Sen. Fischer joins 150 cosponsors in total across the House and Senate supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). This bipartisan legislation would provide $1.3 billion for states and territories and $97.5 million to tribal nations for local conservation projects to protect at-risk wildlife.
RAWA was reintroduced last year by Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell with 10 original cosponsors from across the country. Now, the bill has wide-reaching bipartisan support with 122 cosponsors in the House, including Rep. Don Bacon, and 28 cosponsors in the Senate.
“This legislation is important in protecting our most at-risk bird species in Nebraska,” said Kristal Stoner, executive director for Audubon Nebraska. “Over the past 50 years, we’ve lost an estimated three billion birds and numbers only continue to decline. RAWA would address this issue by employing local conservation experts in proactive, on-the-ground projects for species like the Sandhill Crane, Whooping Crane, Bobolink, and more. We applaud Senator Fisher’s leadership on this issue.”
In addition to its benefits to wildlife, RAWA would create over 30,000 jobs and generate an estimated $93 billion in total economic activity.
Audubon Nebraska thanks Rep. Don Bacon, Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry for their support of RAWA for the betterment of our state’s wildlife.
To view the full Senate bill, visit congress.gov.