April 11, 2019

Cassidy, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today reintroduced legislation (S. 1179) to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) through 2024. NFWF grants fund projects that protect and restore habitats for fish and wildlife, supporting local economies, tourism and ecology.

“The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is critical to our efforts to preserve and restore Louisiana’s waterways and habitats,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This legislation ensures continued benefit to Louisiana wildlife and sportsmen.”

“The Chesapeake Bay is better off today than it was a decade ago thanks to the support of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation,” said Senator Cardin. “We have strong bipartisan support for NFWF because they enable local governments to design and implement cost-effective projects that achieve measurable goals in restoring and sustaining local fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.”

This legislation was also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).