Tipton’s Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bipartisan Every Kid Outdoors Act (H.R. 3186), passed out of the House with a bipartisan vote of 383-2. This bill makes permanent the Every Kid in a Park Program, which provides America’s fourth graders and supervising adults free entrance to all federally managed land, water, and historic sites, including the more than 2,000 national parks.
“As a life-long resident of Western Colorado, National Parks and Monuments have been the backdrop of countless memories, and I want to make sure that all kids have the same opportunity to experience these treasures,” said Tipton. “Economic barriers should not prevent children and their families from visiting these sites that belong to every one of us. The Every Kid Outdoors Act would eliminate one of these barriers, giving fourth grade children of all backgrounds the chance to visit and learn from National Parks for free, and hopefully inspire them to become responsible stewards of public lands.”
H.R. 3186 passed out of the Natural Resources Committee as a stand-alone measure and as a part of the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act (H.R. 3400).
Congressman Tipton introduced the Every Kid Outdoors Act along with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-03), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21).
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