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
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 ofRead More
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 recreateRead More
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 thisRead More
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 opportunitiesRead More
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,Read More
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 toRead More