Senate approves migratory bird conservation bill

By Jonathan Miller | 04/18/2024 06:43 AM EDT

The bipartisan legislation would renew a law providing grants for habitat conservation, research and monitoring.

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.)

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) at the Capitol in April. The Senate on Wednesday approved her migratory bird conservation bill. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to aid conservation efforts for migratory birds.

The bipartisan bill, H.R. 4389, passed by voice vote. It would renew the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act for another five years. The House passed the bill last week.

The legislation would fund projects in the Western Hemisphere, providing competitive grants for matters like habitat conservation and research and monitoring. It is sponsored by Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.).


“Migratory birds provide innumerable ecological, economic, and recreational benefits to Miami and the Everglades, and this legislation will protect these iconic birds for generations to come,” Salazar said last week after the House advanced the bill.