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03.12.19

President Trump Signs Law Making Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent

Today, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan public lands package that included Senator Richard Burr's (R-NC) legislation to make the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund permanent. Senator Burr, a longtime champion of the LWCF, issued the following statement on the signing of S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act: "Today is a great day. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a rare government program that provides immense value at no co… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Burr Praises House Vote to Save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Legislation to save America's most successful conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), will head to the President's desk after passing the House late yesterday on a bipartisan, 363-62 vote. The measure to permanently reauthorize LWCF was included in S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, which passed the Senate earlier this month. "I'm grateful my colleagues in the House voted today to bring us one step closer to making the Land and Water Conservation Fund perman… Continue Reading


02.12.19

Senate Votes to Make Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent

Today, the Senate voted to make permanent the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America's most successful conservation program, on a bipartisan vote of 92-8. The measure passed as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47). Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), who has led the bipartisan fight to save the LWCF over the last decade, issued the following statement: "This victory was a long time in the making, and it is the result of the steadfast efforts of many who care deeply about Ame… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Bipartisan Group of Senators Renews Push to Save LWCF

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), reintroduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), joined by a bipartisan coalition of members calling for the program's renewal with increased urgency since its lapse in September 2018. "The Land and Water Conservation Fund may cost taxpayers nothing, but Congress' failure to renew it would cost us all dearly," said Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). "Without this program, every state in the … Continue Reading


10.02.18

Burr: The Time is Now to Vote on LWCF

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 S… Continue Reading


09.26.18

Burr, Daines, Gardner Lead LWCF Colloquy on Senate Floor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Richard Burr (N.C.) led a colloquy today on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Without congressional action, the program is set to expire at the end of the month. Watch HERE Download HERE "As an avid outdoorsman myself, I know first-hand the importance of our public lands… LWCF ensures that our booming outdoor economy can continue to grow. It allows hun… Continue Reading


08.22.18

Senator Burr Continues Call for Senate to Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) upheld his promise to keep pressing the Senate to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Speaking on the Senate floor, he called for unanimous consent to open debate and vote on an amendment permanently reauthorizing the successful conservation program before it expires next month. "Today we are only 39 days out until the September 30th expiration, and I'm more committed than ever to getting LWCF reauthorization across the finish line," Senator Burr… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Burr Leads Bipartisan Group Urging Senate Leadership to Reauthorize LWCF

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter urging the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before its expiration on September 30, 2018. "The LWCF is one of the country's best conservation programs, preserving public lands and ensuring access to outdoor recreation in rural and urban areas," the letter states. "For the last half century, it has protected lands, historic sites, national pa… Continue Reading


07.26.18

Senator Burr Calls on Senate to Allow LWCF Reauthorization Vote

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) urged the Senate to allow a vote on the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and pledged to continue bringing the issue up for consideration. "I've tried since the beginning of this Congress to bring this legislation up," Senator Burr said in a floor speech. "I've only asked for an up or down vote at a 60 vote threshold. I'm not trying to short the process in the United States Senate by one vote. I'm not trying to piggyback… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Burr Statement on H.R. 3, the Rescissions Package

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement: "Today's vote was about keeping our promises. Funded exclusively by royalties, the Land and Water Conservation Fund costs taxpayers nothing and benefits them entirely. It was never meant to be a piggy bank. "I urge my colleagues to support the great work carried out by the LWCF - not just for Americans today, but for future generations." Background: The Land and Wate… Continue Reading


06.18.18

ADVISORY: Bipartisan Congressional, Conservation Leaders to Launch 100-Day #SaveLWCF Campaign

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Michael Bennett (D-CO) and Jon Tester (D-MT) announced today that they would hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m. to mark 100 days until the authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires. Press Conference Details What: Bipartisan press conference to urge Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Who: Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Maria Cantwe… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Senators Burr, Tillis Introduce Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

Today, North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis released the following statements regarding the introduction of S. 2225, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act of 2017: "I'm excited today to take a critical step forward in extending the authorization for the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area," said Senator Burr. "This program has boosted the tourism economy in our state by billions with only a fraction of that coming from federal coffers. By extending this authori… Continue Reading


10.03.17

ADVISORY: Senators Burr, Cantwell, Daines, Udall and Gardner Announce Press Conference on Permanent Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that they will hold a press conference for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on Thursday, October 5th at 9:30am. Details Press Conference: Senators Burr, Cantwell, Daines, Udall and Gardner, the Nature Conservancy, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and other groups to highlight the successes of the Land and Water Conser… Continue Reading


05.11.17

Burr, Tillis, and Jones Work to Protect Corolla Wild Horses

- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, a bill to provide for the responsible management of the wild-horse population around Corolla, North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. "The Corolla horses are one of our many natural state treasures and I am proud to introduce legislation that will provide for the preservation of these… Continue Reading


04.07.17

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 others today 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. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Steve Daines (R-MT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) also cosponsored the legislation. "The LWCF has a proven track record of ma… Continue Reading


03.07.17

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund

- Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and 20 other senators introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which conserves and promotes access to America's national parks, forests and public lands. After expiring for the first time in 50 years, Congress voted in December 2015 to extend the program's authorization for only three years. "In Washington state, we are hikers, bikers, anglers, cl… Continue Reading


03.01.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Interior Secretary Zinke

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to head the United States Department of Interior. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "I'm proud to support Ryan Zinke. He is an excellent choice to lead the Department of Interior. Zinke is a champion of conservation, and I look forward to working with him to ensure that the Land and Water Conservation Fund program will continue to preserve North Carolina's natural treasures for future generations."… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Senator Burr Statement on This Year’s Bipartisan Senate Accomplishments

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) highlighted a few of his many 2016 bipartisan Senate accomplishments to date, which included legislation such as the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, the successful implementation of additional education funding for children from low-income families in North Carolina, and Senate Intelligence hearing findings from directors of major intelligence agencies. "After working for North Carolinians in the United States Senate this … Continue Reading


09.26.16

Senators Urge Inclusion of Permanent Conservation Fund Reauthorization in Final Energy Bill

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) led a group of eight Senators calling on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to keep the full, permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in the final legislation that emerges from the Energy bill conference. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rob Portman (R-OH) joined Sen. Burr (R-NC) in the letter dated Friday. Fr… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Senate Permanently Reauthorizes Critical Conservation Fund, Senator Burr Leads Charge

Today, the Senate approved a permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), championed by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC). The bill passed this morning as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, 85-12. Senator Burr has led the charge to bring awareness to the importance of LWCF and to ensure that this fund is renewed. Established in 1964, the LWCF is one of America's most successful federal conservation programs, conserving irreplaceable lands and improving outdoor recr… Continue Reading

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