Statement of Retired Major General Paul D. Eaton on passage of permanent reauthorization of Land and Water Conversation Fund

 ·  Press Release, VetVoice Foundation

Washington, DC – Retired Major General Paul D. Eaton, Managing Director of the non-partisan Vet Voice Foundation, today released the following statement on permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund: 

“Today, the Senate passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, which included language to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF.  The LWCF provides critical funding to protect parks and playgrounds across the country. 

This is a big victory for veterans, their families and others who value the recreation and rehabilitation offered by our public lands.   

The Senate also successfully beat back an amendment by Senator Lankford that would have weakened LWCF by a vote of 63-34.  The amendment would have limited how LWCF could be used to protect lands.   

VVF thanks Senators Murkowski and Cantwell for their bipartisan effort to permanently reauthorize the LWCF and protect our public lands.” 

Founded in 2009, the Vet Voice Foundation mobilizes veterans to become leaders in our nation's democracy through participation in the civic process. VVF offers veterans the opportunity to continue serving their communities by finding a new mission in domestic and foreign policy campaigns that are important to America.  

Vet Voice Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for charitable and educational purposes.