Congress Strands Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act in Un-Passed Energy Conference Report

The 114th Congress adjourned without having passed the Energy Conference Report that contained the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. Congressional leadership didn’t feel important components of energy policy were in place in the legislative package and the measure languished in the conference committee as both sides of Capitol Hill focused on the continuing resolution needed to fund the federal government through April 28, 2017.

NSSF would like to thank U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) for their stewardship of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) also deserves acknowledgment for her work on crafting a bipartisan bill. We also thank the thousands of American hunters, target shooters, and gun owners who contacted their congresspeople during the effort to pass this legislation.