Great American Outdoors Act

The “Great American Outdoors Act” provides full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the maintenance backlog facing national parks and public lands. 

I met with President Trump in February of 2019 to highlight the importance of these conservation priorities for Montana. During the meeting, President Trump agreed to support and sign this historic conservation bill into law if we could get a bill through Congress. This major bipartisan victory is the result of years of hard work and I am grateful to have gotten this done for Montana.

What They Are Saying: MT Conservation Leaders Thank Daines for Leadership on Great American Outdoors Act

U.S. SENATE – ICYMI: U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that the U.S. Senate will be voting on his bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, in June. Daines’ bill requires full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and helps address the national park maintenance backlog. Here’s what Montana and national conservation leaders and stakeholders are saying about Daines successful efforts to deliver a historic vote on LWCF and the national park maintenance backlog. “For the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation alone, LWCF has provided significant funding to complete 80 projects permanently protecting more than 150,000 acres of

Daines Secures Historic Senate Vote on Bipartisan Bill for Full, Mandatory Funding of LWCF, National Parks Backlog Fix Set for June

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Senate will be voting on his bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, when the Senate returns from the state working period in June. Daines’ bill requires full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the national park maintenance backlog. “This vote will be one of the most historic conservation wins in Montana and the nation in decades,” Daines said. “I’ve made it one of my top priorities to fight for LWCF and our national parks in the Senate, and with this vote,

Daines Introduces Historic Bipartisan Bill to Fully and Permanently Fund LWCF, Address National Park Backlog

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the maintenance backlog in our national parks and forests. The introduction of the legislation follows a meeting Daines held with President Trump and Leader McConnell to secure their support for the historic conservation effort. “As Montana’s voice in the U.S. Senate, I’ve made it one of my top priorities to protect and expand access to our public lands and our Montana outdoor way of life,” Daines said. “This

Daines Leads Historic Push to Fully Fund LWCF, Address National Parks Maintenance Backlog

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced new legislation that will provide full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the maintenance backlog in our national parks. This legislation and announcement follows a meeting Daines held last week with President Trump and Leader McConnell to highlight the importance of these conservation priorities for Montana. During the meeting, President Trump agreed to support and sign Daines’ legislation into law.    To download Daines’ full remarks, click HERE. “This is a historic day for conservation, Montana and this nation. I am proud to stand here today