Category Archive: Inside Washington

National Wildlife Refuge Association Applauds President’s FY2016 Budget Request

The National Wildlife Refuge Association applauds President Obama’s FY2016 budget request for including a $34 million increase for the National Wildlife Refuge System budget and $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund among its conservation priorities. The President’s …

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State of the Union Sets the Stage for FY16 Budget

Last night’s State of the Union touched on many pressing issues facing the nation, from immigration to health care to the economy. President Obama summarized his vision, and asked both sides of the aisle to put aside differences to solve …

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The New Congress – What’s Ahead for National Wildlife Refuges?

The 114th Congress convened on January 6 with new Republican leadership in the Senate and continued Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, as President Barack Obama serves the last two years of his presidency. So what does this mean …

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Duck Stamp Signed Into Law

Obama has signed two important bills about the Duck Stamp into law! This is a huge victory for America’s wildlife refuges and it would not have happened without the hard work of our advocates! We’ve been following the progress of …

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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Budget Increase for Refuge System

The House and Senate finally came to agreement this week on an omnibus-spending package that will fund the vast majority of federal government programs until the end of September, the remainder of FY 2015. Overall, the bill retains status quo …

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With Broad Support, the U.S. Senate Passes the Duck Stamp Bill

At a time when Congress seems mired in a steady state of bickering and gridlock, the U.S. Senate delivered good news today by passing a bipartisan bill to increase the price of the federal Duck Stamp from $15 to $25. …

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Friends Come to Washington!

Refuge Friends are incredibly valued partners of the Refuge System. Dedicated and passionate about their refuge, Friends show their support in a variety of ways, including advocating for their refuge and the Refuge System as a whole on Capitol Hill. …

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The Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp Should Increase in Price

UPDATE: The Bill has passed the House, and now moves to the Senate.  Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe has released a statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives for their decision, “The increase is desperately …

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What Does the New Congress Mean for America’s National Wildlife Refuges?

We at the National Wildlife Refuge Association congratulate the winners of the November 4 elections, and while there will be a change in leadership in the U.S. Senate and possible changes in some leadership positions in the House of Representatives, the …

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Perpetrators, Not Taxpayers, Should Pay – the Resource Protection Act

Wildlife refuge signs spray painted with obscene graffiti greeted Bill McCoy, last June when he arrived for work at Indiana’s Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. He often finds dumped construction debris, tires, empty six-packs and other discards on refuge lands. …

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