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By Ad Crable
Bay Journal News Service 

Congress passes Great American Outdoors Act

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Last updated 9/10/2020 at 11:43am

The U.S. House on July 22 followed the Senate’s lead and overwhelmingly passed historic public lands legislation to guarantee federal funds for local, state and national parks, trails and recreation facilities. The bipartisan vote was 310 to 107.

The Great American Outdoors Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump, guarantees annual funding of $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for parks and open spaces.

One of the priorities in what is considered the most ambitious public lands legislation in 50 years is to create a 5-year trust fund to tackle an estimated $21 bil...

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