DEADLINE MONDAY MARCH 14th! Support Wetlands Conservation in FY 2017

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) is a long-standing program that has been extremely effective in leveraging non-federal funds to protect, restore, and manage wetland habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. NAWCA provides federal cost-share funding to support the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

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DEADLINE MONDAY MARCH 14th! Support Funding For State and Tribal Wildlife Grants

Please join us in supporting the highest level of funding possible for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (STWG) program in Fiscal Year 2017. This program is the nation’s core program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. The State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program provides states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian tribes with the resources they need to implement proactive and effective wildlife conservation actions aimed at keeping wildlife from becoming endangered. The program has been successful in preventing the listing of petitioned species and helping to conserve over 12,000 species identified by the states as at-risk.

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Bipartisan National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Appropriations Letter

Right now, millions of records are missing from the various databases that make up the National Instant Background Check Systems. Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal history and prohibitor records, which has allowed individuals to slip through the cracks. This continues to be a serious problem, as states are still not submitting adequate numbers of records to make the system work as intended. A recent study found that in six states combined, fewer than 140 mental health records had been submitted.

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Support Bipartisan National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring the increased awareness and knowledge of women’s involvement in history by cosponsoring the bipartisan National Women’s History Month resolution. This year’s theme honors women’s role in public service and the government—individuals who are often overlooked and undervalued yet have dramatically influenced our public policy and built a stronger and more democratic country.

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Support National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring the increased awareness and knowledge of women’s involvement in history by cosponsoring the National Women’s History Month resolution.

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