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Expansion of 1.4 million acres to Hunting and Fishing

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 9/24/19 4:25 PM

Recently, the Department of the Interior announced the Administration’s efforts to continue increasing public access on public lands and waters by announcing the expansion of new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres across the nation.

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Senate Committee Advances Recreational Public Access and Conservation Bill

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 8/12/19 10:09 AM

On July 29, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Senators John Barrasso (WY), Tom Carper (DE), Shelley Capito (WV), as well as Senator Ben Cardin (MD) introduced America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (S. 2302). The following day, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee passed S. 2302 on a unanimous vote of 21 - 0.

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Significant Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Bill Introduced in the Senate

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 7/19/19 5:40 PM

On July 11 Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Member (CSC) Senator Jim Risch (ID), and CSC Senate Leaders Senators Deb Fischer (NE), Martin Heinrich (NM), John Boozman (AR), and Joe Manchin (WV) were joined by fellow CSC Members Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Doug Jones (AL), Tom Cotton (AR), and Angus King (ME) in introducing the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act .

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Interior Department Announces Expansion of Public Hunting Lands

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 6/7/19 11:10 AM

On June 5, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service submitted a proposed rule to open or expand more than 1.4 million acres of National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) lands and waters to hunting and fishing.

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Target Practice Access Bill Signed Into Law

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 5/20/19 12:38 PM

On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act into law.

H.R. 1222, which was sponsored by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Congressmen Ron Kind (WI), Rob Bishop (UT), and Duncan Hunter (CA), is a long-time priority for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and the sporting community. CSF has worked closely with CSC leaders over the past several years to ensure the passage of this important bill.

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Puts Partisanship Aside for Annual Clays Competition

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 5/15/19 12:45 PM

Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) – the largest bipartisan Caucus on Capitol Hill – joined the sportsmen’s community and allied industry representatives for the annual Congressional Clays Competition.

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Senate Passes Priority Legislation for Public Target Range Access

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 4/22/19 1:02 PM

On April 10, the U.S. Senate passed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (S. 94) on a voice vote without amendment – a significant milestone in advancing priority legislation for the sportsmen’s community.

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Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council Plans Implementation of Secretarial Orders

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 3/26/19 1:47 PM

The Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (HSSCC), a federal advisory council of 18 conservation leaders who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, met on March 21 to receive agency reports and provide guidance on behalf of the sportsmen’s community.

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Introduce Bill to Expand Public Target Ranges

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 2/26/19 9:00 AM

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Congressmen Ron Kind (WI) and Rob Bishop (UT) introduced the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2019 (H.R. 1222), which would amend the Pittman-Robertson Act to provide more flexibility to state agencies to construct, expand, and maintain public target shooting ranges.

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Senate Committee Examines Funding Needs for Wildlife Conservation and Management

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 11/28/18 4:00 PM

On November 15, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining Funding Needs for Wildlife Conservation, Recovery, and Management,” which covered several important pieces of legislation.

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