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01.23.16

Op-ed: Conservation Fund benefits our state

Preserving North Carolina's precious landmarks and landscapes is one of the most important promises we can keep for our future and the Land and Water Conservation Fund helps us make good on those promises. Each year in North Carolina, this fund helps local communities preserve land for small-scale parks and ballfields, as well as grander plans like the recent addition of 70 acres to the Pilot Mountain site. Unfortunately, this year saw the expiration of this fund, and many in Congress were will… Continue Reading


12.17.15

Burr on Conservation Fund and Senate Passage of Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

Today, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the Senate's passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: "As a co-sponsor and longtime supporter of the Lautenberg bill, I applaud the tireless efforts of Senators Inhofe and Udall to finally update our chemical safety standards that keep Americans safe. I'm also pleased that we reached bipartisan agreement to extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund for three years after Congress let it expi… Continue Reading


11.19.15

Sen. Burr Congratulates the Senate Energy Committee’s Bipartisan Vote to Renew Conservation Fund

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed a full reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) within the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015: "I applaud the Committee for their vote to include the Murkowski-Cantwell compromise language that renews this important and popular conservation program. The legislation the Committee supported on a bipartisan basis makes some critical reforms to … Continue Reading


10.19.15

Op-ed: Bring back millions for conservation

Every day, Americans are spending time in recreational areas made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This fund is well-loved and for good reason: It enables parks, outdoor spaces and national sites to remain accessible, protected and celebrated by all Americans. At this point, the fund has unfortunately expired, but my Senate colleagues and I would like to bring the LWCF, and all the conservation projects currently in limbo, back to life. Rather than using taxpayer money, … Continue Reading


10.01.15

Burr Pushes for 60 Day Lifeline on Conservation Fund

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) pushed for a deal to guarantee a 60 day short term reauthorization to fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). If approved by unanimous consent, the agreement would extend funding for the LWCF for 60 more days. Funding for the LWCF will expire today, September 30, 2015, if no action is taken. Earlier this month, Sen. Burr and 52 of his Republican and Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid encouraging … Continue Reading


09.17.15

Burr and 52 Senators Call on Senate to Fund Popular, Soon-to-Expire Conservation Program

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and 52 of his Republican and Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid encouraging them to take action on funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Funding for the LWCF will expire on September 30, 2015 if no action is taken. Established in 1964, the LWCF is one of America's most successful federal conservation programs, conserving irreplaceable lands and improving outdoor recreation opportunities throu… Continue Reading


02.03.15

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Look To Gain Permanent Reauthorization Of The Land And Water Conservation Fund

- U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which would fully realize LWCF's promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. "Last week, the Senate showed significant bipartisan support to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)," said Senator Burr. "LWCF has a pr… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Burr-Bennet-Ayotte Amendment To Continue A Vital Conservation Program Garners 59 Votes In The Senate

Today, an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). While the amendment needed 60 votes in order to meet a procedural hurdle, today's vote proves that a bipartisan majority of the Senate supports the LWCF. "Today's vote is a strong statement that a majority of the… Continue Reading


01.22.15

Bipartisan Group of Senators Look to Permanent Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced Amendment 92 to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which would fully realize LWCF's promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. "I have seen firsthand the role that the Land and Water Conservation Fund plays in acquiring land and maintaining North Carolina's reputation as one of the mos… Continue Reading


02.14.13

Senator Burr Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Renew and Improve Landmark Conservation Program

Today Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) joined with Senator Max Baucus to introduce legislation in the United States Senate that would fully realize the Land and Water Conservation Fund's (LWCF) promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. "I have seen firsthand the role that the Land and Water Conservation Fund plays in acquiring land and maintaining North Carolina's reputation as one of the most scenic and unique… Continue Reading

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