H.R. 4647, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, will have a hearing Thursday, February 15, in the Federal Lands Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives!
This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), would direct $1.3 billion annually in existing royalties from energy and mineral production on federal lands and waters to wildlife conservation. These royalties are not currently earmarked for any specific fund or purpose. Directing the funding to the 50 states for wildlife restoration will not increase taxes. Rather, it will ensure that existing funds help protect at-risk fish and wildlife populations. Investing in protecting these species will save money in the long run, by avoiding costly delays and expensive recovery when species become endangered.
Texas will receive more than $60 million per year if H.R. 4647. But that may not happen unless people like YOU get involved!
Send your Member of Congress a “Valentine” asking him or her to CO-SPONSOR H.R. 4647, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
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