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.

Permanent, Full Funding for LWCF

Full funding of LWCF through this bill will ensure that our public lands remain economic drivers for rural and urban communities and ensure that future generations inherit and enjoy our public lands.


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Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act 2019

The Restore Our Parks Act aims to tackle the backlog by investing up to $13 billion in new funding derived from resource extraction on public lands and waters over the next 5 years. Already, the bill enjoys bipartisan support in both the House – with over 135 co-sponsors, and the Senate – with over 30 co-sponsors.


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Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act

Stakeholders from across Colorado, representing outdoor businesses, recreation groups, hunters and anglers, and conservationists each contributed elements to establish new wilderness areas, protect existing outdoor recreation opportunities and the benefits they provide to Colorado’s economy and Coloradans.


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China 301 Tariffs on Outdoor Products

In an effort to compel the Chinese government to improve its protection of U.S. intellectual property, President Trump implemented a plan to substantially increase import tariffs — or taxes — on products sourced from China, including several from outdoor companies. More than $250 billion in tariffs have been imposed to date.


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PATRICA

PATRICIA ROJAS-UNGAR

Vice President, Government Affairs

projas@outdoorindustry.org
RICH HARPER

RICH HARPER

Manager of International Trade

rharper@outdoorindustry.org
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