As a sportsman, Congressman McHenry appreciates the natural beauty of the United States, and Western North Carolina is home to some of America’s most breathtaking scenery. It is important to provide adequate protections for our natural treasures.
Congressman McHenry is cosponsoring legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), H.R. 1814/S. 338 would not only permanently reauthorize the LWCF, but also includes common sense usage provisions to ensure sportsmen have access to certain areas of this land for hunting and fishing, and for members of the public to use other designated areas for outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. I am proud to join this bipartisan initiative to safeguard funding for our nation’s public outdoor facilities and to provide recreational opportunities to all Americans.Finally, Congressman McHenry believes that the culture of the Environmental Protection Agency must be reformed so that it works to help businesses and individuals comply with regulations instead of strictly acting in a punitive manner and working to put good people out of business. Congressman McHenry supports common sense measures where business, government agencies and citizens work together to address local concerns and comply with environmental regulations.