House Passes the Great American Outdoors Act!

July 22, 2020

By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 310–107, the House has approved the Senate-passed Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422).

This landmark legislation will invest up to $9.5 billion to repair historic and other assets of the National Park Service and other federal agencies. It will also fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually. This sustained investment will ensure that our public lands can continue to expand and tell fuller American stories while also providing greater access to our shared cultural and natural heritage.

The once-in-a-generation investments from the Great American Outdoors Act will significantly benefit our nation’s historic and cultural resources by providing jobs, boosting economic activity, and preserving iconic historic places. The National Trust will continue to be involved in implementing these programs following the expected enactment of this legislation when it is signed into law by the president in the next few days.

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