April 17, 2021

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House to Consider Great American Outdoors Act

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House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) says the House will vote on the Great American Outdoors Act this month.

The House will consider the Great American Outdoors Act (Senate Bill 3422) under a rule on the floor during the work period at the end of July, Congressman Hoyer said.

“This bipartisan bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25, will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the maintenance backlog at our national parks,” Mr. Hoyer said.

He thanked Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva for his longtime leadership on the issue, as well as Reps. Joe Cunningham, T.J. Cox, Kendra Horn, Jared Golden, Mikie Sherrill, and Xochitl Torres Small, for introducing the Great American Outdoors Act in the House.

“I also am appreciative of Rep. Mike Simpson for his work as lead Republican cosponsor of this bipartisan measure and for working to broaden its support in the House,” Mr. Hoyer said.

“While I am disappointed that Republicans have indicated they would oppose this bill under suspension, which is why I will bring it to the floor under a rule later in July, I look forward to seeing it pass the House with strong bipartisan support and being sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law,” he said.

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