Sending Office: Honorable Wm. Lacy Clay
Sent By:
Matt.Alexis@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Cosponsors: Jeff Fortenberry*, Carolyn Maloney, Jose Serrano, Jim Cooper, Don Young, Raúl Grijalva, Paul Tonko, Peter Welch, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Brian Fitzpatrick, Glenn Thompson, Yvette Clarke, Steve Cohen, Ed
Case, John Garamendi, Darren Soto, Vern Buchanan, Chris Collins, Adriano Espaillat, Alan Lowenthal, Brian Mast, Tulsi Gabbard, Scott Peters, Frank Pallone, Jr., Zoe Lofgren, Bill Posey, Max Rose, Elissa Slotkin, Gerald Connolly,

Group Support: Multinational Species Conservation Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society

 

Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to cosponsor the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1446), which will require the U.S. Postal Service
to continue to sell the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp.

Semipostal stamps are First Class stamps sold at a higher price to benefit charities. Since it first went on sale in 2011, the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp, or “Tiger Stamp,” has been highly successful, selling about 49 million
copies and raising $5.4 million for international conservation efforts at
no cost
to U.S. taxpayers. Through the end of FY18, proceeds from the Tiger Stamp have funded more than 100 projects in 35 countries through the Multinational Species Conservation Fund (MSCF). This sum was matched by almost $19 million
in additional leveraged funds—about four times the initial amount funded by the stamp sales.

Although the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is permanently authorized to sell the Tiger Stamp, the requirement that the Tiger Stamp remain on sale expired in 2017 and the USPS stopped selling them at the end of 2018. Congress included language in the report
accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, directing the USPS to put the stamp back on sale through the end of FY 2020. However, the USPS has not yet complied with this directive. Prompt action on this bill is necessary to ensure that the USPS
complies with direction already received from Congress to put the Tiger Stamp back on sale.

If you have any questions, or if you wish to cosponsor, please contact Matt Alexis in Rep. Clay’s office at
matt.alexis@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

WM. LACY CLAY

Member of Congress

JEFF FORTENBERRY

Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Environment, Government, Natural Resources

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 1446
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