Donald Trump, the U.S. president, signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law on Aug. 4. The House of Representatives had voted in favor of the landmark conservation legislation on July 22. Introduced by Joe Cunningham, the Democrat for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, the Act was co-sponsored by more than 210 members of the House and passed in the House by a bipartisan vote of 310-107. The Great American Outdoors Act commits to fund fully and in perpetuity the $900 million annual account of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). It also provides $9.5 billion in funding over five years to address deferred maintenance at national parks, forests, wildlife, refuges and other federal lands.

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