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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Tipton Applauds Passage of Federal Land Management Bill

February 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –  Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47):

“From fishing and kayaking, to skiing and hiking, public lands provide valuable recreation opportunities for all Americans.  I am glad to see this vitally important legislation get passed through Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. This bill will help to ensure responsible management and preservation of public lands for decades to come. I am especially pleased that the package contained several bills I have championed over the past few years, including the Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act, which will honor the lives of the late avid mountaineers, Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff, and the Every Kid Outdoors Act, which makes permanent a program to provide free-entry to federally managed lands to fourth grade students.”

The bill passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 363-62.

Background:

The Every Kid Outdoors Act and the Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act both passed out of the House in the 115th Congress. Tipton reintroduced the Every Kid Outdoors Act this year.

The bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act also includes a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, more control for state and local authorities to manage water resources, and better access to hunting, fishing and shooting on federal lands. The bill will now be sent to the President’s desk for signature.