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AORA Passes Senate Committee

The Coalition for Outdoor Access is excited to share that our top legislative priority, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act), unanimously passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This bill will improve the federal recreational permitting process for outfitters, educational organizations, and community groups to access public land. The SOAR Act was included in a larger package of outdoor recreation bills, the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA), S. 873.

On May 17, 2023, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a markup of AORA and 18 other public lands, recreation, and energy bills. AORA passed out of the Committee by a voice vote, and will now move to the Senate floor for full consideration. The bipartisan bill was celebrated by Senators on both sides of the aisle. 

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