2019
Oct 23, 2019, 12:44 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill will extend the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund through 2024. Congressman Joe Cunningham (D-SC), along with Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced this bill in the House of Representatives today in Washington, D.C.
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The Association Applauds House Subcommittee for Hearing on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
Oct 17, 2019, 4:09 PM
Today, the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies was pleased to witness the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife hearing on two bills, including the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R.3742). The Association applauds Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA) for his leadership in bringing H.R. 3742 up for a subcommittee hearing and looks forward to working with him and his colleagues in the subcommittee to advance this important legislation that has over 130 bipartisan cosponsors.
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Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act
Jul 12, 2019, 11:38 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. This bipartisan legislation would dedicate $1.3 billion in existing revenue annually from the U.S. Treasury to State Fish and Wildlife Agencies to implement their State Wildlife Action Plans and an additional $97.5 million for tribal fish and wildlife managers to conserve fish and wildlife on tribal lands and waters. State Wildlife Action Plans are congressionally mandated plans outline proactive solutions to conserve those species in greatest need and prevent wildlife from becoming threatened or endangered. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced the introduction of this bipartisan bill today in Washington D.C.
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The Association Applauds the Introduction of Legislation to Modernize the Pittman-Robertson Fund in the Senate
Jul 11, 2019, 5:26 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of legislation to modernize the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act in the Senate. This important bipartisan legislation clarifies that the Pittman-Robertson (P-R) Fund has the flexibility to be used by state fish and wildlife agencies for outreach, communication, and education of hunters and recreational target shooters, including focused efforts on the recruitment, retention, and reactivation of hunters and recreational shooters through R3 initiatives without increasing taxes or existing user fees. Senator Risch (ID), along with Senator Cotton (AR), Senator Jones (AL), Senator Heinrich (NM), Senator Manchin (WV), Senator Alexander (TN), Senator Fischer (NE), Senator King (ME), and Senator Boozman (AR) introduced the legislation earlier today.
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The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Applauds the Senate and House Bipartisan Dear Colleague Letters Requesting Funding for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program
Jun 17, 2019, 9:00 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies commends the support and leadership of Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK), who were joined by 209 of their colleagues on letters to the leadership of the U.S Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittees on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Interior Appropriations. The Senate and House letters, respectively, are in support of the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program which provides a critical investment to sustain our nation’s most vulnerable fish and wildlife. In the letters, Members urge the Subcommittees to provide the most robust funding possible for the Program, while also recognizing the fiscal constraints that the nation is under.
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The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is Pleased about the Passage of the Public Lands Bill
Mar 13, 2019, 1:11 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies was pleased to see President Trump sign into law S.47, the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act). This bipartisan legislation permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a significant tool for increasing recreational access to public lands and supporting fish and wildlife habitat. This public lands package also contains more than 100 local and regional public lands bills that aim to benefit sportsmen and women.
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Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act in the Senate
Feb 7, 2019, 5:25 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies supports the introduction of the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act. This bill would enlist the assistance of the National Academies of Science, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to help identify the predominant transmission pathways for the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), evaluate current practices to manage and control the disease, and recommend prioritized research and other actions that should be taken to reduce and control the spread of CWD across the country. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), along with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the legislation on February 7, 2019. This bill pairs with similar legislation introduced in the House earlier this week by Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA).
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The Association Applauds the Introduction of Legislation to Modernize the Pittman-Robertson Fund Act
Jan 31, 2019, 12:09 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is excited to see the reintroduction of legislation to modernize the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (HR 877). This bipartisan legislation clarifies that the Pittman-Robertson(P-R) Fund can be used by state fish and wildlife agencies for outreach, communication, and education of hunters and recreational target shooters, including focused efforts on the recruitment, retention, and reactivation of hunters and recreational shooters through R3 initiatives without increasing taxes or existing user fees. Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), along with Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), introduced the legislation yesterday.
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Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act in the House
Jan 30, 2019, 10:11 AM
Today, Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA) introduced the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act (HR 837) in the House. This bill aims to hinder the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which has spread in wild and captive herds across North America. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the reintroduction of this important legislation which, if passed, would provide essential scientific information required to combat this devastating disease which threatens our nation’s wildlife resources.
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