Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Steering Committee Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations

The following testimony was submitted May 23, 2014 on behalf of the following Teaming With Wildlife Steering Committee Members to the Senate Interior/Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program Receives Boost of Support from 170 Members of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Ben Cardin and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Don Young (AK), Michael Grimm (NY), Mike Thompson (CA) and Ron Kind (WI) were joined by 163 of their fellow Members of Congress on a “Dear Colleague” sign-on letter to Interior appropriators in support of FY15 funding for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program.

FY15 Senate State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Dear Colleague Letter

Senators Cardin and Crapo invite you to join them in sending the attached letter to Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski, urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related agencies to provide the most robust investment possible for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program, the nation’s CORE program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. Last year 33 members signed on to this letter.


Our champions in the House of Representatives Cong. Young (R-AK), Thompson D-CA), Grimm (R-NY) and Kind (D-WI) have released a Dear Colleague Letter supporting $58.695 M for State & Tribal Wildlife Grants in FY15. We need your help to encourage your members in the House to sign on to this letter. The Dear Colleague Letter is especially important this year since the President has proposed a 15% cut to the program.

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