Tag Archive: appropriations

Friends Call: What You Can Do Now To Help The Refuge System!

The National Wildlife Refuge Association and Coalition for Refuge Friends and Advocates held a conference call on June 6th to discuss what Friends can do to help the Refuge System during the Summer Recess. Topics included an update on appropriations, …

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FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill — What’s In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed a final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) which included many wildlife conservation priorities. The fiscal year officially began on October 1, 2017 but the government has been funded through a series of “Continuing Resolutions” since then. This funding bill will fund the government until September 30, 2018. In the meanwhile, work is already underway on fiscal year 2019 bill.

So – what was in the final law?

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Million Dollar Duck

Tonight, September 14, at 9pm EST, Animal Planet will premier the award-winning film behind the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (aka the Duck Stamp), “Million Dollar Duck” which highlights the fascinating art competition hosted by the U.S. Fish and …

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Interior Budget Bill Loaded with Riders Targeting the National Wildlife Refuge System Passes the House

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538) loaded with damaging riders that affect the National Wildlife Refuge System. “The policy ramifications of these riders are significant and deserve …

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Wildlife Refuges at Risk from Dangerous Amendments to Interior Spending Bill

Today, the House is scheduled to begin debate on more than 130 amendments to the FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (HR 5538). While the Interior spending bill does include a $3.5 million increase for the Refuge …

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House and Senate Appropriations Committees Release 2016 Funding Recommendations

Over the past few weeks, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released their draft Fiscal Year 2016 spending bills for the Department of the Interior, including the National Wildlife Refuge System and associated wildlife conservation programs. The bills differ in …

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House Interior Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies marked up its Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill, which provides funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System and numerous important conservation programs. The best news coming out of the …

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