SCI Congratulates House of Representatives on Passage of Sportsmen’s Act

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Washington, D.C. – Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act. This legislation includes eight titles that would expand and protect opportunities for hunting, target shooting, and angling for millions of Americans, including the permanent guarantee of hunting on nearly 500 million acres of public lands.

“Safari Club International would like to thank the members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the leadership in the House of Representatives for advancing this very important legislation. We especially appreciate the work of Congressman Bob Latta, who has been the champion of the Sportsmen’s Act as the Co-Chair of the Sportsmen’s Caucus,” said Melissa Simpson, SCI Director of Government Affairs.

H.R. 3590 was introduced on December 21, 2013 by the bi-partisan leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus including Congressman Robert Latta (OH), Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS), Congressman Robert Wittman (VA), and Congressman Tim Walz (MN). The Sportsmen’s Act includes legislation that has been successfully advanced by Congressman Dan Benishek (MI), Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA), Congressman Don Young (AK), Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH) and Congressman Jeff Miller (FL).

“With the bi-partisan vote, America’s sportsmen and women are a step closer to enacting these much-needed, common-sense reforms.  We wait eagerly and anxiously for Senate action in the near future,” concluded Simpson.

Safari Club International has been working closely with colleague organizations such as the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Boone & Crockett Club, and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. The combined effort by these organizations ensured that the House of Representatives passed the bi-partisan SHARE Act.

See the full text of the legislation at http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3590

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