The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2546 – Protecting America’s Wilderness Act  on Wednesday, February 13, which includes our San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act.

Thanks to Rep. Judy Chu for introducing and championing the bill, along with co-sponsors of the legislation: Representatives Pete Aguilar, Julia Brownley, Salud O. Carbajal, Tony Cardenas, Mark DeSaulnier, Anna G. Eshoo, John Garamendi, Ro Khanna, Barbara Lee Mike Levin, Ted Lieu, Zoe Lofgren, Alan S. Lowenthal, Grace F. Napolitano, Harley Rouda, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Adam B. Schiff, Brad Sherman, Jared Huffman, Nanette Diaz Barragan, Karen Bass, Ami Bera, Gilbert Ray Cisneros, J. Luis Correa, Jim Costa, TJ Cox, Susan A. Davis, Jimmy Gomez, Josh Harder, Katie Hill, Doris Okada Matsui, Jerry McNerney, Jimmy Panetta, Nancy Pelosi, Scott H. Peters, Katie Porter, Raul Ruiz, Linda T. Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Mark Takano, Mike Thompson, Norma J. Torres, Juan Vargas, and Maxine Waters.

Later in the date, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the companion Senate bill, the Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California (PUBLIC) Lands Act.

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