Gardner Secures Senate Action on the Great American Outdoors Act

Landmark conservation legislation would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address the deferred maintenance backlog on public lands

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement today regarding the announcement that the Senate will consider S. 3422, his bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, in June. 

“Our mountain towns were hit hard by COVID-19. The ski season ended early, restaurants closed, and hotels emptied. Now is the time to pass this bill that will provide billions of dollars in funding for new jobs across Colorado and the country while protecting our public lands,” said Senator Gardner. “I look forward to the Senate passing this legislation quickly and I call on the House of Representatives to be prepared to take it up in short order. Now is the time for bold, bipartisan action to create immediate job opportunities, and the President has already called for this legislation to be sent to his desk for his signature.”

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


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.