On July 22, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Act in a 310-107 bipartisan vote. The bill passed out of the Senate last month with a 73-25 bipartisan vote.
This Act will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at the authorized level of $900 million annually.
In a time of continued hardship, nature is our only constant. We all need and deserve places to recreate and find respite in the outdoors, a place to recharge and reconnect. The passage of this bill allows for an increase in the dedicated funding for local park and recreation projects across Pennsylvania, leading to healthier and more vibrant communities.
The bill now heads directly to the President’s desk for signature. We look forward to continuing our work with our partners and communities across Pennsylvania to protect and enhance Pennsylvania’s outdoor recreation resources.