National issues

The outdoor industry’s collective voice has power in Washington, but not just as an economic engine. Even in today’s divisive times, a broad coalition of advocates with a unified message can overcome partisanship to do what’s right for our nation. Timely engagement on issues critical to the health of our industry is not just the right thing to do – it’s a must do.

Sign The “We Are Still In” Statement For Climate Action

December 12 marks the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement and a critical turning point for the future of U.S. climate action.We Are Still In, a coalition of cities, states, businesses, universities, health care, cultural institutions and more, has prepared a statement on climate and economic growth heading into 2021 that affirms and aligns with OIA’s Climate Policy Agenda. It underscores our commitment to ambitious climate action and working with the new administration.

Join your peers in the business community and sign on your support.


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Support Veterans COMPACT Act

Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to identify opportunities for the Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with other federal agencies and nonprofits to support the use of outdoor medical treatments and outdoor recreational therapy for veterans and determine barriers to providing veterans with those opportunities.


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Support the Moving Forward Act

Our industry provides a unique voice when it comes to the Moving Forward Act, we know the long-term benefits of getting children in nature, and the importance of ensuring all American have access to outdoor recreation close to home, plus the many economic benefits as well.


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Support Lifting Punitive Tariffs on Products Sourced from China

Outdoor companies have been severely impacted by the punitive tariffs imposed on certain U.S. imports from China. These higher costs and the uncertainty of when or if the punitive tariffs will be removed have hampered innovation, U.S. job growth and new business opportunities for outdoor companies.


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Support Recreation Not Red-Tape to Increase Access on Our Public Lands

The Recreation Not Red-Tape Act will streamline the permitting process between land management agencies by adopting a consistent and uniform permitting process for recreation providers such as outfitters and guides that operate on our public lands and waters.


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Support the SOAR Act to improve access to our public lands

The SOAR Act will direct agencies to eliminate duplicative processes, reduce costs, shorten processing times and simplify environmental review in the process of issuing recreation permits. The bill will also increase the flexibility for outfitters and guides by allowing land management agencies to issue a single, joint permit to alleviate the administrative burden and reduce permit processing time.


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GET IN TOUCH

RICH HARPER

RICH HARPER

Director of Government Affairs

rharper@outdoorindustry.org
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