NANFA-- Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 2000 Update

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 11:43:59 -0800

According to CongressDaily, the House sponsors of CARA in the last Congress,
Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and John Dingell (D-Mich), wrote to President Bush
urging him to make the legislation a priority in the first 100 days of the
new Administration.

Last year all 50 governors - including Bush - supported
the bill. During the Presidential campaign, Bush praised the bill generally
and singled out several provisions. For example, he regularly called on
Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Supporters of
CARA believe their prospects have improved in the Senate this year because
the 50-50 party split has lead to rules changes allowing Senate Democrats to
call up legislation for a vote. Also, one of the bill's leading opponents -
Sen. Slade Gorton (R-WA) lost his re-election. Young and Dingell plan to
reintroduce the bill with the same number as last year's measure - H.R. 701
- when that bill number becomes available in mid-February.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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