Congressman Raúl Labrador (ID-01) voted in favor of H.R. 4089, “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012,” today. The legislation, sponsored by Congressman Jeff Miller (FL-01), passed by with a bipartisan vote of 274 to 146. H.R. 4089 is comprised of four previously-introduced bills: H.R. 2834, H.R. 3440, H.R. 991 and H.R. 1558, all of which expand hunting, shooting and recreational opportunities on federal lands. Specifically, the legislation curtails any regulatory authority of the U.S. Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Land Management that would impede recreation on America’s federal lands. “I am proud to cast my vote in favor of the ‘Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012.’ With nearly two-thirds of Idaho’s land owned by the federal government, Idahoans must be constantly mindful of the restrictions on recreation imposed by regulatory agencies,” Congressman Labrador said/News Release from Congressman Labrador's office. More here.
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