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Rapid Response – Cory Gardner Protects Our Public Lands

October 9, 2020

Senator Gardner will go down in history as a Senator who was able to get the hard work done, bridging partisan gaps and securing support from key legislators, to ultimately deliver the “holy grail” of conservation bills decades in the making.

  • Senator Gardner’s historic Great American Outdoors Act, now signed into law, fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provides funding to fix significant parts of the multi-billion dollar parks maintenance backlog. 
  • More than 55 years in the making, Gardner not only secured broad bipartisan support for this major parks fix but also secured President Donald Trump’s commitment to sign this bill into law.
  • Throughout his first term in the Senate, Gardner has demonstrated his commitment to public lands, even casting one of his first votes as a Senator in favor of permanent LWCF reauthorization — something Senator Michael Bennet praised him for in 2017. 

Bottom line: Cory Gardner protects our public lands and was able to pass the most historic piece of public lands conservation legislation in more than 50 years.