Safari Club International Honors Congressman Bob Latta

 SCI Corporate Treasurer Paul Babaz (l.) Ohio Congressman Bob Latta (r.)

SCI Corporate Treasurer Paul
Babaz (l.) Ohio Congressman Bob Latta (r.)

Safari Club International (SCI) is pleased to recognize Congressman Bob Latta (Ohio) as the SCI 2014 Federal Legislator of the Year. The award was presented to Congressman Latta on Friday February 7, 2014 at the world’s greatest convention dedicated to North American and international hunting, the 42nd Annual Hunters’ Convention.

“I am honored to be named the Safari Club International’s Federal Legislator of the Year. As Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and a lifelong hunter, all of the issues relating to hunting and conservation are very important to me. SCI does great work in promoting sportsmen’s rights and conservation efforts throughout the country, and I remain committed to working toward these shared goals, so that America’s hunters and anglers can continue our country’s rich hunting legacy for generations to come.” – Congressman Bob Latta.

“Congressman Latta is a fellow hunter and the chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. In the 113th Congress he has introduced and passed comprehensive legislation that will guarantee future generations have the opportunity to hunt on America’s public lands. No other member of congress has worked as hard as Bob to ensure that we leave a lasting legacy for future hunters and anglers. SCI is proud to honor Congressman Bob Latta as the 2014 SCI Federal Legislator of the Year.” – SCI President Craig Kauffman.

In collaboration with the country’s largest hunter-conservation organizations, Congressman Latta introduced H.R. 3590 the “Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act of 2013” or the “SHARE Act of 2013” on November 21, 2013. This legislation protects traditional ammunition, creates an advisory committee of hunter to advise the Secretary of Interior and Agriculture, makes permanent the right to hunt on U.S. Forest Service and BLM lands, and allows the legal importation of polar bears. Congressman Latta and his office secured over 80 co-sponsors for his legislation before it passed with an overwhelming bi-partisan vote of 268-154 on February 5, 2014.



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