BPC Action Commends the Natural Resources Management Act in Uncategorized

BPC Action commends S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The bill shows working across the aisle through the committee process can produce a bipartisan package.

We are especially encouraged to see that the bill incorporates the “Every Kid Outdoors Act.” Providing free access to National Parks and other federal lands for every fourth-grade student in America not only helps students and their families build an appreciation for these national treasures but encourages exercise and healthy habits from a young age.

We are also pleased to see that the provision encourages collaboration with states to expand the program to state parks and the Secretary of Education to integrate this into school programs and curricula.  Programs like these that get kids outside and active are one step in solving the obesity crisis that threatens our national and fiscal security.