Following introduction of the Outdoors for All Act in the United States Senate and House, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released the following statement of support:
“More Americans than ever are getting outside to reap the benefits that come from spending time on our nation’s public lands and waters. The Outdoors for All Act will help to ensure that all Americans have equitable access to the outdoors – especially in disadvantaged communities that have traditionally lacked access to green spaces – and ensure the $862 billion outdoor recreation industry can continue its important role in getting more people outside. ORR applauds Senators Padilla (D-CA) and Collins (R-ME) in the U.S. Senate and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) in the U.S. House of Representatives for their work introducing this important legislation. We encourage quick action and bipartisan support not only on this bill, but on the full suite of bills included in America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, a historic package which would help ensure that Americans benefit from time spent recreating outdoors for generations to come,” said Chris Perkins, Senior Director at ORR.