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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

SCI Urges Members To Get Out And Vote Nov. 6

By 2ton | October 16, 2018

With less than one month to go before the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, sportsmen and women need no reminder of what is at stake. Well-funded animal extremists are working every day to end hunting. Our hunting heritage is being challenged across the nation at every level of government. The results

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Commission Approves $24 Million For Wetlands In 17 States

By 2ton | October 11, 2018

The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, approved nearly $24 million in grants to conserve or restore more than 134,000 acres of wetlands in 17 states. The release of funds impacting upland habitats for waterfowl and shorebirds was announced in a press release last month. The grants will

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Rep. Liz Cheney Introduces Bill To Delist Grizzly Bears

By 2ton | October 2, 2018

In response to the September court-ordered listing of the grizzly bear, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) has introduced legislation directing the Department of Interior to re-issue a previous delisting decision.  The Grizzly Bear State Management Act also prevents further judicial review of the delisting.  “Today, I introduced the Grizzly Bear State Management

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Court Invalidates Grizzly Delisting, SCI Continues Fight For Conservation Success

By 2ton | September 26, 2018

On September 24th, a Montana federal district court vacated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) rule delisting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bears.  The court’s ruling means that the GYE grizzly bear population returns to threatened status and that Wyoming and Idaho must cancel their planned grizzly bear

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Animal Crackers In The Soup – PETA At It Again

By 2ton | September 24, 2018

PETA, PETA, PETA (said while shaking one’s head in disbelief.) It seems as if the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, can’t get enough of telling the public what to ingest. The list keeps growing and ranges the gamut from insisting on vegan candy at the White House

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Hunters Win Big In U.S. House Of Representatives Vote

By 2ton | September 21, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) to modernize the use of Pittman-Robertson (PR) funds for recruiting hunters and recreational shooters.  Passage of the bill is a huge success for sportsmen and women eager to inspire a new generation of hunters. The bill,

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