Safari Club International Talking Conservation on Capitol Hill
Safari Club International (SCI) members will participate in more than 170 meetings this week with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on behalf of hunters everywhere. SCI’s lobby day on Capitol Hill represents the largest annual gathering of U.S. hunters in Washington, DC. This year’s focus will be working with the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012.
“The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 passed the House on April 17th on a bipartisan vote of 274-146. We now need this bill passed in the Senate,” said SCI President Kevin Anderson. “American outdoorsmen and women need long term guarantees that our sporting heritage will be protected. By passing H.R. 4089 the U.S. Senate will be making a very clear statement that they care about the 30+ million American hunters, anglers, and sport shooters.”
“Hunting is ingrained in our national heritage and has remained an economic pillar even in these difficult times. To protect our tradition of conservation, and its economic benefits to communities all over America, we ask the Senate to join the House in passing H.R. 4089 to protect equal access to the backcountry,” concluded SCI’s Chief Communications Officer Larry Rudolph.
Other legislative priorities SCI members will discuss and support this week include:
- H.R. 1581 & S. 1087 – The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act
- Modernizing the Endangered Species Act
- Global Conservation Act of 2012