Source: United States Senator for New Mexico Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON (Jan. 20, 2022) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is applauding the House Natural Resources Committee for advancing the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act by a vote of 29 to 15.
Senator Heinrich’s landmark bipartisan legislation, that now has over 32 bipartisancosponsors in the Senate, will be among the largest, most significant investments in wildlife and habitat conservation.
“Preserving the health of our outdoors and wildlife has proven time and time again to be one of the most successful, nonpartisan issues to advance through Congress,” saidHeinrich.
Heinrich added, “This bill strikes a positive balance on priorities from both sides of the aisle and has become one of the most important wildlife bills in decades. From Missouri to New Mexico – from bison to bumblebees – this legislation creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to save thousands of species with a solution that matches the magnitude of the challenge.”
U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) leads the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Heinrich introduced the legislation in the Senate alongside U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2021.
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will invest in proactive, on-the-ground conservation work led by states, territories, and Tribal nations to support the long-term health of fish and wildlife habitat all across America. These science-based strategies would restore populations of species with the greatest conservation need.
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is supported by over 1,500 organizations representing state fish and wildlife agencies, sportsmen and women, conservation groups, and industry associations and businesses.