2019 Scorecard Vote
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sponsored S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, also known as the public lands package, which would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and protect over two million acres of public lands and waters, among other provisions. LWCF is the nation’s best and most accessible parks program and has benefitted every region and nearly every county in the country by funding projects from increasing access to national parks to creating local parks. S. 47 also includes more than 100 local and regional land protection bills, including legislation to designate wilderness and other protections, as well as the Every Kid Outdoors Act, which would provide free access to our nation’s public lands and waters for fourth graders and their families. While not every provision in the package is beneficial for conservation, this legislation overall advances public lands and waters protections. On February 26, the House approved S. 47 by a vote of 363-62 (House roll call vote 95). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate approved S. 47 on February 12.