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Counting on Ocean Benefits

May 31, 2017

By now, you should have received the following invitation from COMPASS to attend a briefing on ocean benefits. Please RSVP using the link below.

Help Protect the Eastern Gulf of Mexico from Devastating Oil Spills (v. 2)

May 31, 2017

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act
(H.R. 2261). This important bill extends the current ban on oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and strengthens the federal government’s ability to prevent and respond to future oil spills.

BRIEFING: The Federal Role in Managing Wildlife on U.S. Public Lands

May 30, 2017

Please join experts in the field of natural resources law for a briefing on the federal authority to manage wildlife. Historically, there has been disagreement over who has the authority to manage wildlife populations on U.S. public lands. It is a widely
held misconception that states have primary jurisdiction over wildlife on lands owned by the American people and administered by the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture. While states do play a role, federal agencies have an obligation, both legal and
ecological, to manage wildlife on these lands. This panel will explore the tensions between federal and state agencies in managing wildlife on federal lands. We hope you will join us to better learn how these legal authorities should be balanced for the most
effective management of our wildlife resources.

Workout with Olympians for Public Lands (v. 2)

May 30, 2017

June 8 marks the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act. Please join me for a special event the day before (June 7) to celebrate the public lands this landmark legislation helps protect, and get fit for your next outdoor adventure!

National Trails Day–Saturday, June 3

May 30, 2017

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Trails Caucus, we invite you to support and participate in the 25th Annual National Trails Day—June 3, 2017—the largest trails and outdoor recreation event in the country.  National Trails Day presents
an ideal opportunity for members of Congress to meet their constituents in an outdoor environment that is both casual and fun.

Workout with Olympians for Public Lands

May 26, 2017

June 8 marks the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act. Please join me for a special event the day before (June 7) to celebrate the public lands this landmark legislation helps protect, and get fit for your next outdoor adventure!

Cosign Bipartisan Letter to House Appropriations Committee Supporting the Marine Mammal Commission

May 26, 2017

President Trump has released his Administration’s budget proposal to Congress and in it he has requested the elimination of the Marine Mammal Commission. The Commission has provided independent, science-based oversight of federal activities and programs
affecting marine mammals for nearly half a century. Please join Congressman Huffman and Congressman Young in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting full funding for the Commission and opposing the President’s recent budget request
to eliminate it.

Cosign Letter to House Appropriations Committee Supporting the Coastal Management Grants

May 26, 2017

Please join me in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science in opposing the President’s budget request to eliminate the Coastal Management Grants program.