On May 9, 10 new Senate co-sponsors have been added to Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), and Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC).
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was reintroduced on On March 31, 2023 by Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Tillis (R-NC).
Background – Senator Heinrich had introduced the bill in 2021 with former Senator Blunt. As we had reported last year, the bill had passed the House and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in 2022 but did not become included in the December Omnibus bill.
This essential wildlife conservation bill would provide significant funding for states’ wildlife agencies to address species of greatest conservation need. See the Colorado State Wildlife Action Plan. More to follow.