Carbajal Votes to Pass Great American Outdoors Act
Washington, DC, July 23, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Carbajal voted to pass H.R. 1957, the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.
This strong, bipartisan legislation provides critical investments in our national parks, public lands, and conservation efforts today and into the future. The Great American Outdoors Act passed the Senate last month and will now go to the President’s desk for signature.
“On the Central Coast, our public lands, recreational areas, and natural heritage are vital to our community,” said Rep. Carbajal. “The Great American Outdoors Act is a historic achievement that delivers the long-promised funding needed to preserve our national parks, protect our water supply, and ensure that our community can reap the benefits of public lands for generations to come.”
The Great American Outdoors Act ensures that the $900 million permanently authorized by Congress last year funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund at the levels that were promised. The LWCF is America’s most successful conservation program and these resources will make sure that it continues to:
Great American Outdoors Act also establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, providing federal land management agencies with critical resources to address the $22 billion deferred maintenance backlog on our public lands.
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th Congressional District that includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and part of Ventura counties.
More information on Congressman Carbajal’s work to protect our environment is available here.