Senate Passes Great American Outdoors ActPublished on June 18, 2020
The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members were at the forefront of the legislation, which includes maintenance backlog funding for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bringing together more than 100 outdoor recreation businesses in support of the legislation.
“The Great American Outdoors Act is the single greatest piece of conservation and outdoor recreation legislation before Congress in decades,” said Jessica Turner, executive director of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. “Its overwhelmingly bipartisan passage in the Senate is proof that the outdoors crosses party lines and resonates with all Americans. We applaud Senate Republicans and Democrats for working together tirelessly to get this done. The entire outdoor recreation industry thanks every senator who supported this bill and urges the House to move quickly to pass this measure so we can finally fully fund LWCF and begin the much-needed work on rebuilding infrastructure on our public lands and waters.”