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Senate vote hurts Western States

April 29, 2016 --

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Votes for permanent reauthorization of controversial federal land acquisition fund

WASHINGTON– As part of the Energy Security and Research Bill (S.2012) passed  by the U.S Senate, the Senate inappropriately included a provision permanently reauthorizing the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund with a requirement that not less than 40 percent of LWCF money be spent on federal acquisitions. In the process, the Senators voted down even common-sense reform amendments like that of Sen. Lankford (R-Okla.) which would have required a maintenance component to any new federal acquisition.

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