Tell Your Senators To Confirm Aurelia Skipwith As Director Of The United States Fish And Wildlife Service


The Senate will be voting on the confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service this week. Last Week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps to quickly move forward with her nomination and a vote on her confirmation is expected in the next few days. Now is the chance to make your voice heard by contacting your Senators through SCI’s Hunter Advocacy Action Center.

Senate EPW Committee Holds Hearing on Establishing Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force


On December 4th the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hosted a Legislative Hearing focused on creating a Task Force through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to address Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) on a nationwide scale. The idea of establishing a CWD Task Force has strong bipartisan support and would bring together state and federal agencies, deer farmers, and some of the top scientists in the nation.

Important Hunting Bill Advances out of House Natural Resources Committee


Today, the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act (H.R. 877) was voted out of the House Committee on Natural Resources with bipartisan support. This is good news for hunters across the nation as it will allow state fish and wildlife agencies greater flexibility to use portions of their federal excise dollars for hunter and recreational shooter recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) efforts.

Tell Your Senator To Confirm Katharine MacGregor


On Tuesday, November 19th, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) advanced the nomination of Katharine MacGregor to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior, where she now awaits a vote from the full Senate.

Ms. MacGregor has served in several positions at the Department since joining the Trump Administration in January 2017, including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Land and Minerals Management.

SCI Supports MacGregor Nomination as Deputy Secretary of the Interior


Safari Club International (SCI) applauds the nomination of Katherine MacGregor to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. In recognition of her strong qualifications for the position and her impressive testimony in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on November 5th, SCI encourages the Committee to confirm her nomination in a timely manner. “In this world, there are problem finders and problem solvers.

Bi-Partisan SOAR Act Would Simplify Permitting Process For Public Land Hunting Guides


On Thursday, October 31st, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee convened for a hearing on three bills related to outdoor recreation, including S.1665: Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act). The bi-partisan SOAR Act, sponsored by Senator Martin Heinrich (NM), would positively impact services offered by hunting guides and outfitters who operate on public land. Testimony in support of the bill was offered by officials from the U.S.

SCI Congratulates State Senator Dan Bishop On Special Election Win


 North Carolina state legislator Dan Bishop was victorious in a closely watched special election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The congressional district, North Carolina’s Ninth, was left unrepresented by the state board of elections following allegations of absentee ballot fraud in the 2018 race.  Bishop’s campaign was supported by SCI’s political action committee, SCI-PAC, in recognition for his work on legislation allowing Sunday hunting in the state.