Federal Affairs

SCI is the only pro-hunting organization with an office in Washington, D.C. that has full-time policy experts, in-house legal counsel and on-staff dedicated to protecting hunting everywhere.

SCI monitors, evaluates and lobbies on federal legislation impacting hunting, hunters and wildlife conservation. SCI ensures that hunting interests are at the forefront when important bills come up by building relationships with Congressional leaders as well as staying current on the issues.

Each year in May, SCI hosts Lobby Day where SCI members from all around the country come to Washington, D.C. for personal meetings with Senators, Representatives and their staffs.  During these important lobbying opportunities, SCI members share SCI’s positions on key pieces of legislation.  These visits also provide SCI members with an opportunity to highlight the organization, its achievements and assets.  SCI’s Washington, D.C. hunter advocacy staff provide federal legislators with information about SCI’s concerns and interests throughout the year.

On The Issues

Recent Federal Affairs Articles

Legal Victory For SCI And America’s Hunters

By Chip Hunnicutt | June 17, 2020

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed SCI and America’s hunters a hard-fought victory when the Court upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) new case-by-case permitting policy for the importation of endangered and threatened wildlife.  The decision represents the culmination of six years of

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Great American Outdoors Act Propelled out of Senate with Bipartisan Support

By Brett Stayton | June 17, 2020

Washington, DC – (June 16, 2020) – The United States Senate has passed the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), one of the most meaningful pieces of legislation in American history when it comes to protecting the nation’s wild places and wild things and providing the public with opportunities to explore and recreate

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SCI Aims to Advance House Version of Great American Outdoors Act

By Brett Stayton | June 4, 2020

Safari Club International (SCI) commends Congressmen Mike Simpson (R – ID) and Joe Cunningham (D – SC) for introducing the House version of the Great American Outdoors Act.  This bill is the House companion to the Senate version of the Great American Outdoors Act (S.3422), which was introduced earlier this

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SCI Supports Historic Expansion of Hunting & Fishing Opportunities & Access

By 2ton | April 21, 2020

The Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt unveiled an historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres across 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. The proposal, announced earlier this month, is the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities

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Tell Your Senators to SUPPORT Senate Bill 3422

By 2ton | April 13, 2020

This unprecedented bill will provide billions in funding to increase public access for sportsmen and women! Senators Gardner (CO), Manchin (WV), and 56 other bipartisan Senators introduced a historic bill to provide significant funding to increase public access to public lands and waters. S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act,

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SCI Applauds Congress for Including Aid for Non-Profits in Economic Stimulus Package

By 2ton | March 30, 2020

After unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate and passage last Friday in the House of Representatives, SCI applauds Congress for extending financial relief to certain nonprofit groups, potentially helping many conservation and outdoor organizations. Sportsmen and women are some of the biggest financial contributors to America’s economic health. According to

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