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Blunt-Backed Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law

“The Great American Outdoors Act is one of the most important packages of conservation legislation we’ve seen in decades”

August 04, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that legislation he helped introduce, the Great American Outdoors Act, was signed into law.
“The Great American Outdoors Act is one of the most important packages of conservation legislation we’ve seen in decades,” said Blunt. “This bipartisan bill will support significant improvements to Missouri’s rich array of public lands and national parks, which will enhance the visitor experience and boost the tourism and recreation industries. The bill also provides permanent funding for the Land and Wildlife Conservation Fund, which protects historical and environmentally-significant sites. In our state, the LWCF has historically benefited the Mark Twain National Forest, the Ozark National Scenic River, the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. As an original cosponsor of this bill, I’m glad Congress and the Trump administration were able to come together to get this landmark legislation signed into law.”
Blunt previously spoke on the Senate floor in support of the bill.
According to the Outdoor Industry Association, in a normal year outdoor recreation generates $14.9 billion in consumer spending, supports 133,000 jobs across the state, and produces $889 million annually in state and local tax revenue.

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