In 424-1 Vote, House Approves ‘Hunting Heritage And Education” Act To Maintain School Funding For Hunter Education, Archery Programs

With bipartisan support from both sides of the aisle, the push to maintain funding in schools for hunter education and archery pograms, the “Hunting Heritage and Education Act” got through its first hurdle in a successful vote from the House (with an overwhelming 424-1 vote in favor of the bill. A Senate vote would be next. 

Here’s reaction from the National Wildlife Federation:

Bipartisan Support for Restoring Students’ Access to Archery, Hunter Safety Education Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept 27, 2023) — The National Wildlife Federation applauded members of Congress for advancing a bipartisan proposal to ensure students and schools can continue to access Department of Education funding for archery and hunter education. 

“We are grateful for congressional champions who worked together on a bipartisan solution to safeguard Department of Education funding for hunter safety education programs. We know that for decades, children across the nation have fallen in love with the outdoors through these programs that teach about wildlife management, firearm and archery safety, and habitat conservation,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “We urge Congress to get a bipartisan legislative solution to President Biden’s desk so that we can keep building the next generation of conservationists.” 

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