The Great American Outdoors Act
The U.S. Senate has passed the Great American Outdoors Act, which would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). It passed in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, with 73 Senators supporting passage. Now it is time for the House of Representatives to consider and pass this important legislation.
Since 1965, LWCF has provided critical funding that has expanded access to outdoor recreation in communities across the country. In early 2019, thanks to your advocacy, we celebrated a historic victory for LWCF's permanent reauthorization, but that was only half the battle. Since the program’s existence, LWCF has only received full funding twice. This has shortchanged communities by billions of dollars over the past 50 years.
The Great American Outdoors Act would fix this problem by ensuring permanent full funding for LWCF and provide $900 million in essential funding each year for projects that increase local access to quality outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone.
Your Congressional Representative needs to hear from you during this crucial time.