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Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Authorize and Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced during his town hall meeting in Helena that he has introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently authorize and fully fund the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a successful initiative that expands public access to public land.
Tester's bill guarantees that LWCF will never again expire, fully funds the initiative to the annual maximum $900 million, and sets aside a portion of that funding specifically to increase public access to public lands for hunters, anglers, and hikers.
"The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a critical tool that expands public access for folks who hunt, hike and fish on our public lands-at no cost to taxpayers," Tester said. "There are still too many politicians who are trying to block our ability to increase public access, despite our growing outdoor economy. That's why it is time to fully fund and permanently reauthorize this successful initiative."
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