Infrastructure Deal Backed by Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

Strong support for the quick advancement of some of the latest legislation.

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The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) said it’s backing the work of the Senate and the current administration to reach an agreement on an infrastructure package. The ORR includes both the RV Industry Association and The National RV Dealers Association, according to RV News.

“This infrastructure package represents an extraordinary bipartisan opportunity to not only rebuild our crumbling roads, bridges, and airports but also to improve the infrastructure behind our beloved public lands and waters,” ORR Executive Director Jessica Turner said.

“Meaningful investments in transportation, public lands, rural development, and natural infrastructure connect more people to the outdoors and strengthen the outdoor recreation economy, which creates jobs, helps us to remain globally competitive, and ensures we recover from the impacts the pandemic had on jobs, local communities, our health and our quality of life,” she went on.

The ORR also issued a statement that said the nation’s infrastructure on federally managed lands and waters is associated with revenue streams that fund conservation programs. This includes hunting and fishing licenses, entrance and activity fees in parks, campground fees, recreation permits, and more.

“Additionally, studies have confirmed that for every dollar Congress invests in the National Park Service, $10 is returned to the U.S. economy, which directly benefits our nation’s rural areas and gateway communities,” the ORR stated.

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