Houston, TX (July 18, 2018) – The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.3223) (RAWA) was introduced in the U.S. Senate this week. Houston Safari Club (HSC) encourages all Americans to become vigorous and active proponents of this critical legislation.
Introduced by Senators James Risch (R-Idaho) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), S.3223 would authorize $1.3 billion in existing revenue, from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters, to be dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation. The Senate bill is the companion to the House version (H.R. 4647). RAWA is the result of years of planning, studies, meetings and commitment by researchers, state and federal agencies, thought leaders in the energy sector, legislators, organizations and others.
“The introduction of S.3223 is the culmination of an incredible amount of work by so many people. Their dedication to the future of wildlife, habitat and the agencies that protect and support our natural resources is unwavering. Now it’s our turn to step up and do our part by contacting every Representative, Senator, agency and department necessary to show our support for RAWA. This is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in the last 50 years and will be the foundation for the future success of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation for the next 50 years.” comments Joe Betar, Houston Safari Club Executive Director.
Whether you hunt, fish, birdwatch, boat, swim, bike or anything else in the outdoors, this legislation affects you. As outdoorspeople, we should show our support for S.3223 and H.R. 4647. You can help by the following actions:
- Contact your Representative and Senator to voice your support for RAWA.
- Canvas your social media channels with messages using #recoverwidlife.
- Learn more at http://www.txwildlifealliance.org/ and http://www.ournatureusa.com/.
For full text and to follow the progress of S.3223: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s3223.
About Houston Safari Club
Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to legislative and policy initiatives that may affect the future of hunting. HSC supports initiatives that protect the tradition of hunting and hunters’ rights. We take an active role in efforts to effect policy, protocols and legislation. HSC collaborates with legislators, key opinion leaders, policy groups, professional organizations and governments at home and abroad. HSC is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org or call 713.623.8844 for more information.