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Outdoor Industry Celebrates Enactment of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

November 15, 2021

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BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s signature of the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law:

“Following months of negotiation and discussion among lawmakers, business leaders, and other key players, we are pleased to see the historic bipartisan infrastructure deal cross the finish line,” said OIA executive director Lise Aangeenbrug, who was in attendance at the White House for today’s bill signing. “The outdoor industry is grateful to have had a seat at the table during this process, and is thankful our voices were heard. This package provides improvements to the nation’s roads, bridges, and airports that ensure outdoor businesses can compete in the national and global economy, support for nature-based infrastructure and projects to mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change, and the steps needed to build a climate-forward economy. We are proud to support the important climate and economic development provisions in this legislation and look forward to seeing its implementation.

“We are also hopeful the budget reconciliation bill will soon pass the House. It is clear that to reverse the worst impacts of climate change, additional policies outlined in the Build Back Better act, like the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps and investments in climate resiliency and projects to rebuild and restore outdoor spaces must be enacted into law. As discussions continue among lawmakers on the budget reconciliation bill, the outdoor industry is committed to working with Congress and the Biden administration to ensure robust funding for these provisions and the Department of the Interior remain in the package to truly move the needle on the fight against climate change.”

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About the Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves 1,200 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.

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