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ENERGY BRIEFING: Senate Plans Conservation Vote in June

May 22, 2020, 10:04 AM

The Senate will vote on bipartisan conservation legislation when it returns to Capitol Hill for its next work period in June, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the floor yesterday.

The Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at its authorized $900 million annual level. It would also create a five-year, $9.5 billion trust fund from unallocated energy revenues to repair the country’s ailing national parks and public lands.

McConnell, who is a co-sponsor of the measure shepherded by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), said the...

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