Sportsmen'™s Act Killed, Still Hope for Landmark Bill

Sportsmen'™s Act Killed, Still Hope for Landmark Bill

The Sportsmen's Act may have been killed earlier this week, but don't nail the coffin shut just yet.


Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., stunned his peers earlier this week when he killed the Sportsmen's Act with a procedural vote, dealing what could be a knockout blow to a landmark bill that would provide hunters and fishers with over 35 million acres of public land, would channel excise tax funds toward shooting ranges, and would allow the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to sell Federal Duck Stamps online and raise the price from $10 to $25.

The point of contention, it seems, was over budgetary matters in raising the price of Federal Duck Stamps, spelling disaster for the bill and leading to its failure in the Senate.


Despite the grim outlook, however, there is still hope, as the National Shooting Sports Foundation is keeping the pressure on Congress--and you can join them.


Call your Senators today and tell them to work in a bipartisan manner to solve the budgetary concerns and get what is arguably one of the most important pieces of outdoors legislation back on track. Email your Senators--the NSSF has even provided a page to find your Senators' contact info--or call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Time is running out. Call today to ensure future generations can enjoy the outdoors just as we do today. See the short list of candidates that are blocking this bill below.

Senators that Voted "No"

Alexander, Lamar; 202-224-4944 (R-TN)

Ayotte, Kelly; 202-224-3324 (R-NH)

Barrasso, John; 202-224-6441 (R-WY)

Blunt, Roy; 202-224-5721 (R-MO)

Boozman, John; 202-224-4843 (R-AR)

Boxer, Barbara; 202-224-3553 (D-CA)

Brown, Scott; 202-224-4543 (R-MA)

Burr, Richard; 202-224-3154 (R-NC)

Chambliss, Saxy; 202-224-3521 (R-GA)

Coats, Daniel; 202-224-5623 (R-IN)

Coburn, Tom; 202-224-5754 (R-OK)

Cochran, Thad; 202-224-5054 (R-MS)

Collins, Susan; 202-224-2523 (R-ME)

Corker, Bob; 202-224-3344 (R-TN)

Cornyn, John; 202-224-2934 (R-TX)

Crapo, Mike; 202-224-6142 (R-ID)

DeMint, Jim; 202-224-6121 (R-SC)

Enzi, Michael; 202-224-3424 (R-WY)

Graham, Lindsey; 202-224-5972 (R-SC)

Grassley, Chuck; 202-224-3744 (R-IA)

Hatch, Orrin; 202-224-5251 (R-UT)

Heller, Dean; 202-224-6244 (R-NV)

Hutchison, Kay; 202-224-5922 (R-TX)

Inhofe, James 202-224-4721 (R-OK)

Johanns, Mike; 202-224-4224 (R-NE)

Johnson, Ron; 202-224-5323 (R-WI)

Kyl, Jon; 202-224-4521 (R-AZ)

Lee, Mike; 202-224-5444 (R-UT)

Lugar, Richard; 202-224-4814 (R-IN)

McCain, John; 202-224-2235 (R-AZ)

McConnell, Mitch; 202-224-2541 (R-KY)

Moran, Jerry; 202-224-6521 (R-KS)

Murkowski, Lisa; 202-224-6665 (R-AK)

Paul, Rand; 202-224-4343 (R-KY)

Portman, Rob; 202-224-3353 (R-OH)

Risch, James; 202-224-2752 (R-ID)

Roberts, Pat; 202-224-4774 (R-KS)

Rubio, Marco; 202-224-3041 (R-FL)

Sessions, Jeff; 202-224-4124 (R-AL)

Shelby, Richard; 202-224-5744 (R-AL)

Thune, John; 202-224-2321 (R-SD)

Toomey, Patrick; 202-224-4254 (R-PA)

Vitter, David; 202-224-4623 (R-LA)

Wicker, Roger; 202-224-4623 (R-MS)

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