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Conservation programs included in tax and spending bills

Leaders on Capitol Hill announced they had reached a year-end deal on a tax extenders bill and an omnibus spending bill, which would fund the government for FY16. Many provisions integral to conservation were included in both bills, which if passed could be a huge win for sportsmen, fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts

Bipartisan bill encourages protection of privately owned lands

Lead co-sponsors Reps. Jim Gerlach (PA) and Mike Thompson (CA) introduced a bipartisan bill in July to provide permanent tax incentives for conservation easements (H.R. 2807).

More to be done in remaining lame duck session

The 112th Congress has as little as two weeks to close out business and pass legislation. If priorities remain unfinished by the end of December, legislators will have to start from scratch in January when the 113th Congress begins their two-year tenure.
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