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 helped to pass legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and was a strong supporter of the Great American Outdoors Act. This legislation fully funds the LWCF and provides $9.5 billion over five years to repair and maintain our national parks. Congressman McHenry was proud to vote in support of this bipartisan initiative to safeguard funding for our nation’s public outdoor facilities and provide recreational opportunities to all Americans. President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law on August 4, 2020.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.