House Republicans plan outdoor recreation field hearing

By Garrett Downs | 05/10/2024 04:01 PM EDT

No Democrat plans to attend Monday’s meeting in Wisconsin.

Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.).

Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.), chair of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands, will hold a hearing Monday on outdoor recreation. Francis Chung/POLITICO

House Natural Resources Committee Republicans will be in Wisconsin on Monday to discuss increasing opportunities for hunting and fishing on public lands.

The Subcommittee on Federal Lands — led by Wisconsin Rep. Tom Tiffany — will hold a hearing to “examine barriers that sportsmen and women face to accessing our federal lands and commonsense solutions that promote greater hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities,” according to a notice.

The panel will also venture into some more partisan territory, with committee Republicans arguing President Joe Biden’s policies have limited access for sportsmen.


“Committee Republicans are firmly committed to pushing back against the Biden administration’s anti-access policies by advancing thoughtful solutions that increase access to our federal lands; enhance opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation; and improve the management of our federal lands to leave them in better condition for future generations,” a spokesperson told E&E News.