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

Tell Congress to Support COVID-19 Relief for Conservation Non-Profits

By 2ton | March 25, 2020

Tell Congress to include economic relief for non-profit conservation organizations in any relief package they send to the President Trump’s desk! Sportsmen and women are some of the biggest financial contributors to wildlife conservation worldwide, especially in the United States, where they contribute more than 2.2% to the overall economy.

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Sportsmen and Women Generate Almost $1 Billion in Annual Conservation Funding

By 2ton | March 19, 2020

Sportsmen and Women Generate Almost $1 Billion in Annual Conservation Funding   Earlier today, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the disbursement of nearly $1 billion dollars to state fish and wildlife agencies to aid in their conservation efforts. The funds, generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting, and

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Joe Biden Voices Support for Banning the Import of Hunting Trophies

By 2ton | March 17, 2020

Joe Biden Voices Support for Banning the Import of Hunting Trophies This past weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden hosted a virtual town hall in Illinois while campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. During the event he went on record as being opposed to the importation of animals hunted

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SCI Supports Historic Conservation Legislation

By 2ton | March 16, 2020

With a single tweet, President Trump positively changed the future of land protection and wildlife conservation in America for generations to come. In urging Congress to pass legislation that fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provides critical funding to address the National Park Services severe maintenance

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Dingell Act Anniversary Highlights Increasing Access for America’s Sportsmen

By 2ton | March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 Dingell Act Anniversary Highlights Increasing Access for America’s Sportsmen Today marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment by President Donald Trump of the S. 47, now known as the Dingell Act and named after the legendary Michigan lawmaker and sportsman, Rep. John Dingell.  In an interior Department

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Public Needs To Understand That North American Conservation Model Works

By 2ton | March 12, 2020

As an avid outdoorsman and lifelong sportsman, I believe we can’t do enough to educate the public and the next generation on the importance of the North American model of conservation. This model is a proven success, and it’s vital we continue upon its path and improve where necessary.  Sportsmen

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