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ARTICLE EXCERPT: After an anticipated final vote on Sen. Jon Tester’s Sportsmen’s Act didn’t materialize last week, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to resume consideration of the expansive outdoors bill on Nov. 26 with the expectation of making a final decision.
The Sportsmen’s Act is a collection of provisions that address a broad assortment of outdoor and sportsmen issues, including public access, shooting ranges, habitat restoration, electronic duck stamps, transportation of bows through national parks, wetlands conservation, ammunition and tackle regulation, and more.
The Senate voted 92-5 on Nov. 13 to advance the Sportsmen’s Act, leading to anticipation that a final vote would be held later in the week. The Senate then voted 84-12 to invoke cloture and end debate.