10.02.18

Burr: The Time is Now to Vote on LWCF

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the passage of S. 569, a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee:

“Today’s affirmative vote in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is a step toward our goal of permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund with full funding. Although it’s unfortunate that it took LWCF’s expiration to finally spur the Senate to act, I am thankful for my colleagues’ efforts to renew this important program so we can preserve America’s natural treasures for generations to come. I will keep pushing to bring this bill up for a vote in the full Senate as soon as possible.”

Background Information

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most successful conservation program, expired on September 30, 2018. This bill would permanently reauthorize the program and mandate funding from federal offshore energy revenues flow into the program each year. A copy of Senator Burr’s statement for the record to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the bill’s consideration can be found here.