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Great American Outdoors Act Approved With Bipartisan Support

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WASHINGTON DC, United States

In an unusual moment of bipartisan unity, the United States Senate has approved a new conservation and public lands bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently supports a conservation program known as the Land and Water Conservation Fund with mandatory funding of $900 Million USD annually.

The legislation, approved 16 June, also dedicates funding for maintenance projects on federal lands run by the National Park Service and other agencies.