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November 2022 Legislative Replace — The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation


    On the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Venture that proposes to cross the Sevilleta Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, we now have continued to specific our considerations concerning the challenge’s potential influence on wildlife to the Bureau of Land Administration and the builders, insisting {that a} compatibility dedication is required for a challenge of this magnitude. 

    Lastly, CARE has accepted the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to hitch the coalition, growing our member organizations to 24.

    What’s Forward

    Congress is constant finances package deal negotiations for FY2023 authorities funding, however there’s growing concern about assembly the December sixteenth deadline, as Congress has but to agree on topline spending numbers. A Persevering with Decision (CR) could also be wanted to permit one other week to succeed in a deal, however Home Republicans are lobbying for an additional CR till subsequent 12 months, when they are going to assume management of the chamber. This must-pass omnibus package deal supplies the potential for shifting different insurance policies members need to transfer throughout lame duck, significantly an environmentally problematic allowing reform package deal Senator Manchin is pushing. 

    It’s wanting unlikely that the debt ceiling will come into play, as a substitute pushing that combat to subsequent 12 months. Congress can be trying to wrap up negotiations on the FY2023 protection authorization invoice, which is anticipated to hold a bunch of power and atmosphere priorities.

    How You Can Assist

    Go to our Motion Heart earlier than the CR runs out on December 16 to assist urge your representatives in Congress to extend appropriations for the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System in FY2023! 

    Additionally, remember to tune in to our subsequent webinar for Refuge Associates on December twenty first at 2 pm ET to be taught concerning the staffing challenges going through the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System and how one can assist advocate for extra funding to handle these challenges in FY2024.