President Trump Signs Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

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Posted: Aug 04, 2020 11:25 AM
President Trump Signs Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

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President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law on Tuesday morning after both the Senate and House passed the bipartisan legislation. Spearheaded by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Steve Daines (R-MT), the Great American Outdoors Act legislates $2.8 billion toward land acquisition and conservation efforts via the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

The president will be joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Ivanka Trump, Sens. Gardner and Daines and other lawmakers.

President Trump called the Great American Outdoors Act "the most significant investment" in our national parks since the administration of former President Teddy Roosevelt:

In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, the Great American Outdoors Act is one of the most significant conservation packages ever signed into law.