“Senate Advances Conservation Fund Bill, House Introduces Companion”

“The Senate on Thursday moved to advance a bill that would permanently fund the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) while the House introduced a companion bill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture on the Great American Outdoors Act, teeing up debate and moving it closer to a formal vote.

The bill would give $900 million annually to fund the LWCF, which uses oil and gas revenue to fund conservation programs like securing land for national parks. The legislation would separately address a maintenance backlog at national parks.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill June 4, 2020.