WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Funding for the LWCF expired on September 30, 2018:
"For years, I have been calling for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and I am pleased that the House overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation today to achieve that objective. LWCF has helped ensure the conservation of some of the Fifth District's most treasured natural resources, including Piscataway Park and Mallows Bay. Now, Marylanders have the certainty that this program will continue to do so. I join in thanking my colleagues for their commitment to this important conservation effort, and I hope the President will swiftly sign this legislation into law. I look forward to the new conservation projects that can begin in the Fifth District because of this critical program."