According to its supporters, RAWA could lead to more conservation successes such as the bald eagle.

Restoring America’s Wildlife Act Passes House, Moves to Senate

According to its supporters, RAWA could lead to more conservation successes such as the bald eagle.

Congress occasionally surprises by passing legislation that makes a few people outside of Washington happy.

“It was a fantastic day,” said Kendra Wecker, head of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, in response to the House’s recent approval of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, also known as RAWA.

The bill then goes to the Senate.

RAWA, which has broad support from conservation groups and some outdoor sports associations, would significantly increase the federal money available to states for projects aimed at halting or reversing wildlife degradation.

The bill, which Wecker calls “a great opportunity to strengthen conservation in Ohio and across the country,” is on the Senate’s legislative calendar, meaning it should be voted on sooner rather than later.

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