The House of Representatives just passed the American Conservation Enhancement Act (S3051), a package of conservation measures, by voice vote following brief debate. Previously cleared by the Senate, it now will go to the White House for President Trump’s expected signature.
“It is an example of Democrats and Republicans coming together to pass legislation to benefit nature, fishermen, hunters and nature enthusiasts of all kinds,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.).
This legislation is significant for many reason, for instance, would mandate that for five years EPA “shall not take any action to regulate the lead content of sport fishing equipment or sport fishing equipment components under the Toxic Substances Control Act.”
The initial bill was jointly introduced by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
“The American Conservation Enhancement Act does much to advance our bipartisan goals of conserving fish and wildlife populations and preserving the environment for the enjoyment of untold future generations of Americans,” said Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.).