Houston, TX (June 14, 2022) – Houston Safari Club applauds the leadership of U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (R-MI) and the support of the U.S. House of Representatives for the future of hunting, fishing and conservation.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 2773) today. This bipartisan bill will assist state agencies and tribes to reverse population declines for at-risk wildlife species before they become endangered. It also provides $1.3 billion annually to state fish and wildlife agencies to implement their science-based wildlife action plans and an additional $97.5 million for tribal fish and wildlife managers. RAWA will invest more than $50 million per year in Texas for wildlife recovery and related public education and recreation and is expected to create 23,800 to 33,600 jobs.
This legislation was drafted with input from hunters and anglers across the nation and is intended to help both game and nongame species thrive. This means more funds for habitat projects, population monitoring, and other initiatives that benefit wildlife and habitat in the United States.