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The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Advances in U. S. Senate

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This week, the U. S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in a bipartisan vote. The bill would provide $1.4 billion per year—$1.3 billion for state agencies and $97.5 million for Tribes—to restore habitat and recover wildlife populations.

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has also been introduced into the House of Representatives, where it has strong, bi-paritsan support. The House version of the bill was passed by the Natural Resources Committee in January and is awaiting a vote on the House floor. 

The bill now advances to the Senate floor for consideration. If passed into law, the legislation would provide permanent, dedicated funding to state and tribal agencies to proactively conserve at-risk species for the first time in U.S. history. 

Learn more about the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act from The Wildlife Society or the National Wildlife Federation

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