WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Wildlife Federation applauds the extraordinary bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives for America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act. Championed by Representatives Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), Rob Wittman (R-Va.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), the bill is an important step forward for America’s wildlife and sporting traditions.
“Right now, when Washington is divided on so many issues, we are grateful that the U.S. House of Representatives rallied together across party lines to enact bipartisan investments to restore wildlife populations and conserve our outdoor heritage,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “At a time when one-third of wildlife face heightened risk of extinction, the ACE Act restores essential fish and wildlife habitat like wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay, eradicates wildlife disease — especially chronic wasting disease — addresses invasive species, and engages the next generation of sportswomen and sportsmen. We urge President Trump to swiftly sign this common-sense conservation measure into law.”
Key provisions of the ACE Act include:
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