VET VOICE FOUNDATION SLAMS LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AS LWCF EXPIRES

Washington, DC - Today, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has expired, due to Congressional inaction to reauthorize the program, despite a bipartisan agreement in a key House committee to do so.  The LWCF helps fund protection of public lands and historic battlefields, at no cost to taxpayers.

In response, Garett Reppenhagen, Rocky Mountain Director for Vet Voice said:

“Preservation of our public lands and our historic battlefields, which are so important to our heritage, requires leadership. So far, we have seen none from the Trump administration. LWCF expired today on Secretary Zinke's watch. He failed to make this bipartisan program a priority, and now our parks, history, and legacy are under threat. This administration simply does not care about preserving our military heritage or protecting these sites for future generations.” 

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.