The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, H.R.3742, has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill was filed in July by U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), with 60 Members of Congress signing on as original cosponsors.
Passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide nearly $1.3 billion per year to states, and $97.5 million per year to Tribal Nations, from existing federal revenue to fund conservation, research, habitat restoration, outdoor recreation, and education programs. Each state would be allotted a certain amount per year to help stabilize the at-risk fish and wildlife species in their own state. Many state Fish and Wildlife Departments have the plans to protect different species and habitat but lack major funding and resources to implement them. H.R. 3742 ensures dedicated funding every year.
In the last legislative session, 116 bipartisan Members of Congress co-sponsored the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. As citizens who care about fish and wildlife conservation, let’s meet and build on the success from last session to get this Act passed. Contact your Representatives today and tell them about the necessity of this conservation funding.
DSC is a Texas Alliance For America’s Fish & Wildlife coalition member, getting regular updates and information as Recovering America’s Wildlife Act looks to pass both the House and the Senate soon.
Source: Texas Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife