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Bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Picks Up Speed As Landmark Conservation Bill Is Readied For Committee Mark Up

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 7, at 10 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) will be considered during a business meeting before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). The legislation received a legislative EPW hearing in December 2021. 

A livestream of the hearing will be available here.

Senator Heinrich is leading the landmark bipartisan legislation along with U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to 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 and their habitat all across America. These locally-driven, science-based strategies would restore populations of species with the greatest conservation need.

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) leads the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House legislation advanced out of the House Natural Resources Committee in January by a vote of 29 to 15. 

Since introduction in July 2021, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has gained significant momentum with 32 bipartisan sponsors and cosponsors, and is backed by over 60 Tribes and 1,500 organizations representing state fish and wildlife agencies, sportsmen and women, conservation groups, and industry associations and businesses.

WHAT: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act To Receive Mark Up

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, at 10 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. MT

WHERE: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building,

LIVESTREAM: Click here.