03.04.20

Gardner, Daines, Bipartisan Colleagues Celebrate President’s Support for Full LWCF Funding

Gardner and Daines Secured President Trump’s Support for Full and Permanent Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) held a press conference today announcing they have secured President Donald Trump’s support for bipartisan legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks.  

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“We are proud to announce that we have secured the President’s support to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address the maintenance backlog at our national parks, and the bipartisan group here today demonstrates the strong backing these programs benefit from in Congress.” said Senator Gardner. “The LWCF supports projects in Colorado and all across our country at no cost to the taxpayer, and fighting every year to figure out how much money the program will receive doesn’t provide the long-term planning certainty that our outdoor and conservation community deserves. I thank President Trump and Leader McConnell for their support and look forward to getting full, permanent funding signed into law.” 

“This is a historic day for conservation, Montana and this nation. I am proud to stand here today and announce that after my meeting with President Trump, Senator Gardner and Leader McConnell, we have the support we need to provide full and mandatory funding for LWCF and address the maintenance backlog at our national parks,” said Senator Daines. “For Montanans, protecting our public lands is about protecting our way of life. That’s why I’ve made it my top priority since coming to Congress to fight for LWCF and our parks. I look forward to getting this historic conservation victory across the finish line for future generations of Montanans.”  

The entire press conference can be viewed here.

Gardner is a champion for the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the U.S. Senate:

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.