Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion to Proceedby Senator Martin Heinrich
Posted on 2015-09-30
HEINRICH. Mr. President, from coast to coast the Land and Water
Conservation Fund is the primary tool that our Nation uses to fund the
protection of our natural and our cultural heritage. In my home State
of New Mexico, the LWCF has protected some of our most iconic and
famous landscapes--places such as the Valles Caldera National Preserve,
Ute Mountain, and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. These are
places families go back to year after year, generation after generation
to camp, hunt, hike, and fish.
Our public lands are uniquely American, but the future of our outdoor places--all the places we enjoy as public lands--depends on the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We must permanently authorize and fully fund the LWCF. Permanently and fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund will help ensure the outdoor places we all enjoy will be protected for future generations to enjoy as well.
So I ask unanimous consent that the Energy and Natural Resources Committee be discharged from and the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. 2101; I ask unanimous consent that the bill be read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? The Senator from Utah.