Biden will decide funding fate for archery, hunters’ safety programs in schools

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In early August, conservation and shooting sports organizations learned of an improper interpretation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) that prevented schools from receiving federal funding if they have archery or hunter safety programs. Knowing how important these programs are to childhood maturation and safety, conservation nonprofits across the country immediately called for a…

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Biden administration withholding funding for schools with hunter safety education, archery programs

biden administration withholding hunter education and archery program funding

There are still more questions than answers right now as the conservation community grapples with the Biden administration’s withholding of funding to public schools over school archery and hunter safety programs. Late last week, it came to light that the administration was withholding Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) funds from schools based on an…

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Floor Vote Coming!

This week, the United States House of Representatives is expected to hold a floor vote on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). Sponsored by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12), RAWA would provide some of the most meaningful conservation funding in a generation: nearly $1.4 billion to support the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program for states, territories…

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Restoring America’s Wildlife Act passes out of House committee

On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee moved a key piece of bipartisan conservation legislation to the floor. The Restoring America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), sponsored by Michigan’s-own Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) passed out of committee on a bipartisan 29-15 vote. If it becomes law, RAWA would provide some of the…

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Show Your Organization’s Support for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was reintroduced by U.S. Representative Dingell (D-MI, 12th District) and U.S. Representative Fortenberry (R-NE, 1st District) as H.R. 3742 on July 12, 2019.  We need all of our affiliate clubs and partners to show their support for this critical legislation. A special thank you to the following Michigan U.S. Representatives…

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