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Egret Fishing

Earlier this week, the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a historic piece of legislation to proactively fund state-based conservation, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and CSC Member Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has been a driving force behind the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act since its inception as a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. The Blue Ribbon…

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Scenic Lake

Earlier today, with active support and engagement from the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2021 (S. 1995)– a critical bill that will sustain the most significant funding for state-based fisheries conservation– with overwhelming bipartisan support. This legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 9 by Senator Maria Cantwell (WA) and Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) member Senator Roger Wicker…

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Capitol Building

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session that included consideration and passage of several bills supported by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). This included committee passage of S. 1995, the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021, authored by Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). “We’re pleased to see the Senate Commerce Committee’s strong support for reauthorizing the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund,” said Mike…

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Over the past year, there has been a significant increase in participation and demand for outdoor recreation, which has created challenges and opportunities for the recreational fishing and the broader outdoor recreation industries. Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, held a hearing to examine the state of outdoor tourism and the recreation industry, including the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and communities. American Sportfishing Association (ASA) President Glenn Hughes provided testimony on the contributions that…

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Boating

The sportfishing industry applauds the recent introduction of the Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021. Led in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Garret Graves (R-La.), this bill would reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (SFRBTF), which is funded in part by the federal excise tax on fishing equipment paid by the sportfishing…

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